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

 

Deep Breath to Screen in Cinemas

The BBC has announced that the first episode of series 8 – Deep Breath – will be shown in cinemas around the world.  Keep an eye on your local cinema’s website – most likely Hoyts and Village here in Melbourne – for details and screening times.

BBC Website: http://bbc.in/1nZFW98

 

Doctor Who Convention Guest Updates

Some great news for us Melbourne Whovians again, with two guest announcements being made over the last week, with both classic and new series guests coming to our shores at the end of the year.

Armageddon Expo will be hosting the current companion – Jenna Coleman (Clara Osawald) in October, while First Contact’s Lords of Time 3 convention will see Matthew Waterhouse  (everyone’s [non-] favourite companion Adric). Both of these guests have never appeared at an Australian convention before, so this is certainly a treat for us fans!

For more information and tickets, visit the convention websites.

Armageddon Expo website: http://armageddonexpo.com/au/
First Contact Conventions website: http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au/

July Meeting Details

July’s meeting will be held on July 12th at the Northcote Town Hall. This is our Annual General Meeting, so we encourage all members to attend and have a say in your club. As a financial member of the club, not only can you vote in the elections, but you will also have the opportunity to provide feedback and comments.

The meeting will also include a discussion panel on “The Non-Cannon Doctors”, along with a Best of You Tube sequel, which had proved to be a very popular segment at a previous meeting.

For more information, check the event page for details.

Series 8 Australian Air Date

ABC TV has confirmed that the Australian air date for Series 8 will be on Sunday August 24, with the episode entitled “Deep Breath”.

The series will once again be fast-tracked from the UK, scheduled to be aired in the UK on August 23rd (which would be early in the morning of Sunday 24th here in Australia).

In the days of often illegal downloading of popular television shows being a common problem here in Australia due to the time we sometimes have to wait to see our favorite shows, it’s great to see the ABC realizing the popularity of Doctor Who and continue to air it as close as possible to it’s UK broadcast time, while still maintaining a prime-time screening time here in Australia. No mention as yet if there will be an earlier iView screening, but will keep you update on that.

A teaser trailer can also be seen on the BBC’s official YouTube page.

The Science of Doctor Who

Cast

Join in the fun of this amazing journey through space and time as comedian Rob Lloyd and his crew explore the mysteries of Doctor Who in an interactive audience experience.

Featuring plenty of original scenes from the iconic BBC television series, the pair investigate time travel and teleportation, ask if regeneration is possible, and explain
how the TARDIS can be bigger on the inside.

Three shows in Melbourne on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, and Sunday 15th (for times and more details, check our events page).

Tickets and more information can be found at http://riaus.org.au/doctorwho/ or on the Malthouse Theatre website

Lords of Time 3 – December 2014

First Contact Conventions have announced that Lords of Time 3 will take place on Saturday December 6th. This convention will focus around the 3rd Doctor, with the first guest announced as Richard Franklin (Captain Yates), with more guests to be announced soon. There will also be a show in Adelaide the following day.

For more information, keep up to date on the Facebook Event Page, or on the First Contact Conventions website.

 

Series 8 to Air in August

A new teaser trailer released by the BBC confirms that series 8 of Doctor Who will air in August. The 15 second trailer shows silhouette of the 12th Doctor in the TARDIS. No confirmation as yet as to when the ABC will be airing the series, but if recent seasons are of any indication, we’d hope that it will be shown the same day as the UK.

The trailer can be seen on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/QYN6ruU672Y