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~

Doctor Who screening: Cybermen double-feature: The Tenth Planet/The Moonbase

This month we’re looking at the origins of the Cybermen with their first 2 stories: 1966’s “The Tenth Planet” (the First Doctor’s final story), and 1967’s “The Moonbase” (with the Second Doctor). It’s super-’60s wonderment as we travel from the North Pole to the moon!

We’re at the Duck Club (full directions to come closer to the meet date), so please bring food/dessert (utensils and drinks will be provided). Also bring games to play at the big gaming tables!

Hope to see you there!

Spacetease: 3-2-1 Take Off!

A Burlesque Adventure through Time & Space!

“An army of Burlesque Robots who have been wired to THRILL have been dispatched to the planet Earth to take down the one person that could possibly stop the return of one of the most evil creatures of all time and space! Or is it somebody else pulling the tassel strings? WHO will save us…

Are you a fan of Time Travel and Sci-fi? Do you need a DOCTOR fix as we wait until December for a new episode? Then join us for an intergalactic burlesque show like no other you’ve ever seen in our latest BURLESQUE parody of Doctor Who that past Doctor Who actor Matt Smith has called “Amazing!” See sexy burlesque interpretations of some of your favorite characters as they shed their inhibitions as well as most of their clothes on stage!”

Get there early to take advantage of the comfortable seating. The show generally starts 45 minutes after the doors open.”


*SEATING*

The venue and show producers are amazing and are guaranteeing seating for members who follow these 3 steps:

1. Buy SPECIAL advance will-call tickets via Paypal here and you will automatically be registered for a special PRIZE DRAWING at the show!

2. Message me your (full) name and the name(s) of any guest you have also purchased a ticket for.

3. Complete steps 1 AND 2 by 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 20, 2016.

If you do not purchase AND message me your name(s) by the deadline, I will be unable to guarantee a seat for you or your guest(s) in our reserved area.

*ADDITIONAL INFO*

Doors: 9P.M. / Music: 9:45 P.M. / Burlesque: 10:30 P.M.

Meaning the doors open at 9 and the show will start around 10:30.

There is also free Street Parking on W. Adams!

And just a reminder: This is an 18 & UP burlesque event. 
Only patrons 18 and Up will be admitted with a valid picture ID

Holiday Barbeque! (and games and videos)

There’s no better way to start a 3-day weekend than with a barbeque! Join us for a fun day of eating, playing games, watching videos, and more eating! Please sign up on the linked Excel sheet at https://goo.gl/RGuRtM to tell us what food item you’re bringing (drinks and utensils are already covered). 

 
Please bring games in case people want to play them inside. We’ll also set up a viewing room in the outer foye (we’re not sure what we’ll be showing yet).
Hope to see you there!

Big Finish Club – Whispers of Terror, Land of the Dead, Phobos, & No More Lies

Sad about no new Who for a while? Join us for our monthly Big Finish Audio Club! 

This month we’ll be discussing “Whispers of Terror,” “The Land of the Dead,” “Phobos” and “No More Lies.” Below are the links to Big Finish.

“Whispers of Terror” – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/whispers-of-terror-621

The Doctor and Peri find themselves in the Museum of Aural Antiquities, where every sound is stored for posterity – from the speeches of Visteen Krane to security service wire taps and interrogation tapes. But they also find an intruder, mysteriously changed recordings, and a dead body.

Before long the Doctor realises that there is more going on than a simple break-in or murder. How can he defeat a creature that is made of pure sound?

“The Land of the Dead” – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-land-of-the-dead-622

Landing in Alaska, the Doctor and Nyssa encounter a group of people in a most unusual house, cut off not only by the harsh climate but by their individual secrets and obsessions.

Millionaire Shaun Brett is utilising chunks of the local area to construct a shrine to his dead father. But when deadly creatures start roaming outside, and a terrifying discovery is made inside the house, the Doctor realises that Brett has unleashed an unimaginably ancient force.

“Phobos” – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/phobos-519

The TARDIS lands on Phobos, moon of Mars – where extreme sports nuts of the future indulge their passion for gravity-boarding and wormhole-jumping. But there’s something lurking in the shadows, something infinitely old and infinitely dangerous. It’s not for nothing that ‘Phobos’ is the ancient word for ‘fear’…

“No More Lies” – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/no-more-lies-520

What links a disintegrating spaceship to a posh garden party, where a wealthy couple are celebrating their love for each other in style? Gatecrashers the Doctor and Lucie think they know the answer. But they’re not the only uninvited guests – ferocious alien warriors riding pterodactyl-like Vortisaurs are about to make their entrance!

Happy listening!

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~

Steampunk and Time Traveling weekend at Ren Faire! (NO HOST)

Taken from The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s website:

“We invite all our guests to dress up in your finest time-traveling attire. No matter which century you portray, we’re looking forward to celebrating a leap back (or forward) in time! It is, after all, a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey… stuff.”

This is a no-host event (aka, we won’t officially be organizing any events at the faire) – HOWEVER, if you’d like to connect with other Whovians in the group at the faire, you can leave messages here! 

Art of the TARDIS Craft Faire (NO HOST)

Taken from Geeky Teas & Games Facebook event page:

This is it, the BIG ONE. The one in which we celebrate David Tennants birthday with a celebration of his work on Doctor Who. An entire craft faire. The day of the Impossible Astronaut.

“I go zooming around space and time, saving planets, fighting monsters, and being, well, let’s be honest, pretty sort of marvelous.” Doctor Who

Can’t get enough “Wibbly Wobbly, Timey, Wimey…Stuff?”

Calling all Whovians to “The Art of the TARDIS” at Geeky Teas on Saturday, April 23rd from 12-6 at 707 S. Main Street in Burbank.

Time Lords, Daleks, Weeping Angels…Raxacoricofallapatorius…flaunt your knowledge of the Whoniverse or simply have a cuppa and shop for handmade items created by local craftspeople.

Vendors will offer their unique Doctor Who-themed wares, plus food vendors will gather outside L.A.’s finest Steampunk shop and Geeky Tea Shoppe. This free, family-friendly event offers coloring pages for the littlest Who fans. Grab your favorite scarf, bow tie or Sonic Screwdriver and have your photo snapped in a full-size TARDIS. Fun for your inner Gallifreyan.

Allons-y!

An ode to the Big Blue Box and those that travel with her. Gallery show inside, vendors outside in two parking lots and all kinds of fun. Come join us and celebrate the art of a Time Traveling Police box

Big Finish Audio Club – Phantasmagoria, Horror of Glam Rock, & Immortal Beloved

Sad about no new Who for a while? Join us for our monthly Big Finish Audio Club! 

This month we’ll be discussing “Phantasmagoria,” “Horror of Glam Rock,” and “Immortal Beloved.” Below are the links to the synopsis of each audio-story as well as where you can get it from Big Finish.

“Phantasmagoria” – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/phantasmagoria-620

“Horror of Glam Rock” – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/horror-of-glam-rock-517

“Immortal Beloved” – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/immortal-beloved-518

Happy listening!

April Kaffeklatsch: NuWho at 10: Is the Magic Still There?

NuWho has been around for 10+ years now, and our discussion will focus on what you think about the current state of the show and how your feelings/opinions may, or may not, have changed since you began watching: Do you love it as much as you always have? Why/why not? Has the show retained its excitement and specialness for you? Do the current episodes still keep your Whovian spirit strong? Does it still have the old magic?

Topics up for discussion include:
 o After a decade, and with a plethora of other sci-fi/fantasy television now, has the show become just part of your televisual furniture?
 o With many regular returning characters/monsters, heavy focus on the companions, regular regenerations, etc., has the show become formulaic?
 o Are the criticisms of overcomplicated stories/arcs valid, and are they making the show too offputting for the general audience?
 o Has the length of Moffat’s tenure hurt the unpredictability and innovation of the show? If so, what’s your prescription for renewing the excitement/boldness of the show?
 o The 50th anniversary celebration was over 2 years ago (!); has the peak excitement of “Day of the Doctor” held strong or faded?
 o With the long breaks between seasons, is there an “out of sight, out of mind” element that is hurting the show?

Our discussion will not aim to be overly critical, but will be a forum for us to express opinions positive or negative about the topics – there are NO right/wrong answers! There will be a waiting list, and we’ll finalize the location once we see how many people are interested in attending.