In just four weeks, Doctor Who will return to TV, and Whovians can’t wait for more of the adventures the Doctor and his companion, Clara, will experience in series 9. BBC America has released new photos from the upcoming premiere, which will be split into two parts titled “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar.”
The photos tease the return of Missy and Kate, and as an added teaser, Peter Capaldi described an ominous-sounding event that will be coming up. Capaldi, who portrays the current incarnation of the Doctor, said of the photo in the upper left “shows the Doctor about to make a mistake that has cataclysmic repercussions.” Sounds like an exciting season of Doctor Who is about to begin!
— Doctor Who on BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) August 20, 2015
New photos from the set of Doctor Who have also surfaced. The photos from the filming of Doctor Who were taken by Twitter user Adam Orford and shared by the Doctor Who Filming Twitter account.
— Doctor Who Filming (@DWFilming) August 17, 2015
A brand new trailer for Doctor Who suggests Clara and the Doctor will be traveling more around the galaxy, unlike series 8 when much of their story took place on Earth. According to Unreality TV, there will be two special episodes of Doctor Who— one will be shot entirely through home-made footage and the other will feature the Doctor by himself.
In regards to his Doctor Who character, Peter Capaldi described the motivation and emotions behind the Doctor’s actions, complimenting his co-star, Jenna Coleman, in the process.
“He’s in pursuit of joy and grabbing every thrill that he can along the way. But I sense him running from something, that even he does not yet understand. They’ve suddenly realized that they are the most fortunate people in all of time and space and are hell-bent on adventure. Jenna continues to deliver a beautifully nuanced, complex, and funny performance that marks her out as one of the best companions ever.”
Capaldi added, “There is an epic sweep to this season and I think the villains and monsters reflect that. Great new ones, brilliant old ones and some very scary creatures looming in stories with real emotional ambition.”
Series 8 of Doctor Who had Whovians divided over Peter Capaldi’s take on the Doctor. Some fans liked it while other fans didn’t warm up to him. Of course the beginning and ending of every season of Doctor Who brings out Whovians speculating on whether this season will be the last for the Doctor and his companion. Capaldi himself has already teased series 9 as being his last. Do you think it will be?
Doctor Who returns Saturday September 19 on BBC One.
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