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September 26th, 2015 112 comments

What Did You Think of The Witch’s Familiar?

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

Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist?

And will there be mercy?


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  • The Living Shadow

    September 26th, 2015 - 9:25pm

    Is it? I’ll have to go back and look at that! That’s brilliant!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 26th, 2015 - 9:19pm

    Well thankfully this isnt just the killing off of Davros but thought the otherwise billed would be debate between him and the Doctor being resolved when his enticing him to Skaro was just a ploy all along to rejuvenate and reinvigourate himself and his creations was a bit of a cop out.

    Still good though and maybe with or without Davros that’s Missy going to be in league with the Daleks possibly as soon as the season finale.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    September 26th, 2015 - 9:15pm

    It wasn’t the chair keeping Davros alive, it was the cabled chamber he was sitting that did.

  • Anonymous

    September 26th, 2015 - 9:13pm

    Has anyone else noticed that the ‘only other chair on Skaro’ is the same chair as the one from ‘The curse of fatal death’ ?

  • Judoonig

    September 26th, 2015 - 9:08pm


    So many amazing scenes with Davros. Seeing him open his eyes which we didn’t think he had (I’m not afraid to admit I shed a tear when he looked at the doctor and began weeping). Actually seeing him out of his chair! That damaged arm and torso…just incredible! And then of course good old Davros was just having us on 🙂
    Capaldi, Coleman and Gomez on top form. I really do love missy now.

    Great story line, great acting and so much non stop action and excitement. Well done moffat!

  • starshipalaska

    September 26th, 2015 - 9:02pm

    Oh very clever, Luke.

  • JellyBaby100

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:59pm

    No-one did, because it was never mentioned before because the idea is stupid.

  • Luke

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:57pm

    That’s the only part I did not like.

  • Obsie

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:55pm

    Sonic shades ? not liking that one really.

  • Obsie

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:53pm

    He can’t, that’s his opinion, he can always stop watching.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:52pm

    For me its the best Dalek story since Bad Wolf/The Parting Of The Ways! I have to admit I found TMA to be just ok. But this completely chances the cards. I made pretty much any issue i had with part 1 redundent.
    I loved every performace. But the episode was well a truly owned by Julien Bleech. He has such presence. The scene where he opened his eyes was incredible. I began to question what Moffat was doing, but it went the way it should and he made Davros evil again. I really can’t wait to see if Davros returns this series or next.
    Michelle Gomez as Missy was another highlight. In Dark Water/Death in Heaven she had no time to shine and play with the character, she needed to be the mystery, which just made her presence almost unknown. Here we saw her at her best, the mad timelady! And she was just a joy to watch, you can tell she just loves playing the part.
    Capaldi was as ever brilliant and he really has taken on the role so well. Jenna’s performace was great too, although limited. I just wish she had more to do. Overall the Daleks were menacing and a delight to watch.
    The effects where great and I really loved the Skaro shots.
    My only real issue was once more, the miss use of the Classic design Daleks. They seem to only be there for a visual delight and fan serivice, rather than having any purpose to the story. I mean why would Skaro Daleks still have that casing when they have a much more robust and stealthy armour in the Bronze design. But other than that I enjoyed pretty much everything.
    I would rate the story (parts 1 and 2) overall a 8/10.
    Flawless performaces and a strong opening to the series. I already feel much more hyped for the series. As, as a whole, i found series 8 a very repetitive and underwhelming.
    Can’t wait for next week!


    September 26th, 2015 - 8:52pm

    Mmmm. I didn’t find it that epic. I thought the resolution of weak, half dead Daleks beating pristine healthy Daleks wasn’t very believable. I think there was too much to-ing and fro-ing. Davros was emotional, LYING! The Doctor didn’t know Davros wanted his regeneration energy LYING! I thought that would be the crux of the story, but it ended after that.

    It turned out to be more of a character piece, which I wasn’t expecting. In the same minute the Doctor said The Doctor doesn’t exist, then he said he was the Doctor.

    I liked Missy and Clara, but found the Doctor to be a bit annoying.

    I don’t really get what the story was, and what the conclusion between Davros and the Doctor was meant to be. That didn’t really have one. AND, Davros got KICKED OUT OF HIS LIFE SUPPORT CHAIR! WHY DIDN’T HE DIE THEN?!

    HOWEVER, it was visually impressive, it did have good character moments and Clara in the Dalek was a fantastic idea.

  • Thesuperwhovian

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:52pm

    I think its safe to say Davros is the meanest doctor who character trying to manipulate the doctor like that

  • Obsie

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:52pm

    No you weren’t, I just considered that after centuries the material making them up had dissolved or something. Although with hindsight (Target novel) I think it did say he had shrunken eye sockets or similar. So the central eye must have been still linked to his optic nerves in someway ; sci-fi, doh !!!! love it.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:50pm

    Wait…how did Davros not see the massive flaw in his own plan? I mean, he is a genius. He really should have seen that. Apart from that, brilliant!

  • Keenrw

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:42pm

    Great start to the new series ..really enjoyed these two episodes.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:41pm

    Great episode! Davros being manipulative as usual, the Doctor being even more manipulative as usual, the Daleks being Daleks, great humour too…it was, to quote the 9th Doctor (10th including War Doctor), fantastic! 🙂

  • Keenrw

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:41pm


  • Luke

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:39pm

    Say something nice

  • The Surgeon

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:39pm

    I had mixed feelings, but that was expected.

    Also, am I the only one who genuinely didn’t know Davros had eyes?

  • Anoymonus

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:39pm

    It was fantastic 🙂

  • Luke

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:38pm


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  • The Cyber Squirrel

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:38pm

    Poor Writing, Poor Acting from all the regulars and Poor Characterisation.

  • dan23uk

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:37pm

    Missy said something about a daughter?

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:36pm

    That was Great!

  • Doctrue

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:36pm

    Much better than last week’s! 8/10

  • 12thDoctor

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:35pm


  • Dalekparadigm2

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:35pm

    Fantastic On-Edge action from the start. Thank you Steven Moffat for not just saying Missy survived. Sonic Sunglasses? Meh. Merchandise here they come…

  • The Silent Silent

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:34pm


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