Week 9: Lost Girl and AGM

This week at SpockSoc, we’re going to show six of the remaining eight episodes of Lost Girl season two.

With the world of Fae in chaos following Bo’s explosive reunion with her mother, Bo must learn to “play the game” and navigate the inner workings of the Fae World in order to protect those who have helped to protect her. Bo finds her resolve to stay free challenged, and is forced to question her own morals and beliefs. While Bo grows stronger and learns more about who she really is, relationships will be tested and passions will ignite, but answers will not come easily.

Rest assured, however: we won’t be twiddling our thumbs for the remaining time – we’re also having our AGM! Woo! It’s absolutely, critically, vitally important for the future of the club that we get enough people attending the AGM so that we can hold democratic elections for next year’s exec. It’s not really possible to over-stress this point. We need people to come. Trying not to sound too desperate, but that’s how it is. =P

The screening starts at 5pm this Friday in ChemSci M18, our usual screening room. We’re aiming to start the AGM at around 7:30, over our usual pizza dinner – $5 per half pizza, other menu items possible. Even if you’re only able to attend the AGM and can’t stay for the screening, that’ll be enough.

Week 8: AGM + Trivia

We’re not having a regular screening this week, so… if you go to the regular room, we won’t be there.

Instead, we’re having the annual SpockSoc trivia night! All are welcome – entry is $5 each, but the prize pool is worth over $200 in total. Heaps of fun for all! It starts at 5pm this Friday in the Marsh Room – upstairs in the Roundhouse – and we’ll be finishing around 9pm (so don’t worry about it running too late).

We’ll also be selling our new t-shirts for $15 each, so bring money for them if you want one. Pizza run will be as usual, with $5 per half pizza, or you can buy food from the Roundhouse food outlets.

As well as that, we’ll be holding the Annual General Meeting, due to start at around 7pm. Having the AGM is vital for the continued existence of SpockSoc, and we need to have a quorum of members attending for it to count, so if you’re a full member – that is, a member of the club who is also a UNSW student – please try to attend the AGM, even if you can’t stay for the trivia. We’ll be voting on the executive for next year, and all exec positions are up for election.

The SpockSoc annual trivia night is proudly brought to you by Arc.

Week 3: Movie Outing and Eureka

First, we’re finally going to see The Dark Knight Rises – the 6pm screening this Wednesday the 1st of August at the Randwick Ritz. We’ll be meeting up in the lobby starting from around 5:30 or so in order that we can all go in together. Remember, having Arc membership will get you a discount from the Ritz, and showing your SpockSoc card to me will get you a $2 reimbursement.

This Friday’s screening is Eureka, season five. Eureka takes place in a high tech fictional community of the same name, located in the U.S. state of Oregon, and inhabited entirely by brilliant scientists working on new scientific advances. The town is operated by a corporation called Global Dynamics (GD), which is overseen by the United States Department of Defense. U.S. Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon Eureka while transporting a fugitive prisoner (his own rebellious teenage daughter Zoe) back to her mother’s home in Los Angeles. When a faulty experiment cripples the sheriff of Eureka, Carter finds himself quickly chosen to fill the vacancy. Despite not being a genius like most members of the town, Jack Carter demonstrates a remarkable ability to connect to others, keen and practical insights, and a dedication to preserving the safety of Eureka.

When last we saw our heroes, the Astraeus – the spaceship intended to take explorers to Saturn’s moon Titan – had been hijacked, with most of the main characters on board, by persons not explicitly mentioned in dialogue but rather strongly hinted at by the season arc. So yeah. Where did they go?

Starting at 5pm this Friday in ChemSci M18 – pizza run as usual. Don’t miss it.

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special Screening

The Ritz Cinema is having a special 25th anniversary celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation by screening two episodes that have been digitally remastered especially for the big screen. It’s on at 8pm this Thursday (the 26th) and we have been planning a get-together for it. This is a one off screening so try to get there early to ensure you get a ticket.

Also for those interested the Ritz is giving away prizes for those coming in the best costume on the night.

Details about this can be found on Ritz Coming Soon page, http://www.ritzcinema.com.au/coming.html

Week 9: Alpha & Avengers

This week’s screening is Alphas.

The series follows five people, known as “Alphas”, led by noted neurologist and psychologist Dr. Lee Rosen as they investigate criminal cases involving other suspected Alphas. Rosen and his team of Alphas operate under the auspices of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the criminal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Defense. While investigating these crimes, it does not take the team too long to discover that a group known as “Red Flag”, which was thought defeated and eliminated long ago, is using other Alphas to commit crimes.

As an added bonus, since I won’t have enough Alphas to fill the night, I’ll also be showing the last two episodes of Misfits season three – the series we watched last week, but didn’t quite get through. Friday 5pm in ChemSci M18 as usual.

But before then, this Wednesday, the 2nd of May, is SpockSoc’s official Avengers-seeing outing. SpockSoccers Assemble! In the Randwick Ritz lobby at about six o’clock! We’ll be going for the the 6:30pm 3D session – the Arc membership sticker will get you a discount as usual, and the SpockSoc membership card will get you a $2 reimbursement as usual. If you bring your own 3D glasses, you can save another dollar off the ticket price – if you don’t have glasses, hang on to the ones they give you here for next time (plus, some of us might have a few to share). The plan is to head out somewhere for a late dinner afterwards as well.

Marvel Movie Marathon

 I hope you are enjoying the Summer Break. To celebrate Marvel bringing out the Avengers movie in May, we will be running an all day Marathon this Friday 13th January to watch all the lead up Marvel Movies. We will be watching Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
We will be starting at 10am in Goldstein G05 (located under Goldstein College next to Quad). The room allows furniture to be re-arranged and for marathons it is a good idea to bring some cushions.
What: Marvel Marathon
When: 10am Friday 13/1/12
Where: Goldstein G05

Week 10: AGM and Trivia Night

Hello Everyone,

This week we’ll be having our annual trivia night,there’s prizes to be won for the teams that answer the most questions correctly. We’ll also be holding our AGM during the dinner break; this is important, since (as the last message about it noted) we need as many club members who are UNSW students to come along to the AGM as possible to make sure we continue for the next year, but everyone is welcome for the trivia night – members and non-members, students and non-students. I’ll be stepping down as president as well, so this is your chance to control a club!

We’ll be in the Marsh room, on the second floor of the Roundhouse, with a sign on the wall/in the window. Hope to see you all there!
This event is proudly brought to you by Arc.

Movie: Cowboys and Aliens

To finish off SpockSoc’s movie madness month, this week we’re going to see Cowboys and Aliens at the Randwick Ritz on Tuesday (the 23rd). We’ll meet up outside Cinema 1 at 6:50pm. For those interested, we’ll go somewhere nearby for dinner afterwards.

Movie: Thor

As discussed at tonight’s screening, we are planning on seeing Thor (3D) at the Ritz this coming public holiday Tuesday at 11:20am. As this is a 3D screening if you have 3D glasses please bring them as Ritz do charge an extra $1 to supply them. We also expect it to be fairly busy (public holiday, new movie & cheap Tuesday), so try to be early to ensure we can get tickets and decent seats.

For those few who are unaware of Thor, if you have seen Iron Man 2 and waited for the end credits you would have seen a teaser.
Following summary is from IMDB:
Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy epic which stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the ancient Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor’s father and king of Asgard. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in ”Iron Man,” to make an appearance, further forshadowing the coming of The Avengers!

Week 12: Defying Gravity + AGM

Defying GravityThis week: the long-awaited AGM! Woo hoo! The AGM is neccesary for the continued existence of SpockSoc next year, and it’s vital that we have at least fifteen members there, so please try to come, even if it’s just for the AGM. We’ll kick off the AGM itself at 7:30 on Friday, over dinner – send me an e-mail ahead of time if you want to order pizza and won’t be able to make it before 7:30. Pizza is $5 per half.

All exec positions are up for re-election. We’re all students, after all, and we’ll all have to graduate someday, so at some point we’ll certainly all need to be replaced. Please think seriously about whether you want to help keep SpockSoc running. You also get to hear fun things like the state of our finances, and read the club constitution.

So: AGM, 7:30pm Friday, Red Centre G001. Be there. If we don’t get the numbers, we’ll have to do it over during the summer break, and noone wants that, do they?

Also, we’ll be showing Defying Gravity, but seriously, the AGM is the main draw-card here, right? =) The series follows eight astronauts on a journey of exploration around the solar system. However, they’re not alone on the voyage, and not because there’s aliens hovering outside the window – they brought something with them. What’s inside the mysterious Pod 4? What’s waiting in store for them on their journey?

We showed the first half of the season way way back in the first few weeks of session one – I’d meant to show this much earlier, but I forgot to include it until I was reminded of it a few weeks ago. With that in mind, I’ll certainly open with a brief recap and character introduction. The screening starts at 5pm Friday, Red Centre G001.

Hope to see you there,
el presidente