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April 15th, 2017 58 comments

Series 10 Episode 2 Smile 7.20pm Saturday 22nd April

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Lawrence Gough.

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 trying to unravel a terrifying mystery…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Guest-starring Ralph Little.


Doctor Who Series 10 Parts 1 and 2 Blu-ray / DVD

Available to order in the UK from www.amazon.co.uk

Available to order in the USA from www.amazon.com

Peter Capaldi returns as Doctor Who for twelve thrilling adventures. He is joined by new companion, Bill (played by Pearl Mackie), along with returning loveable alien, Nardole (played by Matt Lucas).




58 comments

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    April 22nd, 2017 - 7:03pm

    This idea has me curious. I’m never a fan of putting modern day tropes into Doctor Who just for the sake of it. But if done well I will happily eat my words!

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  • D0CT0R WH0

    April 22nd, 2017 - 7:01pm

    20 minutes

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  • r1ch1e

    April 22nd, 2017 - 6:40pm

    I have a truly horrid feeling that Who won’t be on tonight! This game of footy is looking depressingly like extra time!!!! Sad face emoji!

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  • Demdike@CultLabs

    April 21st, 2017 - 1:56pm

    Perhaps in years to come the Emoji Robots will be as loved as the Quarks.

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    • Tim M

      April 21st, 2017 - 2:28pm

      I’ve always quite liked the Quarks. In fact, I even like the story they featured in ‘The Dominators’. A very underrated story. Whilst certainly not amongst the best Troughton episodes, I’d still give the story 8/10.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      April 21st, 2017 - 3:01pm

      Yeah i do as well. The Quarks when on location look really effective in my opinion.

      My OP looks like a joke re-reading it. It wasn’t. The Quarks may not be classed as greats but i think they are generally liked. Similarly with the Krotons.

    • Mick181

      April 22nd, 2017 - 12:04pm

      The Dalek design is perhaps the 2nd best decision made in the history of DR Who due to tthe fact that it is a very simple design but held up in the early days of tiny FX budgets, they looked like somethhing that could be real, unlike a lot of the monsters from the early days, which looked and moved like exactly what they were, people in very heavy costumes, who in reality couldn’t catch my old Nanna
      I’ve loved DW since the early 70s but lets be honest about this, some of the FX was pretty ordinary.

  • The Outcast

    April 21st, 2017 - 1:39pm

    So, just going to put this here. I saw a trailer for this episode in my country and in it is a robotic voice that says ‘Be Happy’ while showing an Emoji-bot, leading me to believe that it is the Emoji-bot speaking. If that’s the case though, why have Emoji’s on the robots when they can just say how they feel or what they want? It’s really weird.

    Obviously these are just my pre-thoughts and I could be pleasantly surprised by the episode so don’t take this the wrong way. Just wanted to let people know they seem to talk.

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    • A

      April 22nd, 2017 - 11:40am

      The implication could be the emoji is still popular in whatever time this is set & is included in the design to be more pleasing to people. It’s also possible they are so long out of fashion it’s a retro nostalgia feature. Of course, it might just be a thing that is & never explained.

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2017 - 5:58am

    I love this fake news page! The Donald would love it…

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    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2017 - 7:02am

      Ummm… what?

  • Doctor Stu

    April 18th, 2017 - 9:41pm

    Why does Doctor Who keep getting spoiled, if you’re going to post a potential spoiler put a spoiler tag, why do the newspapers and internet just feel the need to ruin everything for everybody

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    • booboo

      April 19th, 2017 - 9:03am

      a news paper prints it then “fan” sites take great pleasure in spreading it all over the internet and social media adding more fuel to the fire so it becomes unavoidable.

  • Koquillian

    April 18th, 2017 - 2:46pm

    what do people make of the rumours that David Bradley will join Capaldi as the 1st doctor in the christmas special?

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    • Afternoon Tea

      April 18th, 2017 - 3:31pm

      in what sense? whether there true or not? who knows!! but if it was true i would be fine with it, as a kid my favourite episode was the five doctors and they had a different 1st doctor,of course wish it could be Hartnell, but i think it would be better if their going down that route to get a doctor still alive to partake – Paul Mcgann would be the obvious choice.

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2017 - 3:44pm

      I asked boo boo but im waiting on a reply. It was my comment below. I dont have an account.

    • booboo

      April 18th, 2017 - 4:06pm

      i think all these leaks and rumours are a total distraction from the fact that series 10 has only just started

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      April 18th, 2017 - 5:35pm

      David Bradley was great as the 1st Doctor, so it would be nice to see him again. However, to the general viewer, this just seems like a show being made for the fans. Plus it would be typical Moffat to do a ‘timey wimey’ story that crosses the current era and the old era. I expect a convoluted story, where time crosses over itself, and the original series with the first doctor is rewritten to a certain point.

    • Koquillian

      April 18th, 2017 - 9:35pm

      Dalek eye stalk, i agree. This series really seems like a lot of fan service, just look at ‘the pilot’ where there were old screwdrivers and movellans. Apparently, Chibnall has said he wants no returning monsters in his first series – purely new monsters and i for one agree with this.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      April 19th, 2017 - 10:27am

      Koquillian I completely agree. And what a breath of fresh air to have NO returning monsters, and hopefully no nods to the past. Chibnall needs to give series 11 a proper reboot. New adventures, new villains, and a new direction. Certainly, I’d still like to see the Daleks and Cybermen return at a certain point in the future. But we don’t want them shoe-horned in every series.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      April 20th, 2017 - 5:44pm

      It wouldn’t bother me if there were no familiar returning monsters in Chris’s first series but i’d rather like to see a new old foe like the Sea Devils in an episode.

      I’ve not really been convinced by any of the new monsters since the Silence.

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2017 - 11:55am

    Boo boo have you heard about the capaldi final

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    • booboo

      April 18th, 2017 - 12:00pm

      no only the rumours

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2017 - 12:15pm

      Do you think its true?

    • D0CT0R WH0

      April 18th, 2017 - 4:05pm

      I’ve just read the rumoured plot for the episode and I’ve had some thoughts on it. If the first and twelfth doctor work together to move Galifrey like what happened in the day of the doctor maybe it won’t just be the first Doctor in it. Also it’s rumoured that moment in the day of the doctor when we see capaldi’s eyes, it’s the moment just before he regenerates. Apologies for the spoilers but I’m just interested with the rumoured plot.

  • Chive Bunny

    April 18th, 2017 - 7:20am

    My guesswork for the entire series is that at some point Paul McGann will return.

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    • The Living Shadow

      April 18th, 2017 - 7:30pm

      I hope so

    • A

      April 20th, 2017 - 9:44pm

      I hope so too. AND I would not object to him being Doctor 13. If the Doctor can return to some old favourites(DOTD), why not the longest & the shortest..? Besides, as fantastic an actor as Paul McGann is, I have a somewhat shallow motive for my third favourite Doctor. 12.4.8. Yes. I am aware of the audio stories, but, honestly, it’s quite frustrating to hear Paul McGann & not SEE him. Doctor Who the Movie is alright, but a bit American. However, the Night of the Doctor instantly won his place as a true Brit Doctor.
      If not him, I say a woman, possibly ginger. Well, it has been mentioned at least twice (the ginger thing).

  • Tim M

    April 17th, 2017 - 3:44pm

    If Kris Marshall is the next Doctor, and it is being heavily rumoured that he is. Then surely the BBC will have to confirm or deny these rumours soon. Otherwise it will pick up momentum, and could all be fake news anyway. That wouldn’t be helpful.

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    • r1ch1e

      April 17th, 2017 - 6:11pm

      Agreed! When the leak of John Simm got out then the BBC confirmed it pretty soon. So if it’s true we can probably expect an X Factor final of an announcement anytime soon! What do you think of Kris Marshall if the roumers are true?

    • Tim M

      April 17th, 2017 - 7:22pm

      I’m fine with Kris Marshall. Even those already writing him off should give him a fighting chance..if it is him. Plus, I really wish (and it’s impossible) fans didn’t go on social media and be so negative. As in recent days we have had the press using it to make us fans all look like moaning know it all’s to the general public. Not only have the media used negative reactions from fans to Kris Marshall, but also when Pearl Mackie was one the ‘One Show’ and was asked what makes the Tardis fly, the media used the social media to say ‘fans furious with new companion getting it wrong’. Now I’m sure some negative comments are just taken the wrong way. But the media jump on it, and seem to interpret it as a fandom collective reaction. Which it certainly isn’t.

    • r1ch1e

      April 18th, 2017 - 7:17am

      I really felt sorry for Pearl after the One Show! On the show itself it was kind of her way of introducing herself to the Whovians and as you say, the press went mental and spoilt it for her! I think she did fine. Especially as she was sitting next to Anti Who herself Fern britton.
      As for Kris Marshall, I’m still on the fence! But i was undecided about Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as well and they turned out to be incredible. Especially Capaldi!

    • The Outcast

      April 18th, 2017 - 9:50am

      I don’t rage about people not knowing things or that the next Doctor maybe Kris Marshall, I only talk about my grievances with the show’s stories. I mean when somethings bad, I shouldn’t have to hide the fact I didn’t like it.

  • Tom

    April 16th, 2017 - 11:42am

    If the rumours of john Simm’s master inside the mysterious vault then I will be the next writer for dr who as I have already written a script where the daleks open a vault and the Doctor witnesses the master trapped inside. The amount of ideas I’ve created and have been put into the show, I might as well just run dr who, lol.

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    • Pats86

      April 16th, 2017 - 1:52pm

      You have my vote Tom, could not be any worse than the current showrunner.

    • Doctor Stu

      April 16th, 2017 - 6:26pm

      #Tom for president

    • Anonymous

      April 16th, 2017 - 7:20pm

      its hardly an original idea

  • Tim M

    April 16th, 2017 - 1:58am

    This has got to be a better story from Frank Cottrell Boyce. ‘In the Forest of the Night’ was terrible, one of a few stories from series 8 that could be regarded as poor. I’ve always found episodes in series 8 either really poor, or utterly brilliant, with not much in between. Series 9 was an improvement. So I’m hoping Series 10 will be better still. The ‘Smile’ episode looks promising. Something better from Cottrell Boyce this time I hope. Hopefully this time I come away from the episode smiling, instead of embarrassed by ‘In the Forest of the Night Garden’!

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    • Doctor Stu

      April 16th, 2017 - 6:28pm

      In the Forest of the night was just an abysmal mess and the point at which I felt Doctor Who could never recover. I’d rather watch Love and monsters on a continual loop, heck I’d rather have dinner with the Absorbaloff than watch In the forest of the night again

  • Anonymous

    April 15th, 2017 - 10:19pm

    The sun r saying that the new doctor has been revealed?!

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    • prototype dalek

      April 15th, 2017 - 10:23pm

      The Sun always have something to say about everything

    • The Surgeon

      April 16th, 2017 - 12:30am

      Don’t take it seriously. Kelvin McKenzie will some how blame it on the people of Liverpool

    • Dr RevWho

      April 16th, 2017 - 1:23am

      We always get such a bad rep. But never forget! WE GAVE YOU THE BEATLES!

    • Anonymous

      April 16th, 2017 - 9:10am

      Its weird though, they have a photo of Kris in the tardis. How would they have got that if he isnt the next doctor?

    • Anonymous

      April 16th, 2017 - 9:20am

      It is definitely photoshopped. His face looks very unnatural and I can see some lighter outline around his body. It also doesn’t look like that is his hand. Don’t worry the sun haven’t spoiled this too… yet

    • Pats86

      April 16th, 2017 - 1:55pm

      Dr RevWho, you get the bad rep for giving us the Beatles in the first place lol. More overrated than Moffat and that’s saying something.

    • Anonymous

      April 16th, 2017 - 5:10pm

      Take that not just with a pinch, but with a bucket of salt. The Sun always make things up, the picture is easily photoshopped and he has been one of the bookies’ favourites for quite a while due to him having recently left another popular BBC show.
      It’s just clickbait, plain and simple.

    • Doctor Stu

      April 16th, 2017 - 6:29pm

      The sun could tell me the sky’s blue and I wanted believe it

    • cc

      April 16th, 2017 - 7:42pm

      Ive seen the image of “Kris” in the Tardis, 100% photpshopped.

    • Carly Bountabille

      April 17th, 2017 - 3:35pm

      This is 100% true and we will see 2 doctors versus 2 masters

  • cc

    April 15th, 2017 - 10:01pm

    Looks better than The Pilot

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  • Doctor Stu

    April 15th, 2017 - 9:58pm

    This one looks cool and Ralph Little’s in it so….yay

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  • The Dalek Whovian

    April 15th, 2017 - 9:29pm

    This looks so much better than In The Forest of the Night, it just shows how writers can always create good stories

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  • Koquillian

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:37pm

    has anyone else listened to ‘The Yes Men’ audio by Big Finish because this story seems remarkably similar.

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    • rebledude

      April 15th, 2017 - 9:07pm

      I haven’t actually listened to that yet but I do own it so I shall make it my mission and I’ll get back to you

    • rebledude

      April 15th, 2017 - 11:28pm

      I just listened to it there and I understand where you’re coming from with the similarities. It’s a very good story too plenty of twists to keep me on edge until the end

    • Koquillian

      April 16th, 2017 - 11:11am

      Yes it is a great story, hopefully this TV episode will be just as good!

  • prototype dalek

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:23pm

    I’m looking forward to this one, especially if they do it well

    Reply

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