The final story of series 10, while Bill Potts was transformed into a Cybermen. What was it like inside the Cyberman hospital and what did it take to become a patient? Pearl Mackie has the answers.
Watch the full Q&A with Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat from Saturday night, talking about World Enough and Time, with performances from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Presented by Jason Mohammed and Christel Dee. This was originally live streamed on the BBC One Facebook page on Saturday 24th June 2017, and now it contains (or it should contain) no spoilers.
The story is not finished yet, a new regeneration started and it’s only the beginning of a new series of adventure. 2017 is the year whe the current Doctor meets the first Doctor, the original one.
Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie discuss the challenges that come with fighting an imaginary monster against a green screen. Being a good actor need more imagination than you may think.
Filming in the Highlands of Scotland for series 10 (episode The eaters of light) seems to be a real adventure, more the the actor would have expected.
What did you think there are gas heaters inside ”the vault” in the eight episode of series 10? Peter Capaldi reveals the mystery behind the appearance of a certain prop in the Vault. The key word is cold.
On the other han, Stewart White (Alan) shows us how to pull off the perfect slow-motion dive for the same episode.
Just before the final episode of series 10, The Doctor falls, BBC presented Matt Lucas as Nardole, the space pilot.
We all know the ending of series 10, but it’s interesting to watch Peter Capaldi again discussing about your favorite character in British television.
BBC America asked Peter Capaldi to answer fan’s questions. Playing the Doctor for a few years was fun, but it ended with the 10th series.
The series 10 is over, Bill Potts has left the show (at least for the moment), but BBC America asked the cast & crew of Doctor Who fan’s questions and here’s what Pearl Mackie had to say- it’s #AskDW!
About 20 years ago, in another science fiction series, Dellen was tested just to convince Kosh that she was the right person in the right place in the war that was following. The inquisitor wanted to know if the Minbari ambassador was ready to fight and die, even alone and without anyone knowing about that. Delenn passed that test with Sheridan’s help, and later they would become one of the most interesting couples in Babylon 5.
The last episode of season 10 reminded me about the episode from 2 decades ago: the Doctor also passed the test, and, further more, he also needed his friends to survive a war he mostly won.
The children he protected from the Cybermen were saved, with Nardole’s help – he stayed there to took care of them. Bill Pots became the Cybermen, with the personality mostly intact, and she stood next to the Doctor until the end. She had an unexpected help to save herself and the Time Lord, and after that she continued her trip through the Universe, as Clara Oswald and Ashildr did in the last series finale. I don’t think we’ll see them (too soon) in Doctor Who.
Master-Missy’s suicide was one of the strangest moment in the series (at least the new ones), and not such unexpected. Missy won’t return, but we could meet again the Master: he was considered gone / dead / without return before but he found his way back to stand with / against the Doctor.
The Time Lord wins the battle, but not without self sacrifice, and the regeneration started in spite his opposition. The Doctor falls only to meet the first Doctor, the original one: David Bradley, the one who played William Hartnell in the anniversary episode An adventure in space and time.
Some would say that episode directed by Rachel Talalay based on a story written by Steven Moffat is an emotional episode, others would say it’s the best episode for Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s departure (they will leave the show after series 10 / Christmas special episode). And they would not be (very) wrong.
Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), John Simm (The Master), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Rosie Boore (Gazron), David Bradley (The Doctor), Nicholas Briggs (Cybermen – voice), Simon Coombs (Rexhill), Stephanie Hyam (Heather), Briana Shann (Alit), Samantha Spiro (Hazran).
The 12th and last episode of 10th series of new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi’s last season as the Doctor, with Bill Pots as a Mondasian Cyberman, Master and Missy closer than ever. This should be interesting!
Steven Moffat introducing the episode.
What do you think that could happen if you try to change a psychopath murderer to change? Does she / he deserve to give him / her a chance because you are very old friends or everything is already lost and you only can lock him / her somewhere (in a vault, for example), throw away the key and then leave without looking back?
The best part of time travel stories is that you can combine the old and the new, and they could coexist (sort of, depending of the rules of the story) in the same space-time continuum. This episode is only the first part of the story, and its final will make you hardly wait the next part.
To give Missy a chance a signal requesting help was randomly chosen, so the Doctor, Missy, Nardole and Bill get trapped into a 400 miles long and 100 miles wide near a black hole.
After Bill is shot with the Doctor standing there, almost helpless, her body is taken to be repaired. She expects her friends to save her, but they get there too late because of the temporal difference between the different parts of the ship.
The Mondasian Cybermen (the characters created by Gerry Davis and Kit Pedler several decades ago) return, but only one is presented in full gear – and it looks much better (and maybe frightening?) that the more modern version of cybernetic humans. Some people could say that the title of the episode is wrong, perhaps it should be Genesis of the Mondasian Cybermen instead of World enough and time.
John Sims returns to Doctor Who as the Master, and the perspective of him and Missy standing next to each other, separated only by the Cyberman he created, is not pleasant of all.
The timing of the episode directed by Rachel Talalay and written by Steven Moffat is great, but some elements still remain to be revealed in the second part of the story.
Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Nicholas Briggs (Cybermen – voice), Paul Brightwell (Surgeon), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Oliver Lansley (Jorj), Alison Lintott (Nurse), John Simm (The Master).
The twelfth & final episode of series 10 is The Doctor Falls: the Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle.
The eleventh episode of series 10: Missy joins the team one more time. And they not have too much time to save themselves.
In this following preview clip from the Doctor and his plucky assistants arrive… They’re here to help. Like awesome heroes.
She reveals her favorite scene from the tenth episode of series 10: not everyone has to be modern.
Peter Capaldi returns home, and the Romans soldiers return in a brand new Doctor Who episode, no matter that the Doctor and his companions arrive to Scotland after the ninth legion was massacred. The disappearance of the trained 5,000 soldiers from Roman surviving archives is still debated, but there are possible explanations and books about that period.
Bill Pots (Pearl Mackie) had read some time ago a book about that period (probably The eagle of the ninth written in 1954 by the writer Rosemary Sutcliff), so she has a theory about what happened there, and the Doctor owner of a time machine try to show her she was wrong.
The trio (The Doctor, Bill and Nardole) got to highlands of Scotland and they started walking in different directions: Bill was searching the Romans, the Doctor and Nardole found the Picts (the well-armed natives, ancestors of scots). The disappearance of ninth legion could not have an entirely human explanation (a fight between invaders and natives and the massacre of the Romans by the Picts), so the new Doctor Who monster appears and kills again. And the few Roman survivors, young enough to consider them almost children, have to unite their forces with the native survivors of the same age to trap the creature and make it leave.
The help from the time travelers is welcomed, but, eventually, it’s not their fight to finish.
The fans of Outlander, the series of books and the show based on them will be glad watching this Doctor Who episode and the common elements of the two stories. It’s one of the Peter Capaldi’s last adventures as the Doctor Who: there are only 2 episodes until the end of series 10, a story in 2 parts, and after that Peter will leave the show. We may wait until the Christmas special episode for the conclusion, but the result is already known.
Directed by Charlie Palmer, written by Rona Munro. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Rebecca Benson (Kar), Daniel Kerr (Ban), Brian Vernel (Lucius), Rohan Nedd (Simon), Ben Hunter (Thracius), Sam Adewunmi (Vitus), Billy Matthews (Cornelius), Aaron Phagura (Marc), Jocelyn Brassington (Judy), Lewis McGowan (Brother).
Next episode, the eleventh of series 10, and the first part of the finale is World Enough and Time: friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy…
The Roman legions are returning to Doctor Who in tenth episode of series 10: who decimated an entire army of trained warriors? Picts vs. Romans – the Doctor and Bill journey to Aberdeen in The Eaters of Light.
Get a closer look at ninth episode of series 10 of Doctor Who, what it was like to travel to Mars, and the requirements surrounding the Ice Queen. With Steven Moffat.
Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi celebrate the return of a very old friend: Alpha Centauri.
BBC America asked the cast & crew of Doctor Who fans’ questions and here’s what Mark Gatiss had to say about the Ice Warriors.
Questions and answers about the future of Doctor Who.
If you love Jules Verne’s stories you will also love the ninth episode of series 10: a group of British soldier from Victorian time arrived to Mars. In the year 1881. And the Doctor gets into it after NASA’s rover discovers the message these soldier let behind under the ice cap on the pole, a century and some years later: God save the queen. The Doctor soon find out that an Ice Warrior took the British soldiers with him from Earth to help him reach the Ice Warrior queen’s sarcophagus (the Ice queen is a first in the show).
The soldier in red quicky become an invading force, a doomed one as long as the native’s technology is much more superior than the invading one. And the Doctor have to save both sides from certain death: the old war, from so many years ago, let Mars without atmosphere and Ice Warriors could hardly restore their civilisation on the surface.
Bill’s role was not important, almost decoratif. No trace of her personality was obvious, as a part of certain fact: she was only a woman between mail warriors (including the Doctor).
Directed by Wayne Yip, written by Mark Gatiss. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Richard Ashton (Friday), Ian Beattie (Jackdaw), Anthony Calf (Godsacre), Lesley Ewen (Coolidge), Bayo Gbadamosi (Vincey), Ian Hughes (Knibbs), Ferdinand Kingsley (Catchlove), Adele Lynch (Iraxxa), Glenn Speers (Sgt Maj Peach).
Next episode, the tenth of series 10, it’s “The Eaters of Light”: a long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…
Writer Mark Gatiss takes Doctor Who fans back to 1881 and Mars and a new twist for the Ice Warriors in the ninth episode of series 10.
Pearl Mackie offers you a guide to the frost fair in series 10, episode 3. You should take the trip around the amazing set.
Now you shoud go further behind the scenes and discover what went into creating the Doctor and Bill’s elaborate period costumes from ‘Thin Ice’.
The questions were sent via Crispy Pro and the responses were uploaded on their YouTube channel.
While filming series 10 Matt Lucas and Pearl Mackie get hands on with the TARDIS! And no grow-ups are there to watch them! Watch out, you may get lost in time and space with them on controls…
Pearl and Michelle give the fans a little insight into their relationship while filming series 10 of new Doctor Who.
While filming episode 7 of series 10 the Doctor Who team spent some time in Tenerife, and Pearl talks about it.
The last part of the trilogy with alien monks that had to be invited to rule the planet is a little strange, but it works somehow with the Doctor’s way. It’s strange that he work with the enemies for 6 months, fighting on the other side, or he had to test Bill in such a manner that she almost killed him, but after the moment of regeneration he comes to his senses and he starts doing his job – to try to save the world. Sort of.
In a world with the history rewritten to allow actions without boundaries for some people, in which the people not submitting to rules are thrown into prison, how could you fight against the abuse of power? Who could help you do that?
Eventually Bill is the key to solve the problem, and Missy’s advices only confirm that. Doctor’s cruel test, which could have a very different output, assured him that Bill was not under the monks control, but it was only the first step: only the person that accepted the aliens has the power to make them leave Earth. Not even the Doctor could do that, but he helped Bill with pictures that made her create the imaginary relation with her mother.
The most interesting moment of the episode is the one Missy is showing her emotions.
Directed by Wayne Yip, written by Toby Whithouse. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Beatrice Curnew (Group Commander), Emma Handy (Mother), Jamie Hill (Monk), Solomon Israel (Richard), Rosie Jane (Bill’s Mum), Stewart Wright (Alan).
Next time, it’s “Empress of Mars”, the ninth episode of Series 10: The Doctor, Bill and Nardole arrive on Mars, and find themselves in an impossible conflict between Ice Warriors… and Victorian soldiers. As the Martian hive awakens around them, the Doctor faces a unique dilemma – this time the humans, not the Ice Warriors are the invaders. When Earth is invading Mars, whose side is he on?
Peter Capaldi & Pearl Mackie introduce the next episode of Doctor Who: Series 10, the climax of the trilogy of the Monks!
The Doctor is fighting on the wrong side tonight, and Bill has to convince him about it. Until then she in trouble with Nardole in this tense moment.
Jamie Hill (The Monk in the three parts story of the series 10) reveals the unusual way he became part of the Doctor Who production. And he has been a part of it for a few years now!…
The story that started with the last week episode, Extremis, continues with something interesting: a 5,000 years old pyramid suddenly appears into a war zone, between the Russian, American and Chinese armies. And the Earth’s president, the Doctor, is called to solve the mistery. Last week the Pope from Vatican appeared into Bill’s house, along some cardinals, and now she and her friends are visited by the Secretary General of the UN – a very good moment to joke about orange president we all know.
The blind Doctor needs Nardole’s help to interact with the monks just to find out that the world is about to end because of a mistake whose effect will get out of control. And the alien monks can save the planet, but with one condition: to be accepted, to be asked to rule the planet as thei like.
But the saviors you invite in your home can be worse than the monsters they save you from, so watch what’s next. The story is not over yet, the third part is next, but for the moment the danger is gone, and the Doctor recover his sight just the see the monks accepted by the favourite earthling. Only for saving him.
Written by Peter Harness, Steven Moffat, directed by Daniel Nettheim. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Ronke Adekoluejo (Penny), Tim Bentinck (Monks (voice)), Andrew Byron (Ilya), Daphne Cheung (Captain Xiaolian), Rachel Denning (Erica), Tony Gardner (Douglas), Nigel Hastings (The Commander), Jamie Hill (Monk), Togo Igawa (Secretary General of the UN), Eben Young (Col Don Brabbit).
The eight episode of series 10, The Lie of the Land, is the last part of the story: the world is gripped by a mass delusion and only Bill Potts can see the truth. When even the Doctor is fighting on the wrong side, it’s up to Bill to convince the Time Lord that humanity is in deadly danger. And if she can’t do that, she may just have to kill her best friend…