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.

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.


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.


This week at SpockSoc, we’ll be showing Eureka season three.

For those not familiar with the show, Eureka is a town in America where the government has gathered the country’s best scientists to develop shiny new technology. That said, as ever when lots of scientists get together in American shows, things start to go wrong with very fabric of space/time on a regular basis. Enter Sherrif Jack Carter, the average-joe former federal marshall who got recruited to be the town’s police chief.

It’s quite a funny series, and I suggest you come along, even if you haven’t seen the first two seasons – while there is a bit of a story arc, it should be reasonably easy to pick up.

As ever, we’ll be in Goldstein G06, starting at 5pm. Pizza run during the night. Entry free for members, $2 otherwise.

The Middleman

Come join us for some fun new Sci Fi.

Due to popular demand following a trial screening of the first episode in week five, this week we’ll be showing a new series called The Middleman.

It’s 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.

Matt Keeslar, Natalie Morales
Matt Keeslar, Natalie Morales

Title: Screening: Middleman
Location: Goldstein G06
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2008-09-19
End Time: 23:00
Free for members; $2 for everyone else
$5 for half a pizza and drink.