=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#40, 06/24/96)

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

On tap this time:
	Quick news items
	Rosanne talks about AbFab
	Upcoming SotRT events


Subject: Quick news items

Sound bites:

	The latest season of "Red Dwarf" may air in late autumn in the UK.
	Or not.  (Regardless, it should be here in plenty of time for
	Anglicon 10.)

	In a recent interview, Craig Charles says he is putting together
	his own web site.  Address to be announced.

Local news:

	Director John Woo ("Hard Boiled", "The Killer", "A Better Tomorrow",
	"Bullet in the Head", "Broken Arrow", etc.) will be in Seattle July 5
	through July 7 for special screenings of six of his films at the
	Seattle Art Museum.  Included are the director's cut of "Hard Boiled"
	and "Bullet in the Head".  Tickets to individual films are still
	available for $8 each at Scarecrow Video.  Call 524-8554 for details.
	As Megaton Man would say, "Woo!"

	Festival Hong Kong at the Varsity: June 27 - "High Risk" (with Jet
	Li) and "Treasure Hunt" (starring Chow Yun Fat).  Call 632-3131 for

	Coming up at the Fremont Almost Free Outdoor Cinema:  June 29 - "The
	Birds", July 6 - "Little Shop of Horrors" (not sure which one).
	B.Y.O. seating starting at 7pm, located behind the Red Door Ale
	House, 670 N. 34th St.  Program starts at dusk.  $5 donation.  There
	are prizes for best costumes and "most original seating".


	AbFab trivia:  In a recent interview in "The Advocate", Jennifer
	Saunders and Joanna Lumley revealed that Patsy is 56 (_not_ over 72,
	as implied once in the series).  For other reasons I am not aware of,
	this places her birthday on October 5, 1939.


Subject: Rosanne talks about AbFab

[The following is from a Prodigy chat with Rosanne.  For those who came in
late, Rosanne had purchased the rights to do an American version of AbFab.]

[Some goob:]  I was wondering what is the status of the American version of
Absolutely Fabulous that I heard you were working on?

[Rosanne:]  It's pretty much dead.  I guess because it was on here and they
feel it's already been seen, and it's also been ripped off here and put on
a few different forms.  If I do anything with it, it won't be called Ab
None of the networks want it, nor do they want it on cable.  There is also
problem with the subject matter.

[Does anyone else find it difficult to picture Rosanne using the word "nor"
in casual conversation?  --jeff]


Subject: Upcoming SotRT events

Jun 26: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jul 02: Social          Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jul 10: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jul 16: Social          Bangkok Cafe II, 4730 University Way NE, Seattle

All events start at 7pm.

Currently planned for the next video night (Jun 26):

	Have I Got News For You: An unseen episode from November 1994

	The All New Alexei Sayle Show II: Excerpts from episodes 4-6

	Rory Bremner...Who Else?: Latest season, Episode 1 (brutal

	Hale and Pace: Latest season, Episode 3

	Shooting Stars (the best TV game show since "Remote Control")

	Paul Merton's Life of Comedy: Episode 4 (Paul rummages through the
	comedy vault)

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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