=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#47, 09/23/96)

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

Do I have a good excuse for being late and/or terse again?  You bet I do.
I unexpectedly had to spend the night halfway up the side of a volcano.
Sure, it happened a week ago, but it should be good for a _little_

Anyway, as promised, this week's meeting is "Christmas in September" - an
evening of Christmas episodes, including the kick-off of a new season of
"Goodnight Sweetheart".  Be there, or be somewhere else.

On tap this time:
	Quick news items
	Latest "Red Dwarf" news
	Fire Destroys "Doctor Who" collection
	Upcoming SotRT events


Subject: Quick news items

Sound bites:

	The second season of "Game On" has begun airing in the UK.
	Unfortunately, there is a new Matthew (presumably the first is
	pursuing a movie career after starring in "The Truth About Cats and
	Dogs"), and he is getting "unanimously terrible reviews".

	The second season of "Shooting Stars" begins its run on BBC2 this

	Robbie Coltrane ("Cracker") has just started filming "Buddy", a film
	that also stars Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) and Rene Russo.
	Coltrane plays Russo's husband.  The film based on the true story of
	a woman who raised a gorilla as her son [Reubens?].

	An upcoming episode of "Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast" will feature
	Matt Groening ("Life in Hell", "The Simpsons").  It will be the
	first "to be continued" episode, as Moltar escapes on a bus to

Local news:

	Festival Hong Kong at the Varsity: On September 26, "Rumble in the
	Bronx" (starring Jackie Chan) and "Full Throttle".  On October 3,
	Tsui Hark's wonderful "Dragon Inn", and Jet Li in "Fist of Legend".
	Call 206-632-3131 for showtimes.

	Randy Rogel, Guest of Honor at Anglicon 8, will be appearing at the
	5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company in "Me & My Girl" (10/15 - 11/03)
	and "Singin' in the Rain" (12/03 - 12/22).  For info, call
	206-625-1900, or check out "http://www.speakeasy.org/5thavenue".

	There will be an "X Files" Creation convention product in Bellevue
	on October 13th at Meydenbauer Center (1110 NE 6th. St).  Mitch
	Pileggi [Skinner] will be there.  The tickets will be sold through
	the mail by Pearl Jam.  Um, not really.


	I just sat through the first episode of "Cosby", and the only
	resemblance it bears to "One Foot in the Grave" (the British series
	on which it is based) is, um, hmmm...  The stars are both men.  And
	neither features a dog with two heads.  But other than that...
	(BTW, an episode of "One Foot in the Grave" will be airing soon at a
	Rusting TARDIS meeting near you.  Well, near me, at any rate...)

	Hey, did I ever mention the "PythOnline" site?  Well, now I have.
	It's at "http://www.pythonline.com".

	How about a Hugh Laurie fan club?  TICLE (The International Club of
	Laurie Enthusiasts) has just published their first newsletter, The
	Laurieate.  For more information contact "tvresources@toronto.cbc.ca".


Subject: Latest "Red Dwarf" news
From: "Ryan K. Johnson" 

Jeff, hot off the press.  Chris Barrie will be in four episodes of season
7 of "Red Dwarf" and he will appear in the 8th season.  Norman Lovett
will return by the end of the 7th season.  The episode titles are:

1. Tikka to Ride
2. Natural Born Rimmer
3. Ouroboros
4. Duct Soup
5. Heartache
6. Beyond a Joke (co-written by Robert Llewellyn)
7. Epideme
8. Nanarchy

[Bonus question: Which of these episodes sounds like it might have played
Times Square? --jeff]

Craig Charles is currently working on a 6-part pirate series called 
"Captain Butler" for Channel 4.


Subject: Fire Destroys "Doctor Who" collection
Date: 15 Sep 1996

>From BBC's Teletext, page 117


A collection of Dr Who memorabilia has been destroyed in a blaze at
the estate of one of Britain's top stately homes.

Visitors to the exhibition, which includes original props from the BBC
TV show, were led away from the fire at the Longleat estate in Warminster.

Nobody was hurt in the blaze, which did not effect the historic
Longleat House.  An electrical fault is being blamed.

Fans of the programme have been visiting the exhibition for 23 years.


Subject: Upcoming SotRT events

Sep 25: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Oct 01: Social          Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Oct 09: Video night     Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Oct 15: Social          Romio's Pizza & Pasta, 3242 Eastlake Ave. E,

All events start at 7pm unless noted.

Currently planned for the next video night (Sep 25):


	Goodnight Sweetheart: Christmas episode

	The Thin Blue Line: Christmas episode (starring Rowan Atkinson)

	Shooting Stars: Christmas Special

	Knowing Me, Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge (the sportscaster from
	"The Day Today")

Coming soon: Christmas in October, "Father Ted", "Dressing for Breakfast".

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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