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The cancellation of Dr. Who [message #118804] Tue, 24 September 2013 14:36
Originally posted by: @RUTGERS.ARPA:phil@rice.ARPA
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From: William LeFebvre 

If you are concerned about the cancellation of Dr. Who, then READ THIS

While vacationing in Florida last week, I had the pleasure of attending
a Whovian Festival (they called it something else) in Tampa.  It was
put on by the Dr. Who Fan Club of America, and featured Peter Davidson
and John Nathan-Turner (the current producer for those of you who are
not in the know).

About one minute after I sat down (and I was even a half-hour late), a
green sheet of paper was shoved inot my hand.  Across the top it said
"SAVE DOCTOR WHO!"  It went on to say:  "The BBC thinks it's going to
cancel Doctor Who!  We know better -- whether the BBC likes it or not!!
Send letters .. one each to:"  and gave the following three addresses:

Michael Grade, Controller
80 Wood Lane
London W12 OTT

Alastair Milne, Director General
White City
London W12

and... (believe it or not)

Margaret Thatcher
10 Downing St.

Also during the conference, there was a Q&A session with Davidson and
Nathan-Turner.  The second question asked was about the rumored
cancellation.  John confirmed that, yes, the BBC has decided to halt
production on Dr. Who for this season.  BUT -- there is hope.  He also
said that he and others would continue to work on the next season
(script writing and such) even though it won't get aired until 1986 at
the earliest.  They have NOT completely cancelled the show, they have
only taken it off the air for one season.  John Nathan-Turner implied
that they had not yet made a decision on whether or not Dr. Who would
be back in 1986.

If you want it to continue, then write letters now!

I also got the chance to see two complete stories with the current
Doctor -- Colin Baker.  The second one (and the one that closed the
festival) guest starred Patrick Troughton.  It was called (naturally)
"The Two Doctors".

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't Dr. Who outlasted even Gunsmoke?

                                William LeFebvre
				Department of Computer Science
				Rice University

"Never trust a man with dirty fingernails."
		--The fourth Doctor
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