=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#21, 08/22/95)

>>>  Items of interest to British media fans and Seattle-area residents, 
>>>  and whatever else I feel like spewing about.  You have been warned. 


The excuse for this issue's lateness (there's always an excuse, right?) is
that my brother was in town over the weekend and we spent Monday climbing
the rim of Mt. St. Helens.  And not the low rim on the north face, either.
No, we had to climb the south face.  Not recommended for those with
Or for people as out of shape as I so obviously am.  Anyway, on with the

In this issue:

        Quick news items
        Tenth Anniversary Rusting Tardis Picnic - as promised, no rain!
        Latest "Doctor Who" news from Randy/Jean-Marc Lofficier
        Bill Cosby = Richard Wilson???


Subject: Quick news items

Sound bites:

        There was an interview with Carrie Fisher in the Independent last
        week in which she categorically denied being involved with the
        American version of AbFab.  On the other hand, There is a photo in
        recent issue of "The New Yorker" of her with Roseanne, allegedly
        meeting to talk about the show...

        According to "Variety" (August 7-13, 1995), Terry Jones is
        a live-action version of "The Wind in the Willows."  He will play
        Toad, Eric Idle will play Rat, and John Cleese and Michael Palin
        will make cameo appearances.  Julia Sawalha also has a role.

        Michael Wisher, probably best known as Davros on "Doctor Who", died

        Rowan Atkinson will be appearing in a new show this fall (in
        called "The Thin Blue Line".  It is written by Ben Elton.

        New and unlikely U.S. AbFab casting rumour: Terri Garr.  The most
        common rumour these days is Barbara Carrera as Patsy, Carrie Fisher
        as Edina, and Debbie Reynolds (Carrie Fisher's mother) as Gran.

Local news:

        This Thursday at the Varsity, "Festival Hong Kong" features two
        films from the 70s: "Master of the Flying Guillotine" and "Shaolin
        Kung Fu Mystagogue".  Next Thursday: Ringo Lam's "Prison on Fire
        and "First Shot".  Call 632-3131 for show times.

        Upcoming attractions at the "Fremont Almost Free Outdoor Cinema":
        August 26 - "Rebel without a Cause" and "The Wild Ones".  Starts at
        dusk behind the Red Door Ale House (670 N. 34th St.), $5
        B.Y.O. seating.  There are prizes for best costume and most
        seating.  Call 632-0287 for info.


        Here's a pointer to a homepage for "Lovejoy", including an episode
        guide and links to cast filmographies and articles about the show:

        Trivia buffs might be interested to learn that Rik Mayall makes an
        extremely brief appearance in "An American Werewolf in London".
        Saying where would spoil the thrill of the hunt, don't you think?


Subject: Tenth Anniversary Rusting Tardis Picnic - as promised, no rain!

Sunday, August 13th at Discovery Park over two dozen people (I counted 27
one point) gathered for this year's SotRT picnic.  Dictator-for-Life Ryan
Johnson guaranteed no rain, and despite some people's doubts, he delivered.
So be sure to invite Ryan to your next outdoor event.

Many people who attended the seminal 1985 meeting were there.  (Ryan
an archive photo from the event so they could be embarassed, um, I mean

Thanks to all who came and to all who brought food.  And to those who
come, well, there's always next year.


Subject: Latest "Doctor Who" news from Randy/Jean-Marc Lofficier

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From: rjmlof@haven.ios.com (Randy/Jean-Marc Lofficier)
Subject: New Who 8/16/95
Date: 17 Aug 1995 00:17:54 GMT

We have not vanished in a CVE...

All is going well with the new show.  Hopefully, we'll be able to 
announce that Fox has greenlighted the script on or about 8/28.  Please 
be patient for a little while longer...

Phil Segal will be a guest at the Edinburgh Science-Fiction & Fantasy Film 
Festival on August 28.

Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier
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From: rjmlof@haven.ios.com (Randy/Jean-Marc Lofficier)
Subject: Re: Green Light Soon?
Date: 17 Aug 1995 00:25:47 GMT

When the script is greenlighted, we'll be able to give you a better idea 
of a production schedule, but at this time, we'd tentatively (and 
realistically) assume that a February '96 airdate is increasingly likely.

Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier


Subject: Bill Cosby = Richard Wilson???

Here's something pulled off the web and forwarded to me.  (Unfortunately,
April 1 is nowhere in sight.)

        Bill Cosby has teamed up again with his partners from his hit TV
        show, "Cosby." He and the Carsey-Werner Company will produce a
        half-hour sitcom based on the British series, "One Foot In the
        The show will be the actor's first comedy since leaving "The Cosby
        Show" in 1992. Carsey-Werner's current series include "Roseanne,"
        "Grace Under Fire" and "Cybil." No timetable has been set yet, but
        producers are now developing other characters for the series before
        pitching the project to networks.


Currently planned for the next Rusting Tardis video night (August 23), at
Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE (in Seattle):

        "Waiting for God": Season 5(?), Episode 5

        "Telly Addicts": The final round

        "Tomorrow Calling" (based on William Gibson's "The Gernsback

        "The Wimbledon Poisoner": Part 1 of 2, starring Robert Lindsay
        "Ghengis Cohen", "Nightingales").

  [reflects weight before cooking, some settling of contents may occur
   during shipping, offer void where prohibited, batteries not included,
   your milage may vary, not to be taken internally, do not fold spindle or
   mutilate, if a rash develops consult your physician, objects in mirror
   are closer than they appear]

Coming in the near future: the new season of "Goodnight Sweetheart" with 
Nicholas Lyndhurst.

The next social is Tuesday August 29 at Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave.
(in Seattle).

See you on Wednesday.

                        "Eric Fenn glanced at the screen and thought of the
                         Earth as a little, coloured, round pill, a pill
                         which somebody had sucked half the sugar coating
                         found the harsh-tasting chemical inside was not
                         pallitable and had therefore spat it out.  It had
                         been a good strong expectoration, thought Eric
                                --"The Last Astronaut", Pel Torro (actually
                                  Robert Lionel Fanthorpe)

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