Doctor Who Magazine has reported that writer of Survival from the original series run – Rona Munro is to return for series ten.
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.
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.
Overnight, the Doctor Who spin off series Class, has had a release date announced for the 22nd of October in the UK on BBC3.
Update: 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.
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.
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.
“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:
The text selected for this book club meeting is ‘Time Unincorporated Vol. 2’ – a collection of over 70 essays covering every era of the classic series of Doctor Who – edited by Robert Smith? and Graeme Burk.
We are delighted to announce that Robert will be our special guest for the evening, giving you the opportunity to discuss the book with the man who helped put it together!
So come along with your friends and enjoy a pleasant evening with good food, great beverages and excellent company!
Date: Friday 9 September
Venue: Level 2, City of Sydney RSL, 565 George Street, Sydney (just a short distance from Town Hall Train Station).
Cost: Entry is free, however tickets mustbe claimed from the DWCA website prior to the event. This event is open to both DWCA members and non-members. Click here to claim tickets
Please note: Whilst entry is free, it is requested that food or drink be purchased from the Bistro during the event.