Doctor Who - Season 10, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

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.


Peter Capaldi
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts

The Pilot Photos

Critic reviews for The Pilot

Overall, the premiere did well to set up a rapport between Twelve and Bill, while teasing out a few story arcs to come.

December 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

After 55 years, Doctor Who still finds new ways to introduce newcomers to the TARDIS, and for Bill it's all about the logistics.

November 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The new companion, the charmingly eccentric Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), is ushered in by Nardole, who for some reason does not qualify as a companion himself ... despite the fact that he travels with the Doctor, is privy to his secrets, etc.

April 17, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This episode may not have pushed all the buttons, but it was a reminder of how good Doctor Who can be when it tugs at the heartstrings, and moves from pyrotechnics into a more thoughtful, psychologically ambitious orbit.

April 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Doctor is missing his buddy dynamic, but more than that, he's clearly missing his early days.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

In any case, Pearl Mackie was brilliant in this episode, and I look forward to the rest of the season with her.

December 11, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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