Club Statement on Doctor Who’s move from the ABC

The Doctor Club of Australia would like to thank the ABC for their six-decade commitment to bringing Doctor Who to the people of Australia.It has been an enduring relationship which has enabled fans across the country and across generations to enjoy this iconic show.The Club was shocked and saddened to hear that moving forward our beloved show will no longer be screened by the ABC, moving from Free to Air to a paid service.Despite this we are optimistic for the future – with the resources of new broadcaster Disney Plus behind it, there is likely to be longevity and expansion… Continue reading

The end of Chris Chibnall’s run

The BBC chatted to Chris Chibnall in the lead up to his final episode as showrunner -here’s what he had to say. Can you tell us what audiences can expect from this special?You can expect a massive all action thrill ride from start to finish. There will be laughter, there will be huge jeopardy, and there will be tears at the departure of the Thirteenth Doctor. It’s the biggest threat the Doctor has ever faced – and that any Doctor has ever faced – to their life or lives.Can you talk a bit about the process in putting this feature… Continue reading

Push the Big Blue Button again for DWCA 2022 AGM

DATE: Sunday 21 August 2022 TIME: 4pm VENUE: 2nd Floor Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW AGENDA: President’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; and Election of Office Bearers. Once again we’ll be offering people an online attendance option conferencing software Big Blue Button, which has a neat built-in poll function for taking votes. An email with the invite code will be sent out to members the day before (Saturday August 20). Any candidate standing for election as an Office Bearer (President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer) must be a current DWCA member who has held membership for a minimum period of… Continue reading

Sixtieth Anniversary News

The year 2023 will mark sixty years since the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast, and it looks like returning showrunner Russell T Davies is making sure there are plenty of treats ahead for fans. The focus for now is firmly on the farewell of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor this October in an epic story set to feature the Master, the Daleks and the Cybermen, along with classic companions Tegan and Ace. Some news has already been released though, regarding what lies beyond that, with confirmation that David Tennant and Catherine Tate are currently filming material that will be shown… Continue reading

Data Extract 250/251 out now!!

At long last, the much delayed Data Extract 250/251 double issue has been released! DWCA committee members have packaged it all up for the post and it will arrive in the letterboxes of club members this week. Make sure your membership is up to date so you don’t miss out! The double issue includes an exclusive interview with Katy Manning on her long connection to Australia, Pete McTighe takes us behind the scenes on the short films made for the Blu-ray collection releases, it has a tribute to Louise Pajo (Gia Kelly from The Seeds of Death), written by her… Continue reading

Data Extract double issue ships in March

Due to COVID related issues, 2021 was a lean year for DWCA Publications output. Our apologies to all club members for the delays and thank you for your patience! Thankfully we are back on track for 2022 with a whole swag of exciting releases coming your way this year, starting with the long-delayed Data Extract 250-251 double issue. Shipping to all club members in March, it features an exclusive interview with Katy Manning on her long connection to Australia, Pete McTighe takes us behind the scenes on the short films made for the Blu-ray collection releases, a tribute to Louise… Continue reading

DWCA Day Events Return!

The Doctor Who Club of Australia has been quiet for some time due to a number of challenges related to COVID-19, but as the world begins to re-emerge so are we, with exciting plans ahead for 2022. DWCA Day Events for Sydney are back for 2022, with the following dates booked and more details to be announced soon regarding the programs (and special guests!) for these. In the meantime you can add 27 March, 8 May, 21 August, 9 October and 20 November 2022 to your calendar and plan to catch up once again with your fellow Whovians! Continue reading

Zerinza Volume Five out now

Zerinza Volume 5 is available now through the DWCA Lulu store for purchase in paperback and hardcover. This volume has articles, interviews, art and stories covering every Doctor in order from one to thirteen, with the War Doctor and Jo Martin’s pre-Doctor as well! The collection includes work by writers Dom Kelly, Tim Darby, Ashley J Tuchin, John J Lodge, Jamie Boyd, Seth Hynes, Richard Lipp, Tony Cooke, Darran Jordan and more. It also features interviews with Ian Cullen (Ixta from The Aztecs), Viktors Ritelis (production assistant on The Crusade and The Daleks’ Master Plan), Alexandra Tynan (designer of the… Continue reading