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.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB: Coming May 31st
LISTEN comes early in Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the 12th Doctor…but not only is it one of the best (if not THE best) of episodes, it is an exemplar of the genius that is writer/producer Steven Moffat. Aside from Doctor Who, his writing talent is evident from all sorts of shows, ranging from Coupling to Sherlock to Press Gang (and if you haven’t seen any of those, you need to adjust that state of affairs immediately). But with LISTEN, we get a clear & concise exercise in how to write for television…and the end result is frightening, hilarious, melancholy, joyous, and poignant. Join us this week and see for yourself. A reminder: due to Friday’s PD Day, this week’s meeting is on THURSDAY.
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 country estate, a cricket match, a masquerade ball, cocktails and dancing. It’s one of those moments to remember that Doctor Who works just as well on the small scale as it does when it’s epic and intergalactic. There’s even a doubles/mistaken identity storyline to add some extra spice. This week, join us as the TARDIS travels back to 1925…with a vintage chauffeured car ready and waiting for the Doctor & his companions.
Calling on all Magic the Gathering players or aspiring players!
The Games Club will be hosting the “Magic the Gathering Battlebond Draft Tournament” on Wednesday June 13, 2018.
Prizes awarded to all who join the tournament.
See Mr. Riso in room 227 anytime to sign up!
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 down back in 2012. The adventure is ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS, another hit from the Matt Smith era that will send us off into a summer-ish long weekend in considerable style…and perhaps a few chills.
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 brain will be sucked out. So imagine the surprise of finding out that life form known as The Wire wants to make that rumour come true, on the biggest day of television viewing ever. Join us this week to discover what happens, as David Tennant & Billie Piper star in THE IDIOT’S LANTERN.
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 so hard that you can sing it, this is as gorgeous as ‘This Old Heart of Mine’ sung by the Isley Brothers outside your window on a spring morning while Emma Thompson gently massages your feet with aromatic oils. It’s a pity that the rest of Doctor Who exists to make this story part of a bigger continuity, because it deserves to stand alone. Just when you think it can’t get any better, John bloody Cleese appears.”