KilljoysHi everyone,

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just throw all this uni business away and run off to outer space? Why, there’s no end to the things we could do – explore strange new worlds, aim to misbehave, make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs…

Or – and here’s a thought – how about a spot of bounty hunting?
This week, Spocksoc are returning to the wild and woolly world of the Quad to catch up with our favourite Reclamation Agents in Killjoys! We’ll be polishing off the final three episodes of season one (8-10, for those playing along at home), so if you need to catch up, there’s a link here:
http://killjoys.wikia.com/wiki/Season_1

But wait, there’s more! Once we’re done with season one we’re going to live dangerously and jump right into season two, because lingering cliffhangers are for boring people.

As per usual, we’ll be kicking off at about 5pm in the Macauley Theatre, with a pizza run for dinner around 7ish.

If you can’t wait til Friday to see our shining faces (and who can blame you) we’ll be heading to the movies on Tuesday to enjoy the last gasp of the US summer movie season, the stop-motion feast for the senses, Kubo and the Two Strings:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1033434066752132/

And in other news, we’re planning to put the fun back in fundraising with our latest bake sale: The Pie-nal Bun-tier!
(I’d apologise for the title but honestly it came to me in a dream at 3am and I’m actually pretty proud of it)

Check out the link below to find out how YOU can help keep this enterprise going for another year!
https://www.facebook.com/events/523264241206454/

We look forward to seeing you this week!
Jennifer

Orphan blackHi everyone,

Spocksoc doesn’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too. We don’t even care about Thursday, because it’s Friday and we’re in love with our regular screening!

This week, it’s time to look back in on Clone Club as we begin season four of the brilliant Orphan Black! We left our favourite Project Leda subjects in a pretty good place last season, with Castor defeated and the original gene donor safely out of the clutches of Neolution. But Sarah, Cosima, Allison and the rest of the gang certainly aren’t out of the woods yet. If you need your memory jogged about all the twists and turns of last season, you can refresh it here:
http://orphanblack.wikia.com/wiki/Season_3

As per usual, we’ll be kicking off at about 5pm in the Macauley Theatre, with a pizza run for dinner around 7ish.

Things are calming down on the film front, so no movie outing this week. Next week, however, we’ll be taking in Laika Entertainment’s latest stop-motion extravaganza, Kubo and the Two Strings! You can find more information here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1033434066752132/
And in a few weeks’ time Spocksoc will be boldly going beyond the Pie-nal Bun-tier (sorry not sorry) and hosting a bake sale. Check out the link below to find out how you can help Spocksoc live long and prosper for another year:
https://www.facebook.com/events/523264241206454/

We look forward to seeing you this week!
Jennifer

Semester Two, Week 2 – Grimm Season 5

August 1st, 2016 by James

GrimmHi everyone,

I hope you’ve all managed to survive your first week back with a minimum of early morning classes, surprise pop quizzes, or Pokemon Go-related accidents. Sure, you’ve got another long week ahead of you, but at least there’s always Friday to look forward to, and with it, our Friday screening!

This week, we venture into the wilds of Portland, Oregon with season five of Grimm. It’s been a pretty wild ride so far this season – Juliette was dead, and then she wasn’t, Rosalee got caught up in the creepiest Peter Pan story ever, and Nick and Adalind managed get themselves into a romantic subplot, because heaven forbid we not have one of those.

We’ll be picking up with episode eight, so if you need a recap you can find one here:
http://grimm.wikia.com/wiki/Season_5

As per usual, we’ll be kicking off at about 5pm in the Macauley Theatre, with a pizza run for dinner around 7ish.

In other news, after an impressive three-month streak we’ve managed to run out of movies to see this week, but never fear! Next Tuesday we’ll be walking on the wild side of the DC universe with the Suicide Squad – more details can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/118735048558934/

And this Saturday, our celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary continues with part two of our Star Trek 101 marathon series! For more details on where and how we’ll be boldly going, go here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1217306474987747/
We look forward to seeing you this week!
Jennifer

ArrowGreetings, Spocksoc!

I hope you’ve all had a relaxing winter break, but now the semester looms above us (doesn’t time fly?). And with the return of classes comes the return of our regular Friday night screenings. Grab your bow and prepare to make some terrible life choices – we’re going back to Star City with Arrow!

We’ll be picking things up in the middle of season four, starting with episode nine. Damien Darhk’s nefarious plan to take over the city is in full swing, as is Oliver’s mayoral campaign. This will end well, you guys. I’ve got a great feeling. If you need to catch up, the wiki’s a good place to start – but beware of spoilers!
http://arrow.wikia.com/wiki/Season_4_(Arrow)

As per usual, we’ll be kicking off at about 5pm in the Macauley Theatre, with a pizza run for dinner around 7ish.

And that’s not all! We’ve got a couple more great events coming up this week as Spocksoc prepares to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek!

On Tuesday night, we’ll be watching the latest entry in the Trek canon, Star Trek Beyond! It’s at 6:30pm at the Ritz Cinema, see the link below for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1039876189415564/

Not enough Trek for you? Never fear! This Saturday Spocksoc is proud to present part one of our Star Trek 101 marathon series, a whirlwind tour of the best movies and episodes the franchise has to offer – with a little history along the way. More details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1159732264050162/

We look forward to seeing you this week!
Jennifer

Winter Screening – Once Upon a Time

June 30th, 2016 by James

Once Upon A TimeThis week, Spocksoc again returns to the seaside town of Storybrooke for another screening of Once Upon a Time.

Join all your favourite fairytale characters as they continue the fight against the powers of an ancient darkness. As always, we start in Macaulay Theatre at 5pm and have a pizza run at 7pm.

Also for those of you who aren’t a part of our facebook group or just haven’t seen, we are currently running our 2016 Member Survey and would highly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill it out. There’s a financial incentive if that helps!

Until Next Time,
Chris.

Members Survey:
https://goo.gl/BGQi19

Exam Week 2 – Justice League Unlimited

June 24th, 2016 by James

Justice League UnlimitedThis week, fly faster than a speeding bullet to Spocksoc as we delve into the heroic adventures of Justice League Unlimited

Join Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl as they team up to become the greatest superhero team Earth has ever seen. Together, these formidable heroes fight to protect Earth from the most powerful super villains imaginable. As always, we start in Macaulay Theatre at 5pm and have a pizza run at 7pm

Until Next Time
Ben

Exam Week 1 – Agent Carter

June 16th, 2016 by James

Agent CarterThis week, Spocksoc returns to the MCU for season 2 of the Captain America spin off: Agent Carter

After the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, SSR Agent Peggy Carter returns to America to find herself marginalized by her male colleagues. When Howard Stark is framed for treason, Peggy seeks to clear Howard’s name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis. As always, we start in Macaulay Theatre at 5pm and have a pizza run at 7pm

Until Next Time
Ben

Stuvac Screening: Grimm

June 9th, 2016 by James

GrimmWith semester finally complete and exams looming in the distance, join Spocksoc as we continue our weekly screenings with an old Spocksoc favorite: Grimm

Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau learns he is descended from a line of guardians known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world (called “Wesen”). Throughout the episodes, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous creatures, with help from his friend Monroe (a reformed Blutbad), and his partner Detective Hank Griffin. As always, we’ll be meeting in Macauley at 5pm on Friday, and having a pizza run at around 7pm.

Until Next Time
Ben

Week 13 – Daredevil

June 3rd, 2016 by James

DareDevilThis week Spocksoc returns to the world of superheroes, secret agents, vigilantes and the many faces of Stan Lee with a marvellous romp through Hell’s Kitchen. This week is Daredevil:

Daredevil follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night. We’ll be meeting at 5pm, with a pizza run at around 7pm, at Macauley Theatre.

In other news, join Docsoc, Vadersoc, GOTsoc, Disneysoc and Tolkien society, for the time has finally arrived. Brush up on your showtunes, practice your mic technique and get ready to headbang – it’s time for KARAOKE! That’s right – by popular demand the Group of Extraordinary Entertainment Klubs is proud to present the first inter-club karaoke night! Join us next Wednesday for an evening of music and mayhem as the nerds of UNSW vie to see who can get the most noise complaints from security! We are starting in Goldstein G16 at 6:30 Wednesday the 8th. Follow the link below to our Facebook event for up-to-date information as it comes

Until Next Time
Ben

Week 12 – Legends of Tomorrow

May 26th, 2016 by James

Legends of TomorrowIs the end of semester bringing you down? Wishing you could go back to the start of semester and tell yourself to work harder? Join Spocksoc for a well-earned break as we ride through time with Legends of Tomorrow

After seeing what doom the future holds, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter realizes heroes alone are not enough to prevent the impending catastrophe that threatens not only the planet, but all of time itself. Tasked with recruiting both heroes and villains, Rip brings together a ragtag team of divergent talents, which includes White Canary, Firestorm, the Atom, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and Heat Wave. As always, we will be meeting in Macaulay Theatre on Friday at 5pm and doing a pizza run at 7pm

Until Next Time
Ben