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Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Screening: THE SOUND OF DRUMS/LAST OF THE TIME LORDS

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is showing a rather timely two parter…that was shown almost ten years ago. Learn about the short-lived political career of Harold Saxon in this Tenth Doctor classic. Please join us at LaCatrina Cafe!

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup Pop-Up Screening: CITY OF DEATH

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It’s considered the greatest Tom Baker story – as well as possibly the greatest Doctor Who story – ever produced. Yet, many fans wonder if City of Death really is that good. In our opinion – yes, it is. Written by David Agnew (or, more accurately, Douglas Adams & Graham Williams in a coffee-and-whisky-fueled weekend

South Side Social/Surprise Screening – April 5th

Are you a south side Doctor Who fan who’s wondered when a meetup’s coming near you? Or want to check out a really great venue> We’re happy to announce that Chicago Nerd Social Club and Chicago Doctor Who meetup are planning an April 5th gathering in Pilsen! That’s right – we’re making an effort to

DVD Review: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE & TIME

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD/Blu-Ray set for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebration was the premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time, a docudrama penned by Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock) focusing on the early years of the program. Thankfully, it has

DVD Review: DOCTOR WHO – THE WEB OF FEAR

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) One of the highlights of last year’s Doctor Who anniversary celebrations was the discovery of nine episodes previously “lost” from the BBC Archive. One of these stories – The Web of Fear – is being released today on DVD. For years, legend

Gateways to Geekery: RED DWARF

(This post originally appeared in longer form at Comic Related) Sometimes, geeks and nerds are looking to get their laugh on, and want to search far and wide for a comedy that tickles their nerdly funny bone. For many fans of British science fiction, Red Dwarf, the BBC comedy that began in 1989, ran intermittently

Regeneration Then & Now – DOCTOR WHO: TIME OF THE DOCTOR/TENTH PLANET

(Special Thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs for review) One of the more creative concepts within the Doctor Who universe is the concept of regeneration: the Doctor’s ability to change his appearance and personality when his body “wears a bit thin”. Thankfully, two recent DVD releases from BBC Home Entertainment provide some

Revisiting DOCTOR WHO: DOCTORS NINE THROUGH ELEVEN

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary copy for review) With the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who coming to a close, it seems fitting that BBC America’s Doctor Who Revisited series would focus on the new series Doctors. Like their previous sets, the latest installment of The Doctors Revisited focuses on

Revisiting Classic DOCTOR WHO: DOCTORS FIVE THROUGH EIGHT

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) Many fans of new Doctor Who often find themselves a bit confused about how to engage the classic series. Thankfully, BBC America has been showing The Doctors Revisited once a month. Like the early companion DVD set for the first four Doctors,

Review: DOCTOR WHO: THE GREEN DEATH SPECIAL EDITION

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing complimentary DVDs for review; parts of this post originally appeared in slightly modified form on Blog This, Pal!) There’s nothing quite like early 1970′s Doctor Who – unlike the whimsy and timey-wimey of the current series, many stories during Jon Pertwee’s tenure as the Doctor of the