Thursday, December 16, 2010

ICS - Update December 16, 2010

Chilly Holiday Greetings to One and All!

This month's meeting will be held this Saturday, December 18. The presenter will be Jovial Joe Plempel. I'm not sure what the topic is, though!

Last month we had Smiling Sam DiBlasi give a presentation on "Lost in Space". We watched the first season episode, "The Keeper" with Micheal Rennie. Like Irwin Allen's other show on at the time, "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", LIS's first season holds up as fairly decent sci-fi. Nobody will ever mistake it for STAR TREK, but hey!

There's still time to bring in items for the "Silent Auction, Evil Auction" that we're holding this meeting.

For January, we're trying something different, that if it's successful, may become permanent. In efforts to respond to comments about the "sameness" of the meetings, we came up with the following idea. For January, anybody can bring in a movie (or two). We will put the movies in a box, or write the titles down or something, and draw 3. The person who brought that movie in will give a short blurb on it.

After that, the club will vote for one to watch. If none get voted on, we draw 3 more. The object is to get a variety of movies that we haven't seen. In this DVD, DVR, Movies on Demand Age, it's so easy to see any movie you want when you want. Not like the old days where we scoured TV Guide to see what movies were coming on. I found a movie I'd been wanting to see on YouTube the other night. Unreal.

We are collecting dues now, if you wish to pay at the next meeting. We also will be having an election in January, for anybody who would like to run for the board.