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
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
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.
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
Over the weekend, at San Diego Comic Con, lots of details were dropped about this years Christmas special. The special, entitled Twice Upon a time will see Peter Capaladi’s Twelfth Doctor team up with the First Doctor played by David Bradley. There is also the return of Bill Potts, played again by Pearl Mackie. Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss will also return to the show playing a character known as ‘The Captain’ at this point. To view the trailer that was shown, click below!
The DWCA would like to thank those members who have nominated themselves for a position in the club committee, to be officially elected at our upcoming AGM on Sunday 13th of August. The Returning Officer has received the following nominations for Office Bearer positions: President – Lauren Davis Vice President – Jon Andersen Secretary – Roger Reynolds Treasurer – Brad Harrison Each position received only one nomination, so the people listed above will be declared elected, unopposed. For more information on the AGM, please visit our event page here
It is with sorrow, that we have to report the passing of Deborah Watling. Watling first joined Doctor Who in 1967, playing the second Doctor’s companion Victoria Waterfield. She, along with Frazer Hines (Jamie) would battle along with the Doctor, Cybermen, Daleks, Ice Warriors and of course, the Yeti. She was born on the 2nd of January 1948. It is well known that the team of Troughton, Watling, and Hines got on extremely well with Watling often the butt of the boys jokes. Many of her stories have been wiped since transmission, and the return of two to the archive … Continue reading
It is with deep regret we have to report on the passing of Trevor Baxter. Baxter who had a wide career, appearing in such shows as Z Cars, The New Avengers and George and Mildred. To Doctor Who fans he is best known for playing Professor George Litefoot, pathologist and eventual comrade of impresario Henry Gordon Jago, from the Fourth Doctor story The Talons of Weng-Chiang. He returned to this role in 2009 in the Big Finish audio drama The Mahogany Murderers, which would end up serving as the pilot for 2010’s Jago & Litefoot series box set. Thirteen box sets were produced … Continue reading
After much fevered speculation, the BBC has finally revealed the identity of the person who will take over the TARDIS in 2018 alongside Chris Chibnall. The Thirteenth Doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker, best known for her portrayal of Beth Latimer in Chibnall’s series Broadchurch. This will make Whittaker the first ‘canon’ female Doctor in the history of the programme. Her new incarnation was revealed in a continuation of the trailer released on Saturday, in which the TARDIS key materialises in the new Doctor’s hand and she walks into the iconic blue box. Of the announcement, Whittaker said: “I’m beyond excited … Continue reading
As per the end of The Doctor Falls we saw that the first Doctor (played by David Bradley) has returned to team up with the twelth Doctor in his final story before his regeneration. The BBC has released the following promotional image: This isn’t Bradley’s first time in Doctor Who, or indeed playing the first Doctor. He was previously in season seven’s Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and he also played the Doctor/William Hartnell in the Docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time The Christmas special is as yet untitled.