|An old enemy returns (or two!) in “The Magician’s Apprentice”, the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say about Jenna Coleman leaving Doctor Who? Tune into over an hour of their mad bleatings, including musings on #TeamHoodie, clam bombs, and the staggeringly important matter of the Capaldi Bouffant!|
– Series 9, Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”
The fast noodley guitar riff when the Doctor first rolled in on the tank was a lick from the intro of Van Halen’s “Eruption”
Pretty sure (about 95% sure) that the guitar riffing that the Doctor did before he came out of the fog with the tank was Van Halen’s “Eruption”.
Great episode as always – thanks.
Re “Pointless Celebrities”, the winning couple, Gareth Hale and Norman Pace, actually appeared in classic Doctor Who. They played the two shopkeepers in the first episode of Survival.
Also, re Colony Sarff. “Sarff” means serpent – see https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sarff
I think at least part of what the Dr played was “tie your mother down” by queen. Great intro.
In the canteena the song was the weeping song by nick cave
Hey Three Who Rule,
In response to your mild intrigue about whether The Magician’s Apprentice lifted from I, Davros, it didn’t lift any specific details but the basic image of Davros as young boy picking his way through a battlefield was very much in keeping with the impression that series gives of his formative experiences. As I remember the audio series starts off with Davros two or three years older than he looks in the TV episode.
There, mild itch scratched. Another great episode gents!
Next Time on Doctor Ball Z. So much damn filler.
Regarding the Dalek agent waiting 3 weeks before reporting and why they would need to bother with Colony Sarff- it makes sense if Davros and the Daleks are working separately.
Sarff was working for Davros. We didn’t see any Daleks in the room with Davros did we?
Davros is 16 years old in the first episode of I, Davros.
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