The first episode of Doctor Who Series 10 has aired around the world – find out where to watch in your area here – and the reviews are in!
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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”
Digital Spy – read the full review here.
“Pearl Mackie is ‘mesmerising’” 5/5
Geek Syndicate – read the full review here.
“… keep an eye on Pearl Mackie. Doctor Who, not for the first time, has unearthed a real talent here.”
Den Of Geek – read the full review here.
“Capaldi is even more magnetic than usual and Pearl Mackie is instantly winning as Bill. Jaws will drop!”
Radio Times – read the full review here.
“Capaldi back to his charismatic best”
The Telegraph – read the full review here.
“… excellent start to series ten.” 8/10
Flickering Myth – read the full review here.
“‘The Pilot’ is a fun, lightweight excursion for the Doctor that establishes a new dynamic for him and new companions.”
IGN – read the full review here.
“very reminiscent of 1970s Who – and that’s a good thing.”
Metro – read the full review here.
“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).”
CNET – read the full review here.
“A punchy outing that covers all the bases”
The Mirror – read the full review here.
Watch what writer Steven Moffat and actress Pearl Mackie had to say about Doctor Who, The Pilot here.