Combining the end of Summer with our continuing journey through “Old Who” I thought we might look at the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton this month and the episode “Tomb of the Cybermen.” and reserve the BBQ grills at the Irvine Duck Club.
“Troughton may well have been the best Doctor of them all — but most of his best stories were junked, and we only have snippets. The exception is this Hammer Horror-tinged adventure, where an archeological expedition travels to the planet of the Cybermen to find out why they died out. The expedition finds the Cybermen’s final resting place and — not really a spoiler — the Cybermen aren’t quite so dead. This story features the Cybermen at their creepiest and most menacing. But also, Patrick Troughton is a revelation in this story: wily and cunning and sweet and mocking.”–Gizmodo http://goo.gl/JdLhWq
I will bring a Brita, plates, cups, utensils, condiments and an ice machine. As the description says we will have access to the BBQ so grilling foods are welcome. If there is time and a need (i.e. if I am not too busy hosting) I may be able to make a barely edible pizza or two. I’ve also been thinking of bringing my bread machine and making a mediocre cheesecake and/or pound cake (don’t get your hopes up–I won’t be putting The Cheescake Factory or Sara Lee out of business). Please post it in the comments what you are bringing to share so we have an idea of what’s coming.
Following directions from Google or other mapping websites can be misleading, I would reccomend confirming whatever directions you get against Irvine Ranch’s PDF map, you can find here: https://goo.gl/GSJ6ze
I may be there as early as 4 PM setting up, making ice, testing audio video equipment. I will announce in the comments if I have arrived early. If people want to come in and watch videos (eg. a marathon of Mr. Robot or Orphan Black, Gallifrey One panels or Comic-Con pictures) or just hangout; you are welcome to do so though please be aware I will be busy with setup at least initially.
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