Doctor Who Review – The Magician’s Apprentice

Kicking off Season 9 of Doctor Who

Kicking off Season 9 of Doctor Who


I meant to write this up earlier, but I had some work to finish, and decided I could quickly type this up before diving into my school work. Here we go…

For a while now I have been in love with the imagination and creativity that is behind Doctor Who. I think it is absolutely amazing, that is until last season (season 8). I think Peter Capaldi is a wonderful actor, I just don’t think he’s good as the Doctor. Get mad and kick rocks at me all you’d like, but that is where I stand. I also find Clara to be the most boring and unexciting companion that has ever been on this show. Her personality is about as flat as weeks old soda bottle on the floor of your car. She offers nothing to the story line and last season, while I slowly caught up with the episodes I found myself day dreaming of a new companion and a new doctor.

Enter Season 9 of Doctor Who

The Magician’s Apprentice started off with a bang. Almost literally. The field of hands? Yea that was creepy. Then you have a little boy in trouble, and we know how the Doctor loves to help children, but this little boy is different. When he is asked his name, he says Davros. – record scratch –

That’s right. Davros, the creator of the Daleks.I am a little fuzzy on the specifics here because well let’s face it, Doctor Who has a lot of specifics that span generations, and although I love this show, I am not a Doctor Who encyclopedia. Stop shaking your head and rolling your eyes, some of us have jobs and other Fandoms to worry about too. 😛

The episode also brings back Missy, and I enjoyed a bit of the dynamic between her and Clara, but for me, Missy MADE the episode. She is charismatic, and just one of those women who does not give two shits about anything…ever. While she makes the perfect “villain” I enjoyed seeing her from a slightly different light as well.

Missy made the episode and the fact that the Doctor came strolling into a medieval ax fight with a giant tank and a guitar. My little metal heart can dig it. Missy and Clara get “exterminated” but as much as I want to see one out of those two go, I don’t quite think it’s their time.

This episode in my opinion was better than ALL of the episodes from last season combined. Still there’s something missing from Doctor Who at the moment that was never missing before. I don’t know if it is the quirky element of the Doctor’s personality that seems to be hiding somewhere, or what but something is a little less magical these days for me.

Still I will keep up with the season, even if its for the only reason of seeing Clara disappear(it has been officially announced that this is Clara’s last hoorah), and having some fresh new blood step in. I have higher hopes for this season than I originally thought.  Next episode is the second part to the premiere, and I will cross my fingers that it only goes up from here.

 Doctor Who Season 9

This episode gets 4 out of 5 Metal Horns


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