Once Upon A Time

Peter Capaldi with a hand mirror, out of which stares a Weeping Angel

The Queen’s Mirror, one of Tony’s ideas for when Who goes all Once Upon A Time.

So what are we to make of the first two episode titles of Series 9, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar?

We’ve just learned that Missy’s back in Episode 1, and the rumour is that Shona, the dancing girl from Last Christmas is returning too, possibly only for this episode and possibly not, as the ‘apprentice’ to the ‘Magician’ Doctor. If this is the territory we’re in throughout the whole of Series 9, this Dungeons & Dragons, Game of Thrones, classic fantasy universe, then what else might be in store? I’ve had a handful of ideas.

Tony took the fantasy-staple ideas behind the titles of the first two episodes of Series 9 of Doctor Who, and wrote some story treatments for other potential ‘Once Upon A Time’ episodes.

Read the piece here.

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