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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).



  • The Dalek Whovian

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:37pm

    Tell that to Roman Club

  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Doctor Who Insider

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:12pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 17th, 2017 - 8:01pm

    Sorry, *Cybermen*

  • 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

  • Whorules

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:57pm

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

  • 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!

  • 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?!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Matt Parker

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:36pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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… 🙁

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:31pm

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

  • Anonymous

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:31pm

    The next time trailer also looks so good

  • 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?

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    June 17th, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Such a good story

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