Doctor Who: Season 10 (2016 - 2017)


Season 10
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Peter Capaldi's darkest wit shines in his final season as Doctor Who thanks to the newest foil and friend, Bill Potts.



Critic Ratings: 13


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Air date: Apr 15, 2017

In the season premiere, two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill Potts and a chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a chase across time and space.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2017

The Doctor takes Bill to a spectacular city on a distant planet, but find it bare of colonists.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2017

A Frost Fair begins, but revelers begin disappearing beneath the Thames, and Bill and the Doctor try to intervene.

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Air date: May 6, 2017

A sinister landlord shows Bill and her friends a seemingly perfect house-share, but things are not as perfect as they seem.

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Air date: May 13, 2017

The Doctor and his crew get stuck in a spaceship and battle killer spacesuits.

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Air date: May 20, 2017

In the Vatican's secret library there is a book known only as "The Veritas." Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and only the Doctor can stop the danger from spreading.

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Air date: May 27, 2017

An "ancient" pyramid appears overnight and a countdown to the world's destruction begins as three opposing armies prepare to attack each other.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2017

Bill and Nardole must embark on a deadly mission to rescue the Doctor.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2017

"God save the Queen" has been scrawled on the surface of Mars. What are Victorians doing on the home of the Ice Warriors? And what will they find beneath the Martian soil?

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Air date: Jun 17, 2017

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole are led into a battle that could cast humanity into the dark.

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The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) returns for the 10th season of this sci-fi television show, now accompanied by Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and the returning Nardole (Matt Lucas). Together, the trio will visit exotic locations and time periods, such as Scotland in the 2nd century, the Roman Empire and even the distant future, in one of Earth's first colonized planets. Plus, the Doctor poses as a university teacher, while he guards the vault holding Missy (Michelle Gomez).

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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 10

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

Capaldi, we now know, will go out all arms blazing and protesting his head off.

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Showrunner Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi have stepped up their game for their last trip in the Tardis.

Jun 28, 2017 | Full Review…
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For many, TV drama will never be the same.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Mackie is an energetic and enjoyable addition to the show, and her down-to-Earth character brings a healthy skepticism to all things Doctor-related.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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The most cherishable thing about the girl called Bill is that she pricks the Doctor's self-regard, which is about goddamned time.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Pearl Mackie's Bill occasionally falls victim to Moffat's tendency to hammer a point home, but she's probably the most human companion since Donna Noble (or perhaps Rory).

Apr 16, 2017 | Full Review…

I like Capaldi in the role, his dark Scottish humor; I like that he's an older Doctor, in the early tradition of the show.

Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…

We have seen very good female characters in the series and it may be the cornerstone that 'Doctor Who' needs to grow even more in years to come. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Taken in full, "The Pilot" was less than the sum of its parts.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The point, we think, isn't that the show is too dark; it's that it's too repetitive in its modern form.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, The Pilot is a good episode, and a very encouraging start to the new series as a simple companion-introductory episode.

Dec 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With Mackie's Bill and Lucas' lovable cyborg Nardole on board, Capaldi's final season in the TARDIS has the chance to start fresh ... that's the true beauty of Doctor Who. And we can't wait to see where the show takes us next.

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 10

  • Jul 14, 2020
    This is a fantastic series of television, i love season 10!!!!!!!! Capaldi is at his best, Mackie is exciting and Lucas is actually hilarious.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Two excellent companions and Capaldi at his best
  • May 10, 2020
    While the storyline throughout seasons 9 and 10 isn't as engaging and characters' stories aren't as deep as the Matt Smith era, it's not as terrible as the new seasons with the new writers. Still maintains the spirit of Doctor Who. Seasons 11 and 12 have just lost it though...
  • May 07, 2020
    This is probably the weakest of the three series that Capaldi spearheaded, however that does not mean it was bad because I still enjoyed myself watching it, very much liked the relationship building between the Doctor, Bill, Nardole and Missy, each character brought a different element to the team, and another absolute stinger of a twist hit us hard in the penultimate episode. Capaldi showed once again why he was cast as the Doctor, brilliant as ever, elevating some of the questionable writing to make it more than passable, and Pearl Mackie was a wonderful new face to discover, underrated actress in my opinion. Definitely worth watching this series, there are plenty of intriguing (albeit, at times, convoluted) plots, and just enough fan service to keep die hard Whovians glued to the screen.
  • Mar 20, 2020
    Peter Capaldi was my favourite Doctor. I miss you and Moffat so much...
  • Mar 14, 2020
    Missy is fantastic and saves the poor writing of this season that not even Peter Capaldi fine acting could save, Pearl Mackie is the worst companion since Noel Clarke. i would rather see the return of Noel Clarke then watch any more episode of Pearl Mackie. Lucky the pretty much kill her off in this season.
  • Mar 02, 2020
    Great actors good special effects, shame all ruined with terrible story lines and his companion was bad 👎. (But still much better then s11 and latest s12.)
  • Feb 29, 2020
    A fantastic series of Doctor Who, ending in one of the best two-parters the show has seen.
  • Feb 10, 2020
    A beautiful farewell to Capaldi and Mofatt. I prefer the ninth season, but this one is also very good
  • Jan 23, 2020
    crap. Dull, amateurish..... Of the Doctor Who series, this is worst I have EVER seen. Poor casting Dire writing, terrible plots, hopeless dialogue Chris Chibnall? hopeless show runner. Dear BBC this show needs to DIE. It's so bad, it's embarrassing. BBC shows, like The Detectorists, are EXCELLENT. They deserve awards. But this was not an accident It was well written and cast. Dr Who has a huge budget and it is being squandered. DEAR BBC, If you can't do decent show, SELL IT TO SOMEONE COMPETENT WRITERS AND WITH BETTER CAST. It is a FAIL. Kill it and dont let it die slowly on TV.

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