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June 3rd, 2017 50 comments

Series 10 Episode 9 Empress Of Mars Sat 10th June 7.15pm

Empress Of Mars. Written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Wayne Yip.

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole arrive on Mars, and find themselves in an impossible conflict between Ice Warriors… and Victorian soldiers.

As the Martian hive awakens around them, the Doctor faces a unique dilemma – this time the humans, not the Ice Warriors are the invaders. When Earth is invading Mars, whose side is he on?

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas.


  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 5th, 2017 - 8:28am

    Sounds like a good idea for a DVD box set.

  • Jordan Scott

    June 5th, 2017 - 1:29am

    I love how there’s a sort of “of mars” trilogy now,
    Pyramid of Mars
    The Waters of Mars
    Empress of Mars

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 4th, 2017 - 10:56pm

    Probably just a small scene at the end to keep the plot arc going or something similar.

  • Eluma Narty

    June 4th, 2017 - 10:51pm

    The BBC official site has the cast line up and it includes Michelle Gomez as Missy.

    Didnt think she was in it again until 11/12

  • Oliver Smith

    June 4th, 2017 - 10:46pm

    What a very nice thing to say on a popular site like this…. its a shame the Doctor is fictional, as im sure if he was real he would do his best to sort our world out.

  • Whorules

    June 4th, 2017 - 8:20pm

    Yes the ice warriors live in hives, a storyline established in the Virgin novels 20 odd years ago.

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2017 - 8:06pm

    Cman1O1Dalek: The ice warriors have a Hive?!

  • Alex Who?

    June 4th, 2017 - 7:19pm

    Love the Ice Warriors!

  • Whorules

    June 4th, 2017 - 6:11pm

    The ice warriors never really had their own music. Besides which in classic who the original cybermen music was used both before and after tenth planet for other stories. If I remember rightly it was in the space museum and I’m sure it was earlier as well. To echo other thoughts as well I think considering the London events of last night what music is used on a TV show is hardly any important matter. My thoughts to those who have suffered in London and Manchester…

  • prototype dalek

    June 4th, 2017 - 2:54pm

    Or it could have just been used for the trailer?

  • CG

    June 4th, 2017 - 1:37pm

    That annoyed the hell out of me – unless the Ice Warriors have something to do with the cybermen I will be annoyed to the max for using their music!!!

  • Simon W

    June 4th, 2017 - 12:53pm

    Well Said.

  • prototype dalek

    June 4th, 2017 - 12:51pm

    Well said r1ch1e, so sad for another incident to happen like this

  • Doctorfan

    June 4th, 2017 - 9:45am

    What news!!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 4th, 2017 - 9:14am

    I liked Cold War as well. It’s hardly a classic but I enjoyed watching it.

  • The Surgeon

    June 4th, 2017 - 9:08am

    Cold War wasn’t bad, was it? I thought it was really good.

  • The Surgeon

    June 4th, 2017 - 9:08am

    Well said

  • prototype dalek

    June 4th, 2017 - 8:23am

    Just watched the trailer and again and that is a bit strange. But does seem to work though

  • r1ch1e

    June 4th, 2017 - 7:37am

    I’m sorry that this comment has nothing to do with the episode at all.
    But having seen the news today I just want to wish that everyone in the Whovian community be vigilant and stay safe wherever you are.
    God bless this world of ours!

  • r1ch1e

    June 4th, 2017 - 6:07am

    Yes I thought that was wierd aswell

  • The Doctor Will See You Now

    June 4th, 2017 - 4:58am

    I certainly hope this episode is better than the only other Ice Warrior episode of revived Doctor Who. Cold War ranks as one of my least favourite Doctor Who episodes ever.

  • daleksean

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:31pm

    Did anyone else notice on the next time trailer that the music used is the Cybermen music

  • r1ch1e

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:20pm

    She does sound similar but I don’t remember Sarah Parish being announced on the guest cast for the series.

  • Eluma Narty

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:11pm

    Hope this is better than the 3 parter.

  • prototype dalek

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:10pm

    I think this will be the first time we will see the Ice warriors of Mars on Mars

  • Judooning

    June 3rd, 2017 - 10:09pm

    The Empress of the Ice Warriors sounded a lot like the Empress of the Racnoss. Is it the same actress?

  • The Dalek Whovian

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:38pm

    Finally everyone’s favourite Martians are back. The mythology of the Ice Warriors is so interesting and it looks like this episode will explore that.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:13pm

    I also love the Ice Warriors! It looks like Mark Gatiss is exploring new aspects of Ice Warrior life in Empress of Mars so that will hopefully be interesting to see.

  • r1ch1e

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:41pm

    This looks Mad! In a good way of course! I don’t want to seem critical of the past few episodes because I have really enjoyed them in the most part but I will be glad to see a return to the single episode format again next week.
    And I LOVE the Ice Warriors, always did as a lad!

  • prototype dalek

    June 3rd, 2017 - 8:36pm

    I CANT WAIT!!!!!!

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