Review: The Magician Apprentice

If you missed it or don’t get BBC America: http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/extras/season-9-premiere-full-episode-the-magicians-apprentice/

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Ok, you have been warned…

It’s “Genesis of Davros”!
The Doctor throws a big part in medieval England because for tomorrow he’s convinced he most surely will die.
Davros is dying and he remembers.
So my question is, if he remembers, did he not connect The Fourth Doctor with a Sonic Screwdriver with the Twelfth? or are we in for another Timey Wimey affair?
Of course we’re in for another Timey Wimey affair!! This is The Moff we’re talking about!
Clara is teaching away when all the planes on the planet stopped. She runs off like a Secret Agent to the Tower of London and immediately starts strategizing with Kate Stewart.
CLARA OSWALD, AGENT OF U.N.I.T.
They figure out it’s an “attention” getter by Missy. And yes, they much more overtly used the lyrics from “Mickey” by Toni Basil.
Missy is concerned for her old friend, who has sent her his Confession Disc to be opened by his closest friend upon the occassion of his death. Missy, being the recipient.
I guess since the Master never actually dies he does have one? Or is that he has nothing to Confess! 🙂
They track the Doctor to Medieval England, where he’s been throwing a very anachronistic party DUDES! 🙂
Peter Capaldi is hilarious in this scene. The fact that when he was in a Rock Band in his youth shows very nicely in this scene.
This gives a lot more context to the Prequels having to do with The Sisterhood of Karn and “The Doctor Meditation”.
They were like starting to read a novel on Page 102 so that’s why they seemed meaningless at the time because they were horribly out of context.
The Doctor agrees to meet Davros.
Clara inserts herself, and thus Missy, into the equation.
I wonder how very different the outcome would have been had they not. But then that wouldn’t be dramatic and explain more of the plot as Missy works out where they are.
Not to mention the best gag in the episode when The Doctor mentions Davros as his “arch nemesis” and Missy is comically offended by it.
Plus, there’d be no cliffhanger if they stayed behind.
SKARO.
1963
2015
The “greatest hits” of The Doctor and Davros play when they meet including the linchpin of the whole episode and the idea behind it.
“Compassion is your greatest weakness, Doctor.” — Davros
And given that the cliffhanger to this episode would seemingly set up one mother of paradox, it does seem so.
For how does the Doctor save Missy and Clara from being exterminated by exterminating Davros as a child?
That sets up the paradox.
If you kill the child before he grows up to create The Daleks, the Daleks cannot exterminate them.
The Timey Wimey Moffat Solution comes next week.
The power of Life and Death. Who Lives. Who Dies. WHO knows.
Tune in next week. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Blog…
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About mydoctor1962

Doctor Who fan like few others. Also a fan of Science Fiction, Cooking Shows and more.

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