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April 15th, 2017 133 comments

What did You Think of Series 10 Episode 1 The Pilot?

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

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill.

A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across time and space.

Bill’s mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined – but who is the Doctor, and what is his secret mission with Nardole on Earth?

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

Written by Steven Moffat

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).


  • Tim M

    April 16th, 2017 - 1:45am

    Very good episode. Had a slow start, but the pace picked up when Nardole showed up, and it didn’t let up. Nice to see the Movellans again, if only briefly. Overall I’d give ‘The Pilot’ episode 8/10.

  • Dr RevWho

    April 16th, 2017 - 1:06am

    It was alright in my opinion. The relationship between Bill and Heather was too rushed to leave any real emotional impact on me at the end, and I didn’t think it was clear enough what the puddle thing actually was, or what its motives were, but I did on the whole quite like Bill as a companion (head-and-shoulders above Clara thus far – it is SO refreshing to see the Doctor take on a companion just because he likes her and not because of some massive conspiracy surrounding her (so far)) and I really enjoyed Capaldi’s performance (as usual). Also, was it just me, or did it really feel like Nardole was an after-thought in this episode? That’s the impression I got because I could so easily see this episode playing out without him. Furthermore, the score really bugged me in this episode, and I can’t help but feel that Murray Gold (despite having done great work for the show in the past) is beginning to outstay his welcome. Overall it was OK. Could have been better, but could have been worse.

  • The Surgeon

    April 16th, 2017 - 12:29am

    Much much better than I expected. Thought Nardole was exactly what was needed for Capaldi’s Doctor. Adored Series 9 to bits but if this is the kind of feel for Series 10 then I could be in for a new favourite. Pearl Mackie looks an inspired piece of casting

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    April 15th, 2017 - 11:26pm

    I like how the whole episode acted as sort of a guide for beginners, except when the Daleks came in, they just expect people to know them


    April 15th, 2017 - 11:15pm

    The actual episode I think was meh – but Bill made it! I quite liked her, she was just so normal
    The Master returning was like OOOOOOHHHH!!

  • Anonymous

    April 15th, 2017 - 11:08pm


  • The decider

    April 15th, 2017 - 11:00pm

    That was intense, I thought that the water girl was either going to be a dalek agent or one of those martian water creatures from the waters of mars but then it ends up being something even creepier and mind blowing. Moffat had us all looking in the wrong direction, this time in a good way. The woman said EXTERMINATE so it was a clever piece of plot misinformation. This is one very creepy, charasmatic and trippy episode. This could mean doctor who is getting it’s grove back! I sincerely hope that the final episode “the doctor falls” actually means just that and not ends up being as silly as the season 7 finale “the name of the doctor” which skirted round the fact and bailed on the concept. Peter was regenerating in the trailer so I think we may be getting the real deal this time. Also, I hope john simms master kills off missy; she’s too annoying and too noisy to be a master. Stop changing character genders!

  • Nigel M

    April 15th, 2017 - 10:57pm

    So two questions…

    What (or who) is in the vault ?

    Is that the Doctor in the mirror in the photo of Bill’s mum ?


      April 15th, 2017 - 11:09pm

      I believe we will find out about The Vault later on in the series.

      And yes that is the Doctor, it looks like he went back in time (after Bill said that there weren’t many photos of her mum), just to take a photo for Bill in the future. Thats why the rug was under the TARDIS later

  • Exterminator

    April 15th, 2017 - 9:57pm

    Now that was so worth the long wait. Peter capaldi was just brilliant and I love bill. I can’t wait for the rest of the series.

  • Jordan Scott

    April 15th, 2017 - 9:45pm

    As I predicted, Doctor Who is BACK! This series has had great vibes since the very first teasers!

  • The Dalek Whovian

    April 15th, 2017 - 9:24pm

    This is the best Doctor Who episode I’ve seen in a while. It was just so fun. I feel like Doctor Who is Doctor Who again, and now everyone can enjoy it. New and Old fans because the series now has the perfect tone, has characters everyone can like and stories that have a more Sci-Fi feel. This series is going to be amazing

    • Robert

      April 15th, 2017 - 9:33pm

      I agree – I noticed a more traditional approach, a nice clear storyline with obvious menace and enough frightening moments to keep you watching. Hopefully this will maintained throughout the full series. Looks like it could the best so far 🙂

  • r1ch1e

    April 15th, 2017 - 9:06pm

    Wonderful television! Peter Capaldi is at his very best here and Pearl Mackie is so charming and fantastic as Bill. I am now even sadder that Capaldi is leaving so soon. It feels like we are being denied one of the very best TARDIS teams ever.
    Roll on next week!

    Well done to everyone involved in tonight’s episode! Be very proud of yourselves!!

  • Pats86

    April 15th, 2017 - 9:03pm

    Better without Clara, reasonable opener let’s see how it goes in the coming weeks?

  • Dalekparadigm2

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:52pm

    Well it was definitely a new episode. Sets up a lot of the series ahead. The watery thing was quite tame which makes for a change – thought there was meant to be an exclusive spoiler though…

    • booboo

      April 15th, 2017 - 8:54pm

      It was originally John Simm at the end of the trailer

    • Anonymous

      April 15th, 2017 - 9:30pm

      He was at the end of the trailer?

    • booboo

      April 15th, 2017 - 9:33pm

      Oh yes

    • The Dalek Whovian

      April 15th, 2017 - 9:37pm

      And he has a goatee again

    • Olliander Woods

      April 15th, 2017 - 11:31pm

      there has to be a goatee appreciation society somewhere…

    • Simon W

      April 16th, 2017 - 12:13am

      it was meant to be but the SUN spoiled it by saying that he was coming back as the master. So the BBC had to conform it. Don’t you think (to me this is) that the master is looking a lot like the Roger Dilgeldo master with the goatee and all that.

    • Dr RevWho

      April 16th, 2017 - 12:58am

      Anyone else think he looks a bit like Simon Pegg?

  • The Other

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:50pm

    Brilliant! Bill and Nardole were enjoyable and the editing style was fresh and fun! Peter was of course fantastic! Overall this felt like it had a lot more time and effort put into it then some recent Stories.

  • Part Gollum Part Time Lord

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:40pm

    Yeah, it was fine to serve as a series opener to gain new audiences, felt nardole was unnecessary here though and some bits were slightly cringy. However, the rest of the series looks brilliant!

    • Anonymous

      April 16th, 2017 - 1:35am

      What would you know you like lord of the rings

  • Mr. J

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:36pm

    Fresh, straight-forward, exciting and interesting throughout! Loved it! Just wanted it to be longer! Good performances all round! Keep it like this!

  • daleksean

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:36pm

    It was a great episode but I found myself cringing everytime Nardole was in a scene. He has to be the worst companion ever in my opinion.

  • techruyc

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:31pm

    It was actually really good.

  • Mr Schnibbley

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:25pm

    So much better without Clara

  • Daveywaveychipsngravy

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:22pm

    First time I’ve enjoyed a series opener for years! A plus

  • Jojobings

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:21pm

    Very enjoyable!

  • prototype dalek

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:19pm

    Loved it, really good how they did it! Back to 2005-2010 ways!

  • Thomas Meehan

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:18pm

    I loved it! I haven’t enjoyed the show with Series 6, 7 & 9 but 10 will be an AMAZING series!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:16pm

    That was pretty good! It felt fresh and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of the Doctor, Bill and Nardole.

    So…what’s in the vault?

  • WFK DVD Collector 17

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:15pm

    A step in the right direction. Hope it continues!

  • Doctor Stu

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:15pm

    I loved it, I haven’t enjoyed doctor who like for a long time, tiny cringes here and there at Nardole and ‘bye heather’ but it was very good overall.

  • Simon W

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:15pm

    It was brilliant. I think the best in years from Moffat.

  • Mr sandman

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:12pm

    Really enjoyed it, I like Bill already

  • The Silent Silent

    April 15th, 2017 - 8:11pm

    AMAZING !!!


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