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June 22nd, 2016
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A Doctor Who script personally signed by Peter Capaldi is currently up for auction.

The script – the second draft of Series 9’s premiere episode The Magician’s Apprentice – was donated by the Twelfth Doctor to Lively Minds‘ annual fundraiser week and comes complete with his very own drawing of Davros, which is worth the money in itself! All funds raised will go towards supporting childhood education and female empowerment in rural Ghana and Uganda. Thanks to Laura for the tip!

September 26th, 2015
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The Series 9 premiere will be repeated as a specially edited 90 minute TV movie tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.

The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which premiered earlier tonight, will be screened as one from 3:15pm on BBC One to give fans the opportunity to relive the Twelfth Doctor’s climatic showdown with Davros in all its epic, uninterrupted glory.

The adventure was jam-packed with shocks and surprises and you can discuss all the accompanying drama here and here.

September 19th, 2015
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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.

It was every Christmas and birthday at once for Doctor Who fans tonight as their beloved hero finally returned to face enemies old and new in the long awaited Series 9 premiere…

Peter Capaldi was back in business to reprise his role as the Twelfth Doctor and the TARDIS reopened its doors to give viewers a first class ticket to the adventure of a lifetime, but what was the Doctor hiding from? It only feels like yesterday that we were accompanying him on his festive jaunt in the North Pole but it was just another day in the office for the Time Lord and his coveted companion, Clara Oswald, who kick started her final series in spectacular style. Missy was also back to continue her reign of malevolent madness and she wasn’t the only blast from the past as the Daleks graced our telly boxes once more.

So, that was The Magician’s Apprentice, everybody! Was it worth the wait or has this year’s opening episode left you feeling deflated? Did it live up to your expectations or were you hoping for more? Dissect tonight’s drama in the comments and let us know your views on all of the accompanying shenanigans. There’s lots to discuss and only one place to do it!

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September 17th, 2015
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The Daleks invaded the London Underground this morning to remind commuters that they’ll be back with an exterminating vengeance when Series 9 begins this weekend.

Never ones to come quietly, the persistent pepperpots were spotted taking over the tube at Westminster, Liverpool Street and Oxford Circus stations to make terrifying public service announcements during the city’s rush hour. The iconic foes will be reunited with their greatest enemy once more on Saturday when the Twelfth Doctor returns for his second string of adventures in The Magician’s Apprentice.


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Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

September 11th, 2015
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The brand new series of Doctor Who is now just a stone’s throw away and the BBC have once again affirmed that they definitely know how to get our pre-premiere pulses racing!

As well as all the trailers, interviews and teasers, they’ve just released an exclusive prologue for the first episode, The Magician’s Apprentice, which you can watch right here, right now! And trust us when we say that you won’t want to miss it… It all kicks off in 8 days, on Saturday 19th September on BBC One.

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September 5th, 2015
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With exactly two weeks to go until the Doctor finally returns to our screens for a brand new series, the BBC have today (Saturday) released a tantalising trailer for its opening episode, The Magician’s Apprentice.

In addition, the official synopsis has been revealed to give us some fresh teasers about what lies in store in this year’s series premiere, the first part of a double-whammy of drama which will mark the return of Michelle Gomez as Missy. Check out the latest previews below and “say something nice” in the comments. It all kicks off on 19th September. No biggie!

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.

Got something to say about Series 9? Get it off your chest in our new discussion…

July 9th, 2015
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It has been confirmed that Series 9 of Doctor Who will begin on BBC One on Saturday 19th September 2015.

The start date was revealed at the end of the brand new trailer which was released online earlier this evening shortly after its premiere during the cast and crew Q&A panel at Comic-Con. The first episode, The Magician’s Apprentice, is the first of a two-parter which will mark the return of Missy. It has been described as the show’s “darkest plot ever” as it sees the Doctor making a mistake which has “cataclysmic repercussions”. Let the countdown commence!

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July 2nd, 2015
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The first official still from Series 9 of Doctor Who has been exclusively revealed by Entertainment Weekly.

The image features the Twelfth Doctor standing outside the TARDIS and has been taken from the two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which has previously been described as the show’s “darkest plot ever”.

They also caught up with the man himself, Peter Capaldi, to find out what lies ahead in his second string of adventures.

“The photo shows the Doctor about to make a mistake that has cataclysmic repercussions,” he teased. “It puts the Doctor in a conflict that’s central to his being, as well as containning some subtle tributes to the 1960s, plus there’s some truly wonderful guest performances.”

What do you think of the picture? There’s not a lot to take from it, but let us know anyway!

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June 22nd, 2015
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Michelle Gomez has revealed that fans can expect Missy to be “very naughty” in the new series of Doctor Who.

The actress will be reprising her role as the renegade Time Lady for the Series 9 two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, and recently told the Daily Record that even she “was a bit shocked at her level of disdain”. “She has no boundaries that girl,” she teased. “Obviously I can’t tell you much, because I’m too much of a fan 
of the show to spoil the fun, but I can tell you that she’s up to no good.”

The character has been a huge hit with fans since she was introduced at the end of Series 8, so much so that she’s getting her own action figure which will be released soon. Michelle said: “The doll is on order. I’ve seen the 
prototype, which was a surreal day. She’s a funny looking thing. It’s exciting to be an action figure. Not bad going for a 
lady of a certain age.”

Got something to say about Series 9? Get it off your chest in our new discussion…

June 3rd, 2015
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Michelle Gomez has briefly been discussing her upcoming Doctor Who return in a recent interview to promote her new comedy web series, Heather’s American Medicine.

The actress, who was revealed as the first female incarnation of the Master during the Series 8 finale, will be back with a vengeance in the Series 9 two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, and told Digital Spy that it was “a delight” to step back into Missy’s shoes. “Steven Moffat writes her beautifully,” she said. “I get to have a little more fun with her again this year.”

It has previously been confirmed that Missy is going to “surprise everyone” in Series 9.

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