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On The Jazz Newsletter: Volume 4 Issue N°6

Date: January 13, 1998
Author: Nicole Pellegrini
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DATE:  January 13, 1998
Happy New Year everyone!

We're back after some holiday time off, and with some interesting news to report. Apologies if we're a little short on features this issue, but I'm still playing catch-up after the holidays and the start of the new semester.
Dirk Benedict article in Starlog
Galactica back on U.S. cable & comic shelves
Mr. T gossip in "Neon"
"New" movie gossip
Dwight Schultz upcoming convention appearance
Alien Voices: The Lost World now available
Other sightings

DIRK BENEDICT ARTICLE IN STARLOG: As noted by one of our mailing list subscribers recently, "Starlog #247 (February) has an article on Dirk Benedict. It mostly talks about Battlestar and Sssssss, but does have one paragraph on the A-Team. If you like Dirk, check out Starlog."

The article features some nice pictures, so definitely a good one to add to a collection.
GALACTICA BACK ON U.S. CABLE & COMIC SHELVES: Those Dirk Benedict fans out there who HAVEN'T yet seen & taped "Battlestar Galactica" will be pleased to know that the Sci-Fi channel has put the series back on the air. Check the VCR watch at the end of this issue for further broadcast information.

Also, after several months' absence, the Battlestar Galactica comic book series has been revived, now under the control of Realm Press. This new series is _completely_ unrelated to the series published by Maximum Press up through last year. It picks up right after the end of the original TV series' 1st season, and it seems Realm Press has the authorization to (thankfully!) use the images of the original cast, not just the character names. So yes, Starbuck actually _looks_ like Dirk this time. I recommend Galactica fans check out the new series, it looks quite promising (and the airbrushed artwork is lovely!)
MR. T GOSSIP IN "NEON": From [email protected] comes the following news tidbit:

'Neon' (Issue 13, January 1998), a British magazine covering movies had this to report...

Not rich T.
The once mighty Mr. T has fallen on hard times, with two years of uncollected garbage - in places as high as 10ft - piled up around his once-lavish mansion.

"T's house is falling down", his former friend and business partner Calvin Hollins told The National Enquirer. "There are broken windows, the chimney is coming off and T's wife Phyllis is so broke that last winter she was chopping up and burning furniture to provide heat in the house. T has got the house up for sale for $2.9 million - and he's trying to sell it before the town of Lake Forest, Illinois, condemns the property as a health hazard."

Mr. T, 45, lives in LA while his wife remains behind in the mansion-turned-slum. Phyllis has been seen walking around the neighborhood in a fur coat in the middle of summer. One neighbor describes her as "very spaced out".

...In the same issue there's a full-page comic strip - 'Berks' - which also stars Mr.T.
"NEW" MOVIE GOSSIP: Michele touched base with the following, from the Dark Horizons website, though with the warning that "they say to consider everything without a print credit a rumor":

"The A-Team: Universal's feature film version of the hit TV series from the 1980's, finished the scripting stage a few months back but has seemed to have halted since then. There were early casting rumors that Mel Gibson would take the role of 'Hannibal' Smith, but those haven't seemed to have been fleshed out as yet. Now you can add two more names to the rumor list, with Ving Rhames supposedly being considered for 'Mr. T' while Jim Carrey might be the new 'Mad Dog' Murdock. What is fairly sure is that the surviving members of the TV series will be making cameos in the film. Thanks to 'Sunny'"

[Before people start taking this too seriously, keep in mind that this doesn't sound like much more than the speculation on casting that has been debated on Onthejazz for over a _year_ now. For all I know, whoever reported this rumor to Dark Horizon simply followed _our_ discussions, as both Ving and Jim Carrey often came up (though not necessarily favorably) as possible names for both parts. I wouldn't take it seriously. Also, we know from other sources (including reports from Baracus News) that Dirk and Dwight were not at all interested in cameos based on the lousy first-draft of the script.

And so, all is still up in the air as far as I'm concerned...]
DWIGHT SCHULTZ UPCOMING CONVENTION APPEARANCE: Con-Temporal newsletter gives the following description for the Creation SF Show Pasadena, the weekend of April 3-5, 1998:

"Pasadena Center, Pasadena, CA. Guests: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kathryn Mulgrew, Michael Dorn, Dwight Schultz, Louise Fletcher, Andy Robinson, Mark Alaimo. Info: 664A W Broadway, Glendale CA 91204; 818/409-0960; [email protected]; Web: www.creationnet.com."

[A note to anyone who might be interested in attending--Creation cons are NOT the most fan-friendly and generally give guests shorter (~45 min) presentation times compared to other cons. Autograph sessions tend to be exercises in extreme endurance. After one experience at a Creation con, I can't say I'd recommend one to anyone else, but if you live in the area and haven't had the chance to see Dwight at a con before, you _might_ want to check it out.]

...also in convention-related news, on Usenet I found a brief mention of a con ("in 1998") in the UK, which was scheduled to have Dwight and Gates McFadden as guests. If anyone hears anything further regarding this (I don't even know the name of the con, or the date), please pass along the info.
"ALIEN VOICES: THE LOST WORLD" NOW AVAILABLE: If you enjoyed "First Men in the Moon" a few months back on the Sci-Fi channel, then you can now purchase a copy of another audio performance by the Alien Voices group--including once again Dwight Schultz--Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World". The description (off the Amazon web site, www.amazon.com) is as follows:

"In this fully dramatized, live performance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic, The Lost World, Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie, and cast members from Star Trek� feature films and all four TV series take you on an incredible journey.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic adventure follows a scientific expedition deep into the Amazon jungle -- and back in time. Cut off from the outside world on a primeval plateau, they discover a place where dinosaurs have evolved beside ape-men and the fate of the human race hangs in the balance.

Featuring virtuoso performances from the entire cast, riveting sound effects, original music, and audience participation, Alien Voices' live production of The Lost World is an adventure in sound."

Amazon lists the audio set for sale at $14, so if you can't find it on the shelves of your local bookstore, you can order it right on-line.
OTHER SIGHTINGS: Two more recent appearances ny A-Team-related cast members. Tricia O'Neil (Maggie Sullivan) made an appearance in "Babylon 5: In the Beginning". Robert Vaughn was also spotted in an episode of the new CBS series, "The Magnificent Seven".

There's a new site for you Face & Murdock fans--drop by http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/7121/html/baywolf.html and check out the Baying Wolves homepage.
TV Listings for "The A-Team" and its stars in upcoming U.S. Broadcast and Cable stations. All times Eastern standard unless otherwise indicated.

1/13/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Harder Than It Looks) - A wealthy man hires the A-Team to free his kidnapped daughter.

1/14/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Deadly Maneuvers) - Terrorists capture Murdock, Face and B.A.

1/15/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Semi-Friendly Persuasion) - Members of a peaceful group ask the A-Team for help after ruffians harass them.

1/16/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Curtain Call) - While helping a wounded Murdock, the A-Team members are pursued by Lt. Decker and his men.

1/17/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Bullets and Bikinis) - The team flies to Miami to wage war against gangsters threatening to take over a resort hotel owned by two sisters.

1/19/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Bend in the River) - A river pirate captures a man as he travels into uncharted Amazon River territory.

1/20/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Bend in the River) - The A-Team hopes to rescue a traveler who has been captured by a river pirate.

1/21/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Fire) - The team tries to protect a fire chief from harassment.

1/22/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Timber!) - The team attempts to stop a crooked union boss from forcing a family-run logging operation out of business.

1/23/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Double Heat) - The team goes up against two different crime syndicates to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a key government witness.

1/24/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Trouble on Wheels) - B.A., Hannibal and cohorts infiltrate a car factory to capture a gang of ruthless auto-parts thieves.

1/26/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (The Island) - Hannibal, B.A. and cohorts raid a dope smuggler's den in the South Pacific and free a former Vietnam War buddy.

1/27/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Showdown!) - Three men posing as the A-Team terrorize a Wild West show.

1/28/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Sheriffs of Rivertown) - The A-Team is enlisted to restore law and order in a South American town.

1/29/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (The Bells of St. Mary's) - Hannibal and Face protect an all-female rock group being cheated by a record company.

1/30/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Hot Styles) - The team sets out to prevent a new line of fashion designs from being stolen. Guest star: Markie Post.

1/31/98, 17:00 (FX - GEN)
A-Team (Breakout!) - Hannibal devises an elaborate escape plan after B.A. and Murdock are mistaken for accomplices in a robbery and sentenced to work on a chain gang.

1/13/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica (The Gun on Ice Planet Zero) - The Galactica's crew is joined by a society of clones in an attempt to save the spaceship from destruction by a giant Cylon gun.

1/14/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica (The Magnificent Warriors) - To save the fleet from starvation, Adama finds himself trapped in a compromising courtship with an old flame.

1/15/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica (The Young Lords) - Starbuck crashlands on a planet and is rescued by a band of children who ransom him to the Cylons in exchange for their father.

1/20/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica () - No description available.

1/21/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica () - No description available.

1/22/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica () - No description available.

1/26/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica () - No description available.

1/27/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica () - No description available.

1/28/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica () - No description available.

1/29/98, 16:00 (SCIFI - GEN)
Battlestar Galactica () - No description available.

Brotherly Love - weekdays 18:30 (DISN - GEN)

The Victors
Thursday, January 15, 1998 - 7:00 PM - AMC
Friday, January 16, 1998 - 2:15 AM - AMC
MOVIE: War (180 Minutes)
(1963) (Premiere) The Allies occupy World War II Europe, which becomes a setting for everything immoral that goes with war. {B&W}. George Hamilton, George Peppard, Eli Wallach. Directed by Carl Foreman. Rated "NR". Violence, Adult Situations.

1/13/98, 9:30 (A&E - GEN)
1/13/98, 15:30 (A&E - GEN)
Banacek (The Greatest Collection of Them All) - Banacek investigates the theft of a multimillion-dollar collection of French Impressionist paintings.

1/20/98, 9:30 (A&E - GEN)
1/20/98, 15:30 (A&E - GEN)
Banacek (The 2 Million Clams of Cap'n Jack) - A food company's stock certificates are stolen just as the corporation is about to assume control of a restaurant chain. Guest star: Andrew Duggan.

1/27/98, 9:30 (A&E - GEN)
1/27/98, 15:30 (A&E - GEN)
Banacek (No Stone Unturned) - An insurance company hands Banacek an attractive incentive to find a stolen $3 million statue: 10 percent of the statue's value if it is recovered in two days.

Diagnosis Murder
Wednesday, January 14, 1998 - 12:00 PM - FAM
PROGRAM: Crime Drama (60 Minutes)
"Murder, Murder". A slain rich man's young widow tops the list of suspects, and she has a twin; with Kate McNeil, Robert Vaughn. {CC,Stereo}.

1/13/98, 4:00 (TNT - GEN)
Man From U.N.C.L.E. (The Mad, Mad Tea Party Affair) - The agents race to find a hidden explosive planted in U.N.C.L.E. headquarters. Guest star: Richard Haydn.

1/20/98, 4:00 (TNT - GEN)
Man From U.N.C.L.E. (The Galatea Affair) - Illya and Mark Slate (Noel Harrison) must substitute a Bronx showgirl (Joan Collins) for a British baroness to intercept a THRUSH payoff list.

1/27/98, 4:00 (TNT - GEN)
Man From U.N.C.L.E. (The Birds and the Bees Affair) - Solo and Illya (Robert Vaughn, David McCallum) investigate after killer bees cause the death of every agent in U.N.C.L.E.'s Geneva headquarters. Guest star: John McGiver.

Split Decisions
Friday, January 16, 1998 - 11:00 PM - TNT
MOVIE: Drama (120 Minutes)
(1988) An Irish-American boxer turns pro with his father for one fight, to avenge his slain boxer brother. Gene Hackman, Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey, Jennifer Beals, John McLiam, Eddie Velez. Directed by David Drury.
That's all for now--stay tuned for the next issue, and stay on the Jazz!

nicole ()
"The main motive for going beyond the rim...there's a
heck of a big Taco Bell out there...." jms
Proud member of the Narn Bat Squad <Whack!> and the C.o.M.

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