Trailer released for New Year’s Special, Series 12 confirmed for 2020

The Thirteenth Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yaz will be returning to our screens in the 2019 New Year’s Special, followed by a new series in early 2020. Titled Resolution, the special promises to see our heroes encounter what the Thirteenth Doctor describes as “the most dangerous creature in the universe”. This has led many to speculate that the creature in question is a Dalek, although this is still unconfirmed at the time of writing. You can make up your own mind by watching the trailer below. Three guest stars have also been announced for the episode, with Charlotte Ritchie playing … Continue reading

Data Extract #241 is out now

Issue #241 of Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is now in the mail for all DWCA members! Along with all our regular features, the new issue features an interview with none other than Mandip Gill (aka Yasmin “Yaz” Khan), as well as with Big Finish writer Emma Reeves. There’s also fiction for the Thirteenth Doctor and co, and a Christmas special comic featuring the Eleventh Doctor, original companion Eleanor and a surprise guest…! The new issue is available exclusively to DWCA members, so click here to sign up today. Select back issues of … Continue reading

The Macra DO exist… in animated form!

The BBC have announced that Second Doctor serial The Macra Terror, which has been completely missing from the archives since not long after its original broadcast back in 1967, has been animated for release on digital download, DVD and Blu-ray. The four-part story sees the Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Ben (Michael Craze), Polly (Anneke Wills) and Jamie (Frazer Hines) unravel a mystery on a human colony world in the far future. But while the colony has the vibe of a giant holiday camp, one of their number swears the colony is being terrorised by giant clawed creatures that only come out … Continue reading

Knowing the Score: We chat with Segun Akinola

Imagine being told you had the job of a lifetime while standing in the liquor section of your local supermarket. Doctor Who’s latest musical composer, British-Nigerian Segun Akinola, chuckles when he tells that story and you know he will be dining out on it for years to come. “I was in the wine aisle when I got this call from Chris – there was a lot of background noise,” he said. And though it was offered, there was no chance that Segun was going to take the call later – because let’s face it, when you get a life changing … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club February – The Good Doctor

Series 11 may be drawing to a close, but the DWCA Book Club is not quite ready to say goodbye to the Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yaz. That’s why our next book is the first in a new trilogy of novels released by BBC Books: The Good Doctor, by Juno Dawson. On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. Job done, the TARDIS crew departs – only for Ryan to discover he’s left his phone behind. Again. Available from all good bookshops, The Good Doctor will be discussed at the … Continue reading

ABC to screen New Year’s Special on 2 January

The ABC has confirmed that it will be screening the upcoming Doctor Who New Year’s Special on Wednesday 2 January at 7:30pm. The episode will also be available on iview from the early hours of the morning, immediately after its broadcast in the UK. It was announced last month that the special would take place over the New Year rather than the now-traditional Christmas period, ending a run of Christmas specials that had been unbroken since 2005 (with 2009/10 containing both Christmas and New Year’s specials with The End of Time Parts 1 and 2). The new special has been … Continue reading

New Year’s Day is Special in 2019

CHRISTMAS will be late this year – well in the world of Doctor Who at least. Doctor Who Magazine confirmed this year’s Christmas Special won’t be at Christmas at all but will come to the world on New Year’s Day. The ABC is yet to announce if that will include us (though of course, that will be 2 January here anyway). “We don’t have confirmation yet on the broadcast details for the special,” the ABC publicity department spokeswoman said when contacted this morning. “But I’ll let you know once we do.” A Doctor Who Christmas Special has been a regular … Continue reading

Look Who’s Talking… about Ice Warriors!

In celebration of Doctor Who’s 55th anniversary, the DWCA is delighted to announce that our final day event of 2018 will feature a special guest – actress Louise Pajo, who starred in Second Doctor serial The Seeds of Death almost 50 years ago! Graduating from RADA in the mid-60s, Louise Pajo appeared in classic UK shows such as The Avengers and UFO in addition to Doctor Who. In The Seeds of Death she played Gia Kelly, manager of T-Mat Earth Control, who found herself facing the fearsome Ice Warriors in their second TV appearance. After emigrating to Australia, Louise appeared … Continue reading

Barrowman back Down Under

JOHN Barrowman has a soft spot for Australia – he’s been here four times in the past year and if he has his way he’ll be back again in 2019. The actor who brought the iconic Captain Jack to life in the Whoniverse, before playing DC supervillain Malcolm Merlin in Arrow is here Australia, for Supanova. Last week he took Adelaide by storm (building his own Tim Tam Jenga with husband Scott) and this weekend it will be Brisbane’s turn. Our chat by phone is “timey wimey”. It’s 5.16pm on 23 October in Palm Springs and after 11am Sydney time … Continue reading

Let’s get creative – DWCA Publishing seeking submissions

It’s an exciting and tumultuous time to be a Doctor Who fan, with a new season launching and Jodie Whittaker’s journey just beginning. If you feel inspired by everything going on, why not get creative and send a submission to DWCA Publishing? We are always on the lookout for fan art, comics, articles, stories and reviews to be included in our flagship magazine, Data Extract (DE), as well as our yearbook, Zerinza. And there are rewards aplenty for those whose work is selected! Contributors who write an article or story, or provide art pages for an issue of DE, will … Continue reading