DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 24th
We celebrate the end of another year of Doctor Who Club meetings with what is turning into our annual dip into the black and white era of the 1960s. This time, we’ll be closing out the year with the first episode of one of the most famous 2nd Doctor stories ever: THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN. Lost for 25 years, film prints were recovered in Hong Kong in 1991, and now everyone can continue to enjoy this story, not just British viewers from 1967. We will also be celebrating the end of another year with the FINAL PRIZE RAFFLE: over a dozen goodies will be given away, including posters, magazines, books, DVD box sets…and another sonic screwdriver! Join us for all the fun this week, and help us close out another successful year of adventuring through time and space.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 17th
Large, tunnel-building wood lice creatures that kidnap people under the earth? Only Doctor Who brings this kind of dark imagination to the table…and as a threat to the last surviving humans, the final two episodes of FRONTIOS demonstrates this most emphatically. Find out how the Doctor manages to save this day — with his usual armaments of wit, guile and black humour — at this week’s meeting.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 10th
This week, we finally re-visit MY childhood Doctor & hero: Peter Davison’s 5th Doctor. The first of the younger Doctors, this Edwardian gentleman traveler is accompanied by his companions Tegan & Turlough. This week, watch as the TARDIS brings the crew far into the future, to catch a glimpse of humanity’s destiny after the destruction of the Earth. Naturally, things are not as they seem…so join us this week to discover what is happening as we watch the first two episodes of 1984’s FRONTIOS.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 3rd
THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR gets lost in the great hoopla that was Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary in 2013, but it doesn’t deserve to be forgotten. It contains the resolution to the mystery behind “impossible girl” Clara, a final reckoning with River Song, a hint of dangers to come…and the direct lead-in to the 50th anniversary special, with the introduction of John Hurt’s War Doctor. This week, we dust off this overlooked gem from 2013 and re-live the excitement of that time once again…
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming April 26th
THE BEAST BELOW is only Matt Smith’s second outing on TV as the 11th Doctor, but as a story it is one of several episodes throughout Doctor Who history that explores the evolving nature of humankind…and whether or not we learn from our past mistakes. Join us this week as the 11th Doctor takes Amy Pond on her first proper journey in the TARDIS…and we will see first hand what humankind might become centuries from now…
Congratulations to the Robotics Team!
Congratulations to the Robotics team for making it to the provincial championships and posting a 9-3 record in the qualifiers. They competed against some of the top teams in Ontario and became one of the alliance leaders to choose a team of 3 to go into the playoffs. These are a lot of firsts for the Robotics team. Congratulations on a great season and a huge thank you to all our sponsors and those who volunteered their time to help us!
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming April 18th
Most people think story arcs started with 21st century Doctor Who, but it was alive and well in the classic series. As we conclude FULL CIRCLE this week, we witness the start of the E-Space trilogy — the first of the 1980s story arcs — with the TARDIS and her crew trapped in a negative universe. Join us this week to re-live the 4th Doctor & company falling down the cosmic rabbit hole. NOTE: due to Good Friday, this week’s meeting is one again on THURSDAY.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming April 11th
Lots of firsts this week. It’s our first viewing this year of Tom Baker’s titanic 4th Doctor, Lalla Ward’s impish Romana, and their indefatigable robot dog, K9. FULL CIRCLE also marks the debut of Matthew Waterhouse as new companion Adric. Finally, this week’s episodes mark the first full-on shift in tone for the series in 1980/81, as it begins the transition to the new 5th Doctor era that was just about to begin. This week, our intrepid group of Whovians get to re-live all of it once again. NOTE: because of the PD DAY this Friday and EASTER the following week, this is first of two consecutive weeks that we will be meeting on THURSDAY!