Big Finish Club – Dust Breeding, Colditz, & The Rapture

Sad about no new seasons of Who for a while? Want to explore some of the classic Doctors? Join us for our monthly Big Finish Audio Club! 

This month we’ll be discussing Dust Breeding, Colditz, & The Rapture – all 7th Doctor stories. Please listen to the stories prior to the meet-up, or you will be spoiled. 

Below are the links to Big Finish.

Dust Breeding – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/dust-breeding-646?range=111

On 19th century Earth artist Edvard Munch hears an infinite scream pass through nature. Centuries later his painting of that scream hangs in a gallery on the barren dust world Duchamp 331.

Why is there a colony of artists on a planet that is little more than a glorified garage? What is the event that the passengers of the huge, opulent pleasure cruiser ‘Gallery’ are hoping to see? And what is hidden in the crates that litter the cargo hold?

The Doctor’s diary indicates that the painting is about to be destroyed in ‘mysterious circumstances’, and when he and Ace arrive on Duchamp 331, those circumstances are well underway.

Colditz – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/colditz-627

October 1944: As World War II draws towards its conclusion, a Nazi defeat begins to seem almost inevitable. But that might be about to change…

Two intruders are captured in the grounds of Colditz Castle, the most secure POW camp in Germany. At first, the guards think they’re dealing with British spies. But the strangers arrived in an advanced travelling machine, the like of which they’ve never seen before.

With this TARDIS in their hands, the Third Reich might triumph after all.

The Rapture – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-rapture-202

Ibiza, 1997, and thousands of young people are acting like mindless zombies.

Which is to be expected. Ibiza, the island of dance music, sex, drugs and alcohol, is the ultimate hedonistic paradise.

God has sent help from on high to save the sinners of Ibiza. He has sent His angels to save their souls.

Which would be simple enough if these souls didn’t include an alien time-traveller working in a bar, a woman who disappeared in 1987, a young man carrying a photograph of a girl he’s never met and an Irish girl who doesn’t even know who she is anymore.

Big Finish Club – Loups-Garoux, The Eye of the Scorpion, and Primeval

Sad about no new seasons of Who for a while? Want to explore some of the classic Doctors? Join us for our monthly Big Finish Audio Club! 

This month we’ll be discussing Loups-Garoux, The Eye of the Scorpion, and Primeval – all 5th Doctor stories. Please listen to the stories prior to the meet-up, or you will be spoiled. 

Below are the links to Big Finish.

Loups-Garoux – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/loups-garoux-645

Germany, 1589: the townspeople of Cologne pronounce a sentence of death on a mass-murderer who has stalked the countryside in the guise of a ferocious wolf.

Russia, 1812: retreating from Napoleon’s invading forces, a merchant’s daughter is rescued from bandits by a handsome partisan with a ravenous appetite.

Brazil, 2080: The Doctor and Turlough arrive for the Rio de Janeiro carnival.

Is wealthy heiress Ileana de Santos all that she seems? What sinister ailment afflicts her invalid son, tended by the mysterious Dr Hayashi? And who exactly is Rosa, engaged on a secret quest to fulfil the destiny of her extinct tribe?

Time is running out for Rosa, Ileana and the Doctor, as the fearsome shadow of an ancient werewolf moves ever closer…

The Eye of the Scorpion – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-eye-of-the-scorpion-649

1400 BC. Egypt is in mourning. Pharaoh, the great God-King, is dead. The future of the Two Kingdoms of Egypt is shrouded in uncertainty as the Council of Priests debates the claim to the throne of Pharaoh’s only heir.

Out in the deserts around Thebes, Egypt’s capital, a warlord chief is assembling an army of mercenaries, waiting for just the right moment to strike at Egypt’s heart.

But not all of Egypt’s enemies are outside the city. What is the secret of the strange box discovered in the desert?

When the TARDIS arrives nearby, it has apparently been hijacked… by the Doctor?

Primeval – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/primeval-650

Nyssa will die at dawn, and the Doctor doesn’t even know why.

To save her life, he must make a desperate journey to the only place in the universe where a cure might exist.

When even that fails, the Doctor has a choice — let Nyssa die, or make a deal with the devil.

After all, the road to hell is paved with good intentions…

5th Year Anniversary Party

We’ve been TRTLoOC for 5 years now! Come celebrate with us in an afternoon/evening of games, gift-exchanges, dinner, and the Doctor Who Christmas special.

We’ll bring games, but feel free to bring your favorite games too. If you’re not into games, we’ll also have some Doctor Who coloring action on the side. Bring your markers, crayons, and colored pencils to join in on the fun.

The theme for the gift exchange is “embarking on another year.” What do we need as we go forth in our 6th year? A sonic screwdriver? A towel? A sword? You decide! Bring a wrapped gift to aid your fellow TRTLoOC members in the coming year. This is a loose theme, so feel free to bring any wrapped gift. The catch is that it should be $10-$15. Have fun with it!

Dinner will be lasagna, both with meat and without, and salad. Alcohol is allowed, so BYOB. We’ll provide some sodas and water. Lastly, we’ll screen the Doctor Who Christmas special.

Monthly Meetup – The Olde Ship, Santa Ana

Join us for British Pub Food, Beer and Lots of Fun!

If you love British food and drink in an authentic pub atmosphere, this is the place to be. Meet other members, learn about upcoming events, chat about all things Doctor Who, and maybe even take part in a Who-themed Pub Quiz for prizes!

To find the restaurant:

From the 5 (N or S), exit on 17th Street and head west. At Bristol, make a U-turn and head east, back toward the highway. The restaurant is 1/2 a block down on the right side, just past N Rosewood Ave. and just before the Clinica Del Sagrado Corazon building.

From the 22, exit Bristol south, and turn left on 17th street.

Call if you have trouble finding us: 949-466-8470

Bring cash to pay your portion – there will be no individual checks. If your plans change, please update your RSVP. We ask for 24 hour notice so we can update our reservation. Our no-show policy does apply. Thank you!

~TRTLoOC Team~

Big Finish Club – Bloodtide, Project: Twilight, and The One Doctor

Sad about no new seasons of Who for a while? Want to explore some of the classic Doctors? Join us for our monthly Big Finish Audio Club! 

This month we’ll be discussing Bloodtide, Project: Twilight, and The One Doctor – all 6th Doctor stories. Please listen to the stories prior to the meet-up, or you will be spoiled. 

Below are the links to Big Finish.

Bloodtide – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/bloodtide-647

The prehistoric Earth is dying. Thunderclouds roll across the skies, cloaking the land in darkness. The seas crash and boil as the rain turns to acid. The remnants of the Silurian race place themselves in suspended animation, deep below the surface.

One day they will awaken and reclaim their world…

The TARDIS has landed on the Galapagos Islands, a desolate outcrop of rocks shrouded in mist and fear. In the settlement of Baquerizo Moreno, there are rumours that prisoners have been mysteriously disappearing from the gaolhouse. A fisherman has been driven insane by something he saw in the caves. And the Doctor and Evelyn are not the only new arrivals; there is also a young natural philosopher by the name of Charles Darwin…

Project: Twilight – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/project-twilight-648

In the renovated docklands of South East London, on the bank of the river Thames, the doors of the Dusk are open for business. Bets are called, cards are dealt and roulette wheels spun. As fortunes are won and lost, an inhuman killer stalks the local avenues and alleyways – a killer with a taste for human flesh.

Is there more to casino owner Reggie ‘The Gent’ Mead or is he just a common gangster? What secrets are hidden in the bowels of the Dusk? And what connection does the apparently sleazy Bermondsey casino have to a long-buried government initiative known as Project: Twilight?

The Doctor must form uneasy alliances where the line between friend and enemy is blurred, playing games of chance…

But are the stakes too high?

The One Doctor – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-one-doctor-651

When the evil Skelloids launch an attack upon the seventeen worlds of the Generios system, its peace-loving inhabitants face total destruction. 

So it’s fortunate that the famous traveller in time and space known only as the Doctor is in the area, and doubly lucky that, with the help of his pretty young assistant, Sally-Anne, he manages to defeat the deadly creatures and save the day. 

But now it looks as though the Doctor¹s luck has run out. 

Who is the mysterious, curly-haired stranger who insists on causing trouble? What role does the feisty redhead Melanie play in his scheme? And what have they to do with the sinister alien cylinder approaching Generios? 

One thing is certain: for the Doctor and Sally-Anne, there¹s deadly danger ahead…

Monthly Meetup – The Olde Ship, Santa Ana

Join us for British Pub Food, Beer and Lots of Fun!

If you love British food and drink in an authentic pub atmosphere, this is the place to be. Meet other members, learn about upcoming events, chat about all things Doctor Who, and maybe even take part in a Who-themed Pub Quiz for prizes!

To find the restaurant:

From the 5 (N or S), exit on 17th Street and head west. At Bristol, make a U-turn and head east, back toward the highway. The restaurant is 1/2 a block down on the right side, just past N Rosewood Ave. and just before the Clinica Del Sagrado Corazon building.

From the 22, exit Bristol south, and turn left on 17th street.

Call if you have trouble finding us: 949-466-8470

Bring cash to pay your portion – there will be no individual checks. If your plans change, please update your RSVP. We ask for 24 hour notice so we can update our reservation. Our no-show policy does apply. Thank you!

~TRTLoOC Team~

28th Annual Gallifrey One Convention

The Gallifrey One Convention is the largest Doctor Who convention in the United States.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP ‘Yes’ so that we can stay in touch with you about group activities – like dinner, karaoke, group photo, etc. – at the convention. We will have an event page on Facebook soon so that we can make group announcements, and also so you can make plans with other attendees at the con.

If this is your first time attending Gally, be aware that there are some formal & informal convention activities start on Thursday night (aka “LobbyCon”). That’s why we’ve listed the event as starting on Thursday, even though the convention officially starts on Friday.

This year we will NOT have a fan table. We potentially may host an evening event in conjunction with other fan groups. Stay tuned for more information about that event.

Monthly Meetup & PUB QUIZ! – The Olde Ship, Santa Ana

We’re mixing things up for this month’s monthly meetup! We’re going to host a pub quiz on the topic of CHRISTMAS EPISODES. Bring your thinking caps and create teams of 3-5 people, and compete for prizes!

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Join us for British Pub Food, Beer and Lots of Fun!

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If you love British food and drink in an authentic pub atmosphere, this is the place to be. Meet other members, learn about upcoming events, chat about all things Doctor Who, and maybe even take part in a Who-themed Pub Quiz for prizes!

To find the restaurant:

From the 5 (N or S), exit on 17th Street and head west. At Bristol, make a U-turn and head east, back toward the highway. The restaurant is 1/2 a block down on the right side, just past N Rosewood Ave. and just before the Clinica Del Sagrado Corazon building.

From the 22, exit Bristol south, and turn left on 17th street.

Call if you have trouble finding us: 949-466-8470

Bring cash to pay your portion – there will be no individual checks. If your plans change, please update your RSVP. We ask for 24 hour notice so we can update our reservation. Our no-show policy does apply. Thank you!

~TRTLoOC Team~

New Years Eve Board Games and Screening

Joint meetup with OC Sci Fi at the Duck Club.

Are you ready to welcome in the New Year with the hottest party of 2016? Well keep looking because that is not this :-P. As with Thanksgiving we are having another games and viewing night only this time on New Years Eve. We won’t be able to greet the New Year as we must vacate the premises long before midnight. But we will have homemade pizza, cakes, juices and whatever else you want to bring. Please bring either food to share (no chips, candy, or sodas please) or a $5 donation. If you are bringing food to share, please post what it is in the comments. Screening plans are to show all or part of many TV series including the Doctor Who Christmas Special, Amazon’s Season 2 of “Man in the High Castle,” the Doctor Who spinoff “Class”, “Dirk Gently”, ” Westworld” and others. As always, we are open to suggestions. “Kubo and the Two Strings” was a wonderful surprise last time.

Please also bring whatever games you wish to play. Announce what you are bringing so everyone knows what to expect. We should be bringing a bunch of games as well. Again my expectation is that I will be there around 10AM to set things up. Please let us know in comments if you are planning to come early. Anyone who wishes to is welcome but please understand I will be busy things up during this time so prepare to entertain yourselves. And please be vigilant about your RSVPs. Preparations will be made based on the numbers reporting. Repercussions could accrue to those who no show. For those who have never been to the Duck Club, the main problem with getting there is that usually there is only one way to get there, when GPS maps indicate multiple paths are possible. I know that seems cryptic but carefully follow the linked map Here and you will get there.

Monthly Screening: The Librarians and Dirk Gently’s

We’re taking advantage of the Doctor Who hiatus to watch a couple of other Who-esque shows that are a lot of fun!

We’ll watch two episodes of The Librarians and two episodes of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The first follows a group of time and space-traveling people with the title “The Librarians” who solve mysteries and save the planet, while traveling via a library that’s bigger on the inside. (Sound familiar?) Dirk Gently’s is Douglas Adams’s other book series, which was initially based off of Adams’s Doctor Who episode, ‘Shada’.

Please bring $5 to chip in for food, and feel free to bring any snacks or desserts to share. We’ll have the Heart of the Tardis at this event. Hope to see you there!