Saturday saw the premiere of the ninth series of Doctor Who with the episode “The Magician’s Apprentice.” This episode introduced both new and old elements and with them a new possible theme: spit shining classic Who characters and locations while introducing new elements to create a fresh twist to the universe we have come to love. The reintroduction of Davros shows us the link to the past, while having him shown as a child introduces a new dimension not only to his character, but also to the Doctor’s character. The fusion of classic Who with Who nouveau is a very exciting match up that will no doubt make series nine more thrilling than ever! Establishing more than just a fresh perspective, the premiere posed several intriguing questions. Below is a list of important questions raised by “The Magician’s Apprentice.”
6. What Other New Monsters Will We See?
The series nine premiere introduced some very familiar metal faces, the Daleks, and some new ones. Well, maybe they were not faces and more like hands with eyes in the palms. These creatures were introduced as “Handmines,” and they were hands that were under the ground that would pop out without warning, detect movement and pull their unsuspecting victims down to their deaths. These are the first new monsters we’ve seen so far, but the very fact that a new alien was introduced in the first episode of the series is a good indicator that there could in fact be an assortment of new faces.