6 tips for getting into Classic Doctor Who

With the recent Australian releases of Season 12: The Collection on Blu-ray and The Enemy of the World Special Edition on DVD, the classic series has come back on the radar for many fans. But if you’re still yet to experience the show’s original run, here’s a handy guide to help you get started. 1. Don’t feel like you have to start at the very beginning There’s a myth that in order to experience Doctor Who “properly” you need to watch it from the first episode and in original broadcast order. The reality is that you can start virtually anywhere … Continue reading

Season 12: The Collection available now from the DWCA Shop

It’s been a long time coming, but Tom Baker’s first season of adventures as the Fourth Doctor is now available from the DWCA Shop on Blu-ray! Season 12: The Collection sees the iconic team of the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter) star in over 8 hours of classic adventures across 6 Blu-ray discs. They are joined by friend and foe alike, including the Brigadier and Benton (the Kate and Osgood of their day), the Sontarans, the Cybermen, the Daleks and – in his first ever appearance – Davros! Featuring painstakingly remastered audio and … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club October – Frayed

Before we welcome the Thirteenth Doctor to our screens, the DWCA Book Club is going back to the beginning with one of the first chronological appearances of the First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan, in the 2003 novella ‘Frayed’ from Telos Publishing. “I like to stare into the sun, eyes wide. It burns incredible colours into my head, great shifting continents of them that blot out all else. And I try to keep looking until I imagine all the pretty blue has boiled away from my eyes and they are left a bright, bloody red and quite sightless.” On a … Continue reading

2018 DWCA office bearer nominations

The DWCA would like to thank those members who have nominated themselves for a position in the club committee, to be officially elected at our upcoming AGM on Sunday 26 August. The Returning Officer has received the following nominations for Office Bearer positions: President – Lauren Davis Vice President – Jon Andersen Secretary – Roger Reynolds Treasurer – Brad Harrison Each position received only one nomination, so the people listed above will be declared elected unopposed. For more information on the AGM, please visit our event page here. Continue reading

New Sonic Screwdriver and Series 11 Trailer

Overnight, we saw the release of the first promotional image of the new Doctor’s sonic screwdriver. But perhaps more importantly, we have a new trailer for Series 11! Check them both out below! The image and trailer come just a few days after the BBC released a much-anticipated teaser for Series 11, broadcast during the World Cup final match in Russia. Continue reading

Torchwood to Twitch

Building on the momentum of classic Doctor Who streaming on Twitch, it has been confirmed that Torchwood will also be coming to the platform. For information about Doctor Who on Twitch, please visit our original post – here. As of the time of posting, the platform is about to conclude its stream of the Fifth Doctor’s era. From Monday the 16th of July, 3am AEST, relive all the adventures of Owen, Ianto, Tosh, Gwen and of course, Captain Jack. Each week will showcase a different season, with each season starting at 3am every Monday for the next four weeks.   … Continue reading

6 screenwriters we’d like to see in Series 11

With the recent announcement that Segun Akinola will take over as composer for Series 11 of Doctor Who, we’re getting a better idea of the production team that will be helping to bring Jodie Whittaker’s debut series to life. But despite the series having begun filming, there is still no word from the BBC on which writers, apart from showrunner Chris Chibnall, are penning the new season. So we thought we’d suggest our own. Dominic Mitchell Dominic Mitchell is the creator and writer of the supernatural drama In the Flesh, for which he was named Best Writer at the 2014 … Continue reading

From the Archives: Katy Manning at Lords of Time 3

Issue #239 of Data Extract magazine, released last month by the Doctor Who Club of Australia, features a new interview with classic companion actor Katy Manning, conducted at the club’s Look Who’s Talking event earlier this year. DWCA members were absolutely thrilled with the visit from their patron, whose last appearance at an Australian sci-fi event was the Lords of Time 3 convention back in December 2014. Here we present the interview that was conducted at that very convention, republished courtesy of Culture Shock Events. Hi Katy, welcome back to Australia. Australia is so much a part of my heart … Continue reading

Seeking submissions for Data Extract

Are you an aspiring writer who loves Doctor Who? We need you! Our club magazine, Data Extract, runs on submissions from our members, and we are always on the lookout for new contributors. If you write stories, opinion pieces, research articles, poetry, or anything else with a Doctor Who theme, we’d love to have you onboard! Furthermore, we also love to publish fan art by our members, so if you’re an artist of whatever type, don’t hesitate to get in touch. There are no age restrictions on who can contribute, and you do not need any previous experience to have … Continue reading