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April 5th, 2017
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With just over a week to go until Doctor Who finally returns to our screens, the first episode of the new series has been let loose to critics, and their initial reviews are in!

Suffice to say, it’s very good news. The Series 10 premiere, The Pilot, “offers a fresh take on an old format” according to Radio Times, who are full of particular praise for the “instantly winning” Pearl Mackie in her official debut as the Doctor’s new “uneducated but not dim” sidekick, Bill Potts. In fact, she might just be “the best companion yet”, say Digital Spy, based on her “cracking opening performance”.

Den of Geek enjoyed the episode, too, summing it up as “good fun”, while Mashable also concur that the story feels “like the beginning of something promising”. Bill’s “cheerful self-assurance” is a perfect match for Matt Lucas’ “comic relief” as Nardole, in what CNET have described as a “lighthearted and (mostly) self-contained” adventure, which SFX Magazine thought was “full of freshness and energy”. Please be aware that the links contain spoilers.

The Telegraph were less impressed by the “understated affair”, however, claiming it was “let down by a flimsy storyline, clunky special effects and an underdeveloped foe”. We don’t have long to wait until we see it for ourselves; it airs on BBC One on 15th April at 7:20pm!

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

April 5th, 2017
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It’s been a long time coming (over a year, in fact), but we now know exactly when the Series 10 premiere will be gracing our screens!

The highly anticipated episode – The Pilot – will introduce Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts, and will air on BBC One on Saturday 15th April at 7:20pm.

You can read the official synopsis for Bill’s debut here, and don’t forget to check out the latest trailer while you’re at it (and watch it ’til the very end!).

Well, it’s already shaping up to be a bloody fantastic series, isn’t it? 10 days and counting…

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 30th, 2017
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The BBC Media Centre has today (Thursday) released the plot details for the Series 10 premiere – and it already sounds like a humdinger!

Doctor Who will return on Saturday 15th April in The Pilot, which will officially introduce Pearl Mackie as the new companion, Bill. Here’s an overview of what to expect…

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill.

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?

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 25th, 2017
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The latest issue of Empire Magazine went on sale this week and inside there’s an exclusive exit interview with Peter Capaldi to coincide with the start of his final full series as the Doctor, which begins on BBC One on Saturday 15th April.

The article is complemented by two exclusive images from Series 10, which they’ve subsequently posted on their website. The first is of the Doctor emerging from the TARDIS to confront the Daleks, while the second features the Time Lord alongside Matt Lucas as Nardole, who appears to be brandishing the Fourth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver…

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 25th, 2017
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Three pictures from the Series 10 premiere surfaced online recently, and the BBC have now released high-res versions!

The episode – The Pilot – airs on Saturday 15th April (that’s three weeks today, people!) and will formally introduce Pearl Mackie as the Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts.

Bill is featured in the three new images, two of which also include Peter Capaldi (with a Friend from the Future vibe), while the third is her on what looks like a night out with her friends. But her life is about to change…

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 19th, 2017
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New Zealand is the latest country to confirm a cinema outing for the Series 10 premiere.

According to Flicks, The Pilot will be shown on the big screen in select venues on 16th April 2017, with full details to be revealed shortly. Similar events have already been confirmed for the US and Australia, and this one will also be followed by the bonus featurette, ‘Becoming the Companion’.

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

March 16th, 2017
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Doctor Who fans in Australia will be able to enjoy the Series 10 premiere, The Pilot, on the big screen as part of a special one-off event next month.

The anticipated episode will be given a cinematic outing on 16th April 2017 and you can find your nearest participating venue here. The screening also includes a bonus featurette documenting Pearl Mackie’s inception as the new companion, featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.

A similar event is also taking place in the US.

The Doctor is BACK on 15th April – check out the BRAND NEW, full-length trailer…

March 13th, 2017
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The BBC have unveiled a new poster for Series 10 of Doctor Who, which is now just over one month away!

The Doctor will return to our screens on Saturday 15th April when he’ll be joined by Matt Lucas as Nardole and Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts. The TARDIS trio are featured in the new image, which suggests that his new companion is in for one hell of a bumpy ride…

In addition, the series premiere has now been officially named as The Pilot. Whatever that means…

Check out the new poster below and then watch the BRAND NEW, full-length trailer here.

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

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