Read what the critics and fans had to say about The Pilot, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and Matt Lucas as Nardole, below.
“‘The Pilot' gives Steven Moffat's Who a shot in the arm”
“Pearl Mackie is ‘mesmerising’” 5/5
“… keep an eye on Pearl Mackie. Doctor Who, not for the first time, has unearthed a real talent here.”
“Capaldi is even more magnetic than usual and Pearl Mackie is instantly winning as Bill. Jaws will drop!”
“Capaldi back to his charismatic best”
“… excellent start to series ten.” 8/10
“‘The Pilot’ is a fun, lightweight excursion for the Doctor that establishes a new dynamic for him and new companions.”
“very reminiscent of 1970s Who – and that’s a good thing.”
“It's a pacy, lighthearted and (mostly) self-contained little story that deftly reiterates the core format of the show while firmly establishing the chemistry between the Doctor and Bill (and Nardole).”
“A punchy outing that covers all the bases”
Watch what writer Steven Moffat and actress Pearl Mackie had to say about Doctor Who, The Pilot here.