=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#44, 08/13/96)

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

Arrgh...While going through a stack of tapes (to select stuff for upcoming
video nights) I just caught a second (literally) of a
episode of EastEnders.  I found out something I definitely did NOT want to
know.  I hate having things spoiled for me.  The sacrifices I make...

Boy, things sure will get interesting for - nah, I couldn't _possibly_ tell
you...  :-p

Things are going to be brief again, I'm afraid.  I'm planning two
a return climb up a volcano, and doing lots of shameless begging.  Gosh -
from afar, my life actually sounds almost interesting.

On tap this time:
	Quick news items
	A special message from Best Brains
	Upcoming SotRT events


Subject: Quick news items

Sound bites:

	According to an interview with Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders has
	been working on an "Ab Fab" special.  It was apparently originally
	planned as a Christmas special, but plans may have changed.

	Wallace and Gromit aledgedly have appeared in a recent ReeBok ad
	(in the UK, unfortunately).

	Stephen Fry will star in a film about Oscar Wilde, titled "Wilde

	*** SPOILER ***  John Cleese has had to reshoot parts of "Fierce
	Creatures" (the not-really-a-sequel to "A Fish Called Wanda") after
	test screenings.  Apparently american audiences especially disliked a
	scene where Kevin Kline's character was killed off.

	According to Adrian Edmondson, There will be no more episodes of
	"Bottom".  However, he and Rik Mayall are planning a new series about
	two people on a desert island.  The working title is "Hooligan's

	This fall on UPN: "Homeboys in Space", featuring James Doohan.
	"This network - it canna take anymore, Cap'in...she's gonna blow!"
	(Chunks, I expect.)

	At last - you will be able to watch MST3K on laserdisc.  Well, the
	movie, anyway.  Universal says it will be released in October.

Local news:

	KBTC is in the middle of 2+ weeks of pledge.  Support them.  You
	don't want to see me down there even _more_ often, do you?  ;-)

	The annual Rusting TARDIS picnic will be held Sunday, August 18th
	starting at 11am at Discovery Park (in Seattle) near the Ranger
	Station (look for the hanging TARDIS towel).  Come one, come all,
	bring some food, bring a frisbee, bring a friend.

	Coming up at the Varsity: August 16-19 - "Who Killed Teddy Bear?"
	Imagine Bob Guccionne making a PG-13 noir film in the '60s.  Or just
	go see this film instead.  Call 632-3131 for showtimes.

	Coming up at the Varsity: August 22 - All available animated shorts
	by the Brothers Quay.  Call 632-3131 for showtimes.

	Coming up at the Fremont Almost Free Outdoor Cinema:  August 17 -
	"Dr. Strangelove", August 24 - "[A Hard?] Days Night".  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".


	The fight is on to save "Space Above and Beyond".  The address to
	write to is:
		Chase Carey
		Fox Broadcasting
		P.O. Box 900
		Beverly Hills, CA 90213


Subject: A special message from Best Brains

[As mentioned in the previous newsletter...  This message has been widely
distributed on the net.]

To all my pals,

I will not be returning to the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 for
the new season with the Science Fiction Channel.  MST3K has been a
wonderful part of my life, and I will miss working with all of the
talented people at Best Brains.  I will also miss the show and playing Dr.
Forrester and Crow.  This is not a decision I make lightly, however, after
eight years, 150 shows and a movie, it is time for me to move on.

I am confident that Mystery Science will continue to be a success at its
new home.  As for me, it s time to comb my hair, put down the puppet and
step out into the universe.  So if you hear me talking in the back of a
movie theater somewhere, quietly tell me to shut up.  You see, I m not
just a critic of bad movies, I m also a customer.

Trace Beaulieu


Subject: Upcoming SotRT events

Aug 14: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Aug 18: Picnic          Discovery Park, Seattle (near the Ranger Station,
                            look for the hanging TARDIS towel), 11am
Aug 20: Social          Red Hook Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St., Woodinville*
Aug 28: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Sep 03: Social          Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle

*Directions to the Red Hook Brewery from Seattle: Take 520 eastbound
Lake Washington), go North on I-405 and take the Highway 522 exit eastbound
to Woodinville.  From there, exit at Highway 202, turn right, stay on 202
South as it turns right then left through Woodinville.  The brewery will be
approximately 2 miles down on the left.

All events start at 7pm unless noted.

Currently planned for the next video night (Aug 14):

	Have I Got News For You: Fall 1995 season, episode 2

	Rory Bremner...Who Else?: Latest season, Episode 4 (brutal

	Hale and Pace: Latest season, Episode 6

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

	Class Act (Comedy/drama starring Joanna Lumley)

Coming soon: "The Thin Blue Line" (starring Rowan Atkinson)

See you on Wednesday.

			"He felt as a chicken must feel when trussed by a
			 conscientious poulterer."
				--"Space No Barrier", Pel Torro (a.k.a.
				  Robert Lionel Fanthorpe)

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