6 things we love about the new release of The Macra Terror

Second Doctor lost story The Macra Terror was finally released on DVD and Blu-ray last month, almost 52 years after its original broadcast and five months after it was announced that surviving audio recordings of the serial would be combined with brand new animation. But while it may not feature the Daleks (like The Power of the Daleks) or be written by Douglas Adams (like Shada), there’s still plenty to love about this long-awaited release of an underrated gem. The dystopian plot The Macra Terror was originally broadcast as part of Doctor Who’s fourth season – an unusual and often … Continue reading

Last chance to pick up these classic titles on DVD

If you have a few niggling gaps in your DVD collection, the DWCA Shop may be able to assist. The Shop has recently acquired what we understand to be the last commercially available copies of eight classic series releases left in Australia. These titles have all been out of print for some time now – so once they’re gone, they’re gone. To view each title in our online shop, click on the relevant image below. Other releases are available from our general DVD & Blu-ray section. On top of DVD and Blu-ray, the Shop also stocks a wide range of … Continue reading

Win a trip to London with the 2019 Doctor Who Fan Art Competition

A Doctor Who-themed weekend trip to London is up for grabs in the 2019 Doctor Who Fan Art Competition, launched ahead of this year’s San Diego Comi-Con. The competition, being run by BBC Studios, will give fans a chance to see their work on a Doctor Who T-shirt available in a limited quantity from the BBC America booth at San Diego this year. The competition opened on 17 April at 10pm (AEST), will close on 15 May at 10pm and is open to legal residents (18 and over) of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and the … Continue reading

Run away with the Doctor

The BBC has finally released both a trailer and a synopsis for the brand-new VR Adventure Doctor Who: The Runaway. Set in the TARDIS, the adventure stars Jodie Whittaker in animated form and features brand new music from Doctor Who composer Segun Akinola. The new story is 12 minutes long and will see the viewer join the Thirteenth Doctor on the TARDIS in an animated interactive story from the BBC and Passion Animations. Players will get the chance to be the Doctor’s champion and help her with her adventure as both viewer and doctor find themselves facing a deadly threat. … Continue reading

How to Make a Fan Film: An Interview with UNSW DocSoc

In 2016, the UNSW Doctor Who Society (DocSoc) put together their own original Doctor Who fan film. Titled ‘The TARDIS of UNSW’, the film was screened at the DWCA’s March day event in Burwood, Sydney, alongside a Q&A panel featuring members of the production team. But if you didn’t get to attend the day, you can now read a transcript of the interview right here. Make sure you watch the film first, to avoid spoilers! DWCA: Welcome! Would you like to start off by introducing yourselves to the audience? Thomas Walder: I’m Thomas. I was the director, and I also … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club June – The Eye of the Tyger

The DWCA Book Club is taking a trip back in time… to 2003. Russell T Davies’ revived series had only recently been announced, though of course the first episode would not air until March 2005. And so the “current” Doctor remained the Eighth, whose adventures at this point had been mainly confined to books – books such as The Eye of the Tyger from Telos Publishing. Inhabiting a colony spaceship in the 32nd century are members of a religious cult that left Earth to find a world of their own. Their leader, Seraph, has downloaded his mind into the ship’s … Continue reading

Aussie sci-fi comedy Night Terrace coming to BBC Radio

Award-winning sci-fi audio series Night Terrace, produced by Melbourne’s own Splendid Chaps Productions, is making its broadcast debut on BBC Radio 4 Extra – and Australian listeners will be able to tune in as well! Created as a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Splendid Chaps Doctor Who podcast, Night Terrace is a half-hour narrative comedy series starring Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy from Neighbours) as Anastasia Black – a government scientist who used to save the world but now wants a quiet retirement. So she’s understandably miffed when her house unexpectedly starts travelling through space and time. Over two series and … Continue reading

Data Extract magazine wants you!

Ever wanted to contribute to Australia’s premiere Doctor Who fanzine, Data Extract, but didn’t have anything to write about? No problem – we just want you to write about yourself! Regular feature Adric’s Gold Star is our way of showcasing the incredible club members who form the Doctor Who Club of Australia. So if you’re in the club, why not introduce yourself to the rest of the gang! If you’re interested, please write to publications@doctorwhoaustralia.org for more details. Continue reading

Data Extract #242 out now!

Issue #242 of Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is now in the mail for all DWCA members! She took on the Ice Warriors, ran the T-Mat system and gave Fewsham a roasting all without breaking a sweat! We find out just how Louise Pajo brought Gia Kelly to life in the Doctor Who classic Seeds of Death in our exclusive interview. Also, find out just how Mark Worgan went about recreating the 1972 Doctor Who annual that never was (with a little help from Katy Manning, Richard Franklin and John Levene). Plus the … Continue reading

6 strategies for surviving the Doctor Who gap year

Two months after the broadcast of Resolution – the only full-length new episode of Doctor Who we can expect to see in 2019 – some fans may be starting to feel the itch that comes with the knowledge that the next series is at least another nine months away. The good news is, a year with no Doctor Who on telly doesn’t have to mean a year with no Doctor Who at all. Just follow these tips and the year will pass in no time at all. Get into the classics If you started with the revived series in 2005, … Continue reading