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Each month there will be a different topic, including the TARDIS, monsters, the Doctor and companions. If you have a suggestion for #whochat topics, tweet us @doctorwho_aus.
Australian Whovians! If you haven’t purchased your tickets to the 50th Anniversary cinema screenings, check the following sites for availability:
Fans will be able to don their 3D glasses and take their enjoyment into another dimension as Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with special 3D screenings of The Day of the Doctor at 87 cinemas across Australia!
The hotly anticipated feature-length episode of the world’s longest-running and most successful sci-fi series will be screened at Events, Hoyts, Dendy, Village and Independent cinemas around the country on November 24th. In addition to Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, the one-off 75 minute special stars former Time Lord David Tennant as well as Billie Piper and John Hurt. In this special event to celebrate the iconic British drama series, fans will be able to enjoy the episode and specially shot introductions for cinema audiences all around the world.
Cinemagoers will be able to find their nearest screen by checking participating cinema chains’ websites www.eventcinemas.com.au, www.villagecinemas.com.au, www.hoyts.com.au and www.sharmillfilms.com.au
Here’s the full live television lineup:
BBC One (UK) at 7:00pm BST
BBC America (US) at 2:00pm EDT, 1:00pm CDT, 12:00pm MDT, 11:00am PDT
Space (Canada) at 2:00pm ET, 11:00am PT
ABCTV (Australia) at Monday 5 August 4am AEST
Doctor Who celebrations continue apace in Australia, as BBC Worldwide announces the arrival of its first dedicated Doctor Who e-commerce site with free delivery Australia-wide.
Fans who want to mark the show’s 50th anniversary with a keepsake or a gift can now get direct access to the latest and most popular products at the official BBC Worldwide Australia website: www.doctorwho50store.com.au.
Over 400 clothing, merchandise, toys and DVD products from the world’s longest running sci-fi series will be available to purchase including:
- Gadgets, from Vortex Manipulators to a nano-recorder injector.
- Clothing, from Dalek and TARDIS bathrobes to the iconic Fourth Doctor’s 12 foot scarf.
- Toys, including a talking plush TARDIS, an inflatable dalek and a vast array of action figures.
In addition, new and exclusive products will be added to the site as soon as they become available.
From 6.50pm on Saturday 1st June, 2013, Doctor Who was seen as never before. The Doctor was projected onto Customs House Sydney. Watch the Doctor travel through space and time encountering some of his famous foes.
BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand and Vivid Sydney invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who for one night only!
The grand façade of the Customs House at Circular Quay will feature a visual feast of 3D-mapped projections of the Doctor and some of his greatest enemies, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner, announced today.
The spectacular celebration of Doctor Who will be staged for fans as part of Vivid Sydney, on Saturday, 1 June. The soundscape with the projections will feature music from the TV show including I am the Doctor and the iconic theme tune.
For details visit DoctorWho.tv
Australia’s first Doctor Who pop-up shop has opened its doors at 7 Wilson Street, Newtown, Sydney.
See a gallery of pictures from opening night, below, and find shop location and opening times here.
A Doctor Who fan’s paradise will land in Sydney with Australia’s first ever Doctor Who pop-up shop opening its doors on Thursday 9 May at 7 Wilson Street, Newtown.
The Doctor Who pop-up shop will feature exclusive merchandise not currently available in Australian stores including the Doctor Who home range, which boasts a selection of stylish teapots, mugs, tea towels, notebooks, laptop covers and more.
Also on offer will be the popular range of toys, gifts, DVDs and books that Australian fans love and as a special treat fans will have the opportunity to have their photo taken in-store with a Dalek and a replica TARDIS.
The first 20 to show up in Doctor Who cosplay receive “a small gift”. Details at DoctorWho.tv
For those of us in Australia: Doctor Who Series 7.2 returns to ABC TV, Sunday March 31 at 7.30pm
For the first time in Australia, Doctor Who fans will be able to see two high definition episodes of Doctor Who on the big screen, in a special cinema event as part of the celebrations for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary year.
For one night only on Thursday 14 March at 7pm, fans can experience ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’ from Series 6 in HD, a two-part story which introduced the newest monster created by series executive producer and showrunner Steven Moffat – the Silence. Screened in Australia and New Zealand, this will be a world-first multiple cinema screening for Doctor Who.
Taking place at select Event Cinemas, Greater Union and Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas and Village Cinemas across the country, there will be a ‘best dressed’ prize at each cinema for the Doctor Who fan with the most impressive costume, from Time Lords to Monsters.
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The 50th Anniversary season of classic Doctor Who stories on UKTV in Australia and New Zealand continues with The War Machines.
The four-part story is broadcast on Sunday 27th January at 4:15pm (New Zealand) and 4:30pm (Australia). New Zealand has another screening for The War Machines on Monday 28th January at 4:00am.
The 1966 story was first broadcast in Australia in 1967. New Zealand viewers saw it in 1969.
UKTV is showing stories every Sunday throughout the year in the lead-up to the anniversary in November.
From next week the focus shifts to the Second Doctor, with The Tomb of the Cybermen scheduled for 3rd February, followed by The Dominators (10th), The Mind Robber (17th), and The Seeds of Death (24th).
Cade Scott, nine, from West Boldon, was inspired to fill an empty wine bottle with a Doctor Who postcard and let it loose at Roker Harbour on August 26, 2011, after hearing of a miracle missive that had made its way to Norway.
Cade’s bottle went from home turf to Perth, where it provided an extra Christmas gift to an unsuspecting Aussie.
The Doctor Who postcard was swiftly despatched back to the borough on January 7, with a note from its recipient, Matthew Elam, reaching Cade on Saturday, January 12.
UKTV continues its season of classic Doctor Who stories today (13th) with the broadcast of The Aztecs at 4:30pm (Australia) and 4:20pm (New Zealand).The four-part adventure forms part of the channel’s celebration of the First Doctor this month, which kicked off last weekend with An Unearthly Child and continues with The Dalek Invasion of Earth next week (AU:3:30pm, NZ:3:15pm), rounding off with The War Machines on the 27th (AU:4:30pm, NZ:4:20pm).
The channel is showing stories every Sunday throughout the year in the lead-up to Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary in November, focussing on a Doctor a month. February is, as one might then expect, dedicated to the Second Doctor, featuring The Tomb of the Cybermen (3rd), The Dominators (10th), The Mind Robber (17th), and The Seeds of Death (24th).
All up-and-coming broadcasts from both 20th and 21st Century series of Doctor Who can be found via UKTV’s Doctor Who sections for Australia and New Zealand.