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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 26th, 2015
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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?

The Dalek drama continued tonight and for the Doctor, the stakes had never been higher…

Well, not this early into a brand new series, anyway! After last week’s shocking cliffhanger (which you can still discuss, here, by the way!), fans were left to wonder whether or not Clara and Missy would get out of the Series 9 premiere alive. Things went from bad to worse for our beloved Time Lord, meanwhile, who found himself caught up in one of the biggest moral dilemmas in sci-fi history as the very mythology of the show was challenged.

The Witch’s Familiar gave us more pepperpots than we could shake a stick at but was it a worthy conclusion to a story that has arguably changed the Doctor’s relationship with his greatest enemy forever? Rate and discuss tonight’s developments in the comments below…

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September 19th, 2015
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Doctor Who returned with an almighty bang tonight and the double whammy of drama continues next weekend in The Witch’s Familiar.

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?

The Witch’s Familiar airs on Saturday 28th September at 7.45pm on BBC One.

He’s back! Click here to discuss the Series 9 premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice!

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!

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

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.

April 29th, 2015
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Doctor Who producer Brian Minchin has promised that Missy will “surprise everyone” in Series 9.

It has previously been confirmed that Michelle Gomez will be reprising her role as the renegade Time Lady for the two-part series opener, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, which has been described as the show’s “darkest plot ever”.

“Missy is brilliant and we couldn’t wait to work with Michelle again,” he told SFX. “It’s the perfect story to bring her back.”

He added: “But it’s not going to be Missy as you expect her to be. You will get to see some new sides to her this series and you will learn more about her relationship with the Doctor.”

Filming for Series 9 is currently underway. It’s scheduled to air on BBC One in the autumn.

April 15th, 2015
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Doctor Who will reportedly return with its “darkest plot ever” when Series 9 hits our screens later this year.

According to the Mirror (we know, but bear with us!), the two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, will also feature the return of an old enemy, but not in the way viewers will be expecting.

It has previously been confirmed that Michelle Gomez will be back as Missy for the opening adventure which is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie MacDonald.

Read the full article below but, as always, remember to take it with a pinch of salt. You’re welcome to discuss the speculation in the comments but they won’t be spoiler monitored.

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Doctor Who will kick off the new series with one of its darkest ever plots as Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord ponders whether to murder a child.

The dramatic season opener is based on a line muttered 40 years ago by Tom Baker’s Doctor in Genesis of the Daleks.

At the time, he asked: “If someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you and told you that child would grow up totally evil, to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives, could you then kill that child?”

Capaldi’s nightmare unfolds after the Tardis takes him to a battlefield where he realises he is face to face with a younger version of his arch-enemy Davros, who went on to create the Daleks.

The dictator, played as a grown-up by Julian Bleach, was last seen in 2009 when he locked horns with David Tennant’s version of the Doctor.

This time he returns to Dalek planet Skaro and holds the Time Lord captive as he struggles to save the evil machines from dying out.

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Filming for Series 9 is currently underway. It’s scheduled to air on BBC One in the autumn.

February 28th, 2015
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The Doctor Who production team have set up base in Tenerife where Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez have been filming scenes for the brand new series.

The cast and crew have been spotted on location in Spain which is being used as one of the backdrops for Series 9’s two-part premiere, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie MacDonald. The opening adventure will feature the return of Missy who was last seen being shot by the Cyberman Brigadier in the Series 8 finale Death in Heaven.

Death has never stopped the Master before, though, and something tells us she’ll be back with an almighty vengeance when the series returns to our screens this autumn. Below is another behind the scenes image, released by the official Doctor Who Twitter, and they’ve also revealed this “sneak peek” video featuring a glimpse of Peter and Jenna in action…

This isn’t the first time Doctor Who has been shot in Tenerife. Filming also took place there for Asylum of the Daleks, A Town Called Mercy and, most recently, last year’s Kill the Moon. Sometimes Wales doesn’t always make the cut, apparently… not even the quarries!

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February 19th, 2015
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The BBC has announced that Michelle Gomez will be reprising her role as Missy for Series 9’s opening story, which they’ve also revealed will be a two-parter.

The actress made her Doctor Who debut in Series 8 when she was unveiled as the first female incarnation of the Master. It’s safe to say that her introduction as the regenerated renegade Time Lord split the stratosphere of the show’s fandom in half but it was only just the beginning as she’ll be back with a vengeance to help kick the new series off in style when it hits our screens later this year.

Her comeback, which was previously confirmed by Gomez herself, will take place in the premiere episode, The Magician’s Apprentice, which will be followed by The Witch’s Familiar, part two of the opening adventure. Both episodes are by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie MacDonald and will also feature Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.

Meanwhile, other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect in The Stolen Earth), Clare Higgins (Ohila in The Night of the Doctor), Jaye Griffiths, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra and Demi Papaminas. It will air in the autumn.

Are you glad to see Missy again? Discuss the latest developments in the comments below…

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