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Doctor Who Series 9 Prologue to Episode 1.

Doctor Who New Series Prologue. Doctor Who Series 9 starts here, with this prologue to episode 1, The Magician’s Apprentice.

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.



  • Exterminator

    September 13th, 2015 - 10:53pm

    She’s an amazing actress and the priestess character works so well with Capaldi’s Dr, I hope we see more of her in series 9 and not just in this mini prologue.


    September 13th, 2015 - 5:39pm

    I’ve done a couple of uploads on Deviant Art about Davros relating to ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ 🙂

    Doctor Who – Genesis of the Daleks / The Magician’s Apprentice

    Doctor Who – Series 9 – Davros

  • Fiona ting

    September 13th, 2015 - 3:51pm

    I cannot wait for New series on Saturday night

  • collector

    September 12th, 2015 - 7:21pm

    Are we, the british public, going to be getting to see The Doctor’s Meditation on telly on or before the 19th?

    • Anonymous

      September 12th, 2015 - 7:51pm

      it may be released online

    • The Moffat Paradox

      September 13th, 2015 - 11:13pm

      It better be.(Now that I’ve replied in the right place.)

  • Doctor Stu

    September 12th, 2015 - 2:25pm

    If Davros is returning I hope it’s Julian bleach Davros though I extremely doubt it


      September 12th, 2015 - 3:02pm

      If Julian is back as Davros, then they are keeping very tight lipped about it.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      September 13th, 2015 - 11:08pm

      It better be.

  • 47

    September 12th, 2015 - 9:52am

    The Daleks featured in the trailers for the season, were at Bovington Tank Museum in July, also with them was Davros, so the ‘he’ in this prologue could be Davros. Personally, I hope the ‘he’ in question is The Master, and “Missy” -*urrggh*, is one of his servants -(The Magicians Apprentice ?) and therefore is a new character in her own right – which perhaps would elevate her -or “is that just me being cynical ?” Or perhaps it will be something completely different and another twist…….Anyhoo, good prologue, look forward to see how it plays out.

    • Doctor Stu

      September 12th, 2015 - 2:23pm

      Maybe missy is a future incarnation of the master and the weird man with the cracked face is the actual master currently

    • 47

      September 12th, 2015 - 3:02pm

      I just don’t like the awful “Missy” title. If The Master is going to be female, fine, no probs, just now the cat is out the bag, just call her ‘The Master’ and get on with it. Worst case scenario, this all turns into another Clara is the centre of the universe story, just like the idiotic “Ponds” before. But, hopeful of a good, well written and performed story. Looking forward to it.

  • starshipalaska

    September 12th, 2015 - 8:41am

    “His servants seek you everywhere.”
    Come on people, surely we got Davros here.

    • doyouhearthem?

      September 12th, 2015 - 9:42am

      I assumed it was stripy face.

    • Doctor Stu

      September 13th, 2015 - 5:46pm

      Ha stripey face :mrgreen:

  • weeping angel

    September 12th, 2015 - 12:14am

    i wonder if its the master or the weeping angels

  • caolan

    September 11th, 2015 - 11:21pm

    Or John simm is returning as the master


      September 12th, 2015 - 6:46am

      Prey Rassilon yes, cos like most fan’s, I don’t regard that Missy as the real Master, just an impostor who wants the Doctor to believe she is him.

    • Simeon

      September 13th, 2015 - 11:14am

      “like most fans”?

      Where on earth did you get that from?


      September 20th, 2015 - 7:40am


  • 76 Totter’s Lane

    September 11th, 2015 - 5:18pm

    This is a separate prequel then from ‘The Doctor’s Meditation’ that they’re showing in the US cinemas as that has Daniel Hoffmann-Gill in and was filmed at Caerphilly Castle. Also, is that Clare Higgins as Ohila? She looks different.


      September 11th, 2015 - 5:33pm

      Yep, Clare Higgin’s in back as Ohila since ‘Night of the Doctor’ 2 years ago 🙂

    • bigwhofan

      September 11th, 2015 - 6:44pm

      Judging that the last time we saw her was when the Doctor was less than 900 years old in the Time War compared to being over 2,000 today, you’re bound to look a bit different during that time

  • CJ

    September 11th, 2015 - 4:42pm

    I’m so excited!!! 😀

  • Trenzalore1502

    September 11th, 2015 - 4:24pm

    Is that it? It was alright but nothing overly exciting.


    September 11th, 2015 - 3:19pm

    “I’ve put a lot of work into it”. Anyone whose ever seen Steven Moffat’s ‘The Curse of Fatal Death’ will recognize that bit of dialogue straight away !! 😀

    • JellyBaby100

      September 11th, 2015 - 3:44pm

      Yes! That’s were it’s from!

    • The Cyber Squirrel

      September 11th, 2015 - 6:45pm

      It’s also from The Eleventh Hour

    • doyouhearthem?

      September 12th, 2015 - 9:43am

      Or from the power of three.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    September 11th, 2015 - 2:15pm

    So it is Karn… Well, we all already know the Doctor and that Sister of Karn are talking about the Master. I’m curious to know what enterprise they’re talking about. Turning the Daleks good? Finding Gallifrey? Or something else entirely?

    • 100,000BC

      September 11th, 2015 - 4:31pm

      But what if they aren’t talking about the Master? Remember that the Doctor and Master were friends once and knew each other well (and don’t forget the Master is a ‘she’ now). What if they are talking about Davros, for example? We know the Daleks are in this episode and that the master is a ‘she’ (Missy) not a ‘he’ in the episode (unless there are two incarnations involved).


      September 11th, 2015 - 4:43pm

      100,000BC – Since the Doctor never said ‘She’ but ‘he’ during this prologue, he may not be referring to either Davros or the Master, he could in fact be referring too –


      Because I’m sure it’s been said that there will be a returning villian who has not yet made an appearance in the new series, and old Morbius has not yet appeared in the new series, and that hooded character with horizontal lines over his case could for all we now be a Morbius in a new body made for him . . . . after all, he was executed, reborn and died on Karn when introduced years ago, and it is Karn we are seeing in the above prologue, so it makes sense to me.

    • 100,000BC

      September 12th, 2015 - 1:50pm

      Ooh, Morbius, I like that – but have you considered the possibility that it could be…


      Well, neither have I, actually, but anything’s possible in Doctor Who 😉

  • Cousins2019

    September 11th, 2015 - 1:19pm

    Wow just wow cant wait for next week!


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