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Wednesday 30th June 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - June 30, 2004
(posted 30th Jun 2004, 12:24pm - TWIDW post #0235)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 26
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts around the world.
Reminder - Tom Baker stories return on Canadian digital satellite/cable channel BBC Kids on Monday 5 July. BBC Kids will jump out of the Peter Davison stories mid-run like they did with Tom Baker a few months back to go to Peter Davison. Doctor Who remains at 1 and 3:30AM EDT 7 days a week.
The US Starz! Channel suite aired the 1996
Doctor Who TV Movie multiple times in June on the Mystery and
Movieplex channels. No airings are scheduled for July, but the page
for the movie
1&z=0 now says "Coming soon", implying that future airings can be
expected in August or later.
The Futon Critic reports that the
Television Critics Association (TCA) has scheduled the cable portion
of their Summer Press Tour for July 21 through July 23. Most of the
US cable networks will be announcing their future projects during
these three days. My suspicion is - IF and ONLY IF a cable network
has acquired the US TV rights to the upcoming Doctor Who series
before the start of the tour, the network would probably announce it
during this tour. I'm personally dubious that any network will have
signed on to the series by that point, but no doubt many of us will
pay attention to that tour just in case.
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
Gattiss (1 episode)
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Premieres: 2005 (date TBA)
Total episodes for first series: 13
First broadcaster - BBC One
45 minute episodes


Shada - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. Episodes 1, 2, 3, +4 now online.
Episode 5 returns at Noon BST on July 6.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - Richard E. Grant is The Doctor in a
fully animated 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the
Earth from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio tale. The 6th Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
the temple threaten the future and past of two species.
American Who
Online news/talk show. Upcoming editions:
Week of July 1 - Liz Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)
Week of July 15 - Jon Pertwee tribute
Week of July 29 - Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press and the I, Who
Earlier episodes:
David Butler of the University of Manchester on the "Time And
Relative Dissertations In Space" conference. Complete version of the
Katy Manning interview. 90 minute episode.
Katy Manning is interviewed at United Fan Con 2003.
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Business Talk Network
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EDT (11PM-2AM PDT, 7-10AM BST, 4-7PM AEST)
Live Stream
Reruns for July 4th weekend. Hour 1 - Tracy & Laura Hickman of
the "Bronze Canticle" book series. Hour 2 - Alison Kwitney -
illustrator, "The Sandman: King Of Dreams". Hour 3 - Chris Staros of
Top Shelf Comics.
Saturday 7-8:40AM BST The Leisure Hive movie
Series 18, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker. On the eve of the DVD release, why not see this version on UKTV Gold first to get a sense of the amount of restoration work done by the RT ? A vacation planet where a new science is being pioneered falls victim to murder and a plot.
Sunday 7:10-9AM BST Meglos movie
Series 18, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker. While the 4th Doctor and Romana are themselves trapped in a time loop, an impersonator uses the Doctor's identity to pull off a daring robbery.

UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8-9:40AM BST The Leisure Hive movie
Sunday 8:10-10AM BST Meglos movie
Thursday 6:04PM The Curse of Peladon ep 4 of 4
Series 9, Episode 8. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The 3rd Doctor and Jo continue their activities on the planet Peladon.
Monday 6:03PM The Sea Devils ep 1 of 6
Tuesday 6:04PM The Sea Devils ep 2 of 6
Wednesday 6:04PM The Sea Devils ep 3 of 6

Series 9, Episodes 9 through 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master's prison is suspiciously close to a series of rigs that have been attacked by a fury from the deep (not the weed fury, a different fury). The Doctor and Jo search for answers. Cameo appearance by The Clangers as themselves.
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wednesday Black Orchid both pts
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison. No aliens and monsters, apart from the TARDIS crew. The 5th Doctor, Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan find murder and deception at a British dinner party. See the 5th Doctor play a very good game of Cricket.
Thursday Time-Flight pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Time-Flight pts 3+4 of 4

Series 19, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Peter Davison. Shocked by the events of Earthshock (which BBC Kids does not have the rights to show), the TARDIS crew return to Earth. Concordes are being taken out of time. When are they going?
Saturday The Visitation all 4 pts
Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Aliens marooned on Earth take over a country village outside of London as a cover for a more dangerous invasion plan.
Sunday Black Orchid all 2 pts
Series 19, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monday Robot pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday Robot pts 3+4 of 4

Series 12, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker. BBC Kids switches back to the 4th Doctor stories on both weekdays and weekends starting today. As the Doctor adjusts to his new body, the Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith try to get him involved in a series of murders and robberies of top secret stuff that could not have been done by a human being.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
Boston DirecTV 11,955
Boston Dish 11,8781
Saturday 11PM EDT The Brain of Morbius pt 4 of 4
Series 13, Episode 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. Morbius has a body again (not a great body, but a body). The 4th Doctor engages Morbius in a mind battle.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT Revelation of the Daleks 4 ep version, pts 3+4
Series 22, Episodes 13a through 13b. Doctor: Colin Baker. The Great Healer thought he was engaging in a battle of wits with the 6th Doctor. But his attitude toward matters have attracted additional enemies. In the shifting sands of alliances and betrayals, the next generation of Daleks are trying to be born.
MPT Maryland
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 28, 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Mid EDT The Mutants movie
Series 9, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Time
Lords get more flagrant in their use of the 3rd Doctor as a puppet agent. On the planet Solos, the Doctor must find the man whose presence will open a sphere. The sphere has vital information for Solos' future.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT The Krotons eps 3+4 of 4
Series 6, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Pat Troughton. A revolution among the Gonds complicates the efforts of the 2nd Doctor to outwit the brain-power hungry Krotons.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT The Visitation pt 2 of 4
Series 19, Episode 14. Doctor: Peter Davison.
See BBC Kids for details.
analog 11, 12, 21, 24, 27, 32, 32, 36, 36
digital 11 (50), 45, 25, 18, 28, 33, 35, 35, 34 - not on air
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CDT The Creature from the Pit pts 3+4 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 11 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor has a hand to tentacle talk with the Creature and learns some very interesting details about Lady Adrasta.
KBDI Denver, CO
analog 12
digital 12-1 (38-1)
Denver DirecTV 12,910
Denver Dish 12,8211
Late Friday 12:30AM MDT The Sea Devils eps 3+4 of 6
Saturday 11PM MDT The Sea Devils eps 5+6 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. As the Sea Devils emerge, the 3rd Doctor tries to broker peace like he did with the Silurians. Well, hopefully with a tad more success.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
analog 7
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1 (18-1), 19-1 (19-1)
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Saturday 11:30PM MDT Terminus pt 4 of 4
Series 20, Episode 16. Doctor: Peter Davison. Terminus threatens to do terminal damage to the Universe unless the station can be shut down.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA
analog 28,15
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PDT The Ambassadors of Death eps 1+2 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 12 through 13. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Black & White version. Recovery 7 is bringing home 3 astronauts after a Mars mission. When contact is lost, the 3rd Doctor and U*N*I*T investigate. But powerful forces seem determined to thwart their search for the truth. Forces that the Doctor believe are connected to the British Government.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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