The second installment of DOCTOR WHO season nine is called “The Witch’s Familiar,” and it picks up where “The Magician’s Apprentice” left off.
Here is a gallery of newly released pics. Some people apparently consider some of them spoiler, although I don’t see anything new here. However, if you’re totally spoiler phobic, then, I guess…. SPOILERS!
“The Witch’s Familiar” premieres tomorrow night at 9 o’clock on BBC America.
Series nine of DOCTOR WHO — the second for Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor and the last for Jenna Coleman as Clara — returns tonight with the first installment of a two-parter, “The Magician’s Apprentice.”
This is the official episode synopsis:
“Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara, survival seems impossible.”
“The Magician’s Apprentice” airs tonight at 9 on BBC America.
The BBC have released a few new pictures to promote the debut episode of DOCTOR WHO’s ninth series, “The Magician’s Apprentice.” The images feature the Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Clara (Jenna Coleman), Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) and Missy (Michelle Gomez).
the 12th Doctor
Doctor & TARDIS
DOCTOR WHO returns Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
Michelle Gomez has been confirmed as returning to DOCTOR WHO as the female incarnation of the Master — in fact, she’s due to start filming in Cardiff, Wales, within the week for the ninth series’ opening two-parter.
“The Magician’s Apprentice” has been known as the premiere’s title since the last Christmas Special, but now the name of part two has been revealed: “The Witch’s Familiar.”
Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!
Post-regeneration stories are notoriously iffy for DOCTOR WHO – for every winner (like Matt Smith’s “The Eleventh Hour”) there seems to be a stinker (like Colin Baker’s “The Twin Dilemma”). Well, this story was a solid winner – though it played a lot like Tom Baker’s debut, “Robot,” because it introduced a very alien Doctor who was replacing a warm, familiar face.
The newly regenerated 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) arrive in Victorian London to confront a dinosaur in the Thames and a spate of suspicious spontaneous human combustions. Meanwhile, both the Doctor and Clara are getting to know the new incarnation of the Time Lord, with help from the Paternoster Gang: the Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and the Sontaran Strax (Dan Starkey). The story is structured as a murder investigation: Who burned a dinosaur alive in the Thames?