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June 17th, 2017 74 comments

What did You Think of The Eaters Of Light ?

Now that the Tenth episode of series 10 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.

A long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine.

But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…












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).




74 comments

  • Spamella

    June 18th, 2017 - 4:51pm

    I liked this episode very much the soldiers and the barbarians determined at the end of the episode to keep the alien creature from destroying earth and the universe by going through the portal. Both Missy and Nardole was on top form in their roles. I cannot wait to see next weeks episode with the cybermen and John Simm as the Master

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  • Pats86

    June 18th, 2017 - 4:35pm

    It was OK I’ve watched it twice now and I am going to miss Capaldi’s Doctor the potential he could have had under a different showrunner is of course left to the imagination.
    The last few minutes in the TARDIS was interesting for sure, I look forward to next week with some trepidation, been here before with built up excitement only to be left totally deflated afterwards season nines final the prime example, after Heaven Sent which was superb and everything that followed the week after had me wondering if I could really continue watching? I have obviously, with light at the end of the tunnel after Moffat confirmed he was to step down.
    This season including this episode has not been a classic in any way but it has improved on the last few seasons, but Simm’s Master is back next week and I can’t wait to see him.

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  • 1994

    June 18th, 2017 - 1:33pm

    That was…challenging.

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  • The Living Shadow

    June 18th, 2017 - 12:06pm

    Enjoyed this one very much, nothing groundbreaking, but it didn’t need to be!

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  • Random Critic

    June 18th, 2017 - 11:27am

    From the number of times I checked a clock while watching this, this was a fairly throw away episode compared to many others from previous weeks that had more interesting characters.
    The locals here got preached to a bunch of times by the Doctor, and when it wasn’t too dark to see anything, nothing really interesting was happening anyway.

    I preferred it when the Doctor didn’t care; for someone as old as him, it made some sense. This current superiority complex and grandstanding from him and his companions is just so tiresome. Almost as if anyone that isn’t a member of the TARDIS club is automatically painted as being “primitive” in some way.

    Missy doing TARDIS maintenance, or pretty much anything, sounds like an interesting idea. Why not give her more screen time?

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    • Exterminator

      June 18th, 2017 - 4:31pm

      I agree they should’ve given Missy more screen time. I’m glad she’s finally unleashed in the last 2 episodes.

  • Tim M

    June 18th, 2017 - 10:32am

    Overnight figures are in…and it’s a landmark of sorts for Doctor Who. It’s the lowest overnight rating for Doctor Who EVER! 2.89 million. The sunny weather was clearly a factor. But I’ve always felt Doctor Who should be on when the evenings are dark. I wouldn’t mind there being no Doctor Who next year, and launching the ‘brand new’ Chibnall version of Doctor Who in January 2019.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 18th, 2017 - 10:53am

      Wow, you were pretty close with your 2.8 million estimate then. That is indeed very low for Doctor Who. Well, as you said, lowest ever overnight rating. I really hope these last 3 episodes (2-part finale and Christmas) get more viewers.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 18th, 2017 - 10:55am

      And, following that, Chibnall’s reboot of course. Good luck to him and whoever has been chosen as the next Doctor.

    • The Outcast

      June 18th, 2017 - 11:15am

      I hope we find out who it is on the 1st of July (2nd for me tho) in the episode ‘The Doctor Falls’. Be nice for the BBC to finally leave the announcement of the next actor till the Regeneration happens in the show, then publicise the hell out of it. Hey, they can even include the Regeneration clip.

  • Anonymous

    June 18th, 2017 - 9:39am

    Never got on with the 12th. Doctor at all, but this current series I’m actually starting to warm to him & on the whole this Season 10 has had some cracking stories going on. How unfortunate that this all end’s at Christmas.

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  • D0CT0R WH0

    June 18th, 2017 - 8:36am

    7/10

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  • 47

    June 18th, 2017 - 8:36am

    For me, I thought this was a very good episode, enjoyable stories and the characters (bar one) all allowed the story to pass through them and be part of the greater whole.

    The bar one is Nardole… Insufferable and terribly acted. Every scene is mindless clutter and noise, and totally detracting to the piece. No excuses for it, and I just stop paying attention when that blight is on… URRGGH !!
    It just seems that Moffat is intent on horrible companions …. and a shame, especially in this series. I was very dubious on the introduction mini-ep for Bill, but, pleased to say, I was wrong on my initial impressions, so why waste time on Nardole/Lucas… If the series needs a counter balance to the Doctor, surely they could have done better… ?

    To end on a positive, a good story, that would be suitable for most Doctor’s to have been in.

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  • Tim M

    June 18th, 2017 - 12:25am

    I could imagine the 4th Doctor, Sarah and Harry could have been in ‘The Eaters of Light’. It’s certainly one of those stories that any number of Doctor/Companion team ups could have been featured. It’s a story suitable from any era.

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    • prototype dalek

      June 18th, 2017 - 10:17am

      Bit like the Sontaran Experiment

  • Doctor Stu

    June 17th, 2017 - 11:07pm

    So erm………….. the ravens were talking

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  • When The Doctor Was Me

    June 17th, 2017 - 10:14pm

    Good but nothing amazed me. But still a nice filler for the series and a decent down time episode before the finale. 5/10

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  • Doctor no more

    June 17th, 2017 - 9:54pm

    Utter tripe. Very boring and never got going. On that note let’s just hope there’s something pulled out of the bag next week with the brilliant John simm back which I am looking forward to.

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  • DOCTORDREDD67

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:40pm

    Am I the only one wondering what the crows/ravens were saying at the end>>>>was it Cara or CLARA ?????

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    • Tim M

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:55pm

      I hope it wasn’t Clara. Her coming back again or even mentioned again, is worse than reoccurring burps.

    • Techruyc

      June 17th, 2017 - 9:39pm

      *Shudders

    • Doctor Stu

      June 17th, 2017 - 11:05pm

      Kar the name of the gatekeeper. So they were making generic crow noises as in ‘kar, kar, kar,

  • DannyTheNerd

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:34pm

    Not bad. I’d give it 7.5/10. I also noticed the guy who play Bala-Tik who was in The Force Awakens played one of the romans in this episode

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    • The Dalek Whovian

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:37pm

      Tell that to Roman Club

    • Doctor Stu

      June 17th, 2017 - 11:05pm

      Dalek Whovian I LOVE this comment XD

    • DannyTheNerd

      June 18th, 2017 - 5:40pm

      Tasu Leech. Good to see you!

  • Anonymous

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:30pm

    I agree with The Surgeon. I texted friends within moments of this finishing saying I thought it was the best episode of the modern series. A brilliant classic feel with no magic fixes by the sonic just to meet the epusode end time. Loved it. Maybe it’s an age thing…in which case…I’m getting old…

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  • The Dalek Whovian

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:15pm

    It was good, it almost had a classic series feel. Properly due to the writer. It was a decent episode.

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  • Harold Saxon

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:01pm

    Can’t wait to see the doctors reaction when he sees the Master ! I wonder ! And the cybermen ! Why did the crow say the doctors and master’s names?

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  • Whorules

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:57pm

    Brilliant, don’t care what anyone thinks about it, I loved it

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:02pm

      Honestly, good for you. I mean that. 🙂 Other opinions shouldn’t detract from your own personal enjoyment of the episode.

    • Whorules

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:29pm

      I’m always explaining to my nephews and neices about the importance of knowing your own mind. Just because someone dislikes something doesn’t mean you have to not like it. I got one nephew into old black and white monster movies, King Kong (1933 original), beast from 20,000 fathoms, them, thing from another world, and he’s hooked, even though most of his friends cannot understand that just because something is in black and white doesn’t automatically mean it’s rubbish. Another nephew now reads a wide range of books (crime, sf, horror, thriller, fantasy and I even got him some old westerns)and not just the teen vampire stuff his friends Read! All that counts is if you like something, that’s it, as simple as that.

    • Pats86

      June 18th, 2017 - 4:39pm

      Works both ways Whorules as well, if you don’t like something say so and don’t be afraid to be different when you speak up for what you believe.

  • r1ch1e

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:46pm

    I didn’t hate it, I just didn’t love it as much as some other episodes! Those ravens did leave me wondering why they were saying the Doctor and the Masters names!

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  • The Surgeon

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:41pm

    I’m surprised at the mediocrity this has received. For me, that was the best episode of the modern series. Absolutely loved the whole thing.

    TP: 4.8
    S: 4.2
    TI: 4.9
    KK: 3.8
    O: 3.0
    E: 4.7
    TPATEOTW: 4.8
    TLOTL: 2.4
    EOM: 4.5
    TEOL: 5.0

    Absolutely stellar series

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    • Jordan Scott

      June 17th, 2017 - 7:54pm

      I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinions but how can you claim that this is the best of the modern series?!

    • prototype dalek

      June 17th, 2017 - 7:59pm

      Everyone has their own personal favourite Modern Doctor who, and The Surgeon thinks that is tonight’s episode is the best. Mine is The Stolen Earth/Journeys End, though their are a lot of close seconds

    • Doctor Who Insider

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:12pm

      My favourite of the modern series is either Heaven Sent or Oxygen

    • Jordan Scott

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:26pm

      My favourite is also The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End. It just seems a bit of a stretch calling it the best of the modern series when there are other episodes that are mind-blowingly good, but if that’s what you think then that’s fine I suppose.

    • Tim M

      June 18th, 2017 - 12:20am

      My favourite of the modern series is Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways. But that is partly because the 9th Doctor is my favourite Doctor since the shows reboot, it’s certainly the best finale for any of the 21st Century Doctors, and it’s such a brilliantly written and acted adventure.

    • The Outcast

      June 18th, 2017 - 11:07am

      Mines probably Heaven Sent, tho I can’t be certain.

    • DannyTheNerd

      June 18th, 2017 - 5:41pm

      @The Outcast I have got to agree with you there, Heaven Sent is an absloute masterpiece. Its my favourite Doctor Who episode from classics and new who

    • The Surgeon

      June 18th, 2017 - 9:02pm

      I get you, Heaven Sent is a masterpiece. Don’t like Oxygen too much. This one though? Maybe it was down to sentimental reasons, with it being Rona and all, but I guess that this was absolute masterclass in writing. Beautiful

  • D0CT0R WH0

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:40pm

    A good story from the classic writer. Great monster, romans and the crow saying MASTER!? A good episode.
    The eaters of light 7/10

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  • Tim M

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:36pm

    Not a classic, nor a terrible story, but a decent story worthy of 7/10. Acting was varied in quality, the story was interesting, and overall the whole thing held together relatively well. Slow to develop but more than watchable. The next time trailer looked good. Looking forward more to the return of Mondas than John Simm’s Master though.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 17th, 2017 - 7:55pm

      Yeah, I pretty much agree with that review of the episode. Nothing special but entertaining enough.
      Though I am really looking forward to both John Simm’s Master and Mondas/the Mondasian Cyberman!

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:01pm

      Sorry, *Cybermen*

    • The Outcast

      June 18th, 2017 - 11:09am

      Oh yeah, I didn’t realise Mondas (nearly said Moffat) was in this story. How on Earth will that work? So many questions, hopefully a lot of answers.

  • Jordan Scott

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:34pm

    Really didn’t like that to be honest, why does there have to be at least one terrible episode in each series? It was going so well… 🙁

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    • Matt Parker

      June 17th, 2017 - 7:36pm

      There’s been at least one….and they had monks in them!

    • Jordan Scott

      June 17th, 2017 - 7:51pm

      I liked the Monk episodes, they weren’t absolutely amazing but they were entertaining. This is the first one I’ve actually disliked, which is a shame because “Empress of Mars” is my favourite so far and I was hoping the episodes would get better as the series went on.

    • Anonymous

      June 17th, 2017 - 8:19pm

      I hate to be a person who says “you’re wrong” but honestly i dont see how you could hate it. If anything the monk episodes were atrocious compared to this ep

    • Jordan Scott

      June 17th, 2017 - 9:33pm

      I don’t hate it, I just found it uninteresting and not very entertaining at all – which is the opposite of what an episode should be. The only bit I really enjoyed watching was the Missy scene at the end and the next time trailer.

    • Techruyc

      June 17th, 2017 - 9:44pm

      Yes, I agree

    • Techruyc

      June 17th, 2017 - 9:51pm

      @Anonymous I think its terribly smug to simply say ‘you’re wrong’ everybody has there own opinion. I’m sure yours is not definitive.

    • The Outcast

      June 18th, 2017 - 11:10am

      The only episode I don’t like is episode 8 because it didn’t tie in well with the other parts. I think that one was a 4/10 for me.

    • Weeping Angel

      June 18th, 2017 - 3:18pm

      I didnt particually like it either, probably one that i will forget about in a few weeks. I thought thin ice was really bad. Basically The Beast Below without the best part: The Smilers

  • Matt Parker

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:34pm

    What a fabulous episode, but the Doctor was in a bad mood wasn’t he…….! Seemingly annoyed by all and sundry I’m quite pleased he didn’t get his own way…….it feels he was responsible for the gatekeeper sacrificing herself. Next week is the one we’ve all been waiting for, but am I the only one annoyed they are called ‘Mondasian Cybermen’. It’s like Star Wars is now called A New Hope…..surely they’re just Cybermen?? Anyway, a lovely historical adventure and I loved the scene where the girl visiting in the present time heard the music…a lovely moment.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 17th, 2017 - 7:39pm

      Well, we’ve also seen Cybermen from Telos and from a parallel universe. While not strictly necessary, Mondasian Cybermen is accurate.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:33pm

    Decent. Nothing special really, but I liked it. The thing is, it’s actually the last few minutes setting up the next episode that I enjoyed the most.

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  • Anonymous

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:31pm

    The next time trailer also looks so good

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  • Weeping Angel

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:30pm

    I thought it was ok, but I don’t get why the creatures wouldnt come back after the roman armys lifespan? I thought that was the reason why the doctor wanted to go in?

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    • Anonymous

      June 17th, 2017 - 7:31pm

      But seconds in there was years in our time, hence why they haven’t returned

    • Doctor Stu

      June 21st, 2017 - 11:47pm

      Seconds in there were two days of earth time

  • prototype dalek

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Personally, i thought it was quite good and not such a quick ending as others so quite pleased with that

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  • Anonymous

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Such a good story

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