Last Updated: 27 June 2001
[06/27/01] *** Visa and Mastercard users may now pay for their RBFC Memberships through PayPal *** -- Visa and Mastercard users, especially those living outside of the USA, now have the option of using their credit cards to make their Membership fee payments.
PayPal transactions are processed through their website at http://www.paypal.com, using email@example.com as the RBFC payment address / account. The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register with PayPal, which takes about five minutes. (Instructions are provided on the PayPal website).
Unfortunately, the added convenience is not without cost; Memberships or Renewals paid through PayPal are slightly more expensive to cover PayPal processing fees. The Membership or Renewal rates for payment through PayPal are as follows: US - $20.90, Canada - $26.05, and International - $31.20. Remember, your payments must be made in US Dollars.
**NOTE** -- Even when PayPal is used as a payment option, we ask that you fill out and send in an RBFC Membership Registration & Renewal form. This will enable us to process your Registration or Renewal quickly and efficiently. (Simply print out the Registration Form, fill it out, and mail it to the RBFC address printed on the form).
For further information, contact Kat through the following RBFC mail link.
(Thanks to Kat for the PayPal setup work)
[06/27/01] *** FOX adds "24" to its Fall 2001 lineup -- Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET/PT *** Richard, cast as newly-divorced father Alan York, recently filmed the pilot for "24," a groundbreaking drama series for the FOX Network. Kiefer Sutherland heads the cast of the "real time" show, so called because its 24 hour-long episodes will cover a single day -- 24 hours.
Kiefer Sutherland plays the part of CIA agent Jack Bower/Bauer, who has 24 hours to stop an assassination, while Richard -- aided by Sutherland's on-screen wife Teri -- searches for their two missing daughters, Janet and Kim. (The girls, best friends, have disappeared). The series will build to its climactic finale in episode 24 -- "zero hour," so to speak.
Richard will, presumably, continue to play the part of Alan York through the run of the series, which is due to go into production in late July/early August.
(More information as we receive it...)
[06/27/01] **Latest "District" News** -- "The Distict" premieres in Australia today, Wednesday, June 27th, at 9:35pm on Channel 9. (Aussie fans, you'll find Richard's episodes listed below).
"The District" wrapped production on its Freshman season with a total of 23 episodes. As the show has been a ratings success for CBS, usually winning its hour every Saturday, "The District" will be back next season, most likely starting production on its sophomore season in late July/early August.
Now that "The District" has aired its season finale, look for the remaining unrepeated episodes to air. Of Richard's seven episodes, three have not yet repeated; they are:
This would be a great time to send CBS some feedback on "The District" and Captain Hunter -- let them know you've enjoyed seeing Richard on their show and would enjoy seeing even more of him in the Fall 2001 season. Simply visit the CBS website's "District" page and use the feedback link.
Richard's episodes to date (Note: the pilot is designated as episode '1.00')
Season One -- 2000-2001
Richard plays the recurring role of Captain Vincent Hunter, head of the Internal Affairs division.
To learn more about "The District," visit the CBS Website "District" page.
(More information as we receive it. Thanks to Becky for the screen-grabs)
[06/27/01] *** Watch for Richard's episode of "Twice in a Lifetime" when it repeats on PAX in the USA and CTV in Canada -- Saturday, July 28th at 11:00pm ET on PAX (CTV schedule as yet unconfirmed) *** Richard appears in the episode titled "The Knockout." The TVGrid listing had this to say:
Knockout -- a boxing champion (guest star Richard Burgi) who became a homeless alcoholic after killing his adoptive brother in the ring gets another shot -- at life. With Paul Popowich. (Photo -- Paul Popowich and Richard Burgi).
The show itself, an hour-long drama with a redemptive theme, is described by TVGuide in these terms: "An angel [Paul Popowich] ushers people who've just had near-death experiences back in time to revisit a pivotal decision that changed their lives." What TVguide did not mention is that these ne'er-do-wells die, but are actually given the chance to change their pasts and get a second chance at life -- if they can convince their younger selves to chose a different path when the "pivotal decision" is made.
Both the PAX and the CTV websites list information on "Twice in a Lifetime," with the PAX website offering a more detailed look at the show, the characters, the cast, and the episodes.
Visit the PAX website at www.pax.tv/twice/
Visit the CTV -- Canadian Television -- website at www.ctv.ca/Primetime/pent_twice.asp
(Thanks to DebbieLD for the updated schedule info, and to Becky for the screen-grab)
[01/30/01]*** Write to Richard care of the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be sent to Richard's home address! Receiving fan mail through his home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially from the standpoint of privacy and safety. If you have come across what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We -- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us know where you came across the address by using this e-mail link to the RBFC.
While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts be sent to him. Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming. Richard would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to a local children's shelter or literacy program.
[06/27/01]*** Catch Richard as "The Sentinel" on the Sci-Fi Channel *** -- Monday - Friday at 9am ET/PT, and Monday-Thursday late-night at 2am ET/PT.
** German viewers, catch "The Sentinel" on Germany's Premiere World ** -- Two episodes a day, Monday through Friday. The first showing will be at 18:00 (5pm) with a repeat the following morning at 09:00 (9am).
"The Sentinel" will also be featured in two SciFi Channel 5-episode mini-marathons as the featured show on "Superheroland Monday," July 2nd and July 16th, starting at 11am ET/PT.
"Sentinel" schedule, June-July 2001
June 25 - 29
[10/05/99]The SciFi Channel has an excellent Sentinel page at its scifi.com website. The page, which can be found at www.scifi.com/sentinel/, contains cast and character bios, a selection of downloadable JPEG images of the cast, episode guides for all four seasons, a bulletin-board devoted to The Sentinel, and a downloadable Sentinel screen-saver in both MAC and Windows formats.
[12/20/00] ** Updated RBFC Archive pages now active ** -- Thanks to the generosity of Ursula of SOS and Steffi of SOS2, we now have an extensively renovated and enhanced Archive of "Sentinel"-era material available on the RBFC website! To visit the Archive pages, simply scroll to the navbar section at the foot of the page and click on the "archive" button.
Thanks also to the generosity -- not to mention hard work -- of Linda "Mackie" Maclaren, the history of Richard's Daytime TV career, as seen through the eyes of Soap Opera Digest, is now available on the RBFC Archive. Links to the "Burgi Bits" pages can be found on both the 1985-89 and 1990-94 Archive pages.
(Thanks to Ursula, Steffi,Mackie, and everyone who shared their collections with us!)
[08/23/00] *** Get your RBFC Website banners here! *** -- Thanks to the talent and generosity of RBFC member and graphic arts whiz Laura Trout, we have a wonderful assortment of RBFC banners to offer to RBFC members and fans of Richard Burgi in general. The banners come in a variety of sizes and formats, including a selection of animated GIF banners.
Click on the image at left or follow the highlighted link to our RBFC Banners page, then help yourself!
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