February 23, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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You folks are going to love this amazing new venue for Doctor Who meetups! We are beginning what we hope will be a very fruitful partnership with Atomic Empire in Durham. They've got games, they've got comics, and they've got sci-fi paraphernalia, including an awesome selection of Doctor Who gear! Plus they've got meeting space, so this is going to be really cool!
While we are there, we will continue our quest to watch a story from a different Doctor every month until we reach November and Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary. To differentiate ourselves from BBC America, we'll try to pick a story that is historically significant to the show. Last month, we watched The Time Meddler as our First Doctor story, in which we first see the Doctor encounter another being of his own race.
This month, since the number of surviving Second Doctor stories are limited, we're going to combine our viewing with one of our popular script readings. We'll watch episode one of The Web of Fear, and then we'll mix script reading with visual reconstructions to finish the story. This story introduces Brigadier Allistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart, who (for you New Series fans) appeared with every Classic Series Doctor at some point. Also, for those of you who enjoyed 2012's Christmas special, The Snowmen, you'll get to see what the Great Intelligence did with that map of the London Underground that the Doctor gave it.
The cafe at Atomic Empire will be selling pizza by the slice, so come hungry and prepared to drool over their merchandise between episodes. Note that there will be a Magic: The Gathering tournament going on there during the day, but it should be wrapping up by the time we start our activities. See you there!