LOOK WHO’S TALKING 2017: One weekend, two exciting DWCA events!

The DWCA is excited to announce the return of Look Who’s Talking, a two-part event giving Doctor Who fans the chance to meet celebrity guests in a fun, friendly and informal setting. DWCA Book Club Presents: Jon and Kate Plus Blake The weekend will kick off on the evening of Friday 6 October with a very special edition of the DWCA Book Club, as we will be joined by husband-and-wife writing team Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman.   Jon and Kate have been authoring fiction for the Whoniverse since the Wilderness Years, having written together and separately for the Virgin … Continue reading

Synopsis for Twice Upon A Time

Overnight BBC Worldwide have released the official synopsis for this year’s Christmas special – Twice Upon A Time. With this being Peter Capaldi’s last appearance as the Doctor and having David Bradley returning as the first Doctor, this will be a must see event! The official synopsis is below: Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure. He … Continue reading

David Bradley to continue playing the First Doctor for Big Finish

Big Finish Productions have confirmed that they are set to release a new volume of audio adventures featuring David Bradley returning to play the First Doctor. Joining Bradley will be his co-stars from An Adventure in Space and Time, reprising their roles as the iconic first TARDIS team: Jamie Glover (Elizabeth, Waterloo Road, Holby City) plays Ian Chesterton, Jemma Powell (Alice in Wonderland, Angel, Foyle’s War) plays Barbara Wright, and Claudia Grant (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) plays Susan – the Doctor’s granddaughter and the original ‘Unearthly Child’. Powell currently plays Barbara in Big Finish’s Early Adventures range. Executive … Continue reading

Class officially cancelled by BBC3

Overnight, Class has been officially cancelled by the BBC. This is confirmation from the BBC, after Patrick Ness posted in June that he would not be writing any more episodes. The BBC3 controller,  Damian Kavanagh has been quoted as saying: “No, [we’re not bringing it back]. There was nothing wrong with it – I thought Patrick did a great job, he explored an amazing world. In honesty, it just didn’t really land for us on BBC Three. Things sometimes don’t, and I’ve got to make decisions about what we’re going to do from a drama point of view. “There’s always times … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club October – Blake’s 7: Mediasphere

The DWCA Book Club is taking a detour away from the Whoniverse for its next meeting, discussing a book set in the world of Doctor Who’s unofficial cousin – cult classic sci-fi series Blake’s 7. Mediasphere is the eighth in a series of standalone Blake’s 7 novels from Big Finish Productions, written by Australia’s own Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman. The novel focuses on new recruit to the Spaceship Liberator, Dayna, as the crew infiltrate the Mediasphere – a space station which produces propaganda and popular entertainmen for the evil Federation. But who is really controlling the Mediasphere – and scripting … Continue reading

DWCA Publishing Presents: Data Extract Issues 1 to 100

The DWCA is excited to announce that the first 100 issues of the club fanzine, Data Extract, have been collected together in one special archival volume for the first time. In 1980 a publishing legend was born with the release of the first newsletter for the Doctor Who Club of Australia. Editor Dallas Jones named it Data Extract and under his stewardship the publication grew from a two page newsletter into a fully fledged fanzine, with articles, interviews, art and more besides. Now for the first time since their original releases, the first 100 issues of this Doctor Who fanzine … Continue reading

RIP Victor Pemberton

It is with regret we report on the passing of Victor Pemberton. Pemberton is one of a few people who has also written for Doctor Who (Fury from the Deep) and also acted in the show as well. (The Moonbase.) Pemberton is also credited with creating the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver, which first appeared in Fury from the Deep. He also contributed to the show by being a script editor on Tomb of the Cybermen. His other work for Doctor Who was the fourth Doctor audio adventure ‘Doctor Who and the Pescatons’. He also wrote the target novelisations for both Fury … Continue reading

RIP Rosemary Howe

The DWCA is sad to report on the passing of Rosemary Howe, the mother of founder Antony Howe. Rosemary was one of the driving forces behind the starting of the club. Deepest condolences to the Howe family. Rosemary was 96.

A Tribute to Science Fiction – Concert

The Inner West Community Band is holding its next concert: A Tribute to Science Fiction on Saturday 19th August, 5pm at Marrickville Town Hall as part of the Sydney Science Festival program. The concert will include a range of scores from film and television, including a suite of music from Doctor Who throughout the years. The band is a group of committed amateur musicians based in Sydney’s inner west that aims to provide its members the opportunity to perform great music while engaging the community through performances of diverse music in varied settings. DWCA members should keep an eye on … Continue reading