Mid-Session: Doctor Who & Torchwood

Yep, it’s mid-session break. Well, slightly-before-mid-session break, really. But you didn’t think SpockSoc took a break too, did you? Nooo.

This week, we’ll be showing the Easter Doctor Who special, Planet of the Dead, followed by the second half of Torchwood season two. We’ll be picking up from where we left off at the last screening, but I don’t think you’ve missed too much by way of important plot points if you want to come anyway.

We start at 5pm in Goldstein G06, as ever. Since Doctor Who is slightly longer than normal, we might get a bit squished for time, so we’ll be starting as close to five as possible, so don’t be late. $5 per half pizza, with a free can of drink.

Hope to see you there,
el presidente

P.S. Keep sending me those Star Trek expressions of interest, and whether you think you can do a midnight screening. There’s only three weeks left until opening day. I’ll decide which screening we’ll be attending next week, and start collecting firm ticket numbers then.

Week 4: Sanctuary

SanctuaryA third of the way through the session already, whew!

This week at SpockSoc, we’re showing the TV series version of Sanctuary, the new series starring and produced by Amanda Tapping, who played Colonel Carter in Stargate. We showed the web series last year, but it has since been made into a proper TV series.

We’re in Goldstein G06 – same room as last week. Remember there’s a map on the website if you’ve forgotten where it is. Entry is free for members, and there’ll be a pizza run during the night – as ever, it’s $5 per half pizza plus a free drink.

Hope to see you at the screening!

Week 3: Buffy / Angel

Buffy the Vampire SlayerAs per suggestions at O-Week we’re making a change to the screening schedule. This week is now The Best of Buffy/Angel – Viewer’s Choice. Before this Thursday, interested people can e-mail me with the names of up to seven of their favourite episodes, and the seven with the most nominations will be shown at the screening this Friday. (Also, if someone has the DVDs, that would also be helpful.) If I don’t get any votes, then we’ll probably just wind up showing a bunch of random episodes…

As usual, SpockSoc starts at 5pm on Friday. This week we may actually get our booking and move to a room with a better sound system – we’ll keep you posted. We now have a location! For the remainder of the session, we’ll be in Goldstein G06. The Goldstein building is immediately North of the Quad, grid reference D16 – you’ll find a map on our website at Map

The door to the rooms is on the south-western side of the building – just go through the archway in the brick wall on the fourth side of the Quad, and it’s on your right.
Remember, it’s free for members, and there will be a pizza run during the night.

We’ll still be showing Torchwood (the originally-scheduled screening) but later in the session.

The ones in Bold are the must see ones. Particulaly Hush and Once more with Feeling.

Season 1 episode 7  Angel We find out Angel is a vampire.
Season 2 episode 3  School Hard      Spike and Drusilla are introduced.
Season 2 episode 6  Halloween All the costumes from a particular store turn people into the rolls they are playing for the night and people loss there memory of who they are.
Season 2 episode 16  Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.   Xander is dumped by Cordelia on Valentine’s day. Xander convinces a witch to put a spell on her. the spell backfires. Let the fun begin.
Season 3 episode 6  Bad candy Candy is sold by the school to raise funds. When adults eat it they regress to being teenagers.
Season 3 episode 9  The Wish Cordelia meets Anya.  Makes a wish which is ” I wish buffy had never come to sunnydale”. Bad mistake.
Season 3 episode 14 Bad Girls   Faith and Buffy go for a night out on the town.
Season 3 episode 16 Doppelgangland    Anya enlists Willow to get her powers back. Result, Two Willows one of whom is a vampire.
Season 3 episode  20  The Prom  All Buffy wants is a nice Prom free of problems. Not likely.
Season 4 episode  10 Hush Emey nominated. An absolute must see.
Season 5 episode  12  Checkpoint  The Watchers Council arrives in Sunnydale to review Buffy’s Slayer skills. If she fails they will not give her info regarding Glory.  Thats what they think.
Season 5 episode  22  The Gift  Season fainarly.  Buffy makes the ultimate sacrifice.
Season 6 episode  7  Once more with feeling.
Season 6 episode  8  Tabula Rasa  One of Willows spells back fire and everyone forgets who they are.
Season 6 episode 17  Buffy is in a hospital. Is the Hospital reality or is the last 5 1/2 years the reality?
Season 7 episode  22  Chosen   the Final episode of Buffy

Week 2: Battlestar Galactica

SciFi promo of Battlestar Galactica
SciFi promo of Battlestar Galactica

This week at SpockSoc, we’re watching Battlestar Galactica, the second half of the fourth (and final) season. We’ll only be able to watch as many episodes as we can fit, so expect another screening later on to finish it off. We’re going to be in Hut D10 again, starting at 5pm. Pizza run during the night as usual, $5 per half pizza, with a free drink.

For those who aren’t quite up-to-date with BSG, I’ll give a brief recap before we start, but as last year’s SpockSoc members (like all of America) have been waiting the better part of nine months to see the second half of the season, we won’t be re-screening the first half, sorry.

Week 1: Mystery ScreeninG A

Hey all!

I hope everyone who saw Watchmen enjoyed it more than I did. =)

Anyway, tomorrow night is our first screening for the year – Mystery ScreeninG A season five, as many episodes as we can fit. For those who haven’t seen our season four screenings, I’ll attempt a brief recap. It’ll start at 5pm. Pizza run during the night.

Unfortunately, we’re yet to get a room booking – it’s looking like this may wind up being a last-second announcement (no thanks to CATS) but rest assured that the screening will certainly take place, even if I have to have it at my house. I will e-mail the location before SpockSoc starts, and for those who won’t be able to access their e-mail, I’ll put a sign up next to the second-hand textbooks noticeboard in the Quad.

See Update below for Room Details

Last year’s members, don’t forget to re-sign up at a screening. Your $5 membership fee is only good for one year, after all. =D

el presidente


Sorry it seems to disorganised – this will go much smoother next week, honest. We have a room – many thanks to the Gameplayers, who are lending us one of theirs. So this week we’ll be in Hut D10.

For those new to uni, welcome to the clever world of UNSW’s building numbers. See, they’re grid references. If you look at any UNSW map you’ll notice it’s divided into grid squares, with the numbers running west to east, starting from Anzac Parade, and the letters running south to north, starting from High Street. So if (for example) you find yourself outside the Red Centre, you’ll notice on the big blue sign that it has grid reference H13. To get to D10, then, you simply need to walk south-west, or towards Anzac Parade and High Street. For those who prefer landmarks, it’s near the Anzac Parade end of the big construction site on High Street, next door to the Io Myers theatre.

The room doors are on the Anzac Parade side of the building – we’ll have our banner outside.

Mystery Screening

Week twelve at last, eh? In the infinite wisdom of Upper Management, that makes this week the last week of session. Aww. To make it all up to you, this week we’re having a Mystery Screening.

As usual for SpockSoc, the screening will kick off from 5pm in Goldstein G06. Entry is free for members, and $2 otherwise.

Due to it being in the middle of Stuvac, we’ve decided not to have a screening on Halloween, but keep an ear out for possible screenings, marathons and movie trips during the summer break. Hope to see you all again next year. We’ll be running a stall at O-Week all week, so feel free to drop in for a visit.

Week Eleven

Week eleven, huh? Almost the end of the session. For this week’s SpockSoc, we have a bit of a choice.
Firstly, we have Quantum Leap, as advertised on the website.
Secondly, there’s a miniseries called Tin Man – it’s a new, more mature re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz.
Thirdly, we can watch an assortment of one-offs and movies – the current plan is the new versions of A for Andromeda, the Andromeda Strain, which should make for a full screening. =)

Regardless, we’re going to be in Goldstein G06 from 5pm. Possibly if the demand is great enough, I might appropriate a second room, and we can show two of the three options.

As ever, entry is free for members, and $2 otherwise – there’ll be a pizza run during the night, with $5 per half pizza.


I hope you all enjoyed your mid-session breaks, and the screening during the break.

This week at SpockSoc: Torchwood season two. Come see the second season of the Doctor Who spinoff. Even if you were disappointed by the first season, come along anyway – it got less stupid by the tenth episode or so, honest. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the end of the first season – I’ll attempt to give a brief recap before we start.

As usual, we’re on from 5pm in Goldstein G06 – entry is free for members, $2 otherwise. Pizza run during the night.

SciFi Movies

Hi All and Welcome to the SpockSoc Movie free for all.

This Friday we are having a Sci Fi (and possibly some fantasy) movie night. Please bring your favourite Sci-Fi movies, old and new, VCR or DVD.

We will be taking a vote on the night and we will watch the winners. Hopefully we can get a wide selection and range of movies to fit everyone’s taste.

There will be a pizza run during the night, the usual $5 for half a pizza and drink.

Date: Friday, 3/10/08
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Location: Goldstein G06, UNSW