DWCA 2018 Survey now open

The DWCA has announced the release of our 2018 survey, providing members with the opportunity to have their say on how the club can better serve them. The survey is open to both DWCA members and non-members and takes 15 minutes to complete. Respondents go into the running to win a year’s free DWCA membership, and you’ll also be helping to create a better club for both present and future members. The survey will be open online until 30 June and can be completed here. We’d love to hear from you.

DATA EXTRA: The Whovian World of Adam Richard

For the Autumn 2018 issue of Data Extract, the DWCA’s official magazine, we were lucky enough to interview actor, comedian and Whovians panellist Adam Richard – an interview that was so extensive, we couldn’t fit it all in the magazine! The good news is, we’re making the “cut scenes” of the interview available right here on this very website! The remainder of the interview can be found in Issue #238 of the magazine, currently available exclusively to all DWCA members. You co-wrote the comedy series Outland with John Richards. What inspired you to create the show? It was back in … Continue reading

Data Extract 238 Released

Issue 238 of Australia’s longest running Doctor Who magazine, Data Extract, is making its way to members! For this first issue of 2018, we have an interview with Adam Richard. We also have another adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and Eleanor and all of the regular columns and features you’ve come to know and love! If you’re not already a member, stop missing out on this publication and other fine things the DWCA does, and click here to sign up today!

Alan Cumming to appear in Series Eleven

Radio Times has reported that Alan Cumming will appear in Series 11 of Doctor Who. Cumming is to play King James I.  The actor confirmed this on Will Young and Chris Sweeney’s podcast Homo Sapiens. Cumming is an actor, singer, writer, producer and director. He has been in countless television, movie and theatre productions, including Goldeneye, X2, Spy Kids, Tin Man and many more. Cumming has been quoted as saying: “I’m James I. So I’m kind of like, you know, a kind of dandy, foppy, coward who kind of comes alright in the end. And they said he might come back.” … Continue reading

A Brief History of Time Ladies

March is the month of International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’re hosting a special event commemorating the achievements of women in Doctor Who both behind and in front of the camera on 25 March – you can find tickets here. But before all that, we’re taking a look at the long and rich history of Time Ladies – one that is set to become even richer with the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. 1963 The name of the Doctor’s species was a mystery when the series first began, but the first potential Time Lady was present at … Continue reading

RIP Peter Miles

The DWCA is sad to report on the passing of Peter Miles.   Miles is probably best known to fans as Nyder, Davros’ henchman. He played this role in the classic series Fourth Doctor story Genesis of the Daleks. He had also previously been in the Third Doctor stories – Doctor Who and the Silurians and Invasion of the Dinosaurs. Miles also returned to the role of Nyder in Big Finish’s range of I, Davros audios. In addition to Doctor Who, he was also in Blake’s 7 and Z Cars. Miles was 89.

Murray Gold: The Man Behind the Music

Earlier this month, after many months of rumours, New Who composer Murray Gold confirmed that he won’t be returning for Series 11 of Doctor Who. The club was lucky enough to interview Murray back in December 2012, when he came to Sydney for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. The interview was published in Data Extract #219, and is reproduced below for your reading pleasure. We’re very happy to have you for what is now an extended run of the Symphonic Spectacular. Is it? No one tells me anything. So I can’t leave tomorrow? I hope not. No, I want to … Continue reading

DWCA Mega Family Picnic – Sunday April 8th 2018

For the first time ever, the DWCA is holding an event for all its local groups on the same day – our annual family picnic! The picnic is usually held by the Sydney branch of the club as a way to bring fans together in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to bring a plate to share, while the organisers will provide various games and activities to keep everyone entertained. This year, all DWCA local groups are invited to take part in the event at a time and location convenient to them. Picnics are currently confirmed for the following: … Continue reading

Murray Gold to leave Doctor Who

After many months of rumours, Murray Gold confirmed at the Gallifrey One convention over the weekend that he won’t be returning for Series 11 of Doctor Who. Gold has composed music for every episode of the show since it returned in 2005. The strength and quality of his music was showcased in the popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which visited Australia in 2012, 2014 and 2015. There is no announcement of who Gold’s replacement will be as yet. However, Broadchurch composer Ólafur Arnalds has ruled himself out. In addition to this, it has also been confirmed that Moffat era writers Jamie Mathieson and Sarah Dollard won’t … Continue reading

New Doctor Who Logo revealed

The BBC have released a short, 16-second YouTube clip announcing the new Doctor Who logo, featuring the TARDIS blazing a trail through the logo. Check out the video and a new promotional image from the BBC below! Acclaimed British musician, producer and sound artist Matthew Herbert was commissioned by BBC Worldwide to compose the sound for the new Doctor Who animated logo. Matthew is known for blurring the conventions associated with traditional genres while striving to be innovative and experimental, often turning ordinary or so-called ‘found sound’ into electronic music. He has worked with iconic artists including Quincy Jones, Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio … Continue reading