Trinity Term 2017


0th Week


Saturday 22nd April, 7pm

Worcester JCR


Smile

In the first of our weekly society Series 10 meet-ups, we see Frank Cotrell-Boyce’s second script, after the mixed reception of In the Forest of the Night. Hopefully, this one will be more widely loved! Featuring a human colony (without the humans) filmed in Valencia, it looks to be good.



1st Week


Thursday 27th April, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi


Human Nature/The Family of Blood

Welcome back for another term of Whosoc, starting with this Tenth Doctor double-parter! When chased by a family searching for immortality, the Doctor hides himself as a human in an Edwardian public school, but forgets to account for a certain thing humans tend to do.


Saturday 29th April, 7pm

Worcester JCR


Thin Ice

With the return of Sarah Dollard, writer of Face the Raven, we wait to see if her second script can match the emotion and visuals of her last, featuring a trip to the last great frost fair on the Thames, where something is stirring beneath Regency London.



2nd Week


Thursday 4th May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi


Episode One Week

At the suggestion of our new Lord Chancellor, this week we’ll be watching the first episodes from serials that start on a good note, voted for by the members. The current selection includes The Space Museum, Dragonfire, Time Flight, and Underworld.


Saturday 6th May, TBC

Location TBC


Knock Khock

Who's there?
Doctor
Doctor Who?
Exactly!

From the writer of acclaimed drama Doctor Foster, Mike Bartlett turns his pen to Doctor Who for the first time. As Bill finds a new flat to live in, with cheap rent and a creepy landlord, the Doctor suspects something might be up.



3rd Week


Thursday 11th May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi


The Robots of Death

To celebrate the return of the Ice Warriors to our screen, this week features the Third Doctor and Jo on their first visit to Peladon, masquerading as ambassadors from Earth, where they team up with Alpha Centauri to uncover a plot to stop Peladon joining the federation.


Saturday 13th May, TBC

Location TBC


Oxygen

With fan-favourite writer Jamie Mathieson providing his only episode of Series 10, featuring a crew under attack by zombies, we are all hopeful this episode won't leave us short of breath (pun intended).



4th Week


Thursday 18th May, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi


The Ribos Operation

For fourth week, we’re watching the first Romana story, in which the Fourth Doctor and K9 are recruited by the White Guardian to find the first piece of the Key to Time, hidden on a planet of ice, but they’re not the only ones after it. It contains one of my personal favourite scenes, so is definitely worth watching!


Saturday 20th May, TBC

Location TBC


Extremis

Featuring a secret vault beneath the Vatican, this episode looks to be a good show, and may bring speculation on a certain vault mentioned in a previous episode. it also features the return of Michelle Gomez as the Master/Missy



5th Week


Thursday 25th May, 7pm

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.


Saturday 27th May, TBC

Location TBC


The Pyramid at the End of the World

Back for his third episode, Peter Harness brings the second episode named after a pyramid, as well as having the longest title of an individual story. After his divisive Kill the Moon and his more well-received The Zygon Invasion/Inversion, we wait to see how this one will be taken.



6th Week


Thursday 1st June, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi


Non-Who Week

Following on from last term's watch of Blake’s 7, we’re showing an assortment of other TV shows featuring the cast and crew of Doctor Who. Join us for Blackadder (featuring Tom Baker as a drunk ship captain), The Thick of It (with Peter Capaldi as foul-mouthed Malcom Tucker) and more!


Thursday 3rd June, TBC

Location TBC


The Lie of the Land

Having wrote five episodes before this, regular writer Toby Whithouse returns to bring us a script where the world is gripped by mass delusion, and only Bill Potts can see the truth.



7th Week


Thursday 8th June, 8pm

Location TBC


Society Meal

Join us on a trip out into one of Oxford’s many eateries for our termly meal! Location and time to be confirmed nearer the date.


Saturday 10th June, TBC

Location TBC


The Empress of Mars

Featuring the first appearance of the Ice Warriors since 2013's Cold War, this Mark Gatiss episode looks to be a highlight of the season, and also the last watched as a society! We hope you enjoy the rest of Series 10 at home!



8th Week


Thursday 15th June, 8pm

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi


The Greatest Show In The Galaxy (and Committee Meeting)

8th Week is 80s Week! To finish the year, we have a classic Seventh Doctor episode, where he and Ace face an evil circus, run by a rapping ringleader. Enjoy the campness and hilarity and don’t forget your jelly babies!


Saturday 17th June, TBC

Location TBC (Dependent on availability)


The Eaters of Light

For anyone still around, the series continues, Rona Munro, writer of the final Classic Who episode Survival, returns as the first person from pre-2005 to pen a New Who episode. With eight weeks to go until airing, details are scarce, but it looks to be interesting seeing how an old writer comes back to treat the new.




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