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Sherlock 101 Panel

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Chicago Nerd Social Club is putting on Sherlock 101: a great panel focusing on everything Sherlock Holmes!

8/25 Doctor Who Screening & Social

Doctor Who fans everywhere are eagerly anticipating the Series 8 debut of Peter Capaldi in the title role later this month….and with an increased focus on both a television and theatrical debut, Chicago Nerd Social Club is organizing a gathering for an upcoming theatrical season. On August 25th, we will be gathering to attend the

Coming July 19th: Doctor Who 101

August is going to be a busy month for Chicago area Doctor Who fans – not only will the new series debut (with Peter Capaldi in the lead role), but former Doctor Matt Smith with companion Karen Gillan) will be appearing at Wizard World Chicago that day. In an effort to kick off the celebration,

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,

The Doctor That Never Was: DOCTOR WHO – SCREAM OF THE SHALKA

(Special thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for providing a complimentary DVD for review) On paper, this should have worked – an animated, online version of Doctor Who to help celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary. An online reinterpretation that could have served as a creative reinvention of the show. But as history – and the recent