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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

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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

    June 23rd, 2017 - 11:11am

    Outlander (Excellent Sci-Fi movie) is what is being talked about in very much the same vein. NOT Outlander (The Time-Travel TV Series) which is completely different.

  • Doctor Stu

    June 21st, 2017 - 11:47pm

    Seconds in there were two days of earth time

  • Jordan Scott

    June 21st, 2017 - 3:42pm

    In retrospect I don’t think this was a terrible episode at all, just a good episode alongside some better ones making it not as good in comparison. People around me enjoyed it, it did feel like a classic episode and was very slow paced however there were good comedy moments from Nardole to keep it going!

  • The Outcast

    June 20th, 2017 - 10:37am

    What is Outlander? They talked about it on the After Show thing.

  • Pats86

    June 19th, 2017 - 7:20pm

    Doctor Stu, I couldn’t agree more. Nothing wrong with complaining if we didn’t some, would except any old dross that is churned out.

  • Obsie

    June 19th, 2017 - 5:31pm

    It just kept reminding me of Outlander so much, which itself is loosely based on Beowulf. I have no problem with the show having traits/elements of other sci-fi programmes and stories but to this extent it was intrusive and sat uncomfortably with me. The dialogue however was nippy and amusing along with Capaldi’s authority when chastising the Romans and the Scots, telling them to “grow up” as was Bill’s.

  • Doctor Stu

    June 18th, 2017 - 11:37pm

    I really hope Nardole doesn’t die, not because I like him just because it won’t have any emotional impact as he’s irritating and it would feel as if moffatt kept this annoying little android around just so he can be the easy one to kill off. As for criticizing, personally I long for an episode that I can enjoy as much as I enjoyed series 1-6 and that simply hasn’t happened yet. Doctor Who at the moment feels like an out of control wheelie bin racing down a hill that smashes into things and then regains control for a couple of seconds and then smashes some more things again and let’s everyone down. I did plan on this being a reply to your comment but it’s late and I’m tired and it’s turned into waffling so that’s something I suppose. I did like this episode I must admit, cringy bits here and there but great bits as well like Bill’s chat with the Romans “I think it’s sweet that you’re so restricted” I laughed hard and an episode without a rushed ending for once in what seems like ages. I think the dislike of moffatt for me is that he keeps letting us down and whenever I see something like he’s bringing back davros, bringing back missy, bringing osgood back to life (simply won’t let people die, I mean the man wrote a whole anniversary special on the time war and didn’t show the extermination of a single person) or bringing simm back I’m always hoping he won’t mess the characters up and ruin them for me and that’s not really what I want from Doctor Who I want to be excited for each week and let down rarely rather than let down each week and excited rarely. Ok I’m done I’m tired I don’t know how this ended up sounding. Disclaimer: sorry for the complaining.

  • Exterminator

    June 18th, 2017 - 10:06pm

    It was an ok episode, it didn’t blow me away or anything and at no point was I on the edge of my seat. I liked the story but the monsters were a bit naff, the way they trapped one by shining light on it was really bad considering they’re supposed to eat light!

    The doctor was a bit too keen to sacrifice himself forever in the portal which backs up my theory that he knows he’s dying from the moment he absorbed the death energy intended for Missy at her execution. That’s why he’s trying to make her good, so that she can replace him. Notice how concerned she was asking if he was alright at the end of empress of mars. She knows!

    Nardole was a bit too ‘little britain’ for me and I really don’t like the way he keeps bossing the Dr about and telling him off.

    The highlight was of course the end with Missy in the Tardis and her talking privately to the Dr. Can they really be friends again? She did kill Osgood don’t forget. I can’t wait for some more Missy madness next week.

  • 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

  • david A

    June 18th, 2017 - 7:50pm

    I don’t understand why people criticize all the time. Surely the reason we are on here is to celebrate our favourite progamme. On saying that, (I’m going to contradict myself now LOL) I have had more than a few gripes during the Moffat era. Mainly that you have to watch it more than 3 times to understand it which is a shame for the casual viewer. On saying that, I think this is the strongest season he has done by far. Capaldi has been superb and I just love Bill. Agree that Nardole is annoying but so was Adric (LOL look what happened to him!!!). I thought this story was a trip back to the Classic series and loved it. First time I cried near the end. Loving lines given to both Picts and Romans as they stepped into the portal. A simple story told well and just gorgeous direction and performances. Really looking forward to the last two stories. Cummon FANS support the show.

  • 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

  • DannyTheNerd

    June 18th, 2017 - 5:40pm

    Tasu Leech. Good to see you!

  • 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

  • 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.

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