Every introduction to a new Doctor, ranked

With the Thirteenth Doctor about to land on our screens, we thought we would take a look at each of the previous stories to introduce a new Doctor and see how they all stack up, from the not-so-great, to the greatest of all time. 12. The Twin Dilemma (The Sixth Doctor) There’s a lot to unpack in The Twin Dilemma (it may be the most notorious Doctor Who story of all time), and it’s probably impossible to do it all justice in such a short space. Nevertheless it should be said that whilst the production has a litany of flaws, … Continue reading

Scottish Miss Makes Big Finish

Everybody’s favourite Scottish Miss is set to return with a brand new audio series from Big Finish. The new adventures will see Michelle Gomez return to her role as Missy and will be available from the DWCA Shop in April 2019. There will be four new adventures: A Spoonful of Mayhem by Roy Gill, Divorced, Beheaded, Regenerated by John Dorney, The Broken Clock by Nev Fountain and The Belly of the Beast by Jonathan Morris. Gomez told Big Finish she was excited to bring everyone’s favourite “delightful devil” back to life so fans can hear more of what she is really capable of. “I was very excited to return … Continue reading

Series 11 Cinema Screening and Dinner for Sydneysiders

The first episode of Series 11, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, is premiering in Australia on Monday 8 October – and to celebrate, the DWCA’s Sydney local group is going to the movies! The feature-length first episode sees Jodie Whittaker take control of the TARDIS as the Thirteenth Doctor, along with a new line-up of friends, including Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan and Mandip Gill as Yasmin. Cinema-goers have the chance to go behind the scenes of the eleventh series, with additional footage including exclusive interviews with Jodie, showrunner Chris Chibnall and the first episode’s director … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club December – The Day She Saved the Doctor

With the debut of the first female Doctor now mere days away, the DWCA Book Club is taking a look back at four significant women from the Doctor’s many lives, showcased in the short story anthology ‘The Day She Saved the Doctor’. The Doctor’s companion: A person who explores time and space with the Doctor, fights enemies with the Doctor, and often has to save the Doctor’s life. If it wasn’t for the companions, the Doctor probably wouldn’t have made it out of so many scrapes. To celebrate the formidable women who have travelled in the TARDIS, dive into four … Continue reading

#RaiseYourHoods for Doctor Who!

Drawing inspiration from the Thirteenth Doctor’s outfit and reveal video, BBC Studios have launched a new campaign encouraging Doctor Who fans to get behind Jodie Whittaker as the role model we’ve all been waiting for! #RaiseYourHoods recognises the Thirteenth Doctor’s hood as a symbol of strength, empowerment and solidarity. It doesn’t matter who you are, how you identify or where you come from – raising your hood makes you a supporter and creates an all-inclusive moment to celebrate everyone. To support the campaign, simply take a selfie of you raising your hood for awesome people that you know and love. … Continue reading

Data Extract #240 released

Issue #240 of Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is on its way to members! Along with all our regular features, the new issue features an interview with Jamie McCrimmon actor Frazer Hines, a look at the New Adventures novels, the latest instalment in the Eleventh Doctor and Eleanor serial, and the conclusion to Captain Jack’s meeting with the Third Doctor! The new issue is available exclusively to DWCA members, so click here to sign up today. Select back issues of the magazine can also be purchased from the DWCA Shop. Continue reading

Win a double pass to The Woman Who Fell to Earth

The first episode of Series 11, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, is coming to Australian cinemas on Monday 8 October – and thanks to our friends at BBC Studios and Sharmill Films, we have 10 double passes to give away! For your chance to win a double pass to see the Thirteenth Doctor’s debut episode in cinemas, simply complete the form on our competition page. Please note that the episode will be screening at a limited number of cinemas on 8 October, so please check the list of participating cinemas and their screening times before you enter. Competition entries … Continue reading

New trailer released, ABC start time confirmed

The BBC has released its most extensive trailer for Series 11 of Doctor Who yet, showcasing the Thirteenth Doctor in action in an array of sci-fi settings – with her new companions by her side. The trailer comes just a couple of weeks after a specially shot “release date” trailer surfaced, which shows our hero standing in the middle of large dome while glass shatters around her – including the particularly high ceiling… The ABC has meanwhile confirmed that the new series will air on its main channel from 5:55pm, starting on Monday 8 October, with Whovians at 7:30pm on … Continue reading

Do you want to be part of Series 2 of Whovians?

Australia’s own Doctor Who panel show, Whovians, is back on 8 October, airing immediately after the first episode of Series 11. And you’re invited to be a part of the studio audience! Free tickets are now available to the first three episodes of Whovians, filming at the ABC’s Sydney studio from 11am each Monday from 8 October. This is your chance to join Rove McManus and his team of superfans as they dissect, delve into and delight in the world of Doctor Who – you’ll even get a chance to watch the latest episode straight from the UK before the … Continue reading

New image and episode synopses released

THE excitement is ramping up to eleven (or is that 13?) as the countdown continues to the new series with the synopsis for episodes one and two and a new image released this week. The new image features the whole TARDIS team in suitable action poses while the supporting BBC press release offers up some brief comments from Chibnall, Whittaker and Bradley Walsh (who we’re of course all about to know better as Graham O’Brien). It also reiterates that the first episode will be called The Woman Who Fell To Earth while the second is The Ghost Monument. It is … Continue reading