Week 11: Middleman & Red Dwarf

Whew, almost the end of session, huh? Aww. Currently we don’t have anything planned for the winter break, but considering there’s a few movies coming out, we might arrange a trip. Keep an ear out.

In any case, this week at SpockSoc, we’ll be showing the second half of Middleman, and the Red Dwarf 20th anniversary special. Double-barrelled screening, yay.

The Middleman is a sci-fi/comedy series, and possibly the best way I’ve thought of to describe it is what would happen if Captain Jack and Gwen from Torchwood joined the Men in Black. It stars Matt Keeslar as The Middleman, a real-life comic book hero who thinks Jughead is a hoot, loves a cool refreshing glass of milk, and whose greatest pet peeve is scientists who twist innocent primates with computer-enhanced mind control and live out their sick and perverted fantasies of criminal power. Also stars Natalie Morales as Wendy Watson, aka Dub Dub, his incredulous wise-cracking sidekick.

If you missed our screening of the first half of the season last year, that’s ok – it’s pretty episodic, and anything you need to know to understand an episode will be recapped, generally in as an amusing fashion as possible.

The Red Dwarf 20th anniversary is a three-episode special called Back To Earth that aired at Easter this year. Whether we watch it before or after Middleman will be decided on the night.

As ever, the screening is in Goldstein G06, starting at 5pm. Pizza run during the night.

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