Screening: Who Series 10 ep 3: “Thin Ice” + “The Awakening” + “The Unquiet Dead”

It’s Bill’s first historical adventure in “Thin Ice,” preceded by the Fifth Doctor 2-part adventure “The Awakening” and the Ninth Doctor adventure “The Unquiet Dead”. 3 Doctors in one day, what more can you ask?

NOTE: There will be no screening for Episode 4 on May 6, but we will show it at the  following screening!

Remember to bring $5 for pizza, along with drinks, munchies or dessert!

Big Finish Club – Spare Parts, The Church and the Crown, & Nekromanteia

Want to explore some of the classic Doctors? Join us for our monthly Big Finish Audio Club! 

This month we’ll be discussing Spare Parts, The Church and the Crown, & Nekromanteia – 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.

SPARE PARTS – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/spare-parts-200

On a dark frozen planet where no planet should be, in a doomed city with a sky of stone, the last denizens of Earth’s long-lost twin will pay any price to survive, even if the laser scalpels cost them their love and hate and humanity.

And in the mat-infested streets, around tea-time, the Doctor and Nyssa unearth a black market in second-hand body parts and run the gauntlet of augmented police and their augmented horses.

And just between the tramstop and the picturehouse, their worst suspicions are confirmed: the Cybermen have only just begun, and the Doctor will be, just as he always has been, their saviour…

THE CHURCH AND THE CROWN –  https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-church-and-the-crown-204
A nation divided.
A Queen’s life at risk.
A net of conspiracy closing in…
Sometimes being a time travelling adventurer just isn’t easy…

For a start there’s a temperamental TARDIS that lands a few thousand years off course in 17th Century Paris. But why shouldn’t the Doctor, Peri and their travelling guest Erimem take a look around the city on the morning of King Louis’s annual State Ball?

As Peri becomes embroiled in a plot to kill Queen Anne and smash the unity of the Church and the Crown, the Doctor finds himself duelling Musketeers on the streets.

With Peri missing, Erimem catching King Louis’ eye and a Musketeer’s sword at your throat, could things get any worse?

Probably…

NEKROMANTEIA – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/nekromanteia-207

In the depths of space a little known district harbours a terrible secret. Long known as a place of death, it claims thousands more lives as a great corporate space-fleet goes to war. As the fleet screams out in fear and pain, an irresistible voice calls out to three travellers and a macabre mind sets a deadly trap.

The Doctor, Peri and Erimem face the terrors of Talderun and the wrath of a corporate empire as they struggle to understand the hideous secret of the domain of the dead, a district known in legend as Nekromanteia.

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~

Duck Club Screening: Season 10 Premiere “The Pilot”

Almost 500 days of waiting is finally over!! A new Doctor Who season returns to television. We will be joining OC SciFi in their meetup at the Duck Club. Join us for games, nerdy socializing, geeky fun, homemade pizza and (non-alcoholic) Ginger Beer. Please bring $5 or something to share and please post what you are bringing in the comments. Please also let us know what games you might want to bring and even which ones you might want to be brought.

RIFFTRAX Live: “Samurai Cop”

You’ve seen it countless times at Amanda and Frank’s, now see it in all its big-screen glory, as Rifftrax Live presents a never-before-seen riffing on the beloved Z-grade action film of the early 90s, “Samurai Cop.” Short of the BBC finding all the missing episodes of Doctor Who, this literally defines “Heaven on Earth”!

Purchase your tickets here:

https://www.atomtickets.com/checkout/164964150#/tickets

Feel free to cosplay as Samurai Cop (no prizes, just the adulation of your fellow fans).

Doctor Who Season 10 ep 2: “Smile”

It’s episode 2 of the new season, “Smile,” featuring killer ****** with ***** *****.

PLUS!! We’ll also be watching the 7th Doctor story “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy,” also featuring menacing things that smile!

PLUS!! Since this is the first house screening of the new season, we’ll have raffles for great Who prizes!! What could be better!!

NOTE: We’re not gathering at Amanda and Frank’s on April 15 for episode 1, but we ARE having a meetup to see Ep. 1 at the Fathom Event on April 17 (register now!)

Remember to bring $5 for pizza, along with the usual drinks, desserts, or munchies!

Big Finish Club – Seasons of Fear, Embrace the Darkness, & Time of the Daleks

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 Seasons of Fear, Embrace the Darkness, & The Time of the Daleks – all 8th Doctor stories. Please listen to the stories prior to the meet-up, or you will be spoiled. 

Below are the links to Big Finish.

Seasons of Fear – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/seasons-of-fear-654

On New Year’s Eve, 1930, the Doctor lets Charley keep her appointment at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. But his unease at what he’s done to time by saving her life soon turns into fear. Sebastian Grayle: immortal, obsessed, ruthless, has come to the city to meet the Time Lord. To the Doctor, he’s a complete stranger, but to Grayle, the Doctor is an old enemy.

An enemy that, many years ago, he finally succeeded in killing. And this is his only chance to gloat.

The Doctor and Charley desperately search human history for the secret of Grayle’s power and immortality. Their quest takes in four different time periods, the Hellfire Club, the court of Edward the Confessor and the time vortex itself. And when the monsters arrive, the stakes are raised from the life of one Time Lord to the existence of all humanity.

Embrace the Darkness –  https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/embrace-the-darkness-2 The Doctor and Charley travel to the remote Cimmerian System to unravel the mystery of its sun. But darkness has already embraced the scientific base on Cimmeria IV in more ways than one. In a fight for survival, the Doctor must use all his wits against a deadly artificial lifeform and an ancient race whose return to the Cimmerian System threatens suffering and death on an apocalyptic scale.

The Time of the Daleks – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-time-of-the-daleks-3

The Doctor has always admired the work of William Shakespeare. So he is a little surprised that Charley doesn’t hold the galaxy’s greatest playwright in the same esteem. In fact she’s never heard of him.

Which the Doctor thinks is quite improbable.

General Mariah Learman, ruling Britain after the Eurowars, is one of Shakespeare’s greatest admirers, and is convinced her time machine will enable her to see the plays’ original performances.

Which the Doctor believes is extremely unlikely.

The Daleks just want to help. They want Learman to get her time machine working. They want Charley to appreciate the first ever performance of Julius Caesar. They believe that Shakespeare is the greatest playwright ever to have existed and venerate his memory.

Which the Doctor knows is utterly impossible.

Fathom Events: Doctor Who Season 10 Premiere: “The Pilot”

Fathom events is showing the premiere episode of Season 10 of Doctor Who.

The run time is listed as 1 hour and 40 minutes.  Bonus content will include the first episode of the spinoff series “Class,” (the episode featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor) along with a new behind-the-scenes feature, “Becoming the Companion.”

UPDATE: The link to buy tickets for the Block are here: 

https://www.atomtickets.com/checkout/173698271#/tickets

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~

Who New Companion Screening: “Terror of the Autons” & “Smith and Jones”

As we count down the days to the impending introduction of new companion Bill, we’re watching 2 stories that introduced companions! First, from 1971, the 3rd Doctor adventure “Terror of the Autons”, which introduced Jo Grant as well as the Master! Then, it’s “Smith and Jones,” with the debut of Martha Jones!

Remember to bring munchies/dessert/drinks, as well as $5 for pizza!