DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming September 28th
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 THE DALEKS. Join us this week and rediscover this classic Time Lord/human friendship for yourself.
Meeting date change!
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 CLUB: Coming September 20th
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.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming September 14th
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.
We are now recruiting for the Yearbook Team! If you’re interested in design, photography, writing, business, art, and are looking for a way to make your mark on the school, the Yearbook Team is the place for you! See Ms. Currie in the math office or posters around the school for application information!
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming September 7th
WELCOME BACK to another year…and a monumental one as well. This semester, we await the arrival of the new 13th Doctor…and, as played by Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor since the show began in 1963! We live in exciting times, and we will be following her adventures every week in Doctor Who Club. However, to start us off and tide us over until that mega-premiere, we will begin our run of classic episodes with the 10th Doctor two-parter SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY. So welcome back current members, and welcome to ANY new members who wish to eat pizza, watch Doctor Who, and share company with St. Benedict’s finest connoisseurs of the greatest science fiction and fantasy series ever created. As this is our first meeting of the year, we will also be holding the first of our monthly prize raffles! I hope to see everyone in room 226, after school on Friday September 7th.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB will return…
…this September. Until then, do what a Dalek does when it doesn’t have anyone to chase and shout “exterminate” at…hit the beach.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming June 8th
It’s the last club meeting of the year…and what better way to salute the end of the year than by going back to the beginning…to November 23rd, 1963. The day after President Kennedy’s assassination, two high school teachers follow one of their students home, curious about her background. Instead of a home, they find a junk yard…containing a strange vibrating police box…and an old man demanding to know why they are following his granddaughter. This is the very first episode of Doctor Who ever broadcast: AN UNEARTHLY CHILD. Join us this week for a return to the beginning…as well as our final prize raffle of the year…to celebrate another end to a successful year of travel through time and space.