It is with deep regret that we report on the passing of Sir John Hurt.
Hurt was best known within Doctor Who circles playing the War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary special – The Day of the Doctor. He returned to the role in the Big Finish audio adventures in 2015.
He also has a number of iconic roles within pop culture, such as Kane in Alien, the voice’s of Hazel in Watership Down and, the horned king in The Black Cauldron and Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter Film Series.
Hurt, was 77. He is survived by wife of 12 years Anwen Rees-Myers.
Whovians based in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs are encouraged to check out the new Doctor Who display at Ryde Library!
The display features a mix of merchandise, including action figures of different sizes, posters, sonic screwdrivers, magazines, postcards, and a full-length Fourth Doctor scarf. This is in addition to samples from the library’s large array of Doctor Who titles – including novels, reference books, comics and more – all of which are available for loan from inside the library.
The exhibit can be found just outside the entrance to Ryde Library, located within Top Ryde City Shopping Centre at 1 Pope St, Ryde. It will be on display for the month of November – check out our teaser pic below!
Good news everyone! The DWCA shop has new stock in, and it’s more exciting than ever! And if you’re going to our Boardgames and Cosplay day on the 19th of November, you will be able to purchase some of these goodies there!
Some of the new stock we have in include:
The twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver!
Audio adventures featuring the tenth Doctor and Donna!
There’s also new audios featuring the Torchwood cast, not to mention the classic series Doctor’s and even the new UNIT team from the new series!
For more things that you can point an exclamation point at, be sure to attend our Boardgames day. However, if you can’t make it to the day, you can always visit the DWCA store to grab these items, right now.
The latest issue of the DWCA’s member-exclusive magazine, Data Extract has been printed!
Our latest issue is dedicated to 40 years of Doctor Who Fandom in Australia. We discuss the formation of DWCA, talk about Fan’s making new Doctor Who themselves, and a Guinness World record attempt for the most amount of Doctor Who Merchandise!
If you’re after a subscription to the magazine and all the benefits that come with being a DWCA member, why not join the club! For more information on this, please visit: http://dwca.org.au/membership/
If you’re unable to attend the event, the magazine will be sent out in the beginning of November.
News website, The Music has an interview with Michelle Gomez which confirms her involvement with Series 10.
“Weirdly, this is the sort of crunch week where I get to find out exactly what I’m going to be doing next,” she told The Music. “I can officially say that I will be starting back on Doctor Who soon, so that’s one thing.”
Gomez last appeared in the role as Missy — short for The Mistress, a female incarnation of the Doctor’s long-time arch-enemy, the Master — in episodes one and two of series nine, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar.
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 universe’s most dangerous criminals.
The club will be reading the book over the next two months, with the final discussion set to take place at our Newtown Tavern night on Friday 4 November. Optional, spoiler-free discussion will take place on Friday 7 October, to cater for those who may not have finished reading the book.
The club is also accepting written reviews of this book and our previous entry, Robert Smith?’s Time Unincorporated Volume 2, the best of which will be published in Data Extract magazine. If you’d like to share your review with us, please send it to email@example.com.