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December 18th, 2014 81 comments

First Doctor Who Series 9 Title – The Magician’s Apprentice.

At lasts nights press screening of “Last Christmas” at the BFI, Steven Moffat revealed the title of a Series 9 episode – The Magician’s Apprentice.

Filming is due to start on Series 9 early Next Year.


81 comments

  • The Thirteenth Doctor

    February 21st, 2015 - 8:15am

    I do think that Moffat may have heard about how poor old Jenna is not getting any storylines. Here is my theory:
    The Twelfth Doctor is constantly being called a magician, as he dresses like one, in the navy coat with red lining and his old mysterious face. Clara is known as his ‘carer’ or ‘assistant’ , or , some might say, ‘apprentice’. Maybe Clara is finally getting some sort of character!!

    …….either that or Lord Alan Sugar is the new Davros.

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  • The Doctor

    January 13th, 2015 - 9:41pm

    To Anyone Who Knows A Youtuber By The Name Of Markiplier, I Have Thought Of A Crossover Title For And Episode With These 2 People. This Title Is Related To Markiplier’s Playthrough Of Surgeon Simulator 2013/14. “Doctor (Dark) Markiplier”.

    Also I Have Thought Of An Episode Title For When Danny Comes Back From The Afterlife (If Steven Decides Too Make This Decision). This Title Was Inspired By The Title “When Harry Met Sally”. “When Danny Met Clara, Agian”.

    What Do You Think Guys 😉

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    • Serena camacho Burdett

      August 26th, 2015 - 10:59pm

      Yes I agree!! Make Danny wear a bow tie when he meets Clara again. #bowtiesarecool

  • infinity

    January 10th, 2015 - 3:16pm

    heard series 9 ep 2 is called RISE OF DRAKOLLIA

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  • Cath

    January 3rd, 2015 - 4:28pm

    I know the titles don’t really mean much, but if I’m right, then this series could be a real turnaround from the Clara-driven Series 8.
    “The Magician’s Apprentice” sounds a lot like “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Fantasia (which itself is based on a German folk-tale). Now in the Disney classic, the apprentice in question screws up, badly. And the mentor needs to come along and fix things before seriously tightening the reins on his protege. Now if the parallel holds, that means Clara is going to make an enormous mistake, one which will decrease the Doctor’s trust in her judgment. Of course this is nothing but speculation, but I have high hopes for this episode.

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  • marvelhero

    December 29th, 2014 - 6:16pm

    ITS DANNY HE COMES BACK

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    • The Thirteenth Doctor

      February 21st, 2015 - 8:12am

      Yeah , of course….. The title certainly promises that Danny will definitely come back…..

  • Yip yop

    December 29th, 2014 - 2:53pm

    Maybe Clara could recommend someone but i wish its danny and they become friends

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  • Anonymous

    December 29th, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Maybe the Doctor will have two companions: Clara and one it could be one of these:
    Osgood (or a UNIT employee)
    An Alien companion
    Journey Blue
    Human on Earth (proberbly male)
    Or Danny (Moffet could get him out)

    The Tardis is always better with more than one companion.

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    • Skarodalek

      January 23rd, 2015 - 5:50pm

      In case you hadn’t realised, osgood was vaporised by missy in death in heaven

  • tony

    December 27th, 2014 - 11:12pm

    The Doctor is in danger of regenerating reason is the stories apart dalek and listen, were superb, russel t davies needs to be back as main writer asap. i can see if respectively moffat stays a main writer, dr who be demised, there is a rumour, there will be a branch series from dr who not torchwood but maybe gallifrey, please bbc get a new writer in, the christmas special was dire, hail hail the daleks, get davros back and please mr moffat please refrain from leading the viewer to nothing of what the story is about or lack of it! we deserve better!

    dr who fan over 40 years!

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  • Fiona Ting

    December 26th, 2014 - 9:10pm

    I think it is very good title for next year episode

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    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 9:53pm

      I like magic and I also like Doctor Who so I think It’s the perfect title.

      I LOVE IT!

      I can’t wait for series 9!

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    December 26th, 2014 - 4:51pm

    The title sounds like ‘The Phantom Menace’ when you say the words out loud.

    Still, I was certain the Radio Times said Jenna was just going to be in half of series 9, yet the Sun newspaper today said she’s gonna be in series 9, suggesting she will be in the whole of the next series.

    Despite anyone who hates Clara / Jenna, I like Clara and the lovely woman who plays her, but I do hope series 9 won’t be a 2nd series of ‘CLARA WHO’ which I think series 8 will be known as in years to come because it seemed to revolve around Clara rather then the Doctor.

    Time to move on Steven Moffat don’t you think, let someone new take over the role of Executive Producer now, and also, being back DAVROS for a 2nd appearance in 2015 before you leave 😀

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    • CJ

      December 26th, 2014 - 8:26pm

      I totally agree, Davros needs to make a comeback!

    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 9:56pm

      I hated the episode in which Clara said she was the Doctor and the way she took over the opening titles!!

    • yognot

      December 29th, 2014 - 5:30am

      I bet Davros is out there…waiting…gathering his forces….. And will be killed off in the episode he makes his return appearance in.

    • Anonymous

      January 9th, 2015 - 9:19pm

      To The Doctor Who Peter Capaldi New Series 9 Love From Richard Sherrat

  • Dalek Supreme

    December 25th, 2014 - 8:54pm

    Moffat, after the complete Christmas shambles, this had better be half decent.

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    • Skarodalek

      January 23rd, 2015 - 5:53pm

      What do you guys have against Moffat he’s a great writer and the Christmas special was amazing.

  • The Doctor

    December 24th, 2014 - 4:38pm

    I Know This Isn’t Completely Doctor Who Related, But Only Out Of Curiosity And Ideas, Does Anyone Know About Five Nights At Freddy’s And What It Would Be Like If Both Doctor Who And Five Nights At Freddy’s Had A Crossover, But Maybe At Halloween?

    If You Think Yes Then Tell Me What You Think The Title Should Be, Who The Cast Should Be, And What Is The Plot! 😉

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    • Anonymous

      December 26th, 2014 - 12:14pm

      I think Clara should turn in to Freddy

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      December 26th, 2014 - 4:46pm

      Why have you written every single word in your comment with a capital letter ??.

      That Is Just Plain Weird Dude . . . . . ya see what I mean !!.

    • CJ

      December 26th, 2014 - 8:44pm

      the title should be “The Doctor’s Five Nights at Freddy’s” I don’t know about the cast or plot

    • The Doctor

      December 27th, 2014 - 12:17pm

      I Like Your Idea CJ Hopefully You Can Send Me More Or I Can Help You Make Some More Ideas For This FnaF Episode. But Thanks For Your Idea!

    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 10:12pm

      I think they should bring a real bear in to be freddy!

      ( I’m only joking! )

    • The Doctor

      December 28th, 2014 - 9:28pm

      I Thought Of A Title Thanks To CJ 😉

      “The Doctor’s Manequin Pt1″/”Clara Fazebear Pt2”

    • yognot

      December 29th, 2014 - 5:32am

      Cybermen control the anamatronics….or do they? (Cue Dalek whirring noise)

    • The Doctor

      December 29th, 2014 - 1:50pm

      Thanks Yognot. I’ll Try To Take Every Idea That Comes Into Consideration So Thanks For The Ideas.

      I Think That: The Cybermen Are Loosing Control Of Upgrades Because They Start To Fail And So They Found Freddy Fazebear’s Pizza Place And Noticed That The Animatronics Had Built In Exo-Skeletons That Can Be Used As A New Type Of Upgrade, However They Don’t Know Of The Souls Of The Children Who Are Trapped Inside, And That Both The Doctor And Clara Were Victims Trapped Inside Their Own Suits But Without And Endoskeleton, Just Like Golden Freddy. Can The Doctor And Clara Escape The Souls Of Animatronics And Help The Children Find A Way Back Home Alive, Or Will The Cybermen Take The Chance And Downgrade Them To Manequins.

      What Do You Think I Should Add Guys 😉

    • CJ

      December 29th, 2014 - 11:21pm

      Sounds great!

  • The Werewolf

    December 24th, 2014 - 2:38am

    These fantasy titles are beginning to annoy me, and I like fantasy more than sci-fi most of the time. I’m fine with historical of course, but this is just… not right.

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    • THe ergon

      December 26th, 2014 - 10:49am

      I shouldn,t read too much into the title. Steven moffat does this deliberately to have you second guessing.

  • SketchJr

    December 22nd, 2014 - 10:52pm

    Don’t no why but now I’ve realy got my hopes up for series 9, hopefully its gonna be better than series 8 even though to was good it just need that little extra pizazz. And I could just imagine it London early 1900s, raining, very dark low lighting and there’s a deep blue police box standing near Saint Paul’s cathedral, the doctors head pokes out to see a huge fire breathing dragon! The doctors then says “oh know, I’ll have to get Arthur, let’s just hope that he forgives me for stealing Excalibur!” The tardis materialises in a small tavern where there are several soldiers and a man sat down at a table, ” doctor is that you…. My days you’ve done it again, you’ve changed your face! The Title Credits roll! Sorry I got caught in the moment

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    • CJ

      December 23rd, 2014 - 12:45pm

      That be Awesome!

    • ja.skelly2013@gmail.com

      December 24th, 2014 - 1:01am

      Cos of the title it might be about the doctor being merlin as referenced in battlefield, the doctor might just ocasionly meet Arthur pen dragon and use the name Merlin. I really hope that this episode is really dark and has a very gloomy feel to it. And it would be a bit ironic if the episode started in the exact same way as I described it!

    • SketchJr

      December 24th, 2014 - 1:04am

      Cos of the title it might be about the doctor being merlin as referenced in battlefield, the doctor might just ocasionly meet Arthur pen dragon and use the name Merlin. I really hope that this episode is really dark and has a very gloomy feel to it. And it would be a bit ironic if the episode started in the exact same way as I described it!

    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 10:13pm

      Great idea!! 🙂

  • ludovico

    December 20th, 2014 - 9:20pm

    Is very bautiful

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  • ludovico

    December 20th, 2014 - 9:19pm

    Is very bautiful
    the 9th series of doctor who

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  • MrHaloWho,

    December 20th, 2014 - 4:06pm

    Just like the story by Trudi Canavan?

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  • The five doctors

    December 20th, 2014 - 2:24pm

    Maybe the celestrial toymaker is involved ??

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    • Grand Moff Moffat

      December 20th, 2014 - 3:24pm

      Hopefully, and maybe it will have him with how Moffat is about fan service. Any case, that would be brilliant

    • yognot

      December 29th, 2014 - 5:32am

      Oh please oh please oh please!!!

  • Doyouhearthem?

    December 19th, 2014 - 10:11am

    Another C.S. Lewis theme, perhaps…

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    • Anonymous

      December 24th, 2014 - 1:58pm

      I think it is

    • Anonymous

      December 24th, 2014 - 2:01pm

      Sorry I think it will be about The Magicians Nephew and The Doctor will be the Magician ,Missy will be The White Witch and the new companion (if Clara leaves) will be the Apprentice

  • Sonic Da Hedgehog

    December 19th, 2014 - 10:07am

    This seems….interesting……

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  • Dalek The Supreme

    December 18th, 2014 - 7:32pm

    It definitely sounds interesting. Maybe establish some connections with 1989’s Battlefield?

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  • Doctordredd67

    December 18th, 2014 - 5:38pm

    Maybe this is where we learn how the Doctor inherits the name of Merlin. The 7th doctor was called that in the Battlefield story.

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    • The TARDIS

      December 20th, 2014 - 9:01pm

      I don’t suppose you’ve been following the 50 year diary on drwho-online? Will Brooks has created a nice “head-canon” to explain that!

    • Doctordredd67

      December 21st, 2014 - 5:54pm

      I stand corrected. And i was unaware of the 50yr diary online thing. I rarely have time to read much online anyway.

  • Hifi orno

    December 18th, 2014 - 5:02pm

    I can not wait i think the story may have one of the two gaurdians in it or both

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    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 10:03pm

      I’m a big fan of Doctor Who but why do people say the 12th/13th/14th Doctor is like a magician?

      Is it because of his clothes?

      @. @.
      /
      ??????

  • T4RD1S

    December 18th, 2014 - 4:34pm

    sounds amazing

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    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 10:04pm

      T4D1S should be a number plate on a car!

      : – )

    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 10:05pm

      I meant T4RD1S
      Not T4D1S

    • T4RD1S

      January 22nd, 2015 - 9:07pm

      Good idea!. Bessie should return in s9 with the number plate T4RD1S or maybe T4RD15?! 🙂

  • CJ

    December 18th, 2014 - 3:38pm

    Great Title! Cannot wait!

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  • Cyberdalek

    December 18th, 2014 - 3:12pm

    Many think this episode will see the return of the doctors daughter Jenny

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    • The Doctor and Handles

      December 18th, 2014 - 3:47pm

      As the next companion maybe…??!!..

    • CJ

      December 18th, 2014 - 6:03pm

      If Clara leaves, maybe Journey Blue?

    • docfan

      December 18th, 2014 - 6:44pm

      She’s definitely not leaving, she said she MAY LEAVE half way through series 9 instead!

    • CJ

      December 18th, 2014 - 7:47pm

      I only said “If” and anyway I like to see Journey Blue as the Doctor’s next companion

    • the astronaut of death

      December 18th, 2014 - 8:14pm

      anyway doc fan how do you know she is ,definitely not leaving.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      December 19th, 2014 - 2:05pm

      …How?? What evidence in the title suggests the return of Jenny???

    • Cyberdalek

      December 19th, 2014 - 4:11pm

      Jenny would be brilliant for number 12,the fact that she’s a solider or at least was born one to fight a war,this would test 12s opinion on soldiers plus father and daughter could hunt for Gallifrey and then There’s the fact she was referenced in death in heaven

    • docfan

      December 22nd, 2014 - 9:25pm

      steven confirmed it himself! Although, i got that from my friend.

  • TheDoctorand Handles

    December 18th, 2014 - 2:20pm

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    • TheDoctorand Handles

      December 18th, 2014 - 2:21pm

      Oops..
      Sounds good!

    • docfan

      December 18th, 2014 - 6:44pm

      LOL!

  • the astronaut of death

    December 18th, 2014 - 2:20pm

    wow that is a great title

    to me that sounds like a title for an episode with a new companion

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    • TheDoctorand Handles

      December 18th, 2014 - 2:21pm

      Yes…

    • Tardisn’t

      December 18th, 2014 - 3:33pm

      Indeed

    • CJ

      December 18th, 2014 - 3:37pm

      Doesn’t to me…

    • docfan

      December 18th, 2014 - 6:46pm

      Clara’s not laving, she MAY LEAVE half way through series 0!

    • docfan

      December 18th, 2014 - 6:46pm

      series 9!

    • Anonymous

      December 18th, 2014 - 7:31pm

      Nothing has been confirmed, and id prefer her to leave now rather than at mid point.

    • CJ

      December 18th, 2014 - 7:49pm

      I agree

    • Anonymous

      December 27th, 2014 - 10:09pm

      It sounds like it but it’s not true!
      Clara will either be staying for half of series 9 or all of it!!

      Sorry if the !!!! made me look cross. I just like them !!!!!!!!

  • Dalekparadigm2

    December 18th, 2014 - 11:53am

    WOW! Let the speculations begin!! Maybe he IS going undercover in the magician’s circle!!

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    • Dalekparadigm2

      December 18th, 2014 - 11:58am

      That should have been the magic circle.

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