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April 15th, 2017 59 comments

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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

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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).



  • Anonymous

    May 4th, 2017 - 12:06am

    Cman1O1Dalek: I was thinking of a Classic Killbot story with this one…


    -Protector 1

  • 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!

  • D0CT0R WH0

    April 22nd, 2017 - 7:01pm

    20 minutes

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 1:56pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2017 - 7:02am

    Ummm… what?

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2017 - 5:58am

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The Living Shadow

    April 18th, 2017 - 7:30pm

    I hope so

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2017 - 12:15pm

    Do you think its true?

  • booboo

    April 18th, 2017 - 12:00pm

    no only the rumours

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2017 - 11:55am

    Boo boo have you heard about the capaldi final

  • 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.

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