For fans of
Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Buffy, Red Dwarf, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Sanctuary, Lost, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Flash Forward, etc.


The Prydonians of Prynceton

We are a fan-run all-science fiction media fan club, begun in 1984. We cover American and British TV, movie science fiction, and anything else that catches our fancy. We invite you to join us as we enjoy the best of media SF!

We have monthly Assemblies in Central New Jersey, picnics and field trips during the summer, and a Holiday Party in December!

We hope to keep our members (and everyone else) informed about what we're doing, what's going on in fandom, and the movies and TV shows we cover. Come back here frequently for the latest updates on the Prydonians and on fandom.


General Meeting Schedule: 

12:30-3pm:  Snack time and socializing.  Don't be shy! Donations of food and drink (non-alcoholic) are always welcome.
2pm-4pm:    Announcements and presentation. 



Prydonian SealSo - what's a "Prydonian"?Prydonian Seal

Glad you asked!

See - back in 1984 we started as a Doctor Who fan club. We were all living between Trenton and New Brunswick, NJ, and had our meetings at someone's home in Princeton. New Jersey Network had just aired the episode "The Deadly Assassin" (like - there's some other kind of non-deadly assassin? But I digress...) in which the Doctor (played by Tom Baker) returned to his home planet of Gallifrey to solve a mystery and prevent a crime. We learn in this episode that the Doctor's people, the Time Lords, belong to various different "chapters" (presumably based on the colleges they attended; sort of a satire of the English "old boy network"). The Doctor is a member of the Prydonian Chapter, described as both the most powerful and the most devious of all the chapters. Since the Doctor ran away from Gallifrey and renounced his position in Time Lord society, one Gallifreyan official refers to him as "a Prydonian renegade." Hmmm, sounds like a good title for a publication...!

Anyway, since we were strictly a Doctor Who fan club at the time, we thought "Prydonians of Prynceton" was a great name for the club. The Prydonians are the elite of the Time Lords, and there was that cute visual pun in spelling "Princeton" with a "y". We named our monthly newsletter The Prydonian Renegade.

In 1986, we began to cover Blakes 7 as well as Doctor Who. In 1987, when Star Trek: The Next Generation came on the air, we gradually began to include all TV and movie science fiction. Plus, we quickly started attracting members from outside the Trenton-New Brunswick area. So maybe we should have changed our name. BUT - we incorporated as "Prydonians of Prynceton" in 1986. And what the heck, we started as a Doctor Who club and we're still a Doctor Who club. We're just not only a Doctor Who club anymore! So - the name sticks. Deal with it.

And now you know.

(BTW: It's pronounced "prye-DOH-nee-un".)


Credits & Thanks:

Site hosted by (Tera-Byte Online Services, CN Tower, 10004-104 Ave Ste 900, Edmonton AB T5J 0K1, CANADA; 780-413-1868; 780-413-1869 (fax); 1-877-TERABYTE (1-877-837-2298) (toll-free).)

This site and all its contents Copyright 1999-2010 by Prydonians of Prynceton Inc. All rights reserved.

This Web site is maintained solely to inform and entertain its readers. No infringement of anyone else's legitimate copyright is intended.

Prydonians HomeThe Prydonians of Prynceton - Fandom at its Best!

General Meeting Schedule: 

12:30-3pm:  Snack time and socializing.  Don't be shy! Donations of food and drink (non-alcoholic) are always welcome.
3pm-4pm:    Announcements and presentation. 


Last updated: 2010-06-22