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Wednesday 8th September 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - September 8, 2004
(posted 8th Sep 2004, 11:39am - TWIDW post #0248)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - September 8, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 36
Maryland Public TV has changed its upcoming schedule of Doctor Who stories. The Ribos Operation and The Pirate Planet, scheduled for September 18 and 25, have been replaced by The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Dominators. The start times for those nights have changed to the regular time of Midnight.
It could be a typo by Zap2it , but their online listings for KUED 7 Salt Lake City, UT indicate that part one of The Invisible Enemy (a 4th Doctor story) will air on September 18. KUED's website gives no description for the Doctor Who episodes airing September 18 or 25.'s listings indicate that an episode of My Hero will air from 11PM to Midnight on September 18 with no Doctor Who episode (unlikely). KUED has been airing the 5th Doctor stories recently, and the next one in the rotation would be either The Five Doctors or Warriors of the Deep, depending on the nebulous status of Dalek rights.
The American Who episode for early
September was postponed from last week to this week due to Hurricane
Frances. "The Great Dalek Debate" may now premiere as early as
Thursday September 9.
Upcoming airings of Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) on the Starz/Encore
Movie Pack . Spanish language audio on
secondary channel:
Encore Mystery:
Wednesday 6 October 8AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Saturday 9 October 6:50AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Sunday 24 October 8:15AM EDT East Feed / PDT West Feed
Friday 29 October 6:10AM, 6:20PM, & 12:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
Encore MoviePlex:
Friday 29 October 7:10AM, 7:20PM, & 1:45AM EDT East Feed / PDT West
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
Mickey: Noel Clarke (semi-regular?)
Jackie: Camille Coduri (6 episodes)
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


"Slipback" 3 part version, ep 3
(Archive remains at these links until Saturday 11 September)
Last chance to hear the conclusion of the 6th Doctor and Peri's
adventures on the Vipod Mor.
Shada - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. 6 episodes long.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
Doctor. 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 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 September 9 - The Great Dalek Debate! Guests TBA.
Rescheduled due to Hurricane Frances.
Current episode:
Keith Barnfather (Reeltime Pictures) discusses researching the US
history of Doctor Who and preserving knowledge for the future. MJ
Simpson (Douglas Adams' biographer) comments on the sci-fi legend's
involvement with Doctor Who.
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Business Talk Network
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EDT (11PM-2AM PDT, 7-10AM BST, 4-7PM AEST)
Live Stream
Hour 1 - R. A. Salvatore. Hour 2 - Brian Greene. Hour 3 - Ray
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-9AM BST Enlightenment movie
Series 20, Episodes 17 through 20. Doctor: Peter Davison. The Black Guardian drives Turlough to the brink of insanity, creating chaos in a space race between Immortals. As deceptions are revealed, Turlough's choices get worse and worse.
Sunday 7-8AM BST The King's Demons movie
Series 20, Episodes 21 through 22. Doctor: Peter Davison. The 5th Doctor and company arrive in 1215 England, where King John seems to have developed an inordinate fondness for "demons" and rude behaviour.
Thursday 6:04PM Invasion of the Dinosaurs pt 4 of 6
Monday 6:03PM Invasion of the Dinosaurs pt 5 of 6
Tuesday 6:02PM Invasion of the Dinosaurs pt 6 of 6

Series 11, Episodes 8 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
A traitor in U*N*I*T frames the 3rd Doctor for involvement in the Dinosaur Invasion. Sarah gets a firsthand insight into Operation Golden Age.
Wednesday 6:03PM Death to the Daleks pt 1 of 4
Series 11, Episode 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The TARDIS crashes on a planet that drains away all power. Forced to abandon ship, the 3rd Doctor and Sarah search for help. ABC has apparently resolved Dalek rights for the rest of the series, so all Dalek stories from this point on will air. No stories skipped up to now (The War Games, Day of the Daleks, Frontier In Space, Planet of the Daleks) will air in this run.
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends)
Wednesday The Invasion of Time pts 3+4 of 6
Thursday The Invasion of Time pts 5+6 of 6

Series 15, Episodes 23 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor's reign as President on Gallifrey is going disastrously wrong. Rebellions, alien invasions, Leela's half- hearted romance with a dolt. At least K9 finally has good aim.
Friday The Ribos Operation pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A mysterious crackpot known as the White Guardian solicit's the Doctor's "help" in procuring the six segments of a Key To Time that can determine the balance of intergalactic power. Segment one takes the Doctor to Ribos, where it is a pawn in a battle between space "merchants" and a lunatic general.
Saturday The Invisible Enemy all 4 pts
Series 15, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A virus invades the 4th Doctor's mind, hoping to use him as the leader for an invading army. Unfortunately for the virus, Leela is not going to let her Doctor succumb.
Sunday Image of the Fendahl all 4 pts
Series 15, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
An ancient skull holds the key to an ancient evil that was not properly buried away from the universe. The 4th Doctor races to stop mankind being used again.
Monday The Ribos Operation pts 3+4 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Tuesday The Pirate Planet pts 1+2 of 4
Series 16, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Tom Baker.
A planet disappears and is replaced by a substitute planet, complicating the search for the second segment of the Key To Time. Who would steal a planet? Written by Douglas Adams.
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
Pre-empted by pledge drive.<,/span> Doctor Who returns September 18.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EDT Paradise Towers pts 1+2 of 4
Series 24, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Mel's obsession with the perfect swimming pool lands her and the 7th Doctor in hot water. At the Paradise Towers Resort, Apartment Complex, Slum, and Deathtrap, civilization has collapsed. Within a matter of years, presumably intelligent people have lost all memory of life outside the towers, civilization, and being anything other than utter creeps.
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), 62-2 (28-2), 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Late Saturday Mid EDT Planet of the Spiders movie
Series 11, Episodes 21 through 26. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Next week, MPT skips to the Patrick Troughton stories starting with The Tomb of the Cybermen. This is a change from earlier listings that had them skipping to the second half of the Tom Baker era with {s{TheRibosOperation. This week, the 3rd Doctor discovers that the Metebelis Crystal he brought back to Earth has attracted attention from forces on Metebelis who want it back, regardless of the cost to Earth. Death ensues.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Late Saturday Midnight EDT Doctor Who And The Silurians ep 7of 7
Series 7, Episode 11. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Special time. Only one episode this week. The leader of the Silurians fears that the 3rd Doctor may discover a cure for the plague ravaging humanity. Drastic steps are taken, with drastic
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CDT Time-Flight pt 2 of 4
Series 19, Episode 24. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor and a Concorde pursue the missing plane to a point far in the past.
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
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 Full Circle pts 1+2 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Right after the Time Lords notify the 4th Doctor that Romana must be returned to Gallifrey or else, the TARDIS is caught in a CVE that traps it in an alternate universe, between the Time Lords' grasp. Coincidence?
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
analog 7
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 19-1
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Pre-empted. Doctor Who returns September 18.
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 Mind of Evil eps 5+6 of 6
Series 8, Episodes 9 through 10. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master must get the 3rd Doctor's help when his machine of evil goes amok and kills without permission. It is distracting his attention from using a nuclear weapon for blackmail.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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