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 Tickets are available at the door, but if you still want to beat the queue and pre-book, you can do so at

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.



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.


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:


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:
First Contact Conventions website:

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.