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As we rapidly approach the dawn of a new era, and a new Doctor…let us take a moment to appreciate the glorious classic team of the 7th Doctor and Ace. Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred had a natural chemistry that helped to cement their pairing as one that even the new series looks back on. The 7th Doctor was the first one who could talk about bringing down evil empires, while simultaneously appreciating jazz music and the genius of Elvis Presley…very much imprinting a modernist approach all his successors would follow. Meanwhile, Ace is the misfit working class teen from the inner suburbs — a virtual prototype for Rose Tyler and her council estate life. Together, McCoy and Aldred saw out the 1980s in great style and surprisingly deep substance…and nowhere is this more evident than in this week’s concluding episodes of REMEMBRANCE OF […]
Games club will be held on Tuesday, September 25 instead of Wednesday this week due to the football game.
Call out to all Magic the Gathering players at St. Benedict to attend as we start our 2018-2019 MTG season. Prizes available throughout the year.
Doctor Who celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1988 with one of the greatest stories to feature the Doctor’s arch-enemies: the Daleks. It also returned to the beginning: the story comes full circle to the London of 1963, with return visits to Coal Hill School and the Totter’s Lane junkyard, where Ian and Barbara first discovered the TARDIS. Ever wonder why the Doctor was in the London of 1963? We’ll find out this week, as we watch the first two episodes of REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS. Join us this week as Sylvester McCoy’s impish 7th Doctor battles his mortal enemies on our Doctor Who Club big screen. PLEASE NOTE: due to the PD Day on September 21st, we will be meeting this week on Thursday, September 20th.
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FOREST OF THE DEAD concludes the adventure we began last week, introducing Alex Kingston’s mysterious & pivotal River Song into the Doctor Who universe. It seems strange now, with everything that has unfolded over the years, that when this episode was first broadcast, we were watching a preview of the entire 11th Doctor/Matt Smith era without even knowing it. On a personal note, this is my all-time favourite 10th Doctor episode, and one of my favourite stories in the entire canon. This week, we re-live the experience of all the loving & tragic hints regarding future events that the Doctor is going to experience…and the enduring power of love, across time and space. Join us this week and remember the moment when the phrases “spoilers” and “hello sweetie” entered Doctor Who lore.