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Two-Parter Or Not? Edit

I think that this story does count as a two-parter, it was listed as such by the BBC and just because each part has a different writer, setting and tone, that doesn't mean it's not a two-parter, that just means it's the FIRST two-parter to have that case.

It was not listed as such by the BBC. In fact, they went out of their way to distinguish it from the two-parters:

Press Release: Filming begins on Doctor Who Series 9

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action - for one of our scariest adventures yet!”

Press Release: Michelle Gomez returns to Doctor Who

The second two-part episode to be filmed, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).

Press Release: Doctor Who reveals Maisie Williams as guest star

Bursting with drama, wit and heart, the show continues filming with two period adventures - The Girl Who Died written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and The Woman Who Lived by Catherine Tregenna.

The press releases specifically refer to TMA/TWF and UTL/BTF two-parters, but differentiate TGWD and TWWL as "two period adventures." This is reiterated on the official site which also positions the two-parters together but positions 9x05 and 9x06 as separate listings. Mewiet 01:17, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

Agree with Mewiet. Unless we find any evidence that the two are meant to be a two parter, they're simply not. Until such evidence can be brought forward I must ask for info suggesting that the story is a two-parter not be added to the page. Equally, we should not add any suggestion that it isn't a two-parter until the discussion is completed. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 06:01, October 26, 2015 (UTC).

Well where were any of you during the whole Timothy Dalton played Rassilon debate.--AKR619 14:09, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

Thad had to be debated? OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 14:30, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

The BBC shop Series 9 Part 1 boxset counts it as a two parter. -- to me 14:42, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

Too early to tell with that one if it's actually supported on the DVD or if someone on the website just got overzealous with their snappy web descriptions.
As for the whole Rassilon thing, it's not speculation that he's Rassilon because they call him Rassilon. A debate has been had over this years ago, and it's odd to bring it up all the time passive aggressively. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 03:17, October 28, 2015 (UTC)

Synopsis removed Edit

I've removed the synopsis for this episode because it was copied from the BBC website with just a few changes made in the wording. Per Tardis:Plagiarism, we require original content on this site. A synopsis only needs about three sentences describing the basic idea of the episode. Shambala108 01:34, December 1, 2016 (UTC)

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