=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#91,
>>> Items of interest to British media fans and Seattle-area residents, <<<
>>> and whatever else I feel like spewing about. You have been warned. <<<
Welcome to the SotRT newsletter - with 142 readers in 5 countries!
On tap this time:
Quick news items
Lee and Herring Live!
Upcoming SotRT events
Subject: Quick news items
Series that have run lately on the BBC: A third series of
"Ballykissangel", a second season of "The Adam and Joe Show", and a fifth
series of "Goodnight Sweetheart" (and here's an episode title for a
teaser: "When Two Worlds Collide").
New series on BBC2: "Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round".
To promote the Japanese release of "Bean," Rover Japan is selling 200
Mini Mayfairs with black bonnets just like the one driven by Mr Bean.
Spike Milligan turned 80 in April.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" was renewed for another 13-episodes on
the Sci-Fi Channel. The new episodes will start airing in the first
quarter of 1999.
Rumour has it that Chris Elliott will be the voice of Dilbert in the
upcoming UPN animated series.
June 13th was KBTC's semi-annual EastEnders/Doctor Who/BritCom
fundraising marathon. "EastEnders" fell about $1500 short of its goal,
and "Dr. Who" just managed to skate by. The response was, um, grudging.
(One "Dr. Who" break garnered a whole three calls.) Thanks to everyone
who came down to answer phones. And let's not forget Anglicon's
presentation of $2000 from this year's convention.
Channel 9 has started running "Jonathan Creek" Thursdays at 9pm.
It's time for Teletubbies: alt.tv.teletubbies
Subject: Lee and Herring Live!
[This is more than a month old, but not outdated. And for those who
came in late, we sent Lee and Herring a photo of the group a couple of
years back. ...It's a long story.]
Jeff, on Sunday, Judy Lyen and Ryan K. Johnson saw "Fist of Fun" boys
Lee & Herring in their new live stage show, "The Richard Not Judy Show"
in London. Afterwards Ryan was able to speak to them and say we came
all the way from Seattle to see them. They remembered our photo and
were happy to "be able to put a face to the letter" now (even though I
said I wasn't Jeff). Very cool. So's the weather.
Subject: Upcoming SotRT events
Jun 24, 6:30: Video night Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jun 30, 7:00: Social Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jul 08, 6:30: Video night Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Jul 14, 7:00: Social Canyons, 6003 244th SW, Mountlake Terrace
Currently planned for the next video night (Jun 24th):
Series 3, Episode 4 - "Escape from Victory"
(Comedy about three misfit priests exiled to Craggy Island)
Series 2, Episode 1
(Sitcom about a dysfunctional school staff)
KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU
Alan Partridge is the chat-show host from Hell.
Series 3, Episode - featuring Leo Sayer and Mariella Frostrup
(Bizarre comedy disguised as a celebrity game show)
MEN BEHAVING BADLY
(The original rude-boys sitcom poorly copied by NBC)
NEVERMIND THE BUZZCOCKS
Series 2, Episode 3
(Pop music quiz show hosted by "50's throwback" Mark Lamarr)
Coming soon: New seasons of "Shooting Stars" and "Chalk".
See you on Wednesday.
"The city slept. Men slept. Women slept. Children
slept. Dogs and Cats slept."
--"March of the Robots", Leo Brett (a.k.a.
Robert Lionel Fanthorpe)
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