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2010: Doctor Who: Time Of The Angels — The 762nd episode of Doctor Who (the 64th since the series' revival) airs on BBC1. Alex Kingston reprises the role of River Song in the first part of a two-part story that also brings back the Weeping Angels. More about Doctor Who in the LogBook
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2010: K-9: Curse Of Anubis — UK cable channel Disney XD airs the tenth episode of K-9. The Australian-made series features no Doctor Who-related characters other than K-9. More about K-9 in the LogBook
2002: Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained — The 20th episode of the Star Trek prequel spinoff Enterprise premieres on UPN. Scott Bakula's former Quantum Leap co-star Dean Stockwell guest stars. More about Star Trek: Enterprise in the LogBook
1995: PTEN in pieces — With many of the Chris-Craft television stations that formed its backbone now allied to Paramount's UPN network, fledgeling network PTEN is in a precarious position - especially when many of those stations bail out or only show PTEN programming in late-night time slots. PTEN parent company Warner Brothers announces that the network's two most popular shows, Babylon 5 and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, will be renewed for the fall season, but also reveals that PTEN is giving up its ambitions to become the next Fox: in order to keep stations from ditching PTEN entirely, Warner is basically keeping the PTEN brand afloat only as a syndication package for those two shows. The action series Pointman is cancelled, with its remaining episodes to be "burned off" during the summer months prior to the fall season premieres of the two surviving shows. More about Babylon 5 in the LogBook
1995: Star Trek: DS9: Improbable Cause — The week-long national syndication window opens for the 65th episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Andrew Robinson and Paul Dooley guest star. More about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the LogBook
1995: Voyager: Heroes and Demons — UPN airs the 11th episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Christopher Neame guest stars. More about Star Trek: Voyager in the LogBook
1990: STS-31: launching Hubble — In the planning stages since the 1970s, and delayed by the post-Challenger-disaster downtime for the shuttle program, the Hubble Space Telescope is finally lifted into orbit aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Hubble is just one of the scientific payloads for the five-day flight, with other experiments being conducted in the crew cabin and the cargo bay. Discovery's crew for this flight is Commander Loren Shriver, Pilot Charles Bolden, and mission specialists Steven Hawley, Bruce McCandless and Kathryn Sullivan.
1989: Star Trek: TNG: The Icarus Factor — The week-long national syndication window opens for the 39th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. More about Star Trek: The Next Generation in the LogBook
1989: Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever — Tom Petty's solo album Full Moon Fever is released on MCA Records. (Though many of his Heartbreakers bandmates play on the album, the album is credited to Petty alone). Fellow Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne produces the album and co-writes some of the songs. More about Tom Petty in Music Reviews
1984: Apple IIc — Not quite ready to bring the Apple II line to an end, Apple Computer launches the Apple IIc, a smaller form-factor enhanced Apple IIe specifically designed for portability (an optional LCD monitor - with no backlighting - is also made available on this date). Introduced alongside the IIc is a new Apple operating system, ProDOS, meant to mimic some of the object-oriented features of the Macintosh user interface, as well as an Apple II mouse. Perhaps not surprisingly, Apple also chooses to quietly discontinue support for the Apple III on this date as well. More about Apple II in Phosphor Dot Fossils
1971: Doctor Who: Colony In Space, Part 3 — The 295th episode of Doctor Who airs on BBC1. Roger Delgado, John Ringham and Bernard Kay guest star. More about Doctor Who in the LogBook Order VWORP!1 from theLogBook.com Media
1967: Soyuz 1: cosmonaut down — After a day in space aboard a spacecraft crawling with technical glitches, cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov orients the Soyuz 1 capsule for return to Earth. Though the vehicle survives reentry through Earth's atmosphere, the main parachute fails to open, and the first Soyuz capsule returns to Earth at a speed of well over 100 miles per hour, killing Komarov instantly. The Soviet Union's space program is stalled - much like the American Apollo program, postponed after the fatal Apollo 1 fire - well into 1968 as a result of the need to redesign Soyuz from the inside out.
1965: Doctor Who: The Space Museum — The 68th episode of Doctor Who airs on the BBC. This is part one of the story now collectively known as The Space Museum. Peter Craze and Jeremy Bulloch guest star. More about Doctor Who in the LogBook Order VWORP!1 from theLogBook.com Media
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