Doctor Who Season 9 Premiere – An AoftheA Monster Primer

Doctor Who Season 9 Premiere – An AoftheA Monster Primer September 19, 2015

For many years, Doctor Who was my favorite show – my must see TV. The Classic Era as well as the reboot series. I loved it for a host of reasons, but admittedly, the show lost its appeal towards the end of Matt Smith’s tenure, and I only watched two episodes of Peter Capaldi’s inaugural season (unfortunately, one of those episodes was the idiotic, moronic, incredibly stupid one about the trees. Worst.Episode.Ever.).

Tonight is the premiere of Season 9 on BBC America, and I’m going to DVR it and give the series another chance. A regeneration of sorts. I have my fingers crossed. I have no clue if Capaldi’s Doctor is good or bad, exciting or bland. I’m trying to keep an open mind about it.

To help get y’all in the mood, I thought it would be helpful to post a Doctor Who Monster Primer. If there’s one thing the reboot series has done well, it’s paid honorable tribute to the aliens and monsters of the past, while creating some memorable new villains to plague and vex the Doctor and his companions. Blink, anyone?

In no particular order, here are a few of the reboot series monsters:

The Women's Ordination Congress
The Women’s Ordination Congress

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Planned Parenthood Executive
Bill O’Reilly

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Pewsitter Editor
Pewsitter Editor

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State Department Official

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Donald Trump & Chris Christie

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Planned Parenthood Executive
Planned Parenthood Executive

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I would be remiss if I didn’t include two of The Doctor’s most iconic enemies:

Social Justice Warriors
Social Justice Warriors

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Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street

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There – you’re up-to-date and ready to watch tonight’s premiere. What new terrifying aliens and monsters will be introduced in Season 9? I can’t even imagine! Stay tuned!

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