This weekend brings us the first new installment of DOCTOR WHO since last December - The Magician’s Apprentice - the opening episode of DOCTOR WHO Season/Series 9. A prequelish thing for S9 came online a few days ago...
Today has brought forth quite a bit of media from The Magician’s Apprentice, as well as Series/Season 9 on the whole. For example, THIS lovely Tweet has revealed all episode titles from the Season/Series proper…
…while THIS piece at BBC revealed a few more hints (albeit not many) regarding what we can expect from S9. Concurrently, THIS issuance offers some nice, High Res Magician's Apprentice wallpaper.
Meanwhile, a number of official Magician’s Apprentice promo images are starting to emerge - the initial batch of which can be found in this gallery.
The gallery above, and this post overall, will be updated throughout the week as further media from DOCTOR WHO’s S9 premiere appears online - so check back frequently.
Personally, I’m hoping this Season/Series focuses more on Capaldi as a lead (the Doctor role seemed a touch rescinded for my taste in S8), and I’d love to find a bit more clarity in this upcoming batch of episodes. For example, I really, really liked S8’s Listen, but I’m not at all convinced it made any sense whatsoever. Similarly, I felt S8’s two-part finale (Dark Water/Death in Heaven) was tremendously ambitious…and I have no issue with the metaphysics it was attempting to zing. But too many conceits were too hazy, and too many narrative threads felt too convoluted, for the stories to pay off completely. Hopefully, similar ambition…but with sharper sculpting…will be the order of the day this time around.
Welcome to Geeklectica’s first episode-specific discussion. Each episode of S9 will receive its own dedicated thread, as will this year’s Christmas Special. I’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome to anyone newly joining our discussions here - thank you so much for stopping by. Please don’t be shy. Step on in, share your thoughts, and have fun!
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