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SENTINEL MENTION IN BRITISH SF MAGS - Sept 2 1998

From DREAMWATCH MAGAZINE - Number 48 - August 1998 (page 6)

Dedicated fans of The Sentinel have won a reprieve for the series. Fans bombarded UPN'S switchboards with complaints at its cancellation, and took out a full-page advert in USA TODAY, protesting, "When UPN said no," the fans said no way!"

Apparently shocked by the level of response, at the end of June UPN relented and announced that, due to "popular demand from its fervent fans," it had ordered an additional 13 episodes, which would return as a mid-season replacement.


From TV ZONE - Issue 105 - August 1998 (Page 8)
Excerpt from "US Scene" section of "News":

Partially due to public demand, UPN has decided to commission a midseadson fourth season of The Sentinel comprising 13 episodes. UPN Entertainment President Tom Nunan quipped, "aside from the legion of loyal Sentinel fans who have bombarded our office with tens of thousands of phone calls, I think the happiest person to hear the news is the UPN switchboard operator!"

Voyager's Jeri Ryan featured prominently in the third season finale as Alex and could make a return appearance.

The article includes a small color picture of Richard Burgi.

The following addresses will assist you in contacting these magazines with feedback on their coverage of The Sentinel and to add your voice to the push for the show to screen in the UK.


DREAMWATCH
Email: dreamwatch@dreamwatch.co.uk
Website: http://www.dreamwatch.co.uk
TV ZONE
Email: tvzone@visimag.com
Website: http://www.visimag.com
(Thanks Kathy, Kaci and Michelle)


SENTINEL FEATURED AGAIN ON COP TV WEBSITE - Sept 2 1998

Cop TV's latest issue of "Blue News" (#36, 8/25/98) has a write up of CouverCon as follows:

Sentinel Star and Others in Charity Event

The Sentinel stars Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart will make an appearance at Couver Con 98, a benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The event will be held Fri. O ct 23, to Oct 25, and will also feature stars from Highlander: The Series, as well as Leigh Taylor Young and Tim Thomerson. Couver Con 98 is the first in a series of fan conventions featuring stars, producers and writers for television programs and films produced in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area. Details and registration information can be found on the web at http://members.aol.com/trkyl2/home.html or by calling 818-413-2380.

The article is accompanied by a pic of Richard Burgi.

Below that in the regular feature entitled Cop TV Show Rankings (8/17 - 8/23) The Sentinel is also mentioned as an improving performer.

Web admin Greg Baerg coptv.guide@miningco.com has been very supportive of the SOS campaign. If you haven't seen this website before, it's a wonderful resource to keep track of your favorite cop shows.

(Thanks Mick and Mal)


MADE FOR TV MONSTER - Sept 9 1998

The TV Guide Fall Preview of 'Made for TV' movies lists the following air date for Richard Burgi's new movie for UPN:

I Married a Monster (UPN, October 8) The honeymoon ends a bit sooner than expected for new bride Kelly Drummond (Susan Walters) when she realizes that her husband (Richard Burgi) has been possessed by an alien.


 

MORE ON RICHARD BURGI'S MONSTER MOVIE - Sept 10 1998

This made for television movie will head up UPN's new Thursday Night at the Movies, now curiously no longer known as the "Way Out There Movie Night".
I MARRIED A MONSTER

Starring Richard Burgi (Nick) and Susan Walters (Kelly)

OCTOBER 8, 1998
From 8 - 10 pm ET/PT on UPN.

Soon after their marriage, Kelly Drummond realizes there's something otherworldly about her new husband Nick and, when other men begin behaving like him, she knows it's up to her to fight the beast who's taking over the town in I Married A Monster, the premiere of "UPN's Thursday Night at the Movies", airing Thursday, October 8 on UPN.

Kelly (Susan Walters) is happy with her new husband, Nick (Richard Burgi) before she realizes exactly what she's married. After their friend dies in a freak boating accident, Kelly is disturbed by the response from her husband Nick.

 

(Thanks Ann)


SENTINEL COVERAGE IN NEW SCI-FI MAGAZINE - Sept 11 1998

FROM Sci-Fi tv
Premiere Issue
Oct. 1998 #1

Welcome to Sci-Fi TV page (Pg. 10)

Although not on UPN's fall schedule, The Sentinel has not been cancelled. UPN has ordered 13 episodes for mid-season. No word yet on how the series' cliffhanger premiere will be resolved.
The issue also included info on Richard Burgi's upcoming made for TV movie, UPN's I Married a Monster, but he was credited as "Richard Burg" (sic).

Sco-Fi tv is published bi-monthly by:
Starlog Communications International, Inc.
475 Park Avenue South, 9th Flr.
NY, NY 10016
(Next issue on sale Oct. 20)

(thanks Mick C.)


 

BURGI'S CHEMICAL REACTION - Sept 22 1998

TV Gen Sci-Fi/Fantasy News

The following article by John Walsh is the lead story on this week's Sci-Fi/Fantasy News page of TV GEN:

 

Burgi's Chemical Reaction

Richard Burgi

"It's like a family up here," Richard Burgi says from The Sentinel's Vancouver set. "I love these people." When the supernatural action series was missing from UPN's fall lineup, "I took it kind of personally at first," he recalls. "I guess any actor would."

Fans took it personally, too, mounting phone, e-mail and postal campaigns to save the show. "I had a feeling something like that might happen," Burgi says. "Our fans are very vociferous and enthusiastic." As a result, The Sentinel is back in production and will air as a UPN midseason replacement. "I think it's a really interesting indication of how networks don't always understand the public's appetites," Burgi says.

What appeals most to Sentinel fans, the actor thinks, is chemistry. "You know, we're in these occasionally implausible situations, but there's such a strong bond among the cast that we can make it work." Costar Garett Maggart had already been cast as anthropologist Blair Sandburg when Burgi read for the show. "And Garett and I just kind of clicked right away," Burgi says. "Whatever we had - chemistry, I guess - it seems to work."

 

(Thanks Lee Ann)

 


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