Grey Worm for Tardis Team

Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson is set to make his debut on Doctor Who later this year, playing Vinder as the BBC unveil the new trailer at Comicon in the US . As a recurring character throughout the series, Jacob’s new role will see him join forces with the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan Lewis (John Bishop) as the Doctor faces her biggest ever adventure battling evil across time and space. Known to millions as Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, Jacob is a star of stage and screen and has appeared in many television series … Continue reading

Second edition of roleplaying game announced

Irish-based roleplaying game developers Cubicle 7 have announced the upcoming release of the Doctor Who: The Roleplaying Game Second Edition. The multi award winning team behind Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Roleplaying Game, Warhammer 40,000 Wrath and Glory Roleplaying Game and the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition, announced the new edition on Monday. Established in 2007 they have grown organically and now have relationships with some of the most-loved brands in fantasy and a team of more than 15. In making the announcement, the team also shared the cover image designed by renowned digital artist Will Brooks, whose Doctor Who work has been used by Big Finish … Continue reading

Big Finish writing competition

Big Finish have opened the annual Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips writing competition. Now in its sixth year, the competition honours the memory of Paul Spragg, a much-loved member of the Big Finish production office who passed away suddenly on 8 May 2014. Past winners include Forever Fallen by Joshua Wanisko, Landbound by Selim Ulug, The Last Day at Work by Harry Draper, The Best Laid Plans by Ben Tedds, and Free Speech by Eugenie Pusenjak. The competition is seeking new writers to create a Doctor Who short story to be released as an audiobook for Christmas 2021. Entries close … Continue reading

Big Finish shelve John Barrowman audio

The May 2021 Torchwood release from Big Finish was all set to reunite John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness with David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor in a story many fans have been eagerly anticipating – Torchwood: Absent Friends. Instead, a statement was released in the news update from the company stating: “Big Finish has taken the decision to remove Torchwood: Absent Friends from the Monthly Range release schedule and has no plans to publish this title at this time.” An alternative title was offered in its place and refunds were provided for those who had purchased the item on pre-order. No explanation … Continue reading

New Douglas Adams book

Since his passing 20 years ago on 11 May 2001, Doctor Who writer and script-editor Douglas Adams has lived on through various publications, including the novelisations of his Doctor Who stories City of Death and Pirate Planet and even his lost story Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen. While these novelisations have been co-credited to writers working from the original scripts, a new book promises to contain all new material direct from the brain of Adams himself. 42: the wildly improbable ideas of Douglas Adams is to be a full colour, large format hardcover book, featuring never-seen-before extracts drawn from Douglas … Continue reading

Data Extract 249 released

This week issue 249 of Data Extract hit the post, featuring a range of articles and features. The Valeyard Time War story concludes, the Boffin expounds on the Third Doctor’s tattoo, we go behind the scenes for the Newcastle Local Group meeting with Bonnie Langford, find out how Fury from the Deep was reconstructed in an interview with animator Luke Marcatili, talk to BritBox about their long-term plans for streaming Doctor Who, catch up with the students of Neutral Bay Public School as they recall the day Tom Baker came to visit and reflect on 40 years of DE publication … Continue reading

Big Finish trailer reintroduces the Ninth Doctor

Fans around the world celebrated the news that Christopher Eccleston was returning to the role of the Ninth Doctor for a series of Big Finish audio productions. Now that they’ve seen release, Big Finish have gone to town with a trailer than teases all sorts of wonders for the series and, for those who were around back in 2005 waiting eagerly for his first appearance as the Doctor, bears a remarkable similarity to how it all began. Check out the new Big Finish trailer and the original BBC 2005 trailer below to see what we mean!   Continue reading

Standard Packaging Blu-rays… but not for Australia

BBC America released them back in 2018 and now BBC UK have announced that Doctor Who: The Collection Blu-rays will be released in standard packaging following the initial limited edition release. As with the US version, the disc content won’t change, but the packaging will be slightly different. The standard packaging rereleases will be sold in a plastic Blu-ray case with a condensed 12-page booklet featuring the disc-breakdowns and all the same content and special features that was in the original release. New releases within the Collection range will now be marketed as Doctor Who: The Collection Limited Edition Packaging, … Continue reading

DWCA Western Sydney Tavern – on again 9 April

It’s back on 9 April 2021 – the next DWCA Western Sydney Tavern! You can meet up and hang out with organizer Dallas Jones and other Who fans from about 6.30pm at the Lone Pine Tavern, Rooty Hill, located at 15 Rooty Hill Road, Rooty Hill, NSW. The plan is for attendees to meet in the dining area, so look for a table with a TARDIS model. The Lone Pine Tavern is within a short distance of Rooty Hill Station for those people who want to come along via public transport and the venue has plenty of parking for those … Continue reading

The Britbox Interview (or how to stream every episode from Hartnell to Whittaker)

Since the earliest days of the program fans of Doctor Who have sought ways to hang onto the experience of watching their favourite show. In the 1960s telesnaps and reel to reel tapes were the only way to record it, but these gave way to audio cassettes in the 1970s and 1980s, VHS tapes in the 1990s, then the opportunity to buy official releases from video to LaserDisc, DVD and BluRay. Since the advent of streaming services, Australian fans have been given the opportunity to carry the ability to watch the show around with them wherever they go on a … Continue reading