Series 9 to reach Aussie screens on 20 September

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Despite the ABC releasing new Doctor Who closer and closer to the UK airtime each year, there’s always some trepidation as to whether our luck will eventually run out. Happily, the latest trailer for the series reveals that it will be back on Australian screens on Sunday 20 September. The UK broadcast date has previously been announced as Saturday 19 September. While the trailer does not yet indicate whether Series 9 will be simulcast or not, each episode is guaranteed to reach us less than 24 hours after its UK premiere. The DWCA applauds the ABC for its efforts in … Continue reading

Results of the DWCA Annual General Meeting 2014-15

The DWCA is pleased to announce the results of its Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday 26 July at Club Burwood, Sydney. The meeting saw the DWCA committee propose four amendments to the club constitution, which are as follows: Add Section 2.4 to define types of club membership. Re-wording of Section 3 to adjust terminology. Amendment to Section 9.2 – ‘Member Code of Conduct’. Amendment to Section 9.4 to clarify conditions of granting non-paying club membership. These amendments were all voted in by the attending members. As such, they can be found in the updated version of the constitution located … Continue reading

“The Nethersphere” Vol.1 No.2 out now

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The DWCA is pleased to announce that the second issue of our quarterly e-newsletter, The Nethersphere, is out now. Featuring news, articles, event round-ups and more, it’s your regular fix of Doctor Who delivered straight to your inbox. If you’re a financial member of the club and you didn’t receive a copy, please contact us at enquiries@doctorwhoaustralia.org with your DWCA member number and your preferred email address. If you’d like to contribute to The Nethersphere, or to send us your feedback, please contact the_nethersphere@yahoo.com.au  

Mark Gatiss and SFX team join the Doctor Who Festival

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The Doctor Who Festival looks set to be chock-full of entertainment, with new guests and activities announced for the event to be held from 21-22 November in Sydney. Joining Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat will be new series writer and actor Mark Gatiss, who will host a special writers’ master class over the weekend. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions about how a Doctor Who script is crafted, as well as discover the techniques behind the art of dramatic scriptwriting and how to get work published. “Watching Doctor Who as a child made me want to become … Continue reading

Doctor Who is back on 19 September, reveals trailer

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As if yesterday’s trailer for LEGO Dimensions wasn’t enough, now BBC Worldwide has released the first proper preview for Series 9 of Doctor Who! Warning: spoilers ahead! The trailer reveals a number of characters and monsters set to appear in the upcoming series, including the Zygons, the Daleks and Michelle Gomez as Missy: Make sure you watch all the way through, as the trailer ends with an appearance from Maisie Williams (set to star in a two-part story titled ‘The Girl Who Died’/‘The Woman Who Lived’). In an intriguing exchange with the Doctor, Williams’ character asks, “What took you so … Continue reading

LEGO Dimensions to feature the Doctor, Clara and Missy

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It looks like Series 9 won’t be the only place where you can catch the Twelfth Doctor and co. this year – Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez are set to voice the Doctor, Clara and Missy in the LEGO Dimensions video game, and will be joined by Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks! Due to launch on 27 September, the game will follow multiple characters from various Lego sets in a virtual adventure. The basic LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include a Doctor Who level featuring Daleks, Cybermen and more, while the Doctor Who Level pack add-on will include … Continue reading

DWCA AGM 2015 – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND NOMINATIONS

The DWCA wishes to announce an update to its Annual General Meeting agenda, originally posted online on 10 June. As previously mentioned, the meeting will be held on the second floor of Club Burwood on Sunday 26 July at 4pm. Constitutional Amendments The DWCA committee has finalised the wording of a series of proposed amendments to its constitution, following a consultation period which concluded on 21 June. The final versions of these amendments can be viewed below: Proposed constitutional amendments – final If you are unable to attend the AGM but would like to vote on the constitutional amendments, please … Continue reading

New Who comes to Big Finish!

In a highly anticipated announcement over the weekend, Big Finish Productions revealed that their line of 2016 audio dramas will include characters and monsters from the revived series of Doctor Who. This is a major coup for the company, whose licence previously covered only Classic Who. The year will get off to a bang with Alex Kingston reprising her role as River Song – in not one but two boxsets! In January 2016, ‘The Diary of River Song’ will see River heading her own four-hour adventure across space and time, with Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor making an appearance in the … Continue reading

Doctor Who Festival coming to Sydney

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Didn’t think anything could top the Doctor Who Tour coming to Australia last year? Think again! BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has announced that the official Doctor Who Festival will be making its way to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion from 21-22 November, following its London outing from 13-15 November. Headed by Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and executive producer Steven Moffat (with more guests to be announced), the festival will feature exclusive Q&A sessions, photo and autograph opportunities, a prop and costume exhibition, workshops, quizzes, merchandise and more. “Being unveiled as Doctor Who in Sydney at last year’s world tour and … Continue reading

Season Nine director is an Aussie

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Australian Daniel Nettheim is currently directing episodes 7 and 8 of the upcoming Doctor Who season nine. Guest cast for the story inludes: Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, Jaye Griffiths, Cleopatra Dickens, Sasha Dickens, Abhishek Singh, Todd Kramer, Jill Winternitz, Nicholas Asbury, Jack Parker, Aidan Cook. Nettheim has directed for many Australian TV shows including The Secret Life of Us, Rush, Spirited and Dance Academy. He also directed the K9 television stories Sirens of Ceres, The Fall of the House of Gryffen,Dream-Eaters and Oroborus. Nettheim has revealed that “There’s a lot of personal connection for me with this … Continue reading

Welcome to our new website

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Things have gone a bit wibbly-wobbly for us, and we have a new website for you all to enjoy. You can still purchase memberships through the site and soon we shall have our very own online shop completely up and running for your shopping pleasure. Please have a look around and let us know what you think!

NOTICE OF 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DWCA

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DATE: Sunday 26 July 2015 TIME: 4pm VENUE:  2nd Floor Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW AGENDA: President’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; Constitutional Amendments; and Election of Office Bearers. Constitutional Amendments The DWCA committee plans to put forth several amendments to its constitution – but first, we want to know what you think of them. Download the suggested amendments below, and email your thoughts to enquiries@doctorwhoaustralia.org by 21 June. The committee will consider all feedback and post final versions of the proposed amendments online prior to the AGM. Suggested changes to the constitution Current DWCA constitution Election of Office Bearers … Continue reading