By Steven Moffat
“What you are standing in is a technological marvel. It is science beyond magic. This is the gateway to everything that ever was, or ever can be.”
It’s been over a year since we had a full series of Doctor Who and about 3 ½ months since the last time we had a brand new episode to watch. So it’s been a while since Doctor Who fans have something new to talk about. Or in true Doctor Who fandom complain about a lot or love it way too much. The Pilot is the first episode of series 10 of Doctor Who and it is also the first story of the last series that will star Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. I’m a little bit saddened by this as I’ve really enjoyed Peter Capaldi’s performance as the Doctor and in The Pilot he gives us another one of his great performances. I guess we’ll have to enjoy it while we can before the new person takes over.
So far I’m not a big fan of Nardole. This character I’m finding to be really annoying. Matt Lucas is at times way over the top. Too much for my liking but hopefully he isn’t as annoying in the stories yet to come. One question I have is why is Nardole squeaking like a robot? He only did it one time in the story in the beginning but later on he didn’t and he definitely didn’t do that in the Christmas Special. I’m sure we will find out at some point in the new series.
The Pilot was a pretty good story that introduced the new companion and the show really felt fresh and new again. After watching The Pilot it gave me hope that this series will be good and different and for once it felt like Doctor Who with a proper Doctor and Companion relationship unlike what we had previously with Clara.
Grade A –