The Pilot to get a Cinema release

It has been confirmed that the series 10 opener “The Pilot” will be getting a cinema release.

Sharmill Films who has previously brought The Power of the Daleks and Deep Breath to the cinema, is releasing the episode at select cinemas on the 16th of April for two days. The special release will also have the bonus feature “Becoming the companion”.

Cinema-goers will also get an exclusive chance to travel with Pearl from the London stage through the doors of the TARDIS to a once-in-a-lifetime role, or as Pearl says “the most insane thing that’s ever happened to me.”  Featuring exclusive interviews with Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat and narrated by Ingrid Oliver.

For more information and a list of cinemas, please visit the Sharmill Films website:
http://www.sharmillfilms.com.au/allfilms/2017/3/14/doctor-who-the-pilot

 

Series 10 trailer released

Following the UK broadcast of the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, fans were treated to a Series 10 teaser trailer, now also available online.

The trailer serves as an introduction to the Doctor’s upcoming companion, Bill, who serves chips for a living and knows the Doctor as a university lecturer. We also get a glimpse at some of the adventures the Doctor and Bill will be undertaking together – including a run-in with the Daleks – and at their fellow adventurer in time and space, Matt Lucas’ Nardole.

The trailer is likely to be shown after tonight’s broadcast of the Christmas Special on ABC, but can also be viewed below.

 

The Return of Doctor Mysterio to get a cinema release

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Sharmill Films will present a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York.

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The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffatt.

Fans throughout Australia will be able to enjoy the event in these select cinemas

 

Classic series writer to return for Series 10

 

Doctor Who Magazine has reported that writer of Survival from the original series run – Rona Munro is to return for series ten.
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Previously hinted by Steven Moffat back in October that a classic series writer would be returning, Munro is the first writer for the new series who has previously worked on the original series run.

Munro’s story, which is episode nine and entitled: The Eaters of Light is currently being filmed in Cardiff.

An interview with Munro states:
Writing Survival was my dream job, but it was a mournful time in the show’s history. This has been a very different experience. There’s more of everything; people, resources, confidence, success… but the same constantly renewing and indefinable wonder that is Doctor Who. When I was very small and watching the First Doctor, I had a special cushion known as ‘Rona’s Doctor Whocushion’. I would hide my face in it when the Daleks or other monsters appeared on screen! The Eaters of Light is my version of other stories that have haunted me for almost as long.

Class Series One start date

Overnight, the Doctor Who spin off series Class, has had a release date announced for the 22nd of October in the UK on BBC3.

class-promoUpdate: 26/09/16 – Class will air in Australia on ABC2. The air date of the two episodes will be Monday the 24th of October. However, on iView, the episodes will be available for viewing straight after their release in the UK!

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 available.

Update: 08/10/16 – A Trailer for the first season of class has been released. Please note, the trailer may not be suitable for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

Classic lost Second Doctor story re-animated back to life

Updated 04/11 – Announcement of Colour release.
Updated 31/10 – Added DVD release date.

The BBC have announced they will be releasing a fully re-animated version of Power of the Daleks.

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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 Army. This is their first attempt for Doctor Who.

The producer and director is Charles Norton, and character designs are from comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

Norton says:
“The Power of the Daleks animation is the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration ever attempted and we’re all very honoured to be a part of such a an exciting project. Intelligent, suspenseful and magnificently staged, Power of the Daleks is one of the great lost classics of 1960s television and a superb example of the black and white era at its finest.”

Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks will initially be exclusively released on BBC Store, with episode one available from Saturday 5th November at 5:50pm, and the others released on consecutive days thereafter. Readers can register their interest in the download at the BBC Store.

The story will become available online more widely from the 14th November, and will also be released on DVD in the United Kingdom on the 21st November. The DVD will be released on the 14th of December and the DWCA Shop will have copies for sale.

In the new year, there is also going to be a release in the UK of both the black and white and colour animations of this story released on Blu-Ray. This is due out on the 6th of February in the UK.

A teaser trailer showcasing the animation is available below:

 

 

 

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. As no nominations for this role were received prior to the election, former Treasurer Jon Andersen was nominated for the position and elected unopposed.

Congratulations to Jon on his new role and to Brad for joining the committee. Good luck to you both!

The meeting also saw the DWCA committee propose an amendment to Section 15.1 of the club constitution, titled ‘Election of Office Bearers’, and the reflection of this amendment in Schedule 1 to the club constitution. This amendment was reworded by the attending members on the day, in order to eliminate ambiguity, and voted in unanimously. Once the amendment has been accepted by the Office of Fair Trading, the DWCA website will be updated accordingly.

David Suchet to appear in series ten

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

Programme Name: Doctor Who S10 - TX: 16/08/2016 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Doctor Who News Alert Knocking on the Doctor Who door, David Suchet takes up a guest cast role of the Landlord for an episode written by Mike Bartlett for series 10. The Landlord (DAVID SUCHET) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Simon Ridgway

Tom Baker to be in Star Wars Rebels

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 been announced, it will be broadcast on the Disney XD Channel overseas, which is currently aired in Australia on Foxtel.

To hear Baker’s voice in action watch the below trailer, or skip to 2 minutes, 43 seconds in.

Join the DWCA at Sydney Supanova and get three months free!

The Doctor Who Club of Australia is excited to be exhibiting at Sydney Supanova from 17-19 June. And this year, we’ve got a very special offer for new memberships purchased at the event.

Sign up for a minimum one-year membership at our stand (Booth #1662), and you’ll get an extra three months absolutely free. That means one extra issue of our print fanzine, Data Extract; one extra issue of our e-zine, The Nethersphere; and discounted entry to as many club events as you can attend during that time!

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Davros actor Terry Molloy with a copy of Data Extract magazine at Sydney Supanova 2014.

Memberships are available for one year, two years or five years, with special Concession and Family rates available. So if you’ve been thinking of joining the club, now’s the perfect time!

Please Note: this offer does not apply to membership renewals.