Week 7: Primeval

PrimevalThis week at SpockSoc, we’re showing Primeval season two in its entirety. I don’t think we’ve showed season one, but it has been on television. To give a brief recap of the series, strange portals through time have been opening up all around the UK, allowing prehistoric creatures to pass through and menace the modern-day population. Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist and university professor, has put together a team to investigate and prevent these anomalies, overseen by the British Home Office. The team includes Stephen Hart, his lab technician and token mysterious past character, Connor Temple, one of his students, and Abby Maitland, a herpetologist who got mixed in during the first episode. It’s discovered that Nick’s estranged wife Helen knows something about the anomalies, and is up to something… sinister.

In the season one finale, the team are attacked by an evolved predator from the future. They are barely able to defeat it, but unknowingly leave two of its young stranded in the Permian Era. Nick Cutter returns to the present, only to find that Claudia Brown, an agent with the Home Office, and Nick’s love interest, has been erased from history…

In any case, come and see it, even if you missed the first season. It’s made by the same guys who did Walking With Dinosaurs, so the special effects are really good. It’s at 5pm in Goldstein G06, as ever. Pizza run during the night.

In other news, I’m still hoping to have our Trivia Night next Monday, the 4th of May, but despite my best efforts (… ok, despite my… efforts) I’ve been unable to secure a room. If there’s anyone who can get a hold of a good-sized room with tables and chairs before Monday – for example anyone in a college who can borrow a room – I’d be much obliged. No need to worry about a projector or sound system, I’ll take care of them. I do have a plan B, but since it’s not on campus, that’s not really the preferred option.

Hope to see you there,

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