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. Continue reading

DWCA coming to Supanova Melbourne

The DWCA is excited to announce that we are exhibiting at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, being held at Melbourne Showgrounds from 21-22 April – this weekend! The club is a regular attendee of the Sydney show but this will be our first time in Melbourne, lured by the headline guests Peter Capaldi, John Barrowman and Pearl Mackie. You will find us in the Doctor Who Fan Zone in Fan Club Central, part of The Alley in the Grand Pavilion building. The club will have on display some recent issues of our magazine, Data Extract, which is provided to all … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club June – The Day of the Doctor

BBC Books is bringing back the classic Target-style Doctor Who novelisations for a select number of New Who stories, and the DWCA Book Club is celebrating by reading the most ambitious of them all: The Day of the Doctor. Novelised by Steven Moffat himself, the book enables readers to relive the magic of the 50th anniversary special in a style that has been beloved by Doctor Who fans for generations. It is one of four New Series stories to receive the Target treatment, the others being Rose by Russell T Davies, The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T Colgan and Twice … Continue reading

12 actors who have written for the Whoniverse

The DWCA Book Club is on again Friday 6 April, this time discussing the Torchwood graphic novel World Without End, written by Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, along with his sister Carole. But this isn’t the first time that one of the stars of the Whoniverse has written an adventure of their own. Here’s our list of 12 actors who have also written for the Whoniverse across a host of different media. 1. Ian Marter Appearing as companion Harry Sullivan in Tom Baker’s first six serials as the Doctor, Ian Marter was one of the first to cross the actor-writer … Continue reading

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! Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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