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Doctor Who

  • Season 10
  • 12 episodes
  • Drama
  • Sci-fi

Summary

Season 10 sees Peter Capaldi's eccentric era-hopping Time Lord return for his final series. The Doctor meets a girl with a star in her eye and visits a seemingly perfect human colony.

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Episode 7: The Pyramid at the End of the World

Summary

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole find themselves in the middle of a war-zone, as Chinese, Russian and American forces stand poised to clash. At the centre of the field of battle is a 5,000-year-old pyramid, and while there are many problems with the situation presented, the Doctor is concerned with only one - there was no pyramid there yesterday. With the three opposing forces promising mutually assured destruction, and every clock in the world counting down to Earth's ruin, an offer of help arrives in the form of a message from an alien race. To avoid annihilation, humanity must willingly become slaves for their would-be saviours. Sci-fi drama, starring Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas

Review

While poor Bill’s love life is scuppered by another unlikely VIP visit — this time the UN Secretary General! – a blind and brooding Doctor is having a While My Guitar Gently Weeps moment in the Tardis. But there’s no time for musings on mortality: a pyramid has suddenly appeared in the centre of a potential warzone involving the Chinese, Russians and Americans. So what’s it doing there?

Well, this doomsday scenario with a hint of Stargate and even the odd bit of Bond reacquaints us with the monastic monstrosities who nearly excommunicated our heroes. It’s a tense, zippy tale, which, with its simmering international relations, feels very “now”. And barring the odd cartoonish implausibility, it confirms how delightfully Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie (Bill) and Matt Lucas (Nardole) work as a team… even if it does make you shout at the screen at the Doctor’s maddening behaviour.

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Cast

rolename
The DoctorPeter Capaldi
Bill PottsPearl Mackie
NardoleMatt Lucas
Secretary GeneralTogo Igawa
The CommanderNigel Hastings
Col Don BrabbitEben Young
EricaRachel Denning
DouglasTony Gardner
IlyaAndrew Bryon
XiaolianDaphne Cheung
MonkJamie Hill
Voice of the MonksTim Bentinck

Crew

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DirectorDaniel Nettheim
ProducerPeter Bennett
Executive producerBrian Minchin
Executive producerSteven Moffat
WriterSteven Moffat
WriterPeter Harness

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  • Summary

    The Doctor, Bill and Nardole find themselves in the middle of a war-zone, as Chinese, Russian and American forces stand poised to clash. At the centre of the field of battle is a 5,000-year-old pyramid, and while there are many problems with the situation presented, the Doctor is concerned with only one - there was no pyramid there yesterday. With the three opposing forces promising mutually assured destruction, and every clock in the world counting down to Earth's ruin, an offer of help arrives in the form of a message from an alien race. To avoid annihilation, humanity must willingly become slaves for their would-be saviours. Sci-fi drama, starring Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas

    Review

    While poor Bill’s love life is scuppered by another unlikely VIP visit — this time the UN Secretary General! – a blind and brooding Doctor is having a While My Guitar Gently Weeps moment in the Tardis. But there’s no time for musings on mortality: a pyramid has suddenly appeared in the centre of a potential warzone involving the Chinese, Russians and Americans. So what’s it doing there?

    Well, this doomsday scenario with a hint of Stargate and even the odd bit of Bond reacquaints us with the monastic monstrosities who nearly excommunicated our heroes. It’s a tense, zippy tale, which, with its simmering international relations, feels very “now”. And barring the odd cartoonish implausibility, it confirms how delightfully Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie (Bill) and Matt Lucas (Nardole) work as a team… even if it does make you shout at the screen at the Doctor’s maddening behaviour.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    The DoctorPeter Capaldi
    Bill PottsPearl Mackie
    NardoleMatt Lucas
    Secretary GeneralTogo Igawa
    The CommanderNigel Hastings
    Col Don BrabbitEben Young
    EricaRachel Denning
    DouglasTony Gardner
    IlyaAndrew Bryon
    XiaolianDaphne Cheung
    MonkJamie Hill
    Voice of the MonksTim Bentinck

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDaniel Nettheim
    ProducerPeter Bennett
    Executive producerBrian Minchin
    Executive producerSteven Moffat
    WriterSteven Moffat
    WriterPeter Harness

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