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  • Janet
    I just received the new issue of the Creative Screenwriting Weekly newsletter which is pretty Doctor Who heavy this week. It includes a couple interviews with
    Message 1 of 51 , Feb 24, 2007
      I just received the new issue of the Creative Screenwriting Weekly
      newsletter which is pretty Doctor Who heavy this week. It includes a couple
      interviews with Steven Moffat and Paul Cornell.

      It also has a section on (you guessed it), The Seven Best British TV Shows
      Unavailable on American DVD. Among the contenders is our very own
      Torchwood....

      If you liked *Men in Black*, but think it was just a little too
      light-hearted, you'll like:
      *Torchwood <http://snipurl.com/1auqd> (2006- present) *
      Created by Russell T Davies
      Building on the success of his re-launch of *Doctor
      Who*<http://snipurl.com/p517>,
      showrunner Russell T Davies plucked the omnisexual, future-born con man Jack
      Harkness (John Barrowman) from the first season's cast to star in a
      spin-off. Based in the Welsh capitol of Cardiff, Harkness leads Torchwood, a
      team of specialists dedicated to investigating paranormal and
      extraterrestrial events on Earth. Intended as an adult companion to *Doctor
      Who*'s more family- friendly format, *Torchwood* is a grittier take on the
      concept, with the Harkness haunted by his mysterious past and each
      investigation awakening personal demons for his teammates. Having recently
      finished its first season in the U.K., and already renewed for a second, the
      series will likely find its way to America sooner or later, but the R-rated
      content might result in severe editing before the adventure series hits U.S.
      screens.

      Two other shows of interest mentioned are "Life on Mars" and "Quatermass and
      the Pit".

      If interested, I can post the interviews as well which are mostly about
      getting started and their experiences of working as a professional writer.

      Janet


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    • Jackie Moleski
      ... Ah!!! Now you re talking my language. We talked about Degaussing in my A+ class. We even talked about how having your speakers too close to the monitor,
      Message 51 of 51 , Mar 7, 2007
        Russ wrote:

        > Your TV's internal speaker has caused the problem. When I got my last
        > set some 20 years ago I removed the speaker from it and I listen
        > through the stereo. Sure, it's lost some color but at least it's all
        > the same color. Your TV needs to be degaussed, and there are things
        > around the house that you can use. Go here for more info:
        >
        > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degauss
        > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degauss>
        >
        > Sounds a bit like something out of Doctor Who doesn't it? Just be
        > careful not to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!
        >










        Ah!!! Now you're talking my language. We talked about Degaussing in my
        A+ class. We even talked about how having your speakers too close to
        the monitor, could cause the monitor to have "issues".
        Somehow, I never connected that info to the large green or small purple
        blotches on the TV, I just figured it needed to be replaced (it IS an
        old TV).

        Thanks for the info and the link!

        --Jackie M










        >
        > Jackie Moleski <moleskij@... <mailto:moleskij%40execpc.com>> wrote:
        >
        > Okay, I am confused. I don't have external speakers hooked-up to the
        > TV, (just the ones that came with the set and are part of it,, like
        > internally). However, I do have an entertainment center with all my
        > other stuff to the right of the TV, including: Satellite decoder 1 (for
        > our old 6-foot dish)-- this is currently NOT working and probably isn't
        > even plugged in, Satellite Decoder 2 for Direct TV (this is my working
        > decoder), DVD Player (my R2 Daewoo), then below the TV on a shelf is the
        > VCR (yep, I still have one of them!). (oh, and I know I shouldn't, but
        > lots of VHS tapes get piled-up around the components and spare shelves
        > of my entertainment center)
        >
        > Does this help?
        >
        > --Jackie M
        >
        > ---------------------------------
        > Don't get soaked. Take a quick peek at the forecast
        > with theYahoo! Search weather shortcut.
        >
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