Alan Cumming to appear in Series Eleven

Radio Times has reported that Alan Cumming will appear in Series 11 of Doctor Who. Cumming is to play King James I.  The actor confirmed this on Will Young and Chris Sweeney’s podcast Homo Sapiens. Cumming is an actor, singer, writer, producer and director. He has been in countless television, movie and theatre productions, including Goldeneye, X2, Spy Kids, Tin Man and many more. Cumming has been quoted as saying: “I’m James I. So I’m kind of like, you know, a kind of dandy, foppy, coward who kind of comes alright in the end. And they said he might come back.” … Continue reading

A Brief History of Time Ladies

March is the month of International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’re hosting a special event commemorating the achievements of women in Doctor Who both behind and in front of the camera on 25 March – you can find tickets here. But before all that, we’re taking a look at the long and rich history of Time Ladies – one that is set to become even richer with the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. 1963 The name of the Doctor’s species was a mystery when the series first began, but the first potential Time Lady was present at … Continue reading

RIP Peter Miles

The DWCA is sad to report on the passing of Peter Miles.   Miles is probably best known to fans as Nyder, Davros’ henchman. He played this role in the classic series Fourth Doctor story Genesis of the Daleks. He had also previously been in the Third Doctor stories – Doctor Who and the Silurians and Invasion of the Dinosaurs. Miles also returned to the role of Nyder in Big Finish’s range of I, Davros audios. In addition to Doctor Who, he was also in Blake’s 7 and Z Cars. Miles was 89.

Murray Gold: The Man Behind the Music

Earlier this month, after many months of rumours, New Who composer Murray Gold confirmed that he won’t be returning for Series 11 of Doctor Who. The club was lucky enough to interview Murray back in December 2012, when he came to Sydney for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. The interview was published in Data Extract #219, and is reproduced below for your reading pleasure. We’re very happy to have you for what is now an extended run of the Symphonic Spectacular. Is it? No one tells me anything. So I can’t leave tomorrow? I hope not. No, I want to … Continue reading

DWCA Mega Family Picnic – Sunday April 8th 2018

For the first time ever, the DWCA is holding an event for all its local groups on the same day – our annual family picnic! The picnic is usually held by the Sydney branch of the club as a way to bring fans together in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to bring a plate to share, while the organisers will provide various games and activities to keep everyone entertained. This year, all DWCA local groups are invited to take part in the event at a time and location convenient to them. Picnics are currently confirmed for the following: … Continue reading

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 for the Seventh and Thirteenth Doctors

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