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Week of April 23, 2001


UPN slays 'em all. It's official - UPN has rescued Buffy The Vampire Slayer from network limbo. Just in case you've been hiding under a rock for a past few months, 20th Century Fox - which makes the series - yanked it from The WB when Warner Bros. choked on the per-episode cost. But now UPN has nabbed Buffy for the next two years at a cost of $2,300,000 per episode. The deal covers 44 episodes. UPN has yet to announce what night the new show will be scheduled. Perhaps ominously for fans of another UPN series, there is still no renewal news on Seven Days. Source: E! Online submitted by Mark Holtz and Mary Terrell


The sound of time. Doctor Who is definitely meant to be heard and not seen this month; no fewer than three audio titles are available this month. The BBC Radio Collection releases the classic William Hartnell adventure The Celestial Toymaker in its entirety, a Twilight-Zone-esque four-parter which has earned legendary status (and of which only a single episode remains on video). Patrick Troughton's era is further mined with his fourth story, The Moonbase, which also marks the second appearance of the Borg-like Cybermen. Meanwhile, Big Finish releases this year's final Paul McGann adventure, Minuet In Hell, guest starring Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in his first audio "appearance" alongside the eighth Doctor. But don't worry - the Doctor's latest incarnation returns for a stretch of six new full-length audio plays in January 2002.

Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker

Doctor Who: The Moonbase


Things are looking up. You might just have noticed a change or two around here. At least on a handful of pages. I'm starting to work on what I'm hoping will be the site's last major redesign - in other words, hopefully this one will stick. And yes - feel free to cringe here - it's going to be a site-wide redesign. Though the "multicolored block" approach has worked well, I'm hoping that the new design will simplify things as well as sticking to my credo that backward compatibility needs to be maintained. The new design should work well for users with any resolution monitor from 640x480 to...well, anything. And as always, despite the fancy graphics, I'm still relying on pure old HTML - no image maps, no Java, no plug-ins. I'll eventually get around to retrofitting the entire site. But since we're running up on 1,500 pages...well, don't be surprised if you see an occasional flash of the old site!

Thanks for putting up with our almost-constant remodeling. And feel free to let me know what you think of the new look.

Earl Green
theLogBook.com webmaster/editor-in-chief

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