DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming February 23rd
We dive back into the heart of the 1980s, with the first half of a 6th Doctor classic: VENGEANCE ON VAROS. Not only is it one of Doctor Who’s darker, more political stories, it’s one that has much to say on television violence, screen obsession, reality programming…topics that are highly relevant in 2018, but Doctor Who was already commenting on these matters in 1985. Everything old is new again, so join us as we ride on the multi-coloured coat tails of Colin Baker’s fascinating, prickly and commanding incarnation of the Doctor…on a satiric journey into the dark heart of public entertainment.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming February 16th
This week, we watch a recently minted classic from Peter Capaldi’s first season as the 12th Doctor. A little bit of Agatha Christie style, some old fashioned horror movie gravitas, lots of great characters (and potential victims of the eponymous mummy), and a gorgeous conclusion all add up to one of Doctor Who’s highlights from 2014: MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. The Orient Express…in space! The Doctor in a tux. Clara dressed to the hilt as a flapper. A mysterious killer mummy on a time-clock. A stylish & scary outing for this week’s viewing.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming February 9th
Welcome to a new semester…and Doctor Who Club flies out of the gate with a 10th Doctor & Donna adventure from 2008 that pits the Time Lord and his best friend against futuristic slavery & corporate greed. The episode is called PLANET OF THE OOD, and showcases the Doctor at his moral crusading best…with Donna there beside him, ready to deflate his ego whenever it becomes necessary. As a welcome back, this week’s meeting will also feature our first monthly PRIZE RAFFLE for semester two. We look forward to seeing both our returning members, and any newcomers wishing to begin their travels through time and space.
Seams Sew Easy Second Semester Startup
Come on down to Room 217 and join us at the SEAMS SEW EASY club as we begin Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Here is your chance to learn how to make a pair of pajama bottoms, carry on bag, and much more! Learn how to use a sewing machine as well as a serger.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB pauses for a vacation…
…because, like the Doctor, we all need a break. Unlike the Doctor, it won’t be on the shingles of Brighton beach…but one can dream. In any event, as exams begin and semester one ends, DOCTOR WHO CLUB will be taking a brief pause until our first meeting of the second semester, which will take place on FEBRUARY 9th. Apologies if anyone thought we had disappeared for the last week or so, as technical difficulties with the website were only recently resolved. Rest assured we’re still here, and preparing for a second semester of geeking out with our heroic Time Lord. In the meantime, study hard for exams, and enjoy the extended break until the time winds gather us together once again…
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming January 12th
For those of you who missed it over Christmas — whether it be due to family events or your turkey coma — the moment has come. The final adventure of the 12th Doctor: TWICE UPON A TIME, with the 1st Doctor along for the ride. David Bradley reprises his role as the 1st Doctor from the 2013 docu-drama “An Adventure in Space & Time” to join Peter Capaldi for his last outing as the current Doctor. Two Time Lords — the same Time Lord — both unwilling to regenerate…what could possibly happen? Best not to ask such questions in the Doctor Who universe. But whatever the outcome, the most monumental moment of all awaits at the end of this episode…as Jodie Whittaker prepares to make her entrance as the 13th Doctor: the first ever female version of our favourite time traveler. Remember that this week’s episode is one hour in length, so budget a bit of extra time as we witness the most incredible change in Doctor Who’s 54 years…
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming December 22nd
IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!
Once again, it’s the annual CHRISTMAS DOCTOR WHO CLUB EXTRAVAGANZA. Once again we will be conducting the annual Doctor Who Book Giveaway, and there will also be a special raffle. The prize is a special DOUBLE DVD SET of Cybermen & Dalek stories covering the 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors…a set which also includes A SONIC SCREWDRIVER!
We will also be watching the feature length 8th DOCTOR TV MOVIE from 1996. It not only continues our theme of regeneration stories from this year, but is also set on New Year’s Eve of 1999…about as big a new year celebration as one can imagine. Naturally, when the world’s existence is threatened on the eve of millennial change, the Doctor stands as our protector…as long as he can find the right pair of shoes to wear for the occasion.
So, set aside some extra time for our end of the year treat (we’ll be at school until at least 3:45 to 4pm that day), and come celebrate Christmas with the Doctor…as well as all your friends and fellow fans.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: This week’s meeting POSTPONED
Due to circumstances beyond my control, this week’s meeting of Doctor Who Club will be CANCELLED, and POSTPONED until the following week (December 22nd). That said, the 22nd brings us not only the last day of school before Christmas, but also the special CHRISTMAS EDITION of DOCTOR WHO CLUB. More information will follow in next week’s update. In the meantime, we put the TARDIS into hover mode for a week, and patiently wait for the moment that has been prepared for…