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It’s 2023 and fans worldwide are all set to celebrate 60 years of Doctor Who all year long! Here in Australia there are plenty of ways to get together with fellow fans and mark the 60th anniversary year. Here are a list of upcoming events that you may want to attend! ? ACT   ? NSW   ? NT   ? QLD   ? SA   ? TAS   ? VIC   ? WA 1 April 2023 – Sirens of Audio present Janet Fielding Down Under , Sydney 15 April 2023 – Sirens of Audio present Janet Fielding Down Under hosted… Continue reading

Data Extract 255 Out Now!!!

It’s here! Data Extract issue 255 is out now, going behind the scenes on a cosplay photoshoot, visiting the UK’s Worlds of Wonder exhibition, detailing a timeline of Doctor Who in Australia in the 1990s, counting down the Thirteenth Doctor’s greatest hits and much more!   This is the second release for 2023, following on from issue 254 in January, which found us looking into the Ian and Barbara relationship, concluding the Brigadier’s Time War adventures, detailing Australian fandom in the 1980s in a comprehensive timeline, visiting the Doctor’s neighbor at 78 Totters Lane and checking in on the Boffin!… Continue reading

Data Extract 253 Released Next Week

Data Extract issue 253 launches next week, so make sure your DWCA membership subscription is up to date so you don’t miss out! It features Lethbridge-Stewart in the Time War by Dom Kelly, more adventures with the Doctor’s neighbor at 78 Totters Lane by Roger Reynolds, Countdown by Tim Darby, the latest local group activity from around Australia and a look at how departing Doctors have handled leaving the show, with contributions from Anneke Wills, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Camille Coduri. Plus an in depth timeline feature looking at Doctor Who… Continue reading

Club Statement on Doctor Who’s move from the ABC

The Doctor Club of Australia would like to thank the ABC for their six-decade commitment to bringing Doctor Who to the people of Australia.It has been an enduring relationship which has enabled fans across the country and across generations to enjoy this iconic show.The Club was shocked and saddened to hear that moving forward our beloved show will no longer be screened by the ABC, moving from Free to Air to a paid service.Despite this we are optimistic for the future – with the resources of new broadcaster Disney Plus behind it, there is likely to be longevity and expansion… Continue reading

The end of Chris Chibnall’s run

The BBC chatted to Chris Chibnall in the lead up to his final episode as showrunner -here’s what he had to say. Can you tell us what audiences can expect from this special?You can expect a massive all action thrill ride from start to finish. There will be laughter, there will be huge jeopardy, and there will be tears at the departure of the Thirteenth Doctor. It’s the biggest threat the Doctor has ever faced – and that any Doctor has ever faced – to their life or lives.Can you talk a bit about the process in putting this feature… Continue reading

Push the Big Blue Button again for DWCA 2022 AGM

DATE: Sunday 21 August 2022 TIME: 4pm VENUE: 2nd Floor Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW AGENDA: President’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; and Election of Office Bearers. Once again we’ll be offering people an online attendance option conferencing software Big Blue Button, which has a neat built-in poll function for taking votes. An email with the invite code will be sent out to members the day before (Saturday August 20). Any candidate standing for election as an Office Bearer (President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer) must be a current DWCA member who has held membership for a minimum period of… Continue reading

Sixtieth Anniversary News

The year 2023 will mark sixty years since the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast, and it looks like returning showrunner Russell T Davies is making sure there are plenty of treats ahead for fans. The focus for now is firmly on the farewell of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor this October in an epic story set to feature the Master, the Daleks and the Cybermen, along with classic companions Tegan and Ace. Some news has already been released though, regarding what lies beyond that, with confirmation that David Tennant and Catherine Tate are currently filming material that will be shown… Continue reading

Data Extract 250/251 out now!!

At long last, the much delayed Data Extract 250/251 double issue has been released! DWCA committee members have packaged it all up for the post and it will arrive in the letterboxes of club members this week. Make sure your membership is up to date so you don’t miss out! The double issue includes an exclusive interview with Katy Manning on her long connection to Australia, Pete McTighe takes us behind the scenes on the short films made for the Blu-ray collection releases, it has a tribute to Louise Pajo (Gia Kelly from The Seeds of Death), written by her… Continue reading