Throwing Hands: THE ROBOTS OF DEATH

A futuristic sandminder on a far-off world. Robots turning against their programming, systematically murdering the crew. And in the midst of this, the Doctor and his new companion struggle to get their footing as their travels begin....

The Robots of Death is considered one of the high points of Doctor Who, with gorgeous art-deco influenced set design, a smart Agatha Christie-influenced script by Chris Boucher, some then-cutting edge special effects (which still look impressive) and some edgy, great performances. It's an episode known for its sparkling dialogue (we'll even include "Please don't throw hands at me") as it is for its engaging, terse storytelling.

It also comes towards the end of the Hinchcliffe/Holmes era, and features Tom Baker close to peak form as the Doctor, with Louise Jameson bringing an intelligence and sparkle to the savage Leela. There's a reason why this story is considered a classic....and that's why we're seeing it.

(And yes, we will be watching the Special Edition version - no major changes except for a sparkling picture).

So please join us at Third Coast for our April screening - you'll be glad you did.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey sorry, there's reports of hail and flooded roads plus I got out of work late.

    April 17, 2013

  • Elariel

    Too late to RSVP, but i'd like to attend. Please let me know if that's a problem - otherwise, I'll lol forward to seeing you all there!

    April 17, 2013

    • Gordon D.

      Come on down - love to see you there!

      April 17, 2013

  • Roadtrips4Fun

    any suggestions on were to park locally ?

    March 30, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      There are spaces out front on Broadway, but they have meters. Granville is free away from Broadway, but allow extra time to find a free space.

      April 16, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    The Doctor of this era always seems to be greeted with suspicion and hostility when he shows up. It's fun, though, to watch how he deals with it.

    April 16, 2013

  • Phil S.

    Drat. I forgot I'm visiting my folks in Shorewood this week.

    April 15, 2013

  • Pat J.

    Taking a class that night. I hope you will be able to show this again. Sorry to miss it.

    April 3, 2013

  • JB A.

    Would love to come to this as the episode is a favorite of mine, but I'll be in rehearsals for the play and can't make it. Have fun!

    February 20, 2013

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