Good evening everyone and welcome to The Magical Mystery
It’s not August yet and already the Internet is buzzing with
rumors about the new Doctor Who
season. So far we have seen posters and received confirmation that 12, Clara,
and Missy will return. There will be no
mid-series breaks and the season will run undisturbed, as it did last year.
We have also received information that the first episode of the new season will
be entitled, The Magician’s Apprentice.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see that episode focused around
Houdini, a famous magician from the 20s. Houdini not only performed magic
tricks, but performed daredevil stunts as well which contributed to his demise
where he was chained in a straight jacket in a tank of water. I would love to
see his death as a fixed point in time, something that the Doctor can’t fix,
but Houdini wants him to.
It was reported not
too long ago that Doctor Who was
filming in Teide National Park in Tenerife which is a vast, volcanic landscape
complete with a large landscape. Now Whovians, Peter Capaldi is our twelfth Doctor.
Where have we seen him before in a volcanic like setting? If you said Pompeii
then you and I share the same mind. It wasn’t specified as to what episode in
particular they were filming, but I have a hunch it may have something to do
with the Pompeii episode from the 10th Doctor’s run. However, they
have also revealed an alien in this shooting which may or may not contradict
and eliminate my theory, but one can only hope that this particular filming
deals with Pompeii. There is also a rumor of possible filming in Spain.
February 12th, a certain woman who directed the terrifying episode, Blink appeared again in the Whoverse.
That’s right, Hettie Macdonald is back with a vengeance and ready to terrify us
once more. She will be directing the second episode of season nine entitled The Witch’s Familiar. Perhaps more
Weeping Angels? Or something new to terrify us and haunt our nightmares?
There will also be a two part episode, but all that is known
about it is that it features Game of
Thrones’ Paul Kaye and will be written by Being Human’s Toby Whithouse. He has a creepy idea in mind for this
particular episode, but what it is, no one is for certain. It’s been rumored
for a while that Peter Jackson may direct an episode. However, no one has confirmed
or denied anything in regard to that topic in a few years.
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So tell me, what are you most excited for Doctor Who?