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Classic Doctor Who - "City of Death"

  • Mar 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Jeff Johannigman's home

This is a joint event with the Austin Geeks and Gamers Meetup group. For both new Who fans and old, "City of Death" is a favorite. Here is why it was voted one of the Top 10 all-time Doctor Who episodes in a Telegraph poll :

- It stars Tom Baker, the longest running and most beloved (Tennant fans, feel free to argue with me) actor to play the Doctor. Tom Baker is performing at his most charismatic in this one.

- His companion is the the second incarnation of Romana, played by Lalla Ward. The chemistry between them is so strong that the actors later married in real life.

- It is written by Douglas Adams, author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", and shows his trademark quirky humor.

- It is one of the first episodes filmed on location outside of England. They set this episode in Paris and pulled out all the stops to make it visually spectacular.

- The story is epic, starting with primordial Earth and climaxing in modern-day Paris, with stops to visit DaVinci along the way.

- The villain is played by the incomparable Julian Glover, who later went on to play memorable villains in James Bond (Kristatos), Star Wars (General Veers), and Indiana Jones (Walter Donovan).

- You also get an unforgettable cameo by John Cleese explaining exactly why the Tardis belongs in the Louvre.

Join your fellow Whovians, and prepare to make new Geeks and Gamers friends at this meetup.

I'll provide the popcorn. Please bring sodas and snacks to share. (And note, for those with allergies, that a very friendly golden retriever and three semi-friendly cats live here.)

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  • Jeremy J.

    I'm way down in south Austin. Sorry I missed it.

    March 24, 2013

  • Johann

    A fun episode with fun Whovians, Geeks, and Gamers.

    March 23, 2013

  • Jeremy J.

    Dang it all. I can't make it Johann. I didn't realize we were on opposite ends of the earth. Y'all have a great time.

    March 23, 2013

    • Johann

      Where do you live, Jeremy?

      March 23, 2013

  • Adrick T.

    Stuck in traffic, can't make it. So sorry; I was really looking forward to this. :(

    March 23, 2013

  • Johann

    Looking forward to seeing everybody tonight!

    March 23, 2013

  • Bill

    I can bring a normal chair if you still need it.

    March 18, 2013

    • Johann

      Anything you can sit on is fine by me!

      March 18, 2013

  • Johann

    If anybody can, please bring a folding chair.

    March 8, 2013

  • Patrick S.

    Will be there for sure!!! Looking forward to meeting everyone!!!

    February 24, 2013

  • chris s.

    Woo WHO! ;-)

    February 24, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Thanks for the invite, but I usually have to work on Saturday nights these days...

    February 24, 2013

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