The Oxford Doctor Who Society - Trinity Term 2018

Trinity Term 2018

1st Week Thursday 26th April, 8pm

Seminar Room, Mansfield College
The Seventh Doctor
Remembrance of the Daleks
We begin Trinity term with a gold-tier Dalek spectacular featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace. Fewer wizards and Nazis than last meeting’s Silver Nemesis, but there are plenty more Daleks, more surprise twists and more iconic moments. Steven Moffat mentioned it at his Oxford Union talk: "This is the only show in the world where the evil monster demonstrates its Satanic power by... ascending a staircase!"
2nd Week Thursday 3rd May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Mansfield College
The Second Doctor
The Enemy of the World
Five years ago, nine previously missing Second Doctor episodes were recovered in Nigeria and released to the public. Of those, five came from The Enemy of the World, a now-complete political thriller which has just been re-released as a Special Edition. It’s time to venture forward in time to the year 2018 where world-famous scientist and politician Salamander (played by a particularly busy Patrick Troughton) tries to conceal his plans for world domination...
Saturday 5th May, 12:30pm - 5:30pm

24 Beaumont St (Worcester College)
The Eleventh Doctor The Tenth Doctor
Chris Chibnall Marathon!
Our soon-to-be lord and master (head writer and showrunner Chris Chibnall) has a proven track record writing for the Doctor Who universe. His episodes for the main show in particular have notoriously been plagued by budget cuts and impossible deadlines, but they’re all worth a watch! First, the Tenth Doctor and Martha swelter as they try to save the TARDIS and stop a spaceship from hurtling towards a sun while crew members become murderous heat creatures in 42. In The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory witness the return of Earth’s previous inhabitants, the Silurians. Then there’s Chibnall’s most recent contributions: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship – which speaks for itself – and the slow invasion of tiny black cubes in The Power of Three.
3rd Week Thursday 10th May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Mansfield College
The Twelfth Doctor
Mummy on the Orient Express and Flatline
It’s Train Week at WhoSoc this week – an unusual premise, yes, but we can’t resist the opportunity to bring together Jamie Mathieson’s first two outings as writer. In Mummy on the Orient Express, the Twelfth Doctor must solve the mystery of a creature who appears to outer-space train passengers precisely 66 seconds before their death. In Flatline, the Doctor must train Clara, accompanied by a train of community service workers, to take on Doctor duties while he rescues himself from an oncoming train and faces off the baddies in a train tunnel.
4th Week Thursday 17th May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Mansfield College
The Fourth Doctor
Fourth Doctor Ballot Special
Sound the klaxon! This week marks a WhoSoc first! There are ten Tom Baker stories on offer, and we’ll randomly select one at the start of the meeting to watch in full. These stories may not be top-flight, but all of them are special. Depending on which story is selected, we could glimpse companion farewells, companion entrances, the dawn of the JNT era, anti-matter monsters, legendary vampire creatures, legendary stone circles – or even the legendary Taran wood beast.

  • Planet of Evil
  • The Masque of Mandragora
  • The Hand of Fear
  • The Face of Evil
  • Image of the Fendahl
  • The Stones of Blood
  • The Androids of Tara
  • The Leisure Hive
  • State of Decay
  • Warrior’s Gate
5th Week Thursday 24th May, 8pm

Nazrin Shah Auditorium, Worcester College
The Geek Quiz
In the legendary Geek Quiz, members of Oxford's geekiest societies get together in order to battle it out for the crown of "team who won that term". If you can write a round not entirely related to Doctor Who, bring it along. Please ensure your round is visual – make a PowerPoint with each question displayed on a different slide.
6th Week Thursday 31st May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Mansfield College
The Fifth Doctor
We’re back down to business in 6th week with our first Fifth Doctor screening since the start of Michaelmas. Turlough faces his toughest dilemma yet as the crew find themselves in an outer-space yacht race piloted by immensely powerful elemental beings. And if that’s not enough, Auntie Mabel from children’s TV classic Come Outside is in it.
7th Week Thursday 7th June, Time TBA

Seminar Room, Mansfield College
The Ninth Doctor
The End of the World and Society Meal
The second episode of revived Doctor Who was bound to be a step down from the first – but The End of the World was the opposite! A dozen alien races, an apocalypse, timeless pop classics and a whodunnit in space with only one suspect... This Ninth Doctor jaunt has a lot going for it. Afterwards we’ll be heading out for our termly meal at one of Oxford’s many restaurants. All are welcome!
8th Week Thursday 14th June, 8pm

Seminar Room, Mansfield College
The Sixth Doctor
Mark of the Rani and Committee Meeting
8th Week remains to be, in all its divisiveness, 80s Week! What do you get when you cross a grumpy and recently-regenerated Doctor, a T-Rex in 19th-century England, and an appearance from a female Time Lord? Take a deep breath, it’s... Sixth Doctor adventure The Mark of the Rani! Enjoy the campness and hilarity and don’t forget your jelly babies!

Join us afterwards for the committee meeting to have your say in what we do next term.

A downloadable copy of this termcard can be found here.

An archive of past termcards from the last few years can be found here.

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