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April 22nd, 2017 61 comments

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What did You Think of Series 10 Episode 2 Smile?

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

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…

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).




    April 28th, 2017 - 5:25pm

    Oh yes Jennifer Hennessy

    Now I realise. I am actually quite upset that I didn’t recognise her sooner. I have her autograph. She is an amazing actress.

  • Doctor Stu

    April 27th, 2017 - 8:13pm

    If that question was for me I don’t know but the cast member they reused last week was Brannigans wife from Gridlock as Bill’s foster mother


    April 27th, 2017 - 4:53pm

    Who was it last week?

  • Doctor Stu

    April 26th, 2017 - 9:48pm

    They reused a cast member last week and now they’ve done it again this episode

  • Anonymous

    April 26th, 2017 - 7:05pm


  • Anonymous

    April 26th, 2017 - 6:34pm

    Yes, a lot of people knew when she was cast

  • Antonio Zambonini

    April 26th, 2017 - 3:01pm

    Anyone noticed the other woman at the start was ranis mum from sarah jane 🙂

  • Exterminator

    April 25th, 2017 - 12:10pm

    Ok episode, I liked the futuristic setting and the relationship between the Dr and Bill but I thought the robots that kill you if you’re not happy story was a bit silly.

    This episode is another example of where the show could be so much better if they just showed a bit of gore and blood when people die. This was like kids tv and I’d like it to be more adult. I know it’s a family show but it’s got to be scary otherwise you might as well put it on for kids after school.

    Make it scary, make it dark, make it good!

  • Borg

    April 25th, 2017 - 2:53am

    It was OK for my i didn’t really like the ending.

  • The Living Shadow

    April 24th, 2017 - 5:21pm

    A decent episode. A very solid, decent episode. Not the kind of decent episode that’s poorly written, with some good moments, or cool visuals, which redeem it a little, like we’ve been seeing a lot these days in Doctor Who. To me this was a genuinely solid, and well written decent episode!

  • J0k3r

    April 24th, 2017 - 7:04am


  • Alex Who?

    April 23rd, 2017 - 10:16pm

    This one didn’t work for me.

    Its a shame as Peter and Pearl are great together.

  • Whorules

    April 23rd, 2017 - 7:30pm

    The classic series often had the TARDIS whizzing through space

  • pats86

    April 23rd, 2017 - 7:27pm

    Makes no difference if anyone dies, with Moffat running the show no one actually dies anyway!
    Well no one significant anyhow….oh the pain I felt when Clara reappeared and lived on (in a fashion)

  • Doctor Stu

    April 23rd, 2017 - 4:55pm

    It looked so promising at the start I thought the episode might be quite dark but then the wheels fell off half way through and it never really recovered. bit like the entirety of series 9

  • The Surgeon

    April 23rd, 2017 - 3:34pm

    I don’t follow you. What’s to say the Tardis hadn’t landed in space, so to speak, so you can see it flying through physical space as well

  • Random Critic

    April 23rd, 2017 - 12:44pm

    Fields of wheat, as far as the eye can see, and what’s on the menu? Algae. Lol!

    Oh, and the TARDIS is doing that “whizzing through space” thing again. When it implies some kind of take-off or landing sequence, for something that just de-materializes or materializes, why even bother? The vortex at least made some kind of sense. They could have easily had a votex with a fuzzy image of the planet Earth in the distance. Instead, they explain what the TARDIS is one week, only to throw that in the bin the following week.

  • The Outcast

    April 23rd, 2017 - 9:44am

    The Hybrid was the worst arc in the entirety of Who history. Seriously, this show is called Doctor who, not Doctor we-know-everything-about-you. Somethings aren’t meant to be seen or told On-Screen. But the Moffat comes in with Clara and decides to have be the be-all and end-all of Doctor Who. NO!!! No one has the right to do that. Yeah, sure we’ve had Lungbarrow, be there is a massive debate on whether its canon or not and its an amazing and inventive story (apparently, I’ve not had the fortune to read it). Also Hell Bent’s reason for why the Doctor Who is really, really stupid and seriously under-whelming.

  • J0k3r

    April 23rd, 2017 - 8:44am

    In the good old moff tradition

  • r1ch1e

    April 23rd, 2017 - 7:35am

    Good Lord what a theory!! They could still be actually, cybermen to keep the human race going in some form

  • The Outcast

    April 23rd, 2017 - 2:50am

    He doesn’t seem to be in the next 2 episodes much either.

  • Dr RevWho

    April 23rd, 2017 - 1:53am

    Just a joke. I don’t actually think this episode encourages capitalism.
    As you can see, I liked the episode. I gave it 8/10.

  • catnip

    April 23rd, 2017 - 1:10am

    So the writer who came up with In The Forest of the Night wrote Smile as well? Where the hell was such a good story like Smile then when the abysmal former episode was made? Why give the lead role some enjoyable stories when they are departing?

  • The Moffat Paradox

    April 23rd, 2017 - 12:46am

    Thought this might be a more silly episode but I was pleasantly surprised.

  • Mick181

    April 23rd, 2017 - 12:18am

    Totally agree Tim, good idea leaving Nardole out of this one (except for a cameo) so that the chemestry between the Doc & Bill can develop.

  • Anonymous

    April 23rd, 2017 - 12:12am

    Nardole is in every episode.

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    April 22nd, 2017 - 11:21pm

    Anyone else think the engine was just a washing machine?

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    April 22nd, 2017 - 11:20pm

    Thought all those tombs were Cybermen for a minute, imagine that twist


    April 22nd, 2017 - 11:11pm

    I quite liked it, thought it was very Twilight Zone ish.

  • Spamella

    April 22nd, 2017 - 10:33pm

    This storyline had a lot of strong emotions between the Doctor and Bill and the robots was very good.

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