DVD Giveaway — Doctor Who: The Face of Evil


As one Doctor Who giveaway finishes, another begins. Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we have three DVD copies of the classic Doctor Who story, “The Face of Evil”, to be won. (check out my review).
So, do you want to win your very own copy? Here’s how…

In this classic Doctor Who story, it is the Doctor’s face that is “The Face of Evil”. But if it were up to you, who would you nominate as the most evil of faces?

Email your response to givanoff@optusnet.com.au

You must be an Australian resident to enter, and you can only enter once. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence on the matter will be entered into. Got that? Good!

The competition closes at 5pm (Melb time) on Friday 18 May 2012, after which I will pass all the answers over to our guest judge, without the names of the entrants. He will then pick three winners. I will then contact the winners by email to get postal addresses. Please note that it must be an Australian postal address.

Now, let me introduce you to our guest judge, president of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, Paul Deuis.

The first episode of Doctor Who I ever saw was Planet of Evil Part 1 – I was only about 4 or 5 years old and I watched because my Auntie told me I should give it a go. I was hooked right from the start, and I’m still watching over 30 years later. Everyone used to complain about the dodgy sets and effects, but it honestly never bothered me – as long as the story was interesting, which it almost always was, I was happy to keep watching.

It didn’t take long before I discovered the Target novelisations. I spent whole weekends devouring them, reading them again and again. I remember going away for the Christmas holidays one year, and I took two books in case it rained – Planet of the Daleks and The Face of Evil. It ended up being one of the wettest summers on record and I couldn’t tell you how many times I read those two books in those 5 or 6 weeks.

In the mid 80s, a friend and I used to scour second hand book shops for Doctor Who books, and we came across Doctor Who: A Celebration, which had an address to contact what was then called the Australasian Doctor Who Fan Club. I wrote in and joined, and while I’ve been in and out of it a couple of times since then, I rejoined again in 2002 and have been involved ever since. I’ve done a lot of things that I would never have done if I hadn’t joined the DWCA, and met some really cool people I’d have never met otherwise, including my partner of four and a half years.

I’ve been President of the DWCA for nearly 2 years now, and it’s a lot of hard work, but it isn’t without its rewards. One of the main reasons I joined the club in the first place was to meet other Doctor Who fans, and being President means a lot of people want to talk to you which suits me just fine. Some people argue that fandom isn’t for everyone but I disagree – there’s just so many things you can do within fandom that there really is something in it for everyone, and you get out of fandom what you put into it. Doctor Who fandom is perhaps even more diverse than other fandoms because apart from the sheer length of time the programme has been around, it’s gone through so many different incarnations and exists across so many formats that there’s so much to talk about and there’s always something happening. The DWCA we’re always thinking of new ways to engage with fans, and I’d love to see fandom across Australia united and meeting together more often.

Thanks, Paul.

So, once you’ve all entered the competition for a copy of “The Face of Evil”, why not check out the DWCA’s website.

Doctor Who: The Face of Evil is released on DVD in Australia by Roadshow Entertainment.

And don’t forget to check out my review of “The Face of Evil”. Now… start writing those entries!

Catch ya later,  George


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