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DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 25th

Doctor Who has always traveled into the past, but pure historicals -- without any SF or fantasy content -- disappeared after 1966.  Then, in 1982, during Peter Davison's first season as the 5th Doctor, the pure historical returned with BLACK ORCHID.  As summer approaches, it's the perfect episode:  an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, featuring a [...]

2018-05-19T16:41:51+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 18th

What better way to celebrate the arrival of the Victoria Day long weekend than with a cavalcade of Daleks.  Join us this week as the 11th Doctor, Amy & Rory are plunged into a nightmare of half-crazed Daleks, terrified Daleks, zombie Daleks...and a surprise first appearance for a new character that brought the house [...]

2018-05-15T17:36:17+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Announcements, Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 11th

What happens when the 10th Doctor & Rose aim for Hollywood in the 1950s and end up in London?  Instead of Elvis Presley & Ed Sullivan, it's Elizabeth I's coronation, the end of rationing, block parties...and a fascinating new invention called television.  There are rumours going around: if you watch too much of it, your [...]

2018-05-06T09:19:03+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 4th

What else is there to say, as we conclude Douglas Adam's wonderful CITY OF DEATH at this week's meeting?  Let's leave it to a review from THE DISCONTINUITY GUIDE by Paul Cornell, Martin Day, and Keith Topping (an absolutely hilarious review book all Doctor Who fans should read):   "'Exquisite... Absolutely exquisite.' Witty, happy, plotted [...]

2018-04-28T17:46:33+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming April 27th

What can one say about CITY OF DEATH, one of the most sublime & witty creations to ever grace the screen, under the title of DOCTOR WHO?  Douglas Adams -- the most famous of science fiction & comedy writers, serving as script editor of the 1979-1980 season -- faced a conundrum of epic proportions.  With a [...]

2018-04-21T19:38:02+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming April 20th

The Shard is the tallest building in the UK -- a brand new, mighty crag of crystal jutting into the heavens, daring people to judge it & not to look away from its mammoth-ness.  What better setting for a modern urban adventure...which the series capitalized upon back in 2013 with THE BELLS OF ST [...]

2018-05-18T16:44:19+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Announcements, Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming April 12th

A stone-cold, romantic classic this week from the 10th Doctor's era:  THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE.  As April roars in feeling more like February, what better way to warm the heart & soul than the tale of a spaceship from the 51st century stalking one of the most famous women of the 18th century...complete with [...]

2018-04-08T09:21:48+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming April 6th

Elisabeth Sladen certainly made an impression as Sarah Jane Smith.  Not only is she part of an iconic partnership with Tom Baker's 4th Doctor from 1974 to 1977, she soared into the modern era of Doctor Who, as well as into two spin-off series.  Her death in 2011 was a great blow to fanboys [...]

2018-04-02T13:49:00+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming March 29th

What better way to take us into spring than with an old school premiere from the 1973-74 season of the classic series.  Spring is a time of new growth & new planting, and the 11th season of the classic series (the last to feature Jon Pertwee as the 3rd Doctor) opened with an abundance of [...]

2018-03-25T17:09:57+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Doctor Who|

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming March 23rd

This week, we return to those heady days of Doctor Who's return in 2005 with BOOM TOWN, the late season sequel to the2005 season's first two-part story.  Most fans would agree that the Slitheen didn't exactly light up the Whoniverse as the most compelling of new alien races (but certainly the most flatuent).  However, Russell [...]

2018-03-18T19:51:03+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Doctor Who|