=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#38, 05/21/96)

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

Well, the Seattle International Film Festival is here.  I've been to 12
since Friday - what about you?

On tap this time:
	Quick news items
	Jon Pertwee dies
	Doctor Who - The Ratings
	Fox's fall schedule - No "Doctor Who", no "Kindred", no "Profit"
	Upcoming SotRT events


Subject: Quick news items

Sound bites:

	Jon Pertwee, the Third Doctor, died in his sleep of a heart attack
	on Monday, May 20, while vacationing in New York with his wife,
	Ingeborg.  He was 77.  [More below]

	For those who care, the UK video release of the new "Doctor Who"
	movie is slightly different than the version broadcast here.  It
	contains "a very brief resequencing of the gun fight".  So now you

	A new season of "Game On" (which has been running at our video
	meetings) will be broadcast this fall.

	Tom Servo has been interviewed for a future episode of "Space Ghost
	Coast-to-Coast".  Given that there are already five episodes in
	various stages of completion, it may be some time before it airs.
	(And one of those five has 22 guests, and five Council of Doom
	members - all in 15 minutes.)

Local news:

	It's been nearly half a year, and as promised, KBTC will be having
	another "EastEnders" / "Doctor Who" / "Blake's 7" marathon on
	Saturday, June 1.  The goal is to raise another six months of
	support for these programmes, so pledge early and pledge often.
	I'll be down there, and you can be, too - along with others from
	not only the Society of the Rusting TARDIS, but also Anglicon and
	the Emerald City Androgums.  1-800-325-5877  (I can recite that
	number in my sleep by now.)

	The Seattle International Film Festival runs through June 9.  For
	info, call 206-325-6828, or visit "http://www.seattlefilm.com".

	Rusting TARDIS alum (and Dictator-for-Life in her own right) Kris
	Sabo got to attend the press screening of the new "Doctor Who"
	movie in LA (on a big screen).  Oh yeah, and she got goodies,
	autographs, etc.  So if you're not already a friend of Kris', now
	is a good time to start pretending. ;-)


	I knelt on a thumbtack once.


Subject: Jon Pertwee dies

LONDON (Reuter) - Actor Jon Pertwee, who played "Dr. Who" in Britain's
children's sci-fi TV series, has died at the age of 77, the British
Broadcasting Corporation said Monday.

White-haired Pertwee played the eccentric time traveler Dr. Who on BBC
television from 1970 to 1974. He returned to the role for a gruelling stage
tour in 1989.

Although he also worked on radio, films, music hall and in cabaret, he
it difficult to shake off the Dr. Who image. But he never minded being

"I'm very much afraid to say it, but I'm rather a cult figure," he said

Pertwee spent more than 60 years in showbusiness despite being thrown out
drama school as a young man and told he had no future as an actor.

The BBC did not give the exact time or circumstances of his death. 

Reuters/Variety  11:49 05-20-96


Subject: Doctor Who - The Ratings
From: NCSS 

Overnights from Tuesday:

ABC: Roseanne, 8pm: 14.7/26 share
NBC: Frasier, 9pm: 12.4/19 share
CBS: The Stepford Husbands, 9pm: 7.5/12 share
FOX: Dr. Who, 8pm: 5.5/9 share (averaged over 2 hours)

Each national rating point represents 959,000 tv homes.  A share is
the percentage of viewers based on the number of sets in use at that time.

Source: The Washington Post, 5/16/96


Subject: Fox's fall schedule - No "Doctor Who", no "Kindred", no "Profit"

It looks like I'll have a bit more free time on my hands this fall.

****from USA Today****

05/20/96 - 09:05 PM ET - Click reload often for latest version

Fox's 'X-Files' gets Sunday spot

Fox will move The X-Files from Fridays to Sundays in the fall to make way
a new series from X-Files creator Chris Carter.

Millennium, about horrific events at the end of the 20th century, will take
the Friday-at-9 p.m.  ET/PT spot that the science-fiction hit X-Files has
for three seasons.

The network is adding only five new shows for the 1996-97 season while
shedding Partners, Profit, Kindred: The Embraced, Strange Luck, The Crew
Space: Above and Beyond.

The low-rated cult series Sliders got a surprise renewal.


Subject: Upcoming SotRT events

May 22: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
May 28: Social          Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
                            Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jun 04: Social          Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jun 12: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle

All events start at 7pm.

Currently planned for the next video night (May 22):

	Game On: Final episode (#6)

	Paul Merton's Life of Comedy: Episode 1 (Paul rummages through the
	comedy vault)

	The All New Alexei Sayle Show II: Episode 1

	Hale and Pace: An episode from the latest season

	(And if I get it in time, an episode of "Have I Got News For You"
	with Craig Charles)

See you on Wednesday.

			"Val got the impression that Plumbus was almost
			 offensively inoffensive.  He was like a living
			 drop of oil."
				--"The Intruders", Bron Fane (a.k.a. Robert
				  Lionel Fanthorpe)

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