Doctor Who: Season 9 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 9
Doctor Who

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Peter Capaldi and the writers have settled into an emotionally engaging tone, allowing the show to raise the stakes for the Twelfth Doctor.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 1027

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Air date: Sep 19, 2015

"Where is the Doctor?" When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible. -- (C) BBCA

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Air date: Sep 26, 2015

The Doctor is trapped in a horrifying Dalek city and must resist temptations.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2015

Part 1 of 2. An underwater base is attacked and the Doctor and Clara have to save the crew and defeat the daunting threat.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2015

Conclusion. An alien warlord begins a twisted plan that will ensure his own survival and drastically impact the universe.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2015

The Doctor and Clara are captured by Vikings and must protect their village from space warriors called the Mire.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2015

The Doctor encounters a deadly highwayman called "The Knightmare" and his sidekick, who are stalking London in search of loot.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2015

Shapeshifting aliens kidnap Osgood and the Doctor, Clara and UNIT travel the world to find her.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2015

Shapeshifting Zygons run wild in the U.K. and with UNIT neutralized, only the Doctor can put a stop to them.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2015

Footage from the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station yields a terrifying story.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2015

The Doctor and Clara visit a magical alien world hidden in the heart of London.

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In Season 9 of this iconic sci-fi series, Peter Capaldi returns as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald. Together, they travel through time and space on the TARDIS and battles foes such as Dream Crabs and Daleks. Also, a major story arc this season revolves around the mystery of a being called the Hybrid, the combination of two great warrior races.

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 9

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

This is big-ticket Doctor Who, done in such a beautifully delicate way that it manages both to startle and to endear.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

"Magician's Apprentice" is a confident hour of television... and it proves once again that Moffat is great at situating a bold new Doctor Who direction within the half-century mythology of Doctor Whos past.

Dec 7, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"The Magician's Apprentice" begins the second season for Peter Capaldi's Doctor with a swaggering production whose confidence is quite remarkable... The opening hook is one of the most impressive the series has ever produced.

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Is the Doctor capable of killing a child, even if doing so could save millions of lives?...With Clara's very existence in peril, Peter Capaldi's Doctor tonight at least appears to have reached a decisive conclusion to the age-old debate: "Exterminate."

Dec 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The Doctor has certainly chilled out quite a bit from his harder-edged persona from last year.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…

Full of wit and menace, unafraid to take on the show's museum piece classics, The Magician's Apprentice proves to be a supremely confident series premiere, launching the Twelfth Doctor's second innings in style.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Seemingly keen to re-energize itself after a topsy-turvy year in 2014, Doctor Who's ninth season has upped the stakes dramatically while still maintaining much of its grounded, loveable charm.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So beautifully well written, with a few familiar settings and a new one we haven't seen (Skaro of course).

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

A 4.5 billion-year stay in hell, invasions, ghosts, a quick trip home, and death - lots of death: it's been a rough season for the Doctor, but in the end, it has made him all the better.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

To make matters worse, the episode falls foul of the two most common stumbling blocks for Doctor Who writers: maintaining the balance between the Doctor and his companion, and making sure the stakes feel believably high.

Jan 18, 2017 | Full Review…

The character this season appears less grumpy, imbued with a kind of joyful mania.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Seemingly keen to re-energize itself after a topsy-turvy year in 2014, Doctor Who Season Nine has upped the stakes dramatically while still maintaining much of its grounded, loveable charm.

Sep 20, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 9

  • Aug 29, 2020
    An absolute triumph of a series! Capaldi and Coleman at their best, the episodes have higher stakes, with epic stories and beautiful visuals. It looks back to the past in celebrating 10 years of modern Doctor Who, whilst looking forward to the future. My absolute favourite series - Doctor Who at it's best.
  • May 17, 2020
    has clara in it :////////////////////////////////
  • Mar 20, 2020
    The best season in the history of Doctor Who. I don't know what else to say, because I still can't find in myself the strength to revise it, it evoked such strong emotions in me. Thanks, Peter, Moffat, Jenna and Michelle, you are the best.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    Peter gets into his stride as the doctor , but the episodes are even numbers of hits and misses
  • Mar 07, 2020
    What can i say? It has my favorite episode of the whole series: Heaven Sent.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    En iyi sezonlardan olmasa da peter capaldinin baş rol olması zaten +2 puan la başlatıyor sezonları
  • Jan 12, 2020
    Well... it's OK. (At Best) Some standouts but some episodes are a chore to watch.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    Most of the episodes are just Okay, but the last couple episodes really carry this season.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Very underrated season of Doctor Who that is only let down by the finale.
  • Jul 14, 2019
    The Doctor raises the stakes in a different but very welcome approach. Number 12 really comes to the hight of this new character arc with the darkness from season 8 combined with a new sense of humor and familiar "looseness."

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