What we're about

This group is for anyone who loves Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV shows and movies, like Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Mandalorian, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, Firefly, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes, and would like to watch and discuss our favorite shows and movies with other fans. All fandoms and ages are welcome.

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Pandemic Watch "Peacemaker" Eps 4 & 5

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With James Gunn's re-introduction of the Suicide Squad came the a new character Peacemaker who is the titular hero of this new series.
"A compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it!" Played rather effectively by John Cena his introduction in the movie was incredibly dark. And after watching the first three episodes last time, I think the consensus is that this is a very crude, raunchy series that nonetheless has some very witty and surprisingly deep dialog and plot developments that are also funny and entertaining. Can it keep this up? I don't know, let's find out safely together!

RSVP closing time is 1 hour before the meetup. That is also when the Link will be posted on the website. If you need to get in after these hours, you can message me but the likelihood of getting in is small by that point. There will be meetups later so you can try for next time.

Old regular attendees will get priority at this meetup. If anyone finds themselves on the waitlist please message me to get off of it. Also EVERYONE please take care to update your RSVP's. Too many no-shows might get banned from my meetups. To avoid a no-show please give notice of not attending by Friday 5PM OR (as we are not as cruel as the Butterflies) provide a reasonable excuse.

In any case let’s get together and have some SAFE socializing!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMnPcq1hGP0

Synopsis: "PEACEMAKER explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises in the aftermath of executive producer James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it! The series stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, Steve Agee as Economos and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith. Gunn wrote all eight episodes of PEACEMAKER and directed five, including the first..."

Pandemic Watch "Book of Boba Fett" Eps 4 & 5

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Yet another Star Wars TV series and I am here for it. Taking from the Mandalorian, is the spinoff "The Book of Boba Fett." Last we saw the titular 'not a Mandalorian' was taking over the criminal empire of Jabba the Hut. With Fenic Shand (Ming-Na Wen) literally at his side. We've seen the seedier side of the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian, will this go even deeper? Having seen the first three episodes there is some marvelous world building and some interesting characters but questions remain on the purpose of the story and where the development of this kinder gentler Boba Fett came from. Will this ever come? Or is it just a distraction from even bigger plot twists coming? I don't know, let's find out safely together!

RSVP closing time is 1 hour before the meetup. That is also when the Link will be posted on the website. If you need to get in after these hours, you can message me but the likelihood of getting in is small by that point. There will be meetups later so you can try for next time.

Old regular attendees will get priority at this meetup. If anyone finds themselves on the waitlist please message me to get off of it. Also EVERYONE please take care to update your RSVP's. Too many no-shows might get banned from my meetups. To avoid a no-show please give notice of not attending by Friday 5PM OR (as we are not as cruel as Jabba the Hut) provide a reasonable excuse.

In any case let’s get together and have some SAFE socializing!

Synopsis: The Book of Boba Fett "finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy's underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate."
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOJ1cw6mohw

Let's play Evil Apples!

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The game Evil Apples is basically like playing Cards Against Humanity on your phone or tablet. We usually play 2 games per night. Participation is limited to 10 people. People do cancel sometimes so be sure to get on the wait list if the event is full.

To play, all you have to do is download the free Evil Apples app on your phone or tablet (not available for computers) and set up your account. We text chat on the Evil Apples app, and we use Discord for voice chatting with each other during the game.

To join our voice chat, you'll need to download the free Discord app and create an account. Discord can be used on a phone, tablet, or computer. Once you have a Discord account, you can use the following link to join our group's server: https://discord.gg/CXbYwgEtgx

Five minutes before we start, the Game Code needed to join the first game will be posted in the comments below and on Discord in the general-text-chat channel.

Those interested can stick around for browser game Broken Picturephone which is a very German name for a ridiculously fun way to mash up Telephone and Pictionary while laughing at yourself and others

Meet & Greet Monthly Meetup

Woody's Diner

NOTE: For everyone's safety and well-being, we ask that only members who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 attend any in-person Meetups.

Join us for food, fandom, and friendship at our monthly Meet & Greet dinner at Woody's Diner in Laguna Hills. We'll talk about our favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV shows and movies and go over upcoming events as we get to know each other a little better. Plus, anyone celebrating a birthday this month or attending our Meetup for the first time gets to choose something from our assortment of geeky gifts and nerdy novelties. Our donations box will be there for those who want to help with the cost of running this group.

We'll be sitting either on the patio or in the back section. It can get chilly so bring a sweater or light jacket. When you arrive, tell the host/hostess you're with the OC Sci-Fi group.

It's okay if you can't be there by 6:30—just post a comment that you'll be late so we save a chair for you.

Since Woody’s doesn’t do individual checks for groups, please bring cash if possible (small denominations are best), which makes splitting up the check a little easier.

Woody's Diner is in the Oakbrook Village shopping center off Avenida de la Carlota, right behind the Laguna Hills Mall. Stay on Carlota past the mall and turn right at the signal marked "Oakbrook Village." Woody's will be right in front of you on the corner.

A note to those coming from north of Laguna Hills: If traffic on the 5 or 405 heading south is bad (which it usually is), try taking the Lake Forest Dr. exit which, if you keep going straight, empties onto Ave de la Carlota which will eventually bring you to Oakbrook Village.

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