Doctor Who screening: S10E05 – “Oxygen” plus Classic Who – “State of Decay”

The IRWD Community Meeting Room is located off Sand Canyon Ave in Irvine, midway between the 5 and 405 freeways.

Hey everyone – circumstances necessitate that we switch the venue for our screening, for this week only! – Note the new place and time.

In the next episode of the new season, The Doctor , Bill and Nardole are trapped on a space station in “Oxygen”…and in keeping with this week’s theme of The Undead, we’re also watching the Fourth Doctor adventure “State of Decay,” where the Doctor, Romana and Adric encounter vampires in E-Space.

First thing to note is this is NOT at the Duck Club! It is at the IRWD meeting room with the address above. The IRWD Meeting room is located in their HQ Office Campus. Look for the signs that say “Community Meeting Room. This map should help: https://goo.gl/VMNfHI.

From Ming: “Depending on the size of the meetup, I plan on bringing around 4 pizzas. As they are being brought into the venue instead of cooked there, they might be cold.  There will be plates and a microwave available.  There should also be popcorn and hot dogs, this time.  I will be getting diet and regular Pepsi as well as plates, napkins, utensils and homemade (non-alcoholic) Ginger Beer.  If you desire to bring something, I would suggest chips, salsa and the like.  If you are bringing something to eat or drink, please post what you are bringing so others can bring something else or bring $5 to defray costs. “

NOTE:

The updated program will now consist of “State of Decay,” “Oxygen” and the “Oxygen” after-show video from the BBC. We won’t have time to show the prior episode “Knock Knock” as previously stated. (We may be catching up with it at the next home screening)

Big Finish Club – The Maltese Penguin, …ish, The Sandman, and Jubilee

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

This month we’ll be discussing The Maltese Penguin, …ish, The Sandman, and Jubilee – 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.

The Maltese Penguin – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-maltese-penguin-452

It was just another quiet day on the mean streets for Frobisher, private eye. But then a dame walks into his office and into his life. A dame who is drop dead gorgeous and drop dead deadly, offering him a case he just can’t refuse.

Well, he could refuse it. If he really wanted to. But he has to pay the rent.

When their paths cross, Frobisher finds himself involved in a web of mayhem and intrigue. A web of gangland killings, corrupt cops, sentient bloodstains, and very rude hotel receptionists. A web of murder and deceit, treachery and fisticuffs.

That sort of web. You know. The sticky kind.

…ish – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/-ish-201

A conference of lexicographers: bromides in tweed. But the leading expert in the field is found dead by her own hand – and by her hologlyphic assistant. Is he responsible? Does the death fit any conventional definitions? Can the Doctor deduce who wrote the suicide note and why, exactly, it was riddled with spelling errors?

Peri should help out, but there’s a guy. Someone who loves language even more than the Doctor. Maybe, she realises, enough to kill for. Or perhaps just enough to ask her out to dinner. Unless, of course, he’s already spoken for…

Is it madness? Seeking transcendence in the complete lexicon? Having the right words on the tip of your tongue but never quite knowing when to use them?

If so, how?

…ish

The Sandman – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-sandman-203

The Clutch is a fleet in constant motion, ships jostling for position, in an endless migration between the stars. For the Galyari, forbidden by an ancient curse from settling on a world ever again, the Clutch is home. But the curse travels with them!

The Sandman, a figure of myth and folklore, preys on the young and old alike. He lurks in the shadows and it is death to look upon him.

All too soon after the TARDIS arrives, it is evident that the Doctor and the Galyari share a dark history, and Evelyn is shocked to discover that, on the Clutch, it is her friend who is the monster.

The Sandman, according to the tales, also goes by the name of the Doctor!

Jubilee – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/jubilee-206

Hurrah! The deadly Daleks are back! Yes, those loveable tinpot tyrants have another plan to invade our world. Maybe this time because they want to drill to the Earth’s core. Or maybe because they just feel like it.

And when those pesky pepperpots are in town, there is one thing you can be sure of. There will be non-stop, high octane mayhem in store. And plenty of exterminations!

But never fear. The Doctor is on hand to sort them out. Defender of the Earth, saviour of us all. With his beautiful assistant, Evelyn Smythe, by his side, he will fight once again to uphold the beliefs of the English Empire. All hail the glorious English Empire!

Now that sounds like a jubilee worth celebrating, does it not?

Doctor Who season 10 ep 4 “Knock Knock” – special Sunday screening

The IRWD Community Meeting Room is located off Sand Canyon Ave in Irvine, midway between the 5 and 405 freeways.

This special screening of the next Doctor Who episode will be hosted by Ming and held at the IRWD meeting room at the address above. The IRWD meeting room is located in their HQ Office Campus; look for the signs that say “Community Meeting Room.” This map should help: https://goo.gl/VMNfHI.

This screening is a joint event with the OC Sci-Fi meetup group. We can’t have a full on food fest as we normally do as keeping the room clean and smell-free is a priority. You can bring snacks and drinks and finger foods. If you are bringing something to eat or drink, please post what you are bringing so others can bring something else or bring $5 to defray costs. 

We won’t have a large amount of extra videos with this episode as we are starting so late.  Ming will try and get into the facility around 6 and have everything ready by 7PM.  We likely will start watching the episode no later than 8PM.

PLEASE NOTE: For TRTLoOC members, if you can’t make it to this screening, we will also be showing it at our next regular screening on Saturday, May 13, along with Episode 5. That event will be posted later this week.

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~

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!