The Idiot's Lantern

The Idiot's Lantern

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Into The Dalek at Grandview!

Join us at the Grandview Theatre this Saturday at 9 pm for Into the Dalek!

As always, this showing is free!  Please consider purchasing items from the concession stand to show your support and to keep these free shows coming!  Thank you!!

Hope to see you there!

General Info-DWC Activites

First I must apologize for not responding to the comment made in my last post until just now. Blogger used to notify me by email that I had comments on my blog post-and it failed to do so.  I just now noticed it as I was getting ready to write another post.

The commenter asked if they needed to be a part of the Yahoo Group to help with the Grandview cleaning.  Of course not!  We welcome all Doctor Who fans. Your comment came up as anonymous, so whoever you are, I hope you were able to come and help out!

This is a public blog-if events are posted here, any Doctor Who fan can participate-we encourage you to become a member of either the Yahoo Group or the Facebook group, but it is not a requirement. (it does make communication easier, though!) ;)

I hope this information was helpful!

Friday, August 22, 2014

One Day!

One day until Peter Capaldi's debut as Twelve!!  Are you as excited as I am? :-D

Just a few things:

Doctor Who was mentioned on NPR this morning: check it out!

BBC America's Doctor Who takeover continues with a Doctor Who marathon-they are currently into season 6.

At 9 pm tonight debuts a new special: Doctor Who: Earth Conquest  This special follows Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on Doctor Who: World Tour, which sees them visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season.  Woo!  Be sure to check it out-it *may* feature a project I have been a part of for a couple of years now, the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra. (no, I wasn't interviewed-but it's still exciting!) :-D

TOMORROW!  Are you ready?  Don't forget we will be meeting at the Grandview Theatre to help get ready for the premiere event tomorrow night, starting at 10 am. 

The show starts at 8, but be sure to get there early!  Costumes are encouraged! (Be sure to take pictures-I'd love to share some of them on this blog!)

Want to see Doctor Who on the big screen again?  Fathom Events will be showing Deep Breath in theaters around the country Monday, August 25th.  Click here  for details! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Doctor Who Cosplay at Bish Bash!

On August 9th, several of our members attended Bish Bash as Doctor Who Cosplayers-check out these photos from Stephen Blanzaco!

Ten, Nine, Romana, and Four hanging with a Jedi.

Twelve also made an appearance! :-D
Looks like good times were had by all!  Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the event!

BBC America Doctor Who Takeover: Wednesday/Thursday

The countdown to the new season and Peter Capaldi's debut as the Doctor continues!

Wednesday starts with Voyage of the Damned at midnight, followed by The 10th Doctor Revisited at 1:30 am.   The 4th series marathon starts at 5 am and runs all day, with a brief break for BBC News.  At 8 pm there will be a marathon of the 10th Doctor's last specials:
8 pm: The Next Doctor
9:20 pm: Planet of the Dead
10:40 pm: The Waters of Mars

Thursday starts with The End of Time at midnight, with a repeat at 3 am.  After a brief break in the morning for news from the BBC, the takeover continues at 8am with the special Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, followed by a series 5 marathon.  Thursday wraps up at 11pm with An Adventure in Space and Time.

If you have the tvtag app, be sure to check in to Doctor Who all week to unlock exclusive stickers!

Some series news:

Rumor has it that the new title credits have been inspired by a fan-made video!  Check out io9's:
This Fan-Made Opening is so Awesome Stephen Moffat Stole It

Is there any truth to this story?  I guess we will find out Saturday!

Curious about all the episode titles for the new series?  We've got them right here.

That's all for now, and remember-3 days to go!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Grandview Theatre: Saturday Cleaning!

Here are some details from Isa about helping with the cleaning of the Theatre this Saturday:

Okay, folks. I talked to the Grandview Theatre. Anyone who wants to help clean the place, we'll be starting at 10 AM on Saturday the 23rd. My goals are to:
Sweep AND mop the auditorium
Sweep the stage
Vacuum the carpet (probably several times)
Sweep AND mop the tile foyer floor,
Clean the bathrooms (sweep/mop/whatever mirror or sink cleaning we have time for)
Clean the counter tops
Move some boxes to behind the stage
If you're coming, please comment here, and if you're able, please bring your own cleaning supplies, especially brooms, mops, dustpans, etc.

If you would like to volunteer, please respond to Isa's Facebook post in the DWC group.  Thank you!!! :-D 

DWC Events for Premiere week

Hey everyone!

This Tuesday, August 19th, we will be having a planning meeting at the Upper Arlington Market District starting at 7pm.  We will be meeting upstairs to discuss and plan for the Saturday premiere.

Saturday August 23rd-premiere day!  As discussed during our monthly gathering, we will be meeting at the Grandview Theatre at 10am to help them prepare for the premiere by cleaning and decorating (more details to follow!)

The premiere, Deep Breath, will air at 8 pm.  Be sure to arrive early enough for seats-it will be a full crowd!

As always this is a free show, so volunteering and supporting the theatre with concession purchases keeps the show going!

Hope to see you there!

BBC America's Doctor Who Take Over-Monday and Tuesday

In anticipation of the season premiere this Saturday, Doctor Who is taking over BBC America!

Here's the schedule for Monday:

8 am- 1 pm: The Doctor's Revisited

1 pm- 7pm : Doctor Who, series 2 marathon (The Christmas Invasion to The Age of Steel)

8 pm : An Adventure in Space of Time

10 pm: Doctor Who: the Ultimate Time Lord (new special!)

Peter Davison is on a quest to discover what makes the ultimate Time Lord. The Fifth Doctor meets the talented people who have helped create the show both past, present and future, and asks "Who is the Doctor? What will make the Twelfth Doctor unique?"

11 pm:  An Adventure in Space of Time

Tuesday's Schedule:

1 am: Doctor Who: the Ultimate Time Lord

Starting at 2 am: Series 2-Series 3 marathon

See for the complete schedule.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Doctor Who Cosplayers Needed!

Hello everyone!

Isa and Rick are looking for Doctor Who Cosplayers for BishBash this Saturday, August 9th, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Westerville Christian Church.  For those not in the know, BishBash is an annual pediatric cancer event in support of the Sam Bish Foundation. 

I hear the Star Wars folks are bringing 10 cosplayers.  Rick says they could an Eleventh Doctor, Rose, the Ponds, or really, anyone else from the show.  He also says he can provide transportation in his Tardis! ;) If you are interested, please contact Isa or Rick.  (Both are on Facebook and post to our Facebook page).

For more information about BishBash check out their Facebook page.

For more information about the Sam Bish Foundation, check out

Thank you!  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

August Monthly Meetup!

Hi everyone!   Don't forget our August monthly meet up will be this Tuesday, August 5th, from 7 to 9 pm at the Giant Eagle Market District at Kingsdale in Upper Arlington.

Steve and Isa will be there discussing all things Who, including plans for the season premiere on August 23rd at the Grandview Theatre! (Quick fundraising update-if you haven't heard already, Grandview reached (surpassed!) it's goal of $10,000 for the digital conversion!  Way to go, guys!)

Fathom Events will be showing Capaldi's premiere episode, Deep Breath, in theaters Monday, August 25th.
Ohio will have showings in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland Heights.  For a theater near you, check out the Fathom Events page.

In addition, Doctor Who will once again take over BBC America with a week full of specials!

I now leave you with the first full-length trailer of the new series!

Hope to see you Tuesday!