Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop Returns to Melbourne

The Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop has made it’s return to Melbourne, opening from today and remaining open until January 4, 2015. Packed with Doctor Who goodies of all types, and to suit all kinds, it’s a dangerous place to be if you want to save money!

The shop is located at Shop E09/E10, Galleria, 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne (on the ground floor and is just off Elizabeth Street and right near the Little Collins Street entrance).

For opening times, visit the website at http://www.doctorwho.tv/events/pop-up-shop-australia/.

Whovian Parade on this Weekend

As if our Anniversary / Christmas Party isn’t enough, there will be another Doctor Who based event on this weekend – on Sunday 23 November. An event has been organized on Facebook to gather Doctor Who fans to march through the city and celebrate the anniversary. Starting at around 12:30pm at Carlton Gardens, the parade will go through the city and end at the Queen Victoria Gardens.

For more information, including times, maps and you can ask the organizer’s questions, visit their event page on Facebook.

November Meeting – Anniversary and Christmas Party

Don’t forget that our Doctor Who Anniversary / Christmas Party is on Saturday 22nd November. Join us from 10am until 5pm (or anytime in-between) for a fun-filled day of events, discussions and games. Cosplay is encouraged, or just don your favourite Doctor Who shirt!

Entry is $10 for members / $12 for non-members / $25 for a family.

For more information, check the event page here.

Deep Breath DVD Review

Doctor_Who_Deep_Breath_3D_R-B02731-9Another season opener was upon us for another year, but this time we had a new Doctor to look forward to and to see what he could do with the role. All indications were that Peter Capaldi would bring a darker and intense side back to The Doctor. And indications appeared to be correct, as we saw a Doctor who needed to find himself again.

The story took us back to a time period which has been frequented fairly often in recent series – the Victorian era. This of course saw a re-appearance of some familiar faces – Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax – the Pentacosta Gang. Our first glimpse of the new Doctor came as he stuck his head out of the TARDIS telling Strax to “shush!”. He leaves his mark on the role very quickly and steps into it making it his own.

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Armageddon Expo This Weekend

Don’t forget that Armageddon Expo is on again this weekend, with none other than the current Doctor Who companion – Jenna Coleman - in attendance. This is a rare chance to meet a current companion!

We’ll also be there as part of the Lords of Time 3/First Contact Conventions booth, so drop by and say hello!

For last minute information and schedules, visit http://armageddonexpo.com/au/. Tickets are available at the door, but if you still want to beat the queue and pre-book, you can do so at http://www.ticketshack.com.au/go-to/armageddon-expo-2014.

Hope to see you there!

Win copies of Deep Breath and Ultimate Guide on DVD

comp-dbsmallThanks to BBC on DVD/Roadshow Entertainment we have 3 prize packs consisting of Deep Breath and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide on DVD. We will also be giving the winner a 6-month membership to the club (if the winner is an existing member, they can have their membership extended by 6-months).

For more information, check out our competitions page.

 

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September Meeting – Doctor Who Trivia

September’s meeting will be held at the Northcote Town Hall on Saturday 13th of September at 12pm. We will be running a Doctor Who Trivia contest, so brush up on your knowledge and team up with others to see how can win! And don’t worry if you aren’t a trivia buff, as the contest will be taking place in teams, you’re sure to have someone on your team who knows their stuff. And if you don’t … hey, it’s just fun right!?

There will also be a couple of panels on Historical Cameos in Doctor Who and Celebrity Cameos in Doctor Who.

For more information, see the event page here.

We have also updated our events page with all of the Doctor Who related events that we are aware of until the end of the year, so check them out as there are many types of events for everyone. And if you have your own Doctor Who event you’d like us to include, please let us know.

ABC to Show Season 8 Simulcast with the UK

ABC TV has announced that they will be showing all of series 8 in simulcast broadcast with the UK, following on from the successful broadcast of Deep Breath on the weekend. The episodes will screen at 4:30am on Sunday morning, with the regular prime-time screening to be shown at 7:30pm.

ABC press release:


The global simulcast screening of DOCTOR WHO: DEEP BREATH yesterday achieved a five city average audience of 148,000 and a share of 34%, with a further 710,000 (12% share) watching that evening.

Across both the simulcast and the primetime broadcast, DOCTOR WHO reached* 1.175 million viewers.

In addition DOCTOR WHO: DEEP BREATH recorded a total of 62,000 plays via ABC iview.

Following the success of the Series 8 launch on Sunday ABC will continue to simulcast the entire series, in line with the UK episodes going to air.

Episode 2, INTO THE DALEK will be screened simultaneously with the UK this Sunday 31 August, and again at 7.40pm on ABC.

The entire series will also be available to watch on iview immediately after the global simulcasts and again each following Saturday night at 7.30pm on ABC2.


 

Deep Breath Viewing Information

Here’s a round-up of the viewing options that us fans in Australia have in regards to the season premiere on Sunday 24th August.

  • ABC1 Direct Broadcast – the episode will be screening directly from the UK at 4:50am in the morning for those early-birds!
  • ABC iView – the ABC’s online media service will have the episode available throughout the day.
  • ABC1 Prime-Time Broadcast – the episode will be screening during prime-time at 7:30pm.
  • Cinemas – selected cinemas around Melbourne will be screening the episode on the big screen. For more information or to book tickets, visit your preferred cinema’s website: Hoyts, Village, Cinema Nova, Palace Cinemas, Sun Theatre.

Some club members will also be meeting up at one of two screenings – Cinema Nova at 1:50pm and Hoyts Melbourne Central at 4:00pm. Information on these can be found on our events page.

ABC Shop “Doctor Who Day”

Saturday August 16 will be Doctor Who Day at ABC Shops around Australia. There will be trivia competitions, costume competitions and other giveaways, as well as on-the-day specials. For more information on times, you will need to contact your local ABC shop.

https://shop.abc.net.au/promos/events?WT.svl=Shop_hm_slider1_DWDay