=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#34, 03/24/96)

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

The biggest news is that this week's video meeting is going to be a big,
shameless, Anglicon 9 promotion, including:

	- An encore showing of Wallace and Grommit in "A Close Shave"

	- The second American pilot of "Red Dwarf" (be afraid, be very afraid)

	- The second "Red Dwarf" bloopers tape

	- A brief clip from the Fox "Doctor Who" TV movie

This Wednesday was chosen because it is the last meeting we'll have before
April 1st, when the Anglicon membership rate (currently $40) goes up to
I will be taking registrations at the meeting, so come prepared.  (For
those who don't know about Anglicon, see below.)

On tap this time:
	Quick news items
	Latest "Red Dwarf" info (from the alt.tv.red-dwarf "Primer")
	ANGLICON 9 in Seattle, 5/3/96 - 5/5/96 (Latest info!)
	Upcoming SotRT events


Subject: Quick news items

Sound bites:

	According to "Variety", Fox is listing "Doctor Who" on its fall
	development slate as a series of one-hour episodes.  ("Alien
	Nation" is also under development.)

	According to the March 21st New York Post, Fox's "Doctor Who" series
	planned for the fall will follow the exploits of the time-traveller
	as he searches for his long-lost father, the traveller Ulysses.
	(I just report what I hear, folks.)

	Paul Merton will be taking a break from "Have I Got News For You".
	I've heard that it is only for one series, or perhaps every other
	series.  His place will be filled by guests.

	This Wednesday ITV will air "A Royal Gala", attended by Prince
	Charles, hosted by David Frost and Joanna Lumley, featuring Penn and
	Teller, Richard Wilson and what is apparently Stephen Fry's first
	public reappearance.

	YTV (in Canada) will start running "The Young Ones" and "Bottom" on
	Friday nights at 12:30.

Local news:

	Norwescon will be held April 4-7 at the SeaTac Red Lion.  For
	details, call 206-270-7850 or send email to "nwc@eskimo.com".
	Anglicon will be there, too - check out the Media Match Game
	(Friday night) and the video party (Saturday afternoon).

	The Seattle International Film Festival now has a permanent website:


	If you're interested in schedules for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, etc.,
	try "http://www.yearling.com/".  Search capability is also available.


Subject: Latest "Red Dwarf" info (from the alt.tv.red-dwarf "Primer")
From: lister@liverpool.ac.uk (A. Rosin)

[Excerpts follow...]

| + Series 6 is 5/6th of the way through it's UK re-run - Fridays, 21:30
|   on BBC2.
  + Danny John-Jules expects full cast to participate, inc. Chris Barrie
    though neither Lovett nor Hayridge have been 'officially approached'
  + Despite rumours, Chris Barrie will appear in the first two episodes
    of series 7, and is currently in negotiations with GNP.
  + Series 7 scripts not yet written, closed-set filming slated for
    early '96 (possibly as late as June), 8 episodes probable.
  + Xmas Specials planned, not yet written - no firm details available.
    It's *possible* a special may be ready for Xmas '96, broadcast in
    the UK before the new series.
  + Naylor suggests Grant will not be involved in future RD, Rob
    Llewellyn is participating in writers meetings.
  + Red Dwarf's Talking Book, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers (read
    by Chris Barrie) is currently being broadcast in 15 minute segments
    by the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4, at varying times. Check
    local listings for details.

  The Merchandise:
  + Series 5 of RD is set for video release in the USA and Canada in
    mid-June.  There'll be two tapes, each priced at $19.98.  The long
    holdup was caused by copyright problems with the "Copacabana"
    snippet, which remain unresolved.  The music has been edited out.


Subject: ANGLICON 9 in Seattle, 5/3/96 - 5/5/96 (Latest info!)

			      ANGLICON 9

			    May 3-5, 1996
	 Quality Inn, 17101 Pacific Hwy S, SeaTac, Washington

		This year's Guests of Honor (so far):

	"Doctor Who" companion Polly, from the Troughton years

 Story editor, "Highlander"; writer, "Quantum Leap", "Forever Knight"

     (additional guests will be announced as they are confirmed)

Anglicon is the Northwest's premier British (and international) media
It is a celebration of all things British, but special attention is given
to media (television, film, books, etc).  The three-day convention

	Question-and-answer sessions and autograph sessions with the guests...
	art show...art & charity auction...panel discussions...movie
	previews...two video tracks with over 90 hours of British and
	Commonwealth video...dealers' room...dance and masquerade ball...
	casino...gaming...and much more!

Membership is $40 until April 1, 1996 ($45 thereafter).  Dealer tables and
artist panels are also available.  All prices are in U.S. funds.

Anglicon is a non-profit convention with all proceeds benefitting PBS
KBTC-TV, Tacoma, WA.

Anglicon would like to thank last year's guests, Nigel Bennett and Randy
Rogel, for making Anglicon 8 a success.

For info and updates:
	Call 206-789-BRIT
	Write to Anglicon, P.O. Box 75536, Seattle, WA 98125
	E-mail to tiktok@eskimo.com
	Visit our Web page: http://www.eskimo.com/~rkj/anglicon.html


Subject: Upcoming SotRT events

Currently planned for the next Rusting Tardis video night (March 27), at
Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE (in Seattle):

	ENCORE PRESENTATION: Wallace and Grommit in "A Close Shave"
	(sequel to "The Wrong Trousers")

	Red Dwarf: The second American pilot (with a female Cat)

	Red Dwarf: Smeg Outs (the second blooper tape)

	Goodnight Sweetheart: Series 2, episode 10 (last of the season)

	Fist of Fun: Series 1, episode 6 (last of the season)

	(And a brief clip from the new Fox "Doctor Who" TV movie)

Coming soon: The return of "Game On", and "The All New Alexei Sayle Show

The next social is Tuesday April 2, at Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE
(in Seattle):

See you on Wednesday.

			"The alien ship landed and the things emerged...
			 They were about six feet tall, and at a rough
			 classification could have been described as
			 mammalian bipeds.  Their forelimbs terminated in
			 digital extremities; they possessed primary optical
			 organs; and the respiratory orifice was subdivided.
			 The oral orifice was provided with an articulated
			 mandible at its lower extremity, and to sum up -
			 they bore a striking resemblance to _homo sapiens_.
				--"Hand of Doom", Robert Lionel Fanthorpe

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