May DWCV Meeting – Radio Play and Cosplay

Next month’s meeting will be held on May 10th at the Northcote Town Hall. The meeting will combine a radio play – REVENGE OF THE UNREALISTRATIONS – being read and performed by members of the club, along with a couple of panels on cosplay and costuming.

We will also be having an informal cosplay competition. But there will be prizes, so dress up and join in as we’ll be having a prize for the best adult and child’s costume.

More information can be found on our events page here.

Doctor Who Preachrs Podcast 2

Be sure to check out the Doctor Who Preachrs Podcast Live recording as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The show features Rob Lloyd (Who, Me) and Benjamin Maio Mackay (Preachrs Podcast) as they are kidnapped by Daleks and questioned about The Doctor and much more. For more information visit our events page here, or why not just head straight to the booking page and buy a ticket!

 

Pop-Up Tardis Day in Elsternwick

In lieu of the cancelled Whoniverse event, The Tardis Guy will be holding a Pop-up Tardis Day at Elsternwick Park on Sunday March 9th from 10am onwards. An informal day in the park to just hang out and meet other fellow Whovians. Come in cosplay if you wish, bring a picnic, bring your friends! Have your photo taken with the TARDIS. We’ll also be there representing the club, so come by and say hello.

More information can be found on The Tardis Guy’s Facebook Event Page.

Whoniverse Event Cancelled

Hub Productions upcoming Whoniverse has been cancelled due to a personal issue which has prevented Matt Smith from traveling outside the UK. After Karen Gillian had to pull out of Melbourne and Sydney, the company had decided to cancel the event and issue refunds to those who had purchased tickets. A statement by Matt Smith has been posted on Hub’s website:

“I am deeply saddened to have to advise that I will not be able to come to Australia for the Hub Productions’ Whoniverse event. Although I wish it were otherwise, due to a personal family emergency it’s not possible for me to leave England at this time. I truly regret the situation, and the disappointment it must be causing, but I’m hoping to be able to reschedule as soon as possible for the future; I look forward to see you all then.”

For more information, visit Hub Productions event page. We wish Matt Smith all the best and hope his family is safe and well.

DWCV Club Meeting – March 8th

The next DWCV meeting will be held at the Northcote Town Hall on March 8th. We will be covering Doctor Who on YouTube and Romance in Doctor Who, along with running a member participation competition. For more information visit the events page here.

We’ll also have a ‘Time Tots Corner’ with activities for kids, so if you haven’t been sure whether you should bring your kids along before, then bring them along to enjoy the fun too, as Doctor Who is for all ages!

If you’re not a member and want to check us out, why not come along. It’s now only a gold-coin donation if you haven’t attended a meeting in the past!

Peter Davison to Appear on Studio 10

Peter Davison – The 5th Doctor – will be appearing on Channel 10′s ‘Studio 10′ program on Wednesday 12th February. Studio 10 is broadcast at 8:30am, although there is no mention of what time he will be appearing, according to their Facebook page, he will be arriving in the TARDIS. The program can also be viewed live online at Ten Play for those of you not near a TV at the time.

Lords of Time 2 Convention

Lords of Time 2 is being held in Melbourne this weekend – Saturday December 7. This is an opportunity to meet some of the companions from the classic series … and one Doctor.

Confirmed guests in attendance are:

  • Frazer Hines – Jamie, Companion for the 2nd Doctor
  • Deborah Watling – Victoria, Companion to the 2nd Doctor
  • Richard Franklin – Capt Mike Yates of UNIT with the 3rd Doctor
  • Mark Strickson – Turlough, Companion to the 5th Doctor
  • Daphne Ashbrook – Grace, Companion to the 8th Doctor
  • Nicola Bryant – Peri, Companion to the 5th and 6th Doctor
  • Wendy Padbury – Zoe, Companion to the 2nd Doctor
  • Paul McGann – The 8th Doctor
  • Charlie Hayes – Big Finish Productions
  • Nev Fountain – Writer of 3 Big Finish stories

For tickets and more information, visit www.firstcontactconventions.com.au; or tickets available on the day.

Daphne Ashbrook will also be performing a concert on Friday night (additional entrance cost applies).

‘The Day of the Doctor’ viewing figures

Despite airing from 6:50am on a Sunday morning in the east (and at 3:50am in Western Australia!) a rather stunning 424,000 people (in the “Five Cities” area, overnight) were up early to watch the simulcast of the anniversary story ‘The Day of the Doctor’. Something like 60,000 people then watched in a cinema during the day, and then there were 922,000 watching the repeat come 7:30pm, making it the #1 drama for the day, #1 show for the ABC, and #9 overall.

There were also 51,000 watching on iView.

‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ finished the night with 633,000 viewers, #17 for the day overall.

Peter Davison is a genius

For those of you not totally distracted by that other thing today, you have to watch The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

The last six weeks have been a pretty awesome celebration of the show.

Anniversary Cake

What’s a party without a cake? Seven hours of DWCV goodness today, including a range of themed goodies.

And yes, I tried the fish fingers and custard. It’s better than it sounds.

Doctor Who 50th anniversary party cake