The Doctor like you've never seen him before!

DOCTOR WHO: THE LAST CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 25TH AT YES CINEMA!

Dear Whoosiers, Whovians, Whonatics, and Assorted Sentient Beings:

Hi, folks! Mark Dooley here, “De Boss” of the Whoosier Network, Indiana’s Doctor Who and Sci-Fi Connection, and on December 25th, Christmas Night at 9:00 PM, you’re cordially invited to the theatrical screening of DOCTOR WHO: THE LAST CHRISTMAS at Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson Street (next to the new Commons Mall). The Doctor and Clara are spending their last Christmas together in the capture of alien creatures trying to seize the North Pole. So who do you call? Santa Claus! And he’s packin’ heat…

Besides the final new Who of 2014, we’ll have some great doorprizes to hand out, a costume contest, and, if you’re really good, Unca Marky will have a brand-new Christmas filk song for you! Stuff that in yer friggin’ pudding! We’ll also have our club table set out with all kinds of goodies for purchase or handout. Do consider a very inexpensive year’s membership to the Whoosier Network, which comes with all kinds of cool stuff!

WHO-NET HEADS INTO 2015!

Many thanks to everyone who made it to the Christmas party this last Friday. While we didn't get a chance to check out the latest episodes, we had an even better time talking and having fun, playing an outrageous card game called "Cards Against Humanity" which worked as a variation on the old Match Game and Make-Your-Own-Adventure books, and, of course, our frantic gift exchange. I also decided today to do something vastly different from pizza, I made my very first Pork Wellington. Lots of ups and downs making that dish, but everyone seemed to enjoy it. Now that I've had that experience, I'll be making one for my family when we get together for Christmas.

MARK DOOLEY PRESENTS MYSTICAL MAGICAL GARAGE SALE/DOCTOR WHO VIDEO PARTY AUGUST 23rd

Well. here was Plan A:

The Whoosier Network and Yes Cinema were going to put on a theatrical showing of "Doctor Who: Deep Breath" the evening of August 23rd, which would have included a cool costume contest, a best T-shirt contest (NOT a wet T-shirt contest), and some cool videoes to cap the night. We had to go the extra distance for this one because Yes needed to offset the cost of cancelling two showings of their scheduled film. And as always the Whoosier Network stepped up to the plate and met the challenge, raising the funds needed. With manager Ron Adams and the staff onboard, we were looking for an exciting evening that might have rivaled our presentation of "Day of the Doctor".

YES CINEMA PRESENTS DOCTOR WHO: TIME OF THE DOCTOR CHRISTMAS NIGHT AT 7:00 PM

He's declared his Name, he's had his Night, he's had his Day... and now his Time has come. The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) takes his final bow as he defends a small town against a gathering of his greatest enemies. And the Whoosier Network will be on hand to host the show at Yes Cinema, 328 Jackson Str., Columbus, Indiana Wednesday December 25th There will also be doorprizes and a costume contest, so come in your Whoish best! Also, before the show, there will be a special pre-show celebrating the fantastic three year run of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor! And, if you're lucky, Mark "De Boss" Dooley will reveal the secret of the magic of Jackson Street...

YES CINEMA PRESENTS "THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR" NOVEMBER 23rd!

I am proud to announce that Yes! Cinema, 328 Jackson Str., in Columbus, Indiana will be Whoosier Party Central on Saturday, November 23rd when "Day of the Doctor" will be screened. The Whoosier Network will be on hand to host the show, and plans include a costume contest with cool prizes and awesome doorprizes! The doors will open at 1:30 PM, just in time for "The Name of the Doctor" on the big screen. During commercial breaks after 2:30 PM, we will be drawing doorprizes, so be sure to hang onto your ticketstubs!

At 2:50 PM, "Day of the Doctor" will begin a commercial-free simulcast that is being broadcast around the world. So come the moment, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a historic adventure with many surprises and Easter eggs for longtime Whovians! Following the show, we'll send out the rest of our doorprizes and present the costume contest! So this is your chance to display your inner Time Lord... or Dalek.

"ONE WHO MORE" BEGINS FILMING AT THIS FRIDAY'S WHO-NET MEETING!

You don't want to miss this Friday's Whoosier Network meeting! Not only will you see a terrific recent Doctor Who episode, "The Rings of Akhaten", but you'll be a part of our first Who-Net music video, "One Who More", a mash-up of Doctor Who and Les Miserables' "One Day More". We encourage all our participants to come in costume (though I will have some Doctor Who T-shirts available if you need one) and prepare to have a great time! There will be another taping session at the June meeting, if necessary, but for the most part we'll be doing group shots this Friday. Also, here's the URL for the music we'll be using, so do familiarize yourself with these.

WHO-NET AND DOCTOR WHO UPDATES!

So much is going on in the next few months here at Who-Net Central it's just crazy. Here's a few updates:

February 24th, 8:00 PM: BBC America's monthly run of classic Doctor Who continues on DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED with "The Tomb of the Cybermen", whose re-discovery more than twenty years ago is almost as fascinating as the story itself. Preceding that will be a documentary about Patrick Troughton's time as the Doctor, featuring Frazier Hines, Wnedy Padbury, David Tennant, John Barrowman, and many others.

March 1st, 6:30 PM: The Whoosier Network will convene again at the Life Journey Church, 2950 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN, where our feature presentation will be THE REIGN OF TERROR, the recently reconstructed episode that ended the first full season of DOCTOR WHO. We also want to make mention that we will have available color poster prints of Mark Dooley's "Eleven Doctors" series, including his recently completed David Tennant painting. Along with Tennant, we have available William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and a limited number of Matt Smith prints (this particular print is in line for an complete upgrade) They are priced at $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Coming very soon: Christopher Eccleston and Peter Davison.

DOCTOR WHO: THE SNOWMEN AT YES CINEMA DECEMBER 25th!

YES Cinema, located at 328 Jackson Str. in Columbus, IN (next to the Commons), will present a free screening of The Doctor Who Christmas Special "The Snowmen" at 7:30 PM December 25th. The doors will open at 7:30 PM, and the show will begin at 8:00 PM with a screening of "Angels Take Manhattan", the mid-season finale of Doctor Who, to be followed at 9:00 PM by the Special. While the screening is free, it is requested that you purchase some refreshments at the concession stand, as it helps financially support the free shows.

The Whoosier Network will appear at the show with a display table for memberships, and, along with Doctor Who USA, will be donating several doorprizes in a drawing held after the show. We're also working on holding a costume contest with a great prize for the winner.

LIVE-BLOGGING DURING ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS!

Tonight at 9:00 PM EST, I'll be live-blogging in the commentary at my website "De Boss' Bally Blogspot" during the BBC America broadcast of "Asylum of the Daleks". Just check into the header "The Doctor Is In" at www.deboss1.blogspot. com and join in the fun!

WHOOSIER NETWORK PICNIC AUGUST 4TH!

As the summer begins its last legs and we head back to our regular club meetings at the Life Journey Church, Who-Net wraps up its summer events with THE 2012 WHOOSIER NETWORK "Whoosiers Assemble!" PICNIC, to be held August 4th at Shelter House #4 at Garfield Park from 12:00 P.M. - whenever the park officials discover that we're trying to crossover into the Fringe alternate universe. Click on our Next Party link in the right hand lower corner for a map and details. We hope to see you all there!