Data Extract 237 released

It’s that time again! Issue 237 of Data Extract magazine is working its way to DWCA members, and it’s jam packed with all the latest news and regular features you’ve known to come and love. In our final issue of 2017, we interview married Doctor Who authors Jon Blum and Kate Orman, who discuss their careers, love and Kate’s tendency to torture the Seventh Doctor. We also discuss Clara Oswald and her impact on Doctor Who in our regular column ‘Say Something Nice’. If you’re not already a member, stop missing out on this publication and other fine things the … Continue reading

Look Who’s Talking: A Wild Time with Katy Manning

The DWCA is delighted to be hosting Katy Manning, best known to Doctor Who fans as Third Doctor companion Jo Grant, for a special one-day event in Sydney. Katy will be regaling us with tales of a multifaceted performance career that has spanned both decades and continents. She has been playing Jo Grant (later Jo Jones) for over 45 years, originally alongside Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor and these days on audio for Big Finish Productions. Katy is also well known for her audio work playing the enigmatic and charismatic Iris Wildthyme, an old associate of the Doctor’s who travels around … Continue reading

Twice Upon a Time – New Christmas Special Trailer

Overnight, the BBC have dropped a new trailer for this year’s Christmas Special. Check it out below! The Christmas special will be on ABC iview just after it finishes airing in the UK. This means it should be on iview around 5:30am Australian Eastern Daylight Time  on Boxing Day. It will also be at some selected cinemas! Event Cinemas George St currently has a special offer for its 12:30pm session, offering $15 tickets (down from $20) for groups of 20 people or more. If you’re interested in being part of a group for this session, please email president@doctorwhoaustralia.org Of course, … Continue reading

Doctor Who Series 10 – Now available from DWCA

With Christmas just around the corner, the DWCA is proud to announce we have for sale the Complete Series Ten boxset. Available on DVD or Blu-Ray, the boxset would make a great stocking stuffer for that special Whovian in your life. (Even if that Whovian is yourself!) Join Peter Capaldi in his final full series as the Doctor, with Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as butler-come-badass Nardole and Michelle Gomez as the Doctor’s frenemy, Missy. See the Doctor battle emoji-speaking robots, Ice Warriors, Cybermen, the Master(s) and many, many more villains and monsters. Featuring deleted scenes, … Continue reading

A Short History of Shada

Want to win tickets to see Shada in cinemas? Enter our competition here. A classic Doctor Who story is coming to the big screen, and boy is it a special one. Shada is unlike any other Doctor Who story ever made, because they never properly finished making it. Originally slated as the final story of Season 17 and scripted by the soon-to-be-famous Douglas Adams, the production was ultimately abandoned due to industrial action. Now, 38 years after its conception, the BBC is completing the six-part epic by complementing the original studio and location scenes with animated sequences featuring voices from … Continue reading

Teaser clip for Twice Upon a Time

As part of Children in Need in the UK, a special clip from this year’s Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, has aired. Check it out below. As previously reported, this year’s Christmas special will be on the big screen at selected cinemas, ABC’s iview as soon as it has finished airing in the UK, and on the ABC itself at 7:30pm on Boxing Day night. Once it’s finished, switch over to ABC Comedy (previously ABC2) to watch the Christmas special of Whovians!

DWCA Shada competition

Thanks to our friends at BBC Worldwide, we have six double passes to give away to our members! For your chance to win a double pass to see this long-awaited story in cinemas, simply click here, fill in your details  and answer the question. If you are not yet a member, you can become one right now. Please note that Shada will be screening at a limited number of cinemas from 24 November, so please check the list of participating cinemas and their screening times before you enter. Competition entries close on Sunday 19 November at 11:59pm AEST. Our competition terms … Continue reading

Twice Upon a Time at the cinemas and a Whovians Christmas special on Boxing Day

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand and Sharmill Films have confirmed that this year’s Christmas Special – Twice Upon a Time – is to receive a cinema release on Boxing Day! That’s right, the epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to Australian cinemas, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss and David Bradley. The event will also introduce the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker. The cinema event will also feature two exclusive bonus pieces, taking audiences behind the scenes of the filming of this holiday special and celebrating the tenures of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor … Continue reading

DWCA Publishing Presents: Wrath of the Cyber-Spider

This month will see the 54th anniversary of our favourite show along with the 37th anniversary of club publication Data Extract. The DWCA is ready to celebrate with a digital comic made exclusively for club members – Wrath of the Cyber-Spider. It’s from the same team who brought you Liberation from the Daleks and features all twelve incarnations of the Doctor plus the War Doctor too! Plus bonus features include interviews with Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as well as a pin-up gallery covering the extensive history of DWCA Publishing. Club members should be receiving an email in their inbox today with a link to … Continue reading