The Doctor like you've never seen him before!
Submitted by deboss1 on Sat, 08/25/2007 - 9:49pm.
Folks, God was on our side today.
We were told rain, and despite a few nervous-making clouds around noon, the skies opened up to all their blueness. The sweltering heat and humidity that has put many in the hospital or worse, peeled away to a very temporate 83 degrees.
And the Who-Net picnic for 2007 came off without a hitch. It was a terrific gathering, and I actually got to learn how to play croquette with the Lee clan (though I take great exception to that sticking penalty Julie hit me with. Her son Jeffrey should watch where his head is when I'm swinging that mallot).
Anyway, thanks to everyone who made this year's last big outdoor get-together a huge success.
Submitted by deboss1 on Sat, 08/11/2007 - 6:42am.
Can it truly be the end of summer? Well, Who-Net can't let it completely fade into memory before the WHOOSIER NETWORK "DALEK BURGERS IN PARADISE" PICNIC, taking place Saturday, August 25th, 12:00 PM - ???? at Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive, Indianapolis, IN. We'll be set up at Shelter House 3, so bring some goodies, a lawn chair, some games, and get ready for a terrific afternoon. And be sure to leave room for a challenging round of our trivia game, "Are You Smarter Than a Sci-Fi Geek?"! We hope to see you all then!
Submitted by deboss1 on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 11:16pm.
It came and went so quickly.
But still, Who-Net's presence at InCon was keenly felt, both at our great video and event room, and with Mark Gasper's incredibly elaborate Dr. Who USA set up in the merchandising area. How could you be a Doctor Who fan and not just spaz at the tons of Doctor Who/Torchwood/British sci-fi goodies he had set up?
I, of course spent a slight fortune at Mark's booth (we didn't need to make that electric payment anyway) and got me some cool action figures, a Doctor Who clock, and a table mat, as well as the first volume of Big Finish's Dark Shadows audio series. It is a difficult thing to pay for that while your wife is trying to snatch the checkbook out of your hand...
Submitted by deboss1 on Thu, 07/05/2007 - 12:15am.
The Whoosier Network will NOT be meeting at the Dwelling Place this Friday. We will, however, be meeting at InConJunction at the Keystone Sheraton Hotel. A short meeting will be held at 7:00 PM to bring everyone up to speed on things before we launch into the third season of Doctor Who. We hope to see you for a great weekend of fun and fantasy!
Submitted by deboss1 on Wed, 06/27/2007 - 7:07am.
Boy, I can't believe it's this close, less than two weeks before InConJunction, and the Whoosier Network is going to be there with a huge line-up of classic and all-new video and live presentations. Amidst the running of the entire third season of DOCTOR WHO and selected episodes of TORCHWOOD, we have our wildly successful trivia game from last year, now entitled ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A SCI-FI GEEK? and our variety show A DOCTOR WHO COMPANION, starring the musical talents of our President Emeritus Rick Lee and a dramatic reading of Chapter 1 of the hilarious SIR APROPOS OF NOTHING by Peter David.
Submitted by deboss1 on Wed, 05/30/2007 - 2:41pm.
Mark "De Boss" Dooley here with a reminder that the Whoosier Network will be meeting Friday June 1st at 6:30 PM at the Dwelling Place, 7440 E. Michigan Road (across the parking lot from Jubilee Bowl), Indianapolis, IN.
Prepare for the ultimate extermination, as the Daleks invade our own shores in the rousing two-parter Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks. In 1930's New York, the Doctor and Martha arrive at Radio City Music Hall in time to discover that the lone surviving Dalek of Canary Wharf, Sek, is thinking very unDalekian thoughts... like evolving the Dalek mutant from its current state into something much more mobile. But the remaining Daleks are determined to stop him at any cost!
Submitted by deboss1 on Sun, 05/27/2007 - 3:23am.
Yes, yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the film that changed an industry forever... but I don't celebrate it on its launch day. My celebration begins right on Memorial Day this week.
Because that's when, 30 years ago, my future wife and my youngest brother shared that most significant event in the best possible surroundings at the time.
Now, prior to the premiere date, I had already seen some stuff on Star Wars... I picked up the paperback real cheap (with the early concept paintings by Ralph McQuarrie on the cover), saw the tralier the winter before at a showing of Silver Streak, and the first issue of the Marvel comic in April. The comic, sadly, was sloppily thrown together, with some of the worst art I'd ever seen by Howard Chaykin, and I had this feeling that, like with Logan's Run and several of the Edgar Rice Burrough movie adaptations, this was gonna be another crap sci-fi movie that Marvel had licensed out for a quick buck.
Submitted by deboss1 on Tue, 05/01/2007 - 11:21pm.
Mark "De Boss" Dooley here with a reminder that the Whoosier Network will be meeting Friday May 5th at 6:30 PM at the Dwelling Place, 7440 E. Michigan Road (across the parking lot from Jubilee Bowl), Indianapolis, IN.
And we continue the exciting third series with Martha Jones' first trip in the TARDIS to 17th Century London and the Globe Theater, where the Doctor and his new protege` arrive in time to save up-and-coming playwright Billy Shakesphere from what appears to be an actual witch! Can the time-traveling duo crack THE SHAKESPHERE CODE?
And then it's back to New Earth for a fateful encounter with the Face of Boe, who has a great secret to impart to the Time Lord... one that will change his life forever! Well... that is if he and Martha can get through New New York's insanely condensed GRIDLOCK.
Submitted by deboss1 on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 9:46pm.
Mark "De Boss" Dooley here with a reminder that the Whoosier Network will be meeting tomorrow, Friday April 13th (egad!), 6:30 PM at the Dwelling Place, 7440 E. Michigan Road (across the parking lot from Jubilee Bowl), Indianapolis, IN.
The third series of the new Doctor Who kicks off with "Smith and Jones", as we meet young med student Martha Jones (ably portrayed by newcomer Freema Agyeman) whose hectic life of balancing final exams and a dysfunctional family gets totally derailed when she gets gobsmacked by the dangerous world of the Doctor!
We'll also have another thrilling episode of the DW spinoff series "Torchwood", though we do caution that due to the adult nature of the series, parental discretion is advised. And we may also have a couple of special goodies to run, as Stephen, Our Man in Raxacoricofallapatorius has been very, very busy.
Submitted by deboss1 on Sun, 03/18/2007 - 1:51pm.
Dee and I have just gotten back from our Emmaus walks, a Christian retreat that, for my part, has worked literal miracles for my mental health and future well-being. Dee's finishing hers tonight, and hopefully she'll be a little stronger as she was ill most of yesterday. My brother Tim, his wife Shera (Dee's sponsor, as Tim was mine), and I attended the candlelight service for the walkers. Dee led the way in a wheelchair, due to her illness, but her spirits exploded when she got to our spot in what I like to call "the carwash of love"... hundreds of former walkers gathered to give the new ones love and support for their weekend and their devotion.