Data Extract News Editor wanted

Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is seeking a volunteer to join our friendly team of columnists as a News Editor! The News Editor is responsible for delivering a news column for four issues of Data Extract a year, covering all the latest updates in the worlds of Doctor Who. They may also, pending discussions, be responsible for writing and uploading timely news updates to the DWCA website, as well as sharing these updates on Facebook. If you love Doctor Who, and are a keen or aspiring writer, please don’t hesitate to send an … Continue reading

RIP David Fisher

The DWCA is sad to report on the passing of writer David Fisher.   David wrote three Doctor Who stories, all of which featured the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. His first contribution to the series was in 1978, when he wrote two stories in the Key to Time season. These were The Stones of Blood and The Androids of Tara. In 1979 he returned to the show and wrote The Creature from the Pit. He was also working on a story called A Gamble with Time, but for personal reasons, had to hand it over to script editor Douglas Adams … Continue reading

Shada – Available Now From The DWCA Shop!

Fresh from its stint in cinemas, legendary ‘lost story’ Shada is now available from the DWCA Shop on Blu-ray and DVD! Both editions of the classic Fourth Doctor adventure are packed full of extras, and the Blu-ray edition boasts an exclusive bonus disc of special features along with shiny HD visuals. The Shada DVD and Shada Blu-ray are available to order online now. You can even save on shipping by picking up a copy at this Saturday’s event with Katy Manning and Adam Richard in Burwood, Sydney – simply email us at to secure your copy.   Don’t forget … Continue reading

Adam Richard joins Look Who’s Talking!

The DWCA is pleased to announce that Whovians panellist Adam Richard will be joining Third Doctor companion actor Katy Manning at the club’s upcoming Look Who’s Talking event, to be held on 13 January at Burwood Library, Sydney. Adam has become a good friend to the DWCA over the past couple of months, attending events in both Sydney and Newcastle in the latter part of 2017. We look forward to chatting with him about the Whovians Christmas special, and how hard it was keeping the Twelfth Doctor’s final story under wraps! Adam will be joining Katy in photograph and autograph … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club February – Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks

With Twice Upon a Time having re-introduced us to the Doctor’s original incarnation, the DWCA Book Club is celebrating First Doctor Fever with our next text: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks. Also known as Doctor Who and the Daleks, this novel by David Whitaker was the first Doctor Who novelisation and, indeed, the first Doctor Who novel of any kind. It is based on the Daleks’ debut television appearance, with additional material based on An Unearthly Child – the first ever episode of the programme. The book has been republished several times since its first edition … Continue reading

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 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

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 the original cast. But this certainly isn’t the first time that someone has … Continue reading