Quick! Survey closes on Monday – Classic Doctor Who Screenings in Glasgow

This survey will close this coming Monday! Make sure you add your voice to the growing list of interested people, there isn’t much time left – every survey answered increases the chances of a screenings really happening (unless you vote no in the survey, ha ha).
Once the survey has closed on Monday we will gather the results, to be published next Friday (28th of this month) with decision based on those results announced at the Glasgow Doctor Who Society meetup on the Sunday (2nd of March, two days later), so do come along to the Crystal Palace and join our meetup if you’d like to hear what we have decided following the survey.

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Survey – Screening of Classic Doctor Who in Glasgow

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Would you like to see a Classic Doctor Who story screened in Glasgow?

At our last meetup, there was a discussion about the possibility of the society running screenings of classic Doctor Who stories and recently a cinema in London has decided to screen newly-discovered and previously lost Troughton stories ‘The Web of Fear’ and ‘The Enemy of the World’.

We can do this. Two of our members, myself included, have trained with the Glasgow Film Theatre in how to run fully licensed cinema screenings and the society has been in touch with the British Film Institute to discuss possbilities.

We can run screenings of Classic Doctor Who.


The real question is – do you want a screening of Classic Doctor Who?

Would you pay money for a ticket to see a story in a cinema when you might already own it at home? Well I’m excited about the idea of us all coming together for a great night out, see a story together, having drinks and a laugh at the same time.

Please fill out the survey below!

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You can come and discuss the idea of screenings with the rest of the group at tomorrow’s (Sunday 16th) Glasgow Doctor Who Society meetup, which you can join here.

Glasgow Doctor Who Events Update

Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to answer our poll questions on the possibility of a Glasgow Doctor Who convention.

On the plus side, we have had more responses to the polls than we expected. There appear to be a fair number of people interested in the idea of Glasgow events and that is a very positive sign for the future.

However, from the responses we have received, any convention we may hope to organise in 2014 would be risky at best.

Attempting to match the number and type of guest attendees would expect with the price they would be willing to pay for a ticket is simply bringing us to the conclusion that, at this point in time, it would be a struggle to break even on any such event, never mind make money for our nominated charity.

Sadly, that means we will have to put the idea on hold while we continue to build the group’s numbers to the point where we are confident in being able to successfully run an event without such a high financial risk.

Thanks again for your support. Sorry we’re not quite in a position to make it happen… yet.

But who knows? Maybe 2015?

The best thing we can all do to help make an event a reality in future is to keep telling people about the group on Twitter and Facebook and, above all, keep joining in with all the fun at our regular meetings!

We hope to see you all at our regular group meetings at the Crystal Palace on Jamaica Street, from 6:30pm on the first and third Sunday of every month.


Are you interested in a Doctor Who convention in Glasgow?

Hello, everyone!

The Glasgow Doctor Who Society are considering the possibility of arranging a one-day Doctor Who convention in 2014, most likely around May or June.

For the sake of clarity, we are not talking about a massive Collectormania style event – Showmasters already have that kind of thing covered brilliantly and we have neither the resources nor the desire to compete on that level.

We’re talking about a convention more along the lines of Dimensions, Regenerations or Whooverville – a more intimate affair with around a hundred or so fans.

But we need to know that the support is there before we start planning in any detail.

If the event goes ahead, it would be a one day convention and standard admission would include access to all guest talks in the main convention hall plus at least one free autograph from each guest in attendance.

With that in mind, we would really like as many people as possible to answer the following four questions for us;

Please answer all of the questions as honestly as possible – if you wouldn’t attend unless the entire cast and crew from the last 8 years are there, we need to know that! So don’t tell us that you would turn up for an Auton and a photograph of a cameraman unless you mean it!

We will hopefully have an idea whether this is going to be possible in the very near future!


Twelfth Doctor reaction

Last night was a brilliant night for all us here at the Glasgow Doctor Who Society!

Over 30 people joined our fantastic party as we watched the Twelfth Doctor being introduced to the nation, live on BBC1!

Here’s how the party reacted to the announcement:

I think you can tell how we felt about the choice for the Twelfth Doctor! Giving it laldy, for Peter Capaldi! Welcome aboard, Doctor 12!

Stay tuned for another Glasgow Who video in the coming days, where we’ll hear people’s thoughts straight after the announcement.

peter capaldi is the doctor

The Glasgow Doctor Who Society vs BBC2’s Eggheads!

Yesterday, a team from the Glasgow Doctor Who Society filmed an episode of the popular BBC2 quiz show, Eggheads.

There’s no guarantee that our episode will make it to air but, if it does, it will hopefully hit the airwaves later this year.

Did our team make omelettes out of the Eggheads? Or did they leave with egg on their faces?

We’re afraid we can’t let you know just yet! We won’t even tell you what our team name was for the competition! You’ll just have to tune in (hopefully later this year) to find out!

All we can tell you for the time being is that all of the Eggheads were absolutely lovely, as was our host, Jeremy Vine, and our team enjoyed the experience enormously. Thank you, Eggheads, for having us, and for making us feel so welcome!

To tide you over until all is revealed, here’s a little picture of our team at the studio…


Glasgow Doctor Who Society vs The Eggheads!


(From left to right –

Back Row – Judith Keppel, Kevin Ashman, Barry Simmons, Pat Gibson, Chris Hughes and Jeremy Vine

Front Row – Alan McWhan, Deirdre Rusling, David Cherry, Barry Stanton and Kenny Smith)

Glasgow Film Festival Celebrate 50 Years of Doctor Who

We’ve just added details to our calendar (over to the right of the screen, if you hadn’t noticed it!) for a few exciting Doctor Who events coming to Glasgow in the near future as part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

Doctor Who at 50

Join Tom MacRae to celebrate Doctor Who at 50

First up, on 17 February 2013 at 15:00 there will be a chance to meet new series writer, Tom MacRae, as he picks a favourite episode to screen. The festival also hope to be able to welcome a member of the cast of the episode to the screening, too. Details are here.

This event takes place on the same day as the Glasgow Doctor Who Society’s second February meeting. So, if you are going along, why not also join us at the Crystal Palace in the evening?

Doctor Who and the Daleks

“So close, you can feel their fire!”

Second, there’s a special screening of the first 1960s Dalek movie, Doctor Who and the Daleks, on Saturday 23 February 2013 at 17:00, and another chance to see it on Sunday 24 February 2013 at 13:15.  Details of these screenings, which will take place at Cineworld Screen 16, are available here.

Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD

Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 AD!

And last, but by no means least, what would the first movie be without the chance to see the second, Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 AD, too?! This will also take place over the weekend of 23-24 February and, if you can’t choose between the Saturday 23 February 2013 screening at 19:00 and the Sunday 24 February 2013 screening at 15:30, why not just go along for both?! Details of these screenings, also taking place at Cineworld Screen 16, are available here.

We hope to see loads of you lovely people at all three events.