RIP Sir John Hurt 1940-2017

It is with deep regret that we report on the passing of Sir John Hurt.

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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.

Doctor Who display at Ryde Library

Whovians based in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs are encouraged to check out the new Doctor Who display at Ryde Library!

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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!

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Exciting new Merchandise for sale from DWCA

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!

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Some of the new stock we have in include:

The twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver!

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

Power of the Daleks to get a limited cinema release

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The recently announced animated release of the second Doctor story – Power of the Daleks is to get a limited cinema release.

From the November 12th  for one week, selected cinemas across the country will be showing the release.

If you can’t make it to the cinema, the DVD release will be available from December 14th.
The DWCA shop will be stocking copies for you to add to your collection!

Sharmill Films is bringing this release to Australia at the following cinemas.

Data Extract #232 – Forty Years Young!

The latest issue of the DWCA’s member-exclusive magazine, Data Extract has been printed!

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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 able to attend this weekends Whoventures event, you’ll be able to collect your copy! For more information on this event please visit the below link:
Whoventures: 40 Years of Australian Doctor Who Fandom

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.

Michelle Gomez confirms appearance for series 10

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.

 

 

2016 Christmas Special Title Announced

The BBC has confirmed that the title of this years Christmas special will be called:The Return of Doctor Mysterio

The episode will see the Doctor joining forces with an investigative journalist and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

The episode will also feature the return of Matt Lucas playing Nardole, who was last seen in the previous year’s Christmas special.

A behind the scenes trailer has been released:

DWCA at EB Expo

On the weekend of 30th September to the 2nd of October, the DWCA will be at the EB Expo at Sydney Showgrounds.

We are in Pop Culture Market Stall 16, and the TARDIS will be near by to have lots of photos taken with you.

On sale will be a wide range of Doctor Who DVD’s, Big Finish audios, books, toys and collectables. So if you’re going to the event, be sure to pop in and say hi!

For more information on the Expo, please visit:
http://www.ebexpo.com.au/index.html

DWCA Book Club #4 – Shada

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.

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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 fsq@doctorwhoaustralia.org.