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September 19th, 2015 215 comments

What Did You Think of The Magician’s Apprentice?

Now that the highly anticipated first episode of series 9 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.

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…



Doctor Who Series 9 Part 1 DVD and Blu-ray

Peter Capaldi returns as the Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman with guest stars including Maisie Williams and Rufus Hound as well as the brilliant Missy (played by Michelle Gomez).

Part 1 contains the first three two-part stories plus 3 exclusive mini-documentaries on how each two-parter was created.

EXTRAS
3 x Doctor Who Extras (behind the scenes)

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215 comments

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:50pm

    All praise Davros! All praise Davros!

  • Orange Dalek 26

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:49pm

    I did too for a moment

  • dan23uk

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:45pm

    Hope thay explain how davros survive last time & how all these Dalek are there.

  • Michie

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:45pm

    I agree with that also

  • smudgelad99

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:45pm

    feel like I’m the only one who thought it was the mara when first revealed, what with the smaller black and yellow snakes from snakedance and the larger more red one from kinda

  • the astronaut of death

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:45pm

    that was so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved that they brought back Davos and the story was so good! I loved to see the classic daleks in action and it was amazing …… and that cliff-hanger was amazing!!!!!

    I loved it so much ….. cant wait for next week

  • 100,000BC

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:44pm

    Amazing!!!
    (and no overly negative comments so far on this page which can only be a good thing!!)
    I love the way it brilliantly makes us question who is an enemy and who is a friend, and the cameos from characters, species and settings from across the new series were great!
    The extermination effect looks like it has had a slight revamp, and all the better for it. The classic daleks worked well and the use of archive footage was very effective, particularly the “if someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you…” speech, which was paralleled by the actual narrative of the episode in which the Doctor does not save the child Davros – but that link did not feel forced as though the story was set up for it.
    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Julian Bleach were fantastic, and I look forward to seeing more of them next week!

  • 2doctors2000

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:44pm

    I don’t know what to say. Loving the return of Davros in Julian Bleach form, wasn’t expecting that!
    But will he kill him? As a child?
    OMG!
    It’s lovely to see him in that same form we knew he must have survived in Journey’s End but it was so good that we’ve had a 7 year break!
    Still no explanation of the Master’s survival,
    And well, no explanation about how all the Dalek types were together.
    But Clara’s death was just perfect, some say unemotional but that’ the whole point, the whole point of the Daleks – just sudden and willing, just perfect!
    The only problem I really had a the explanation of the Master’s survival!

  • Simon W

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:41pm

    Wow brilliant. I only hope the rest of the series is as good. How do you think Clara’s exit is going to be either being killed off or now?? what do you think.

  • Jake

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:40pm

    I thought it was great- but I didn’t feel anything when Missy & Clara were killed- it just seemed a little dull and unemotional- but it’s far better than last year’s episodes!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:39pm

    Oh, and Colony Sarff was great as well. I’d like to see him return.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:39pm

    Series 9 is already my favourite after that opener

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:39pm

    Brilliant episode, brilliant cliffhanger!

  • Dalek105

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:39pm

    AMAZING!!!!!! cant wait for the second part!!!!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:38pm

    That was AMAZING!!!! The Daleks were at their best, Davros was great, the Doctor was great, Clara was great, Missy was great…it was great! 🙂

  • Cyber10dalek

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:38pm

    Ok, that was just..amazing! The reveal of Davros being the child wasn’t too shocking for me since I had already predicted that, but what did shock me and what I wasn’t expecting was for us to see Davros in his current, disfigured form. Loved the chemistry between him and The Doctor, and I can’t imagine how happy Peter must have been to work with such an amazing and classic enemy.
    The Snake-Composed servant (forgot his name) was very cool, especially during that scene when he revealed his snake form. The Daleks didn’t do too much, but I am sure they’ll get their time to shine next week. However, whilst Missy and Clara’s extermination wasn’t impactful since we know they’ll be in the rest of the series, it shows the Dalek’s will to kill very nicely. And that cliffhanger…:D
    Overall, a fantastic beginning to what looks to be one of the best openers as of recent times in New Who!

  • dan23uk

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:36pm

    Yes i agree

  • matparks08

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:36pm

    Proof that spoiler free Doctor Who really is the best….watched the whole thing on the edge of my seat. Excellent episode and really looking forward to the two part episodes which were sorely needed last year…….

  • Doctordredd67

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:34pm

    Oh, what an opening episode. Can’t wait for part 2. A great twist in the tale of Davros v the doctor who may have created his arch enemy in the first place, how ironic is that. Brilliant !!!! Shame they still haven’t changed the terrible opening music!!!!!!!

  • Rikki Krystal

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:34pm

    Wow,Fantastic start,Awesome,
    Best in years.Nice to see Davros back.

  • CJ

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:34pm

    I had a feeling that kid was going to be Davros!

  • drwhofan4ever

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:34pm

    So, is Clara and Missy dead now or was that like a transmat from bad wolf/parting of the ways?

  • gvv

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:34pm

    Awesome totaly didnt expect that

  • MrHaloWho

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:33pm

    I think it died a bit in the middle, in 1138 or whatever, but the beginning and the last half were really good.

  • Michael

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:33pm

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

  • CJ

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:32pm

    WHAT A CLIFFHANGER!!!

  • Dalekparadigm2

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:32pm

    OH MY GOD!! That WAS Spectacular!!!

    I litterally can’t contain myself

  • The Silent Silent

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:31pm

    AMAZING !!!

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:31pm

    Wow.

  • Doctor Hugh

    September 19th, 2015 - 8:31pm

    It was really cool

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