DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming March 22nd
As we conclude DAY OF THE DALEKS this week, some people might be noticing an upgrade to the original special effects. The version of the episodes we’re watching are part of a special edition: restored picture, and modern VFX added to enhance the experience. A number of classic stories have received this treatment, but so far it’s DAY OF THE DALEKS that wins the prize for best overall experience. Join us this week as we climax with a battle between the Daleks & UNIT…1972 with a dash of 21st century magic.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB is on March Break…
…join the Doctor in a well earned rest. We’ll be back on March 22nd.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming March 8th
Two time lines & two world collide as we take a trip back to 1972 and visit with the dashing, patrician man-of-action that is Jon Pertwee’s 3rd Doctor. Not only is DAY OF THE DALEKS his first on-screen meeting with his arch-enemies, it’s also the debut of the Daleks in colour, after the black-and-white years of the first two Doctors. Join us this week as the Doctor, Jo & UNIT lead by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart literally fight against the future.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming March 1st
In THE DOCTOR DANCES, not only do we conclude the incredible story of gas mask zombies in WWII, we watch as John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness becomes a part of the extended TARDIS family. To say he was the most unique addition in the history of the TARDIS crew is something of an understatement, but it’s hard to imagine now the evolution of 21st century Doctor Who without his energy and non-conformity in those early years. This week, we get to once again watch and enjoy as Mr. Barrowman’s irrepressible character worms his way into the hearts of the Doctor & Rose…and all of Doctor Who fandom. As it happens, we also get to celebrate this moment with the March Prize Raffle, taking place at this week’s meeting.
St. Benedict’s Drama Debut
Come see our student-written play “We Never Forfeit” this Friday night at 7:00!
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming February 22nd
This is it: the first true milestone of Doctor Who’s 21st century resurrection. The first episode written by a future showrunner, the award-winning Steven Moffat. The first episode to feature John Barrowman’s incomparable Captain Jack Harness. The first episode to truly send terrified children running to hide behind the sofa — the soft cadence of “MOMMY” floating through the air — courtesy of a gas-mask-wearing zombie, in the shape of a 4 year old child. This is THE EMPTY CHILD, where modern Doctor Who forever transformed. Join us this week as we travel back to both 2005 and 1941 to relive this moment.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming February 15th
We conclude our 1985 epic THE TWO DOCTORS this week, and so we should offer a word of praise to the combination of the 6th Doctor (played by Colin Baker) and Peri (played by Nicola Bryant). Everyone has their particular favourite Doctor/companion combination, and this one in particular is the equivalent of a bickering married couple straight out of a sitcom. At the heart of the mid-80s, the Doctor and Peri criss-crossed the universe, apparently in a never-ending argument, yet connected by a powerful bond of friendship. They have continued their partnership for the last twenty years in the Big Finish audio adventures, and their real-life friendship proved to be just as enduring. This week, let’s cherish their good-natured bickering one more time as the race around the Spanish countryside, trying to save the world…
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming February 8th
Doctor Who Club resumes with the second semester, and picks up on our last cliffhanger, with Part 2 of the 1985 epic THE TWO DOCTORS. The glorious thing about this mutli-Doctor epic is savouring the final performance of Patrick Troughton as the mercurial, wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing Second Doctor. He died in 1987, but his legacy to the program remains intact. Our entire modern conception of what the Doctor is like — comic & dramatic — begins with him, and it’s a pleasure to share his greatness with Doctor Who Club. As this is also the beginning of the semester, our monthly prize raffles also resume with this week’s meeting. Join us for all the fun and adventure.