Week 2: Lost Girl

Thanks to all of you who made it to last weeks session, I hope you enjoyed yourselves, this week we’ll be showing Lost Girl, a supernatural crime drama that follows Bo, a succubus who finds herself fighting crime and trying to not get in trouble with the other fae who make up the magical underworld we normal humans don’t get to see. Sounds like fun? We saw the pilot last year and most of us thought so us well, which would be why we’re showing it again!
We’ll start once again at 5PM on Friday, in the Red Centre theatre, pizza run around 6:30-7:00PM dinner a bit later before finishing at 11PM,
see you there!

Week 10: Supernatural

This week at SpockSoc, we’re showing classic episodes of Supernatural. We’ll decide on the night which episodes we want to watch, but we’ll probably just start from the very start and see how things go from there. It’s in Goldstein G06 as usual, starting from 5pm. Pizza run during the night.

Also, remember: AGM next week. I’ll be bringing a home-made oreo cheesecake as incentive. =) It’ll be in the room during the screening – if you can’t make it to the whole screening, we’ll aim to have it around 7:30 or so, so you can just try to turn up then. Be there. =)

Week 9: Legend of the Seeker

Legend of the SeekerThis week at SpockSoc, we’ll be continuing showing Legend of the Seeker. It’s based on the Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind. The series follows the epic journey of a young woods guide named Richard Cypher (played by Craig Horner), a mysterious woman named Kahlan Amnell (Bridget Regan), and a wizard named Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander (Bruce Spence) to stop Darken Rahl (Craig Parker) from unleashing an ancient and terrifying power.

In our first screening last session, we showed roughly the first third of the season, and we’ll probably manage another third at this screening. We’ll start at 5pm in Golstein G06, as ever. Pizza run during the night.

Also, our AGM is coming up in two weeks, in week eleven. Be there, or be… without a club. Cause, you know, we can’t get reafilliated if people don’t show up to the AGM. And that’d be a Bad Thing. Yup. So… please? All exec positions are open for the taking, but we’ll only allow nominations of people who are present at the meeting. Also, president, treasurer and secretary must be UNSW students, and should also be Arc members.

Week 8: Dollhouse

Hope you enjoyed the mid-session break. This week at SpockSoc, we’re showing Dollhouse, right from the very start. Dollhouse is the new series by Joss Whedon (of Buffy and Firefly fame). I haven’t seen any of it before, but it’s apparently good.

Eliza Dushku plays a young woman called Echo, a member of a group of people known as “Actives” or “Dolls”. The Dolls are people whose personalities and existence in the world have been wiped clean to be imprinted with any number of new personas. Contents of an imprint may include semantic memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, as appropriate for different assignments (referred to as “engagements”).
A new persona can be an amalgam of several real people, and the end result necessarily incorporates both strengths and flaws from the template personalities. The Actives are then hired out for particular jobs, which can be anything from committing a crime to enacting a fantasy to performing the occasional good deed. On engagements, Actives are monitored internally (and remotely) by Handlers. In between engagements they are mind-wiped into a child-like state and live in a futuristic dorm/laboratory, a hidden facility nicknamed “The Dollhouse”.
The Dollhouse is located somewhere in Los Angeles and is a subsidiary of a mysterious research group known as the Rossum Corporation. The story follows Echo, who begins, in her mind-wiped state, to become self-aware.

I’ll be away this week, so James will be running the screening. 5pm in Goldstein G06, pizza run as usual.

On a side note, our AGM will be coming up in the next few weeks – we’d really like people to turn up to that so we can be re-affiliated, so some indication of a Friday that most people have free would be helpful.

Movie: District 9

Hey all!

SpockSoc is going to see District 9 tomorrow night at the Randwick Ritz. The movie starts at 9:20pm, so we’ll meet up outside at 8:50 and head in together if people so desire. Yeah, I know that’s late, but the prior screening is 4pm, which is too early. We won’t pre-buy tickets,  but SpockSoc will reimburse $2 to any member that asks. Remember, Ritz Tuesday tickets are now $8 each.

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology. It’s produced by Peter Jackson (who did Lord of the Rings) and directed by some poor schmuck (Neill Blomkamp) who has been completely overshadowed the producer.

Hope to see you there.

You can also see the short film that became the basis for District 9:

Week 12: Firefly

FireflyLast week of session (aww). Study hard for exams and enjoy your break. Before that, though, this Friday’s screening is Firefly, by popular demand. We’ll decide which episodes to watch on the night, but regardless, it’ll start at 5pm in Goldstein G06. Pizza run during the night – $5 per half pizza.

We’re also on the lookout for things to show next session, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail me or the exec.

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!

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.

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