=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#10)
Word on the street is that today's "Seattle Times" (2/20) had a
story about
SotRT.  I haven't seen the story yet (I'll be running out to get a copy
as soon as I send this), but for those of you who were not at the last
meeting, there was a reporter _and_ a photographer in attendance.  You just
never know what will happen at a SotRT meeting.  Um, unless you attend,
is.  So, like, attend one, eh?
And to everyone who has written me asking how to get on the list, well, if
you're reading this, then you've made it.
Here's the latest news and gossip:
Sound bites:
        Apparently the "Torvill and Bean" skit to air during
"Comic Relief
        '95" will involve Jayne Torvill and Rowan Atkinson (as Mr.
        performing Bolero.  "Comic Relief" will also feature a
sketch with
        Hugh Grant as Old MacDonald.  (Apparently the latter is currently
        running in cinemas.)
        A new series of "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" started running
last week
        on BBC1.
        FYI, Here's a couple of upcoming EastEnders-related programmes (no
        doubt part of the 10th anniversary hype).  If I get 'em, I'll run
                THAT'S EASTENDERS: A special edition of the comedy panel
                `That's Showbusiness!'.  Mike Smith finds out who knows
                about life in Albert Square: is it cast members Leslie
                Grantham and Patsy Palmer, or celebrity fans?
                Gordon Kennedy present this week's draw from Albert Square,
                where they join the EastEnders for a street party to
                celebrate the tenth anniversary of BBC1's most successful
                drama series.
                TEN YEARS IN ALBERT SQUARE: A look back over the first ten
                years of the popular soap `EastEnders'.  From Den and
                domestic troubles to Pauline wreaking revenge on the least
                likely adulterer in Walford and Michelle jilting Lofty at
                altar, this trip down memory lane is accompanied by
                memories and stories from the cast, past and present.
Local news:
        "Festival Hong Kong" (at the Varsity) skips a week, but
will return
        next Thursday (March 2nd) with two films I can highly recommend:
        Jackie Chan's "Project A" is one of his best, and
"Dragon Inn" is a
        historical piece with over-the-top martial arts.  Jeff-Bob says
        it out.
        The Seattle Art Museum's 1995 Winter Film Series is running through
        March 16th, and the theme is "Classics of British
Comedy".  This,
        however, does not mean "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
        654-3100 for details.
        Aha! Theatre has brought back "Star Drek:  The Musical"
for another
        run.  The theater is located at 2222 2nd Ave. (in Belltown), and
        show (actually two separate episodes) will run Thursdays through
        Sundays until February 26.  Admission is $8 for one episode or $14
        for both.  For more info or reservations, call 728-1375.
        March is pledge month at KBTC, so give early and give often.
        Letterman placed his first phone call to Tom Snyder's new show
        recently.  Posing as "Elliot in Gas City, Indiana,"
Dave's call
        culminated with the question, "Uh, Tom...Merv Griffin...is he
        This week Margaret Cho's "close personal friend" Quentin
        plays her boyfriend on "All-American Girl".  This is his
        sitcom appearance - he played an Elvis impersonator in a 1988
        "Golden Girls" episode.
        Mike Myers left "Saturday Night Live" three months ahead
of schedule,
        and Janeane Garofalo is said to be "heading for the
exit".  Hopefully
        things will pick up next season when NBC gets some much-needed
        competition on Saturday night.  As part of last month's deal that
        brought "TV Nation" to Fox, Michael Moore will be
developing a
        second program that is reportedly going to run opposite SNL.
        Have I announced the fine "Strawberry Pop-Tart Blowtorch"
webpage at
        ?  If I haven't before,
        now I have.
Hot off the net, here's an announcement for Britannicon '95 ("A
of British media"), June 2-4, 1995:
                          SHERIDAN DENVER WEST HOTEL
                               DENVER, COLORADO
                       Special convention room rate $59
                            SPECIAL CONFIRMED GUESTS
         DANNY JOHN-JULES                           PAUL DARROW
         "Cat" on Red Dwarf                      
"Avon" Blake's 7
          "Maid Marion"
         dealers room, pannels, autographs, sci-fi video room, art
         show, photographs, Japanese Anime room, costume contests,
         British comedy video room, workshops, and much much more!
         3 DAY MEMBERSHIP      $30 or $35 at door
         PRO DEALERS TABLES    $70 or -$5 with donation to charity
         FAN DEALERS TABLES (limit 1) $50 or -$5 with donation
                          FOR MORE INFORMATION WRITE:
                                BRITANNICON '95
                                P.O. Box 620008
                              Littleton, CO 80162
Currently planned for the next Rusting Tardis video night (February 22), at
Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE (in Seattle).
        Have I Got News For You
        Rowan Atkinson's "Barclaycard" adverts
        Back to School, Mr. Bean
        "A. B'Stard Exposed" - a "serious" BBC1
interview with Alan B'Stard
        (a.k.a. Rik Mayall)
        Monty Python's Flying Circus: The second of the two German episodes
        The Odyssey: Episode #3
Coming up in the near future will be a new season of "Spitting
Image", and a
pile of Christmas specials (including Fry & Laurie and Lenny Henry).
The next Rusting Tardis Social (February 28, 7pm), will be held at Round
Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE (in Seattle).
See you on Wednesday.
                        "Dan was the kind of man to whom panic and
fear were
                         as alien and foreign as green spotted
                                --"Formula 29X", Pel Torro
(actually Robert
                                  Lionel Fanthorpe)

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