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April 22nd, 2017
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In the far future, at the edge of the galaxy, there is a gleaming, perfect city. This brand new human settlement is said to hold the secret of human happiness – but the only smiles the Doctor and Bill can find are on a pile of grinning skulls. Something is alive in the walls, and the emojibots are watching from the shadows, as the Doctor and Bill try to unravel a terrifying mystery…

After last week’s premiere, the TARDIS is now officially open for business as Bill embarked on her maiden voyage through time and space. Well, this was her proper maiden voyage…

Let’s not forget that she casually visited Australia and the end of the universe in The Pilot, but the Doctor pulled out all of the stops for his new companion in tonight’s adventure as he took her lightyears away to the edge of the galaxy where a picturesque paradise (run by grinning robots, naturally!), was awaiting the arrival of a new human colony of happiness…

Make that grinning killer robots, as the drama escalated very quickly as soon as our heroes found themselves caught up in an escalating mystery of epic, Emoji proportions. But how did you rate the latest episode? Did writer Frank Cottrell Boyce’s return leave a Smile on your face, or was the tale of technological terror a dystopian disappointment? Our episode discussion is now open, so share your reviews and reactions below. Oh, and keep smiling!

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

Smile Giveaway!

Thanks to Penguin Books, we’ve got a set of the new Doctor Who Mr Men books to giveaway, featuring the First, Fourth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors! (Published Monday 25th April 2017, RRP £4.99 each)

To be in with a chance, simply post your review of Smile in the comments below, ensuring that your email address is correct (as this will be used to contact you if you’re the winner!).

Only one entry per email address will be accepted. The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be contacted by email next Saturday, 29th April 2017.

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments section if you haven’t seen Smile. You have been warned!

April 15th, 2017
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...


Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill, and a chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across time and space. Bill’s mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined – but who is the Doctor, and what is his secret mission with Nardole on Earth?

Well, there you have it. After months of build up and anticipation, the moment has finally arrived. Welcome to the post-Pilot world, everybody! But was it worth all the waiting for?

Let’s face it, there was an awful lot to cram into these 50 minutes. Not only was tonight’s adventure kicking off Peter Capaldi’s final series as the Twelfth Doctor, it was also officially introducing Pearl Mackie as his brand new companion, Bill Potts. We’ve known about her for nearly a year, but now she’s stepped on board the TARDIS to see the universe anew…

So, what did you think of Bill’s entrée into the Whoniverse? Her days serving chips in the university canteen are over, but her life as an honorary, bonafide Earth defender are only just beginning. What are your first impressions of the Doctor’s new BFF, and was she what you were hoping for/expecting? And what did you make of the episode in general? Steven Moffat managed to reference the past, establish the present and look to the future in his last ever series opener, but will it go down as one of his best? Our discussion is now open…

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments section if you haven’t seen The Pilot. You have been warned!

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