Class Series One start date

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Overnight, the Doctor Who spin off series Class, has had a release date announced for the 22nd of October in the UK on BBC3. Unfortunately no announcement of when the series will air in Australia, or where it will be shown at this time. Two episodes will air on the 22nd, and the first one will feature Peter Capaldi reprising his role as the Doctor. The episode titles for these two episodes are “For Tonight We Might Die” and “The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo.” There are no trailers at the moment, but we will provide a link when one is … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club #4 – Shada

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Following our special book club event Time and Again, celebrating the work of special guest Robert Smith?, the DWCA Book Club will be visiting that legendary Doctor Who story that was until recently not available in written form – Douglas Adams’ Shada. Novelised by Gareth Roberts in 2012, Shada has been written based on the original scripts from Douglas Adams. However, Roberts has also added in new additional material to help ‘fix’ various plot holes and unanswered questions. The original story focuses on the planet Shada, where the Time Lords have constructed a high security prison to keep some of the … Continue reading

The new sonic screwdriver, Tenth Doctor audio dramas and more at Penrith Collectormania

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The DWCA Shop is pleased to announced our return to Penrith Collectormania Fair – said to be the largest toy fair in NSW. The fair will see the Shop debut an exciting range of merchandise, including the Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver, which most recently appeared in The Husbands of River Song and features multiple light and sound effects. For the figurine collectors among you, there are new Pop! vinyl figures, including the Twelfth Doctor with Guitar, the “Mr Clever” Eleventh Doctor, the Tenth Doctor with Hand in Jar, the War Doctor, and a supersized Davros! We will also have … Continue reading

Classic lost Second Doctor story re-animated back to life

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The BBC have announced they will be releasing a fully re-animated version of Power of the Daleks. Power of the Daleks, first broadcast back on the fifth of November, 1966 was the second Doctor’s (Patrick Troughton) first on screen adventure. Unfortunately, the story was not kept after original broadcast and the master negatives were purged back in 1974. The new animated episodes will be released in black and white animation and are based on audio recordings of the programme using the original cast. The team behind the animation has previously animated another lost episode from the BBC Comedy – Dad’s … Continue reading

Meet your DWCA Office Bearers for 2016-17

The DWCA is pleased to announce the election results from its recent Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday 14 August at Club Burwood, Sydney. Current President Lauren Davis and Secretary Roger Reynolds were the only ones to run for their respective positions; they were thus elected unopposed. Two nominations had been received for the position of Treasurer, but one nominee withdrew their nomination prior to the election. The sole remaining nominee, Brad Harrison, was thus elected unopposed. Finally, current Vice President Tony Cooke announced his resignation from the position of VP and from the committee, after several decades of service. … Continue reading

David Suchet to appear in series ten

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The BBC has announced that David Suchet will appear in series ten. Suchet is best known for playing Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. He has also played Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British serial The Way We Live Now, a role which won him the Broadcasting Press Guild and Royal Television Society best actor awards. Suchet will play the role of The Landlord in series ten, currently being recorded in Cardiff. He will appear in an episode written by Mike Bartlett, best known for writing Doctor Foster for BBC One in 2015

2016 DWCA office bearer nominations

The DWCA would like to thank those members who have nominated themselves for a position on the club committee, to be officially elected at our upcoming AGM on Sunday 14 August. The Returning Officer has received the following nominations for Office Bearer positions: President – Lauren Davis Secretary – Roger Reynolds Treasurer – Jon Andersen, Brad Harrison As the positions of President and Secretary received only 1 nomination each, each candidate will be running unopposed. As per Section 15.1 (8) of the DWCA Constitution, “Due to the highly sensitive nature of the position of Club Treasurer, this role is nominated … Continue reading

Time and Again: A DWCA Book Club Special Event

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The text selected for this book club meeting is ‘Time Unincorporated Vol. 2’ – a collection of over 70 essays covering every era of the classic series of Doctor Who – edited by Robert Smith? and Graeme Burk. We are delighted to announce that Robert will be our special guest for the evening, giving you the opportunity to discuss the book with the man who helped put it together! So come along with your friends and enjoy a pleasant evening with good food, great beverages and excellent company! Date: Friday 9 September Time: 6:30-10pm Venue: Level 2, City of Sydney RSL, 565 … Continue reading

Doctor Who: Dot-to-Doc

In September, Penguin Books Australia is set to release Dot to Doc, a join the dots activity book. The book has over 40 portraits with a minimum of 500 dots in each image. Some of the images have over one thousand dots! There is every incarnation of the Doctor and some favourite friends like Rose, Donna and Captain Jack, and some enemies like Daleks, Cybermen and a Weeping Angel. For more information, please visit: https://www.penguin.com.au/products/9781405927307/doctor-who-dot-doc However, to keep you excited for the release here in Australia, you can download and print off a 351 dot picture of the TARDIS for you … Continue reading

Tom Baker to be in Star Wars Rebels

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Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker has been announced over the weekend to be in the Star Wars Animated Series – Star Wars Rebels. The animated show, which is now entering its third season has Baker playing a character called “Bendu”. The Bendu is a new character that represents the centre way of the Force. A concept that originally appeared in George Lucas’s earliest drafts, the Bendu, according to Dave Filoni (Executive Producer) is a new type of Force user in the galaxy. “Tom charmed everyone in the room,” according to Filoni. “My wife included.” While no exact date for Australia has … Continue reading