Murray Gold to leave Doctor Who

After many months of rumours, Murray Gold confirmed at the Gallifrey One convention over the weekend that he won’t be returning for Series 11 of Doctor Who. Gold has composed music for every episode of the show since it returned in 2005. The strength and quality of his music was showcased in the popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which visited Australia in 2012, 2014 and 2015. There is no announcement of who Gold’s replacement will be as yet. However, Broadchurch composer Ólafur Arnalds has ruled himself out. In addition to this, it has also been confirmed that Moffat era writers Jamie Mathieson and Sarah Dollard won’t … Continue reading

New Doctor Who Logo revealed

The BBC have released a short, 16-second YouTube clip announcing the new Doctor Who logo, featuring the TARDIS blazing a trail through the logo. Check out the video and a new promotional image from the BBC below! Acclaimed British musician, producer and sound artist Matthew Herbert was commissioned by BBC Worldwide to compose the sound for the new Doctor Who animated logo. Matthew is known for blurring the conventions associated with traditional genres while striving to be innovative and experimental, often turning ordinary or so-called ‘found sound’ into electronic music. He has worked with iconic artists including Quincy Jones, Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio … Continue reading

Titan Comics Releases

Titan Comics have confirmed two new releases that will be sure to excite both new and classic series fans! First off, the Thirteenth Doctor will get her comic debut later this year. The series, due to coincide with the Doctor’s first full television series will be written by Jody Houser. Jody’s works include working on Orphan Black, Star Wars: Rogue One, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Faith, Supergirl and Mother Panic. The artwork will be provided by Rachael Stott (The Twelth Doctor, Motherlands) who will be joined by colourist Enrica Angolini (Warhammer 40,000) Secondly, the Seventh Doctor and Ace will return … Continue reading

DWCA Merchandise available at UNSW’s O-Week

Starting from the 19th of February is O-Week at the University of New South Wales. For all those people attending UNSW, there will be DWCA merchandise available for sale. This will be from the DocSoc stall in the quad on the Kensington campus. DocSoc – UNSW’s Doctor Who Society, is a meeting place for all fans of Doctor Who at UNSW! Merchandise will include sonic screwdrivers, diaries, graphic novels and Pop! Vinyls! In addition a life sized Dalek will be on display near the stall for people to take photos with! There will be lots of other activities going on … Continue reading

A Timeline of the Capaldi Era

The last battle has been won, the final speeches have been spoken and the dust has begun to settle on the Peter Capaldi era. The Twice Upon A Time DVD and Twice Upon A Time Blu-ray are available from the DWCA Shop now, so we thought we would take a look back at the milestones of the Twelfth Doctor’s era, as well as all the nods to the Doctor’s Australian fans, both on and off screen. The Reveal On 4 August 2013, Peter Capaldi was unveiled to the world as the actor who would play the Twelfth Doctor.  Peter was given … Continue reading

Twice Upon a Time Available Now From The DWCA Shop!

The 2017 Christmas Special and Twelfth Doctor’s swansong, Twice Upon a Time, is now available from the DWCA Shop on Blu-ray and DVD! This very special Christmas story features two Doctors, a woman made of glass, a displaced WWI solider, the return of old friends and more! Both editions of the release are packed full of extras celebrating the end of Peter Capaldi’s – and Steven Moffat’s – time on Doctor Who, including Doctor Who Extra, The End of an Era and footage from the Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The Twice Upon a Time DVD and Blu-ray … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club April – Torchwood: World Without End

The DWCA Book Club is venturing into Doctor Who spin-off territory with its next title – the first in a new range of graphic novels for a series that, like its lead character, has a tendency to come back from the dead. Written by John Barrowman himself alongside his sister Carole, Torchwood: World Without End sees Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper attempt to rebuild Torchwood Cardiff from the ground up. But after suffering an attack by extra-dimensional shock troopers, and with a deadly rift bleeding through into their own reality, time itself could be destroyed if the new Torchwood … Continue reading

10 Things We Love About the New Shada

We caught Shada at the cinemas late last year and we loved it. The Shada DVD and Shada Blu-ray are available from the DWCA Shop now, so we thought we would take a look at what makes the new version of the Douglas Adams classic so great. 1. The Animation The task of bringing Shada’s missing scenes to life fell to Charles Norton, who had previously helmed the animated reconstruction of Power of the Daleks in 2016. Anyone who has seen both Power and Shada can attest that Norton and his team of animators are going from strength to strength … Continue reading

Data Extract News Editor wanted

Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is seeking a volunteer to join our friendly team of columnists as a News Editor! The News Editor is responsible for delivering a news column for four issues of Data Extract a year, covering all the latest updates in the worlds of Doctor Who. They may also, pending discussions, be responsible for writing and uploading timely news updates to the DWCA website, as well as sharing these updates on Facebook. If you love Doctor Who, and are a keen or aspiring writer, please don’t hesitate to send an … Continue reading

RIP David Fisher

The DWCA is sad to report on the passing of writer David Fisher. David wrote four Doctor Who stories, all of which featured the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. His first contribution to the series was in 1978, when he wrote two stories in the Key to Time season. These were The Stones of Blood and The Androids of Tara. In 1979 he returned to the show and wrote The Creature from the Pit. He was also working on a story called A Gamble with Time, but for personal reasons, had to hand it over to script editor Douglas Adams to … Continue reading