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On The Jazz Newsletter: Volume 5 Issue N°

Date: October 27, 2000
Author: Jewlz
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Newsletter #6
Sent out: October 27, 2000

Woohoo! I've got a great newsletter for you guys this month chocked full of cool news!! :D

--The A-Team Movie Update
--Dwight Schultz in new 'Star Trek: Voyager' ep
--Dirk's in 'Cahoots'
--Mr. T in a new movie
--A-Team Trivia Game
VCR Alert
Story Time
Website of the Month
A-Team Quote of the month

NEWS ::::::::::::::::
Note:: Jewlz's comments are in the < ...> spaces.

From Cinescape November/ December 2000 Issue
<w/ a pic of the 4 guys which looks to be from Season 1 or 2>

Update on 'The A-Team' movie p. 18.
Plot: After being sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, a crack commando unit escapes from a maximum security stockade. Now, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.

Players: TBD

Plot: TBD

Status: In development.

Latest Rumors: Steven J. Cannell, the producer behind the original TV show, is teaming up with Top Cow Comics president Spike Seldin to produce this updated version of the 1980s fave. But the fans of the series should prepare themselves for a rude shock: Cannell and Seldin plan on replacing the original A-Team with a B-Team made up of younger, "hipper" actors.

<Well hurry up already!! We want a movie!! ;) >

Inside Buzz: We pity the fool who tries to replace Mr. T.

<For more details, go to www.cannell.com for more movie news!>
<Article from Cinescape about Dwight Schultz:>
From p. 78.
Note:: I won't attempt to give you the entire article, but here are a few highlights from the article. If you want to just buy the magazine, you can order it online from www.cinescape.com It's the one with Gillian Anderson and Robert Patrick on the front. This article has 2 great pics of Dwight Schultz and I would buy the mag just for those pics!! :)

<WARNING:::: There be spoilers ahead if you don't want to know about the Star Trek Voyager episode that will air November 8th then don't read!!!!>

"Ever since 'The Next Generation's' neurotic but brilliant Reginald Barclay (Dwight Schultz) realized that the powerful Midas Array satellite was capable of linking Federation space to the distant Delta Quadrant, hopes about a possible return home have run high for the crew of 'Star Trek: Voyager'. The week of November 8, Barclay and Voyager cross paths again, and this time it could signal the end of the lost starship's long galactic quest-- or it's destination."

"In the episode 'Inside Man', Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres (Roxann Dawson) discovers a signal from Starfleet Command lodged in the ship's transmitters. When the signal is retreived, a holographic version of Barclay emerges, bearing news of a possible way home through the use of a 'geodesic fold'."

<skip a lot of article about the details of the show and the ep>

"For Mulgrew, 'Inside Man' was an enjoyable mix of old and new."

"'Again we got to work with Dwight Schultz, whom I just adore,' the actress enthuses. 'And the science behind the geodesic fold was fascinating. I'm sure it's a concept we'll see again before the end of the season.'"

"Picardo was also happy to see Schultz beam back to the 'Voyager' set."

"'Dwight and I had a lot of laughs filming this episode,' he recalls. 'There are a couple of amusing scenes where I'm trying to teach him to play golf with me on the holodeck and his hologram is not behaving like the Barclay I know."'

<skip some more article>

Picardo says, "'The real Barclay is at home committed to helping them <referring to the Voyager>,' he adds. 'There's no doubt he'll return again at some point."'

<End of Article>
Dirk Benedict is now involved with 'Cahoots'. So far, here is the cast list according to the Internet Database.

Cast overview:
Keith Carradine .... Matt
Gregory Scott Cummins .... Jock
Bill Erwin (I) .... Frenchy
Louisette Geiss .... Sarah
Janet Gunn .... Rita
Jim Hanks .... Mr. Marsh
Mitch Hara .... Waiter
Peter Jason .... Eddie
David Keith .... Harley
Anne Lockhart (I) .... Sylvie
Wendie Malick .... Diane
Ted McGinley .... Brad
Marcia Moran .... Gladys
Frank Novak (II) .... Charlie
Marybeth Pape .... Babs
Tony Pierce .... Tommy
Deborah Richter .... Vikki
Ashlynn Rose .... Cassie
Richard Steinmetz .... Danny
Jan Triska .... Laphonse

Also, Dirk has new excerpts from his newest book 'Kamikaze Cowboy 2'!! Go to www.kamikazecowboy.com to read some excerpts! Yaay for Dirk!
Mr. T will be starring in a new Christian movie called:: Apocalypse IV: Judgement, according to the Internet Database. He will star alongside with Leigh Lewis and Corbin Bersen.
Want to play an A-Team trivia game??
I will post a trivia question once a day on alt.tv.a-team newsgroup. You can join in the fun by going to www.dejanews.com . Everyday, the first person to send me the correct answer will get a point. At the end of the month, the person with the most points will get the GRAND PRIZE!!!

What is the grand prize, O most wonderful Jewlz? you may ask me. Well, the GRAND PRIZE really is a nice prize I stumbled onto last weekend. I found an A-TEAM comic book, first edition, Marvel comic book, worth only 60 cents at the time it came out, with a huge pic of BA on the front. Wouldn't you LOVE to have this prize??? Well, the WAR trivia game will start on November 1st and end Nov 30th.

Are you ready to play?? Be ready on Nov 1st.
VCR ALERT!!!!!! :O)

~~~Dwight Schultz~~~
1. Babylon 5
The Long Dark
60 minutes- SS, LBOX, In Stereo

A battered ship docked at the space station contains a dead man and a woman (Anne-Marie Johnson) in suspended animation; a doomsday prophet (Dwight Schultz) disrupts the Zocolo. With Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle.

Fri Nov 3 07:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

2. Child of Rage
105 minutes- USA, 1992
Directed by Larry Peerce and starring Mel Harris, Dwight Schultz, Mariette Hartley Ashley Peldon, Rosana De Soto, Samuel Gifaldi

Adoptive parents uncover an alarming history of abuse when they search for the reasons behind their child's violence.

Wed Oct 25 03:00A LMN- Lifetime Movie Network
Wed Oct 25 04:30P LMN- Lifetime Movie Network
Sat Nov 4 01:15P TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Sat Nov 4 02:15P PLEX- Encore's Movie Plex
Sun Nov 5 12:45A TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Sun Nov 5 01:45A PLEX- Encore's Movie Plex
Thu Nov 9 01:55P TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Sun Nov 19 07:20A TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Sun Nov 19 06:15P TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Fri Nov 24 04:35P TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Sat Nov 25 01:15A TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Wed Nov 29 11:45A TRUE- Encore's True Channel
Thu Nov 30 04:35A TRUE- Encore's True Channel

3. Fat Man and Little Boy
135 minutes- PG-13, USA, 1989, (CC), Video, SS, In Stereo, Adult language, adult situations
Directed by Roland Joff� and starring Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia John Cusack, Laura Dern, Natasha Richardson

American scientists and military experts put aside their differences in a race to create the world's first atomic bomb.

Thu Oct 26 07:45A HBOE3- HBO Signature
Wed Nov 15 07:30A HBOE2- HBO Plus
Sat Nov 18 11:30A HBOE2- HBO Plus

4. The Long Walk Home
105 minutes- USA, 1990, (CC), Video, SS
Directed by Richard Pearce and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight SchultzVing Rhames, Dylan Baker

A black maid's plan to walk 10 miles to work sparks changes in her relationship with her white employer.

Thu Nov 2 06:15P LMN- Lifetime Movie Network
Fri Nov 3 06:00A LMN- Lifetime Movie Network
Sun Nov 19 09:45P LMN- Lifetime Movie Network
Mon Nov 20 11:15A LMN- Lifetime Movie Network

5. Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit
120 minutes- USA, 1987
Directed by Richard Lang and starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Robert Stack William Katt, Dwight Schultz, Kim Delaney

Defense attorney Mason represents a publisher who has been accused of murdering a horror novelist.

Sat Oct 28 09:00P COURT- Court TV

6. Star Trek: The Next Generation
Nth Degree
60 minutes- (CC), In Stereo

An alien probe threatens the Enterprise when it emits an energy surge that turns an innocuous crew member (Dwight Schultz) into a superhuman.

Sat Nov 4 02:00A PIX- New York

7. Star Trek: Voyager
60 minutes- (CC), SS, In Stereo starring
Kate Mulgrew, Robert Duncan McNeill, Robert Beltran
Tim Russ, Garrett Wang, Roxann Dawson

On Earth, the Starship Enterprise's Lt. Barclay (guest star Dwight Schultz) becomes obsessed with contacting Voyager and turns to his old friend Counselor Troi (guest star Marina Sirtis) for help. With Kate Mulgrew.

Wed Nov 8 12:00A WOR- WOR New York

8. Star Trek: Voyager
Inside Man
60 minutes- (CC), SS, N, In Stereo starring
Kate Mulgrew, Robert Duncan McNeill, Robert Beltran Tim Russ, Garrett Wang, Roxann Dawson

When the Ferenghi hijack Lt. Barclay's (guest star Dwight Schultz) hologram and reprogram it, the Starfleet officer enlists the help of Counselor Deanna Troi (guest star Marina Sirtis) to warn the Voyager crew.

Wed Nov 8 09:00P UPN- United Paramount Network
Wed Nov 8 09:00P WOR- WOR New York
Sat Nov 11 09:00P WOR- WOR New York

~~~Dirk Benedict~~~
1. Abduction of Innocence: A Moment of Truth Movie
120 minutes- USA, 1996
Directed by Jim Contner and starring Katie Wright, Lucie Arnaz, Dirk Benedict Lochlyn Munro, Dean Paras, Jill Teed

Kidnapping suspects claim that the teen-age daughter of a wealthy lumber baron masterminded her own abduction.

Sun Nov 26 12:00P LIFE- Lifetime

2. Alaska
120 minutes- PG, USA, 1996, (CC), Video, SS, In Stereo, Adult language Directed by Fraser C. Heston and starring Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict Charlton Heston, Gordon Tootoosis

Two youths rescue an orphaned polar bear cub as they make their way across the tundra to find their missing father.

Wed Oct 25 06:00P SHOE- Showtime
Sat Nov 4 10:00A TMCE- The Movie Channel
Sun Nov 12 08:30A TMCE- The Movie Channel
Mon Nov 27 02:20P TMCE- The Movie Channel
Tue Nov 28 05:25A TMCE- The Movie Channel

3. Battlestar Galactica
Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 2
60 minutes- (CC), Part 2 of 2

Despite the Galactica's efforts to escape, the Cylons continue to pursue them through the magnetic void.

Sun Oct 29 09:00A SCIFI- Science Fiction

4. Battlestar Galactica
The Lost Warrior
60 minutes- (CC)

On a remote planet, Apollo comes to the aid of primitive homesteaders who are being victimized by a mercenary Cylon.

Sun Nov 5 09:00A SCIFI- Science Fiction
Wed Nov 8 02:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

5. Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica, Part 1
60 minutes- (CC), Part 1 of 3

A space fleet headed by the only surviving battlestar, the Galactica, undertakes an epic voyage to reach Earth.

Wed Nov 8 11:00A SCIFI- Science Fiction

6. Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica, Part 2
60 minutes- (CC), Part 2 of 3

Apollo and Boomer discover the provisions were poisoned during a battle and there is a possibility of mass starvation.

Wed Nov 8 12:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

7. Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica, Part 3
60 minutes- (CC), Part 3 of 3

Adama learns that, against his wishes, half the fleet has been authorized to break away to visit another planet.

Wed Nov 8 01:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

8. Battlestar Galactica
Fire in Space
60 minutes- (CC)

Commander Adama is critically injured and the Galactica is set on fire by a Cylon kamikaze-like attack.

Wed Nov 8 03:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

9. Battlestar Galactica
The Long Patrol
60 minutes- (CC)

Starbuck is marooned and imprisoned on a mysterious planet where the prisoners serve terms for the crimes of their ancestors.

Sun Nov 12 09:00A SCIFI- Science Fiction

10. Battlestar Galactica
The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part 1
60 minutes- (CC), Part 1 of 2

The Galactica faces destruction from a crew of Cylons manning the most powerful weapon in history.

Sun Nov 19 09:00A SCIFI- Science Fiction

11. Battlestar Galactica
The Man With Nine Lives
60 minutes- (CC)

Starbuck rescues a man he believes is his father from Borellian henchmen.

Wed Nov 29 11:00A SCIFI- Science Fiction

12. Battlestar Galactica
Murder on the Rising Star
60 minutes- (CC)

Apollo uncovers a blackmail plot and finds his own life in danger when he tries to clear Starbuck of a murder charge.

Wed Nov 29 12:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

13. Battlestar Galactica
Greetings From Earth, Part 1
60 minutes- (CC), Part 1 of 2

Apollo and Starbuck intercept a primitive ship and discover its inhabitants, in suspended animation, are a direct link to Earth.

Wed Nov 29 01:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

14. Battlestar Galactica
Greetings From Earth, Part 2
60 minutes- (CC), Part 2 of 2

Having intercepted a spaceship containing six lunar-based Earthlings, Adama learns that the atmosphere of the Galactica may be fatal to them.

Wed Nov 29 02:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

15. Battlestar Galactica
Baltar's Escape
60 minutes- (CC)

Baltar leads a deadly prison revolt aboard the Galactica.

Wed Nov 29 03:00P SCIFI- Science Fiction

16. Blue Tornado
120 minutes- USA/Italy, 1990, Video, SS
Directed by Tony B. Dobb and starring Dirk Benedict, Patsy Kensit, David Warner Ted McGinley, Chris Ahrens, Klaus Tange

A NATO pilot investigates the mystery behind the blinding lights that drew his partner's jet into the side of a mountain.

Mon Nov 13 01:00P TNT- Turner Television

17. Murder, She Wrote
Smooth Operators
60 minutes- (CC) starring
Angela Lansbury, Dirk Benedict, Nicolas Coster Shirley Knight

Jessica (Angela Lansbury) poses as a wealthy hypochondriac to investigate the murder of a hospital CPA. With Dirk Benedict, Nicolas Coster and Shirley Knight.

Mon Nov 13 10:00A A&E- Arts & Entertainment
Mon Nov 13 04:00P A&E- Arts & Entertainment

18. November Conspiracy
105 minutes- R, USA, 1995, SS, Adult language, adult situations, violence Directed by Conrad Janis and starring Paige Turco, Dirk Benedict, Conrad Janis Bo Hopkins, George Segal, Elliott Gould

A journalist is drawn into a plot to assassinate presidential candidates after her lover is killed.

Sun Nov 5 11:35A MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Sun Nov 5 10:00P MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Mon Nov 13 07:45A MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Mon Nov 13 04:15P MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Tue Nov 14 01:15A MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Sat Nov 18 10:05A MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Sat Nov 18 09:30P MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Wed Nov 22 08:50A MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Wed Nov 22 08:00P MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Thu Nov 30 12:00P MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel
Thu Nov 30 11:35P MYST- Encore's Mystery Channel

19. Underground Aces
105 minutes- PG, 1980, Video Directed by Robert Butler and starring Dirk Benedict, Frank Gorshin, Melanie Griffith Robert Hegyes

A team of parking-lot jockeys is thrust upon a Beverly Hills hotel.

Thu Nov 16 09:45A SHOE- Showtime
Wed Nov 22 09:15A SHOE- Showtime

20. Waking Up Horton
90 minutes- PG, USA, 1998, Video, In Stereo, Mild violence Directed by Harry Bromley Davenport and starring Dirk Benedict, Barbara Carrera, Billy Maddox Kenneth Hughes, Ashley Peldon

The spirit of a wacky American Indian returns to Earth to help two children search for buried treasure.

~~~George Peppard~~~
1. The Carpetbaggers
155 minutes- PG, USA, 1964, Video, In Stereo Directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring George Peppard, Carroll Baker, Alan Ladd

Based on the novel by Harold Robbins. A rich young executive becomes involved in many romantic affairs.

Sun Nov 5 05:25A ENC- Encore Regular
Thu Nov 9 08:00A ENC- Encore Regular
Tue Nov 14 08:40A ENC- Encore Regular
Tue Nov 14 09:40A PLEX- Encore's Movie Plex

2. Home From the Hill
180 minutes- USA, 1960, (CC), Video, LBOX
Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring
Robert Mitchum, George Peppard, Eleanor Parker
George Hamilton, Everett Sloane, Luana Patten

Infidelity and illegitimacy splinter a Texas land baron's family in this somber drama from Vincente Minnelli.

Thu Oct 26 12:30A TCM- Turner Classic Movies

3. Night of the Fox, Part 1
100 minutes- R, 1990, Part 1 of 2, In Stereo
Directed by Charles Jarrott and starring
George Peppard, Deborah Raffin, Michael York
David Birney, John Mills, John Standing

An American spy is sent to rescue an officer whose knowledge of Normandy could spell disaster for the Allies.

Mon Nov 6 11:30A ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Mon Nov 6 08:00P ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Sun Nov 12 06:00A ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Sun Nov 12 02:40P ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Tue Nov 21 11:20A ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Tue Nov 21 08:00P ACT- Encore's Action Channel

4. Night of the Fox, Part 2
100 minutes- R, 1990, Part 2 of 2, In Stereo
Directed by Charles Jarrott and starring George Peppard, Deborah Raffin, Michael York David Birney, John Mills, John Standing

Martineau and a Jew who bears an uncanny resemblance to Rommel mount a daring escape from a Nazi-occupied island.

Mon Nov 6 01:10P ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Mon Nov 6 09:40P ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Sun Nov 12 07:40A ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Sun Nov 12 04:20P ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Tue Nov 21 01:00P ACT- Encore's Action Channel
Tue Nov 21 09:40P ACT- Encore's Action Channel

5. Pork Chop Hill
120 minutes- USA, 1959, BW, Video
Directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn George Peppard, James Edwards, Bob Steele

An American unit attempts to take a strategically worthless but politically important ridge during the Korean War.

Sat Nov 11 08:00P TCM- Turner Classic Movies

6. Silence Like Glass
105 minutes- R, West Germany, 1989, Video, Adult language
Directed by Carl Schenkel and starring Jami Gertz, Martha Plimpton, George Peppard Bruce Payne, Rip Torn, Gayle Hunnicutt

Based on the true story of the friendship that developed between two teen-agers diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Tue Oct 31 03:00A SHOE- Showtime
Tue Nov 14 08:00A TMCE- The Movie Channel
Wed Nov 29 09:20A TMCE- The Movie Channel

STORY TIME::::::::::::::::::
"The Tardis Incident" Part 3 by Elizabeth Hensley
If want to give feedback or check out the other fics, you can go to ::

"Hullo, he greeted them all calmly. "Have a jelly baby. I just was having the most interesting conversation with your friend here. You're in trouble, but don't worry."
"Who are you?" B.A. demanded to know.

The Doctor nodded. "Yes, that's right."

"Hey, fellows, come on out here". Murdock was practically crowing again. ''Chugga chugga chugga chugga!" He started making churning motions with his arms and chugging around the central control column and the van. The Doctor stared at him, puzzled. "Is he being a train or an Indian on -the warpath?"

Templeton Peck was the first one to emerge from the van and take look at where they were. To the Doctor he tried to explain. "He's been a train all this wee..." His voice faded as the Doctor pranced, scarf and all, around to Peck's side of the van. To Hannibal he whispered, "Hannibal! It's 2001: A Space Odyssey time out here!"

Murdock stopped chugging long enough to exclaim, "Ain't this wonderful, Faceman? You've walked right inside my head! I'm going to wake up in the rubber room, but it'll be worth it. Man oh man, ever see such a crazy gig?"

Peck rubbed the back of his head. "I'm glad YOU have a logical explanation for all of this!"

"But that's not it." Hannibal emerged into the Tardis light, chewing on his cigar furiously. "Murdock, I think you ought to be informed that all this is really happening."

"That's what they all say," Murdock soothed Hannibal. "Later on I'll wake up in the rubber room and realize all this was psychotic time again, but who cares? It's kinda fun. I've never been the type to cower in the corner. If I was, what kind of a person would I be? I'll react to all of this as if it were real, then later on wake up again. They just love me at the hospital!"

Hannibal patted Murdock on the shoulder. "I can see how you might keep them busy down there with that attitude. But we're very grateful for your full. wholehearted participation because, somehow, all of this is really
"No, it isn't, but it doesn't matter. I've never let a friend down, not even in my dreams."

Thoughtfully he gazed at the Doctor. "Of course, maybe this time you were knocked unconscious and maybe this time you are hallucinating all of this."

Hannibal took the cigar out of his mouth and winced. "I hope not!" Then to the Doctor he asked, ''Who are you?"

Again the Doctor gave them a cheerful grin. "Indeed I am! And this is Sarah Jane Smith."

Hannibal took the cigar out of his mouth. "Another Smith. I wonder if I could be related to you. Smith is an English name."

Sarah grinned. ''We might have had a common ancestor back somewhere in time."

Murdock stared at her, still trying to make up his mind about them. "Other than Noah?"

Quite seriously the Doctor said, "Splendid fellow, Noah, but such a poor housekeeper. Animals everywhere, and oh, how he could drink!"

Murdock gave him a dubious stare. Then he turned to Sarah. "What are you doing with him?"

Sarah laughed. "Taking a mystery tour of the universe. What are you doing?"

Hannibal explained, "Right now I'm either a hallucination of Murdock's, or I'm unconscious. It's beginning to look like the latter. Why would you be one of Murdock's hallucinations? I mean, he's a very sociable psychotic, but even so, what would one of my relatives be doing in his head?"

Sarah nodded sympathetically. "Just put it down to it being a small, small universe, or Murphy's law in reverse. What were you doing before we close encountered?"

Hannibal stared at the van. "We were just about to start up the van and make a run for it. Decker was after us again and I had just told Murdock to find a good hiding place so he could rescue us later if he had to. Now we reused to him having very original solutions to problems, and we reused to him following my orders in-what shall we say-very unique ways, but this time...he's outdone himself!"

Murdock pinched himself, hard, and then said, "Ow! Hey, Billy, quit complainin . I had to try that. Hannibal, Billy says all this is real."

The Faceman was still feeling rather dazed. "You listen to him. Don't know about you, but I'm not unconscious, and I'm not a figment of Murdock's demented imagination. I am real and I am here, wherever here is. What do you think, B.A.?"

BA. was scared, and when he was scared he only got meaner. "I don't like it! I knew bein' around that fool nutbar would drive us all crazy sooner or later!"

K-nine trundled forward and raised his head, calmly studying the huge black man. "I suspect it would be of great emotional value to you for me to inform you that I am real."

For some reason this didn't help. B.A. closed his eyes. "I'm having a nightmare!"

The Doctor pretended to be hurt by this. "We're nobody's nightmare! K-nine's a good dog, aren't you, boy? Yes!And my Tardis is a wonderful place. You'll love it. Mind you, she is a bit on the old side, but there's still billions of years of life in her, and I can take you anyplace and anytime in the universe that you want to go. Decker never will find you. Where do you want to go?"

Hannibal gave up trying to explain the situation rationally. Murdock had the best idea under the circumstances. Maybe they would all wake up in some rubber room someplace...later. He put his cigar to his mouth, took a long drag, and then looked around again at their impossible surroundings. With more confidence than he felt, he chortled, "Oh, I love it when a plan comes together! Where do we want to go, Face?"

Peck shook his head as if still trying to clear it and finally said, "Ahh, someplace warm and full of beautiful scenery. Waikiki Beach!"

Hannibal grinned. "How much of that scenery walks around in tiny bathing suits, Face?"

Peck gave his friend a weak grin. "Under these, ah, less than usual circumstances, I hope most of it. I need something to settle my nerves."

The Doctor started flipping switches. "As you Americans would phrase it, you've got it!"

The Tardis hummed and wheezed again. The central control column did its up-and-down dance and the scene on the view screen changed from the dark car-filled parking garage to a smaller, well-lit area. Then the control column came to a wheezing halt, and the Doctor spun around to stare out the view screen. His index finger went up to his lips. "Oh, dear! I don't think this is Waikiki Beach!"

Murdock and Sarah started giggling, and B.A., Hannibal, and the Faceman exchanged worried glances.

The Doctor smiled. "Relax. Tardis, old girl, finally decided to go where she was preprogrammed to go. She's funny that way. Takes long side tours, sometimes halfway across time and space, picks out her own landing spots, until finally-FINALLY she decides to do what she's been told. We're aboard the space shuttle 'Adventurer' cargo bay."

Hannibal stared suspiciously at the British-seeming alien. "And what are we doing here?"

The Doctor gave the American a cheery grin. "Trying to rescue her crew. The Master is after the astronauts with some confounded nerve gas he stole from Hitler. Now the astronauts don't respond to radio communications. The Brigadier went to speak with the chaps in Houston, and I was supposed to come here. Only I didn't expect to bring passengers. But don't worry. I'll have her fixed and then we can all go back down. You'll end up at Waikiki Beach eventually, I assure you. In the meantime, I expect you will find weightlessness lots of jolly fun! I don't know if the shuttle cargo bay is pressurized with air or not, but I'll put a force field around the shuttle myself and add some air. Just a second." The Doctor pushed several buttons on his mysterious control panel. "There, now we'll be breathing better air than we were down in the car park. Come on."

The eccentric Time Lord motioned for them to go out the door. No one moved except Murdock, who was willing to try anything once-even craziness such as this. A few seconds later the others heard a delighted, "Weeeeeee! Hey, you guys, come on out and see this! Now I m a choo-choo train, AND AN AIRPLANE!"

Curiosity overcoming their apprehension, they cautiously inched out the door, all except B.A., who remained inside the Tardis, arms folded like a huge guardian jinn.

Hannibal, Sarah, and the Faceman were soon laughing with Murdock and the Doctor to find themselves floating in the shuttle cargo bay.

Hannibal stuck his head back into the Tardis. "Come on out, B.A. You're gonna love it!"

The black man kept his arms crossed. "No way, man! If man had been meant to fly he'd have been born with wings sprouting out of his shoulders!"

Murdock floated in the air, as much at home as if he'd been born in weightlessness. With his baseball cap drifting halfway across the room, what was left of his hair fluffed up by the lack of gravity, and his eyes shining with manic joy, he looked madder than ever. At B.A.'s proclamation, he gazed back over his shoulder lackadaisically and drawled, "Hey, man, I do have wings!"

The Doctor, meanwhile, was having his own troubles. Unhindered by gravity, his scarf seemed to take on a life of its own. It started snaking around him like a multicolored cobra. He fought a quick battle with it, batting it away from his eyes with his flailing, scruffy-coated arms. He finally won by wrapping the ends around his legs and tying them to his ankles.

Murdock, meanwhile, was busy practicing lazy loop-the-loops. George and Billy floated gently beside him. George was half asleep, purring with a huge raspy purr, her long-lashed, lavender eyelids contentedly half closed.

Suddenly a hollow laugh rumbled through the shuttle. "As usual, you've bungled again, Doctor! You are too late!"

The Doctor's blue eyes took on a hard glint. "The Master! He's still here!"

Somehow keeping his dignity even with no gravity, a black-bearded fellow with icy eyes came swimming out of the crew area. "Right, my old friend! You will find the astronauts are not quite in good working order." He gazed about him at the A-Team and Sarah and K-nine and gave another deep, menacing laugh.

''I say, but you ve acquired a rather motley crew for yourself, haven't you, Doctor? But no matter. You were still too late to stop me. Of course, I suppose they will have better guards aboard the next ones. But I'm done messing about with shuttles. It was, you see, only a very convenient and delightfully nasty way of testing my new nerve gas most thoroughly. Other than that I had no-"

The Master was suddenly interrupted by George, who woke from her nap with an irritated snort. It didn't take her long to decide weightlessness was not her natural habitat, and that somebody was threatening Murdock. She bent her long head down and came within inches of the Master. She stared at him, her lavender eyes flashing purple with anger.

Startled, the evil Gallifreyon backed away from her, hitting his head on the shuttle wall, but unfortunately he did not knock himself out.

Murdock, temporarily distracted by the encounter, let George and Billy blink out of existence for a tenth of a second, long enough for the Master to realize what they really were. The sinister face took on a delighted evil glow. "Doctor, I do so hope you don't expect these figments to be a threat to me! Dragons indeed! Who's the madman here if it isn't yourself?"

Murdock did the best he could to keep his dignity in weightlessness. He tried to prance forward gracefully, but rather instead resembled a huge, overgrown stork trying to do a dog paddle. He pointed to himself. "I am! And what are you going to do about it?"

9 The Master suddenly pounced right through George, ruffling the poor hallucination's composure, and grabbed Murdock by the throat. "This is what I'm going to do!" He started to squeeze with his powerful grip.

"Yeeek!" exclaimed Murdock. "Ah gaaa...!" Then his face started to turn blue.

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