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Wednesday 7th July 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - July 7, 2004
(posted 7th Jul 2004, 12:30pm - TWIDW post #0237)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 27
KBDI 12 Denver, CO announced before the start of Doctor Who on July 3rd that it was the final broadcast. "Farewell... Thank You to All of Our Loyal Viewers." It appears that the repeat of the concluding episodes of The Sea Devils this Friday will be the end of Doctor Who's long run on this secondary Doctor Who affiliate. This brings the number of US broadcasters airing Doctor Who down to eight.
The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Australia had an article in their print edition on 7 July discussing lots of new Doctor Who merchandise that would be hitting the stores prior to the delivery of the new series to Australia in February 2005. The article is in the supplement "Seven Days". The article does not indicate which station would air the series, though it's been assumed that ABC (currently airing the reruns) would air the new Doctor Who firstrun. While it is expected that the new series will be sold to many countries without too much lag time, this is the first time that a date (which might not be a broadcast date) has been linked to anyone besides BBC One. The article was not available online as of publication time.
Meanwhile, on the BBC website
and Outpost Gallifrey the names and back
cover blurbs of the three hardcover Ninth Doctor Novels for 2005 are
online. The blurbs include dates for the novels (March, April, and
I've been holding off on speculating on the premiere date for the
new series, waiting for official word. The news on the novels and
the Daily Telegraph article back up the idea that the BBC wants to
premiere the new episodes early in 2005. While we still do not have
an official premiere date, it's nice to think that we are getting
close now.
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA will encore their interview with Jon Pertwee late Saturday July 17 at 1:35AM PDT. While KTEH has been having budget problems and unable to purchase Doctor Who for well over a year, they do periodically air some of the specials they have made with Doctor Who actors between 1981 and 2003. Hopefully KTEH will be able to resume airing Doctor Who in the future.
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
UK broadcaster - BBC One
Australian broadcaster - TBA (probably ABC)
45 minute episodes


Shada - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. Episodes 1, 2,3,4,+5 now online.
Episode 6 returns at Noon BST on July 13.
"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.
American Who
Online news/talk show. Upcoming editions:
Week of July 15 - Jon Pertwee tribute
Week of July 29 - Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press and the I, Who
Current episode:
Liz Sladen discusses her time as Sarah Jane Smith. Somewhere over 80
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
Hour 1 - news & comment. Hour 2 - More news & comment; Adam Connell -
author of "Counterfeit Kings. Hour 3 - Jim Pierson of Dark Shadows
Festivals discusses a soap called Dark Shadows.
Saturday 7-9AM BST Full Circle movie
Series 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor and Romana lose their home universe but gain Adric.
Sunday 7-9AM BST State of Decay movie
Series 18, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker. The 4th Doctor and company do battle with vampires who serve an ancient Time Lord enemy.

UKTV Gold + 1
Saturday 8-10AM BST Full Circle movie
Sunday 8-10AM BST State of Decay movie
Thursday 6:03PM The Sea Devils ep 4 of 6
Monday 6:03PM The Sea Devils ep 5 of 6
Tuesday 6:03PM The Sea Devils ep 6 of 6

Series 9, Episodes 12 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The 3rd Doctor must stop the Master and the Sea Devils at the same time. The Royal Navy suggests blowing up the menace.
Wednesday 6:03PM The Mutants ep 1 of 6
Series 9, Episode 15. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Time Lords want the 3rd Doctor to deliver a package to a colonial world in the midst of change.
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 1 + 3:30AM EDT (10PM + 12:30AM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wednesday The Ark In Space pts 1+2 of 4
Thursday The Ark In Space pts 3+4 of 4

Series 12, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry find a ship full of humans hibernating, waiting for the cue to return to life. Or the cue to be the main course at an all you can eat buffet. Could go either way.
Friday The Sontaran Experiment both pts
Series 12, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor and company discover that Earth is inhabitable again. But a Sontaran is already inhabiting it.
Saturday Robot all 4 pts
Series 12, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The new 4th Doctor and U*N*I*T investigate robberies of disparate materials which could be used to create a devastating weapon.
Sunday The Ark In Space all 4 pts
Series 12, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Monday Genesis of the Daleks pts 1+2 of 6
Tuesday Genesis of the Daleks pts 3+4 of 6

Series 12, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor is stranded on Skaro without his TARDIS. His mission - either make the Daleks a less aggressive species, or wipe them out of time.
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 Seeds of Doom pt 1 of 6
Series 13, Episode 21. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor and Sarah fly down to Antarctica to investigate the discovery of a seed pod. The Doctor thinks he knows what the pod is, and why it must not be hatched.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT The Trial Of A Time Lord pts 1+2 of 14 (The Mysterious Planet pts 1+2)
Series 23, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Colin Baker.
Yanked out of time with partial amnesia, the 6th Doctor finds himself on trial for his life. As the case begins, we see what happened when the Doctor and Peri interfered on Ravalox.
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 Time Monster movie
Series 9, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The Master's latest skullduggery involves posing as a Professor at Cambridge making experiments in Interstitial Time. The time experiments threaten to bring across a being that has no business in the 20th Century, and cause the destruction of a civilization.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EDT The Seeds of Death eps 1+2 of 6
Series 6, Episodes 23 through 24. Doctor: Pat Troughton. The 2nd Doctor and friends arrive on Earth just after Ice Warriors take over the T-Mat, the only means of transporting goods and services across the world.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT The Visitation pt 3 of 4
Series 19, Episode 15. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The Terrileptils continue their machinations, and one of the Doctor's friends is in mortal peril.
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 Nightmare of Eden pts 1+2 of 4
Series 17, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The Doctor and Romana impersonate investigators when they have the misfortune to arrive on a ship right after a space accident that leaves the crew paranoid and looking for suspects.
**KBDI is discontinuing Doctor Who following Friday's rerun.**
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 5+6 of 6
Series 9, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
See ABC Australia for details.

KBDI's goodbye notice on last Saturday's broadcast: "Farewell... Thank You to All of Our Loyal Viewers."
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 Enlightenment pt 1 of 4
Series 20, Episode 17. Doctor: Peter Davison. The White Guardian finally tries to contact the Doctor, with incomplete success. Turlough tries to put his past behind him, but the Black Guardian is always there.
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 3+4 of 7
Series 7, Episodes 14 through 15. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The astronauts disappear upon landing on Earth. When the 3rd Doctor keeps investigating, Liz Shaw is kidnapped.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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