Sensing danger, the Doctor sends Bill home to keep her safe; he tells her it's just a freak optical trick to shut Bill up. Though Bill bars the door, the puddle gushes under it and reforms into Heather; she tells the Doctor he was wrong about what the puddle was. The Doctor moves out of Bill's sight to reveal the Sydney opera house; they're in Australia. Memorable moment However, the Doctor adds that there's only one way to run Heather through it, and that's to run through themselves first. He wonders why she's been attending his lectures as he knows she is not a student at the university. REVIEW OVERVIEW Doctor Who Series Ten - The Pilot Was this review helpful to you? DOCTOR [OC]: Time is a structure relative to ourselves. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. This is what she presumes her birth mother would have said, revealing that she died when Bill was young. This is Moffat's last season, so I'm hoping that he leaves on a positive note, and this first episode is a (mostly) positive start. Next → I thought some of the romance between Bill and the girl was a bit corny, and it seemed to try too hard to make it 'emotional'. This is the first episode of UNIT. When Nardole asks why the creature wants Bill, the Doctor begins to suspect that it may be the result of the mutual crush she and Heather had on one another, asking: "What, in the end, are any of us looking for? The Twelfth Doctor — now living and teaching at St Luke's University on Earth — convinces dinner lady Bill Potts to be his private student. Players can pilot the TARDIS on a journey across worlds both familiar and strange to recover a series of powerful time crystals that can repair spacetime and ultimately save the universe itself. Soon after meeting the girl's irascible grandfather, they find the police box is in fact a fantastic vessel, the TARDIS, capable of travelling through space and time. Heather's eye is in it; it's not a real Dalek, just her. There's something in the water pretending to be you." The episode opens with an empty university professor's office; nobody is in. The TARDIS doors open. Bill asks around about the Doctor, saying that it's rumoured he's lectured for over 70 years. Outside St Luke's University, Bill is confronted by Heather. All in all, ‘The Pilot’ was by no means a perfect episode of Doctor Who, but it’s a great introduction into its world for newcomers, whilst standing on its own as a solid series opener with a … Bill is wearing a completely different shirt when she gets back to the university after Heather leaves. Transmission The Pilot Episode finally got an airing at 2.15pm 26 August 1991. Premiere broadcast: She coughs loudly to make her presence known, and the Doctor sticks his head around the door. As she is pulled down into the liquid, a voice announces "Pilot confirmed. We're looking for someone who's looking for us." The Pilot Sci-fi drama. The Doctor tells Bill to leave immediately without another question before he changes his mind. The Doctor replies that most people don't bring this up. Key crew Will the Doctor, Bill and Nardole get to the bottom of things? The Doctor has an "Out of Order" sign on the doors of, The Doctor has previously been a teacher at a college (, The reveal of the TARDIS strongly resembles how the, The Doctor has previously met sentient liquid beings: the, The Doctor mentions all of time hypothetically happening at once, during one of his lectures on time. The pair arrive at a concrete service yard behind one of the university buildings, entering through a gap in the security fence. School teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright are curious about their student Susan Foreman. Nardole notices the one flaw in that plan. Even the Doctor doesn't realize Pilot Heather's true intentions for a while, possibly because he recalls those previous experiences and others! And what IS the Doctor hiding in the vault...? This first episode of Season 10, “The Pilot,” is a fun if mostly lightweight excursion for the Doctor, establishing a new dynamic for him (he’s a university professor?!) Remember, however, that this list only gives the first year in which an episode from a series was broadcast. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season. Contrary to common belief, season 10 kicked off in the last week of December 1972 — not in 1973, as would be expected. The Doctor decides to give Heather a challenge, taking the TARDIS away from the university. Bill asks if they've gone to the future, prompting the Doctor to tell her that they haven't; they've just moved to the other side of the world, where it's daytime. Bill sadly says goodbye to Heather, to which Heather sadly responds "Goodbye, Bill": the first thing she has said since her transformation that is not mimicry, indicating that Heather remains herself and is not possessed. Doctor Who 10. sezon 1. bölüm The Pilot. The Doctor and Nardole free Bill and they retreat to the TARDIS, as liquid gushes out of the pool and begins to reform. I'm also just relieved that this season's story arc doesn't look like season 6's ridiculously over-complicated mess, so thank you Moffat for that. David Tennant, unusual amongst other Doctors, began and ended on special episodes, not regular ones. He's got "old friends" here. My guess is that it's going to have something to do with The Master (John Simms! On the Doctor's prompting Bill remembers Heather's desire to leave, explaining why the puddle chose her; it needed a pilot, someone who wanted to fly away. She finds the Doctor leaning on his TARDIS on the university courtyard. It means what the hell." Assuming Heather to have walked out on her again, Bill is slightly offended, and leaves; not seeing Heather's screaming face beneath the surface of the puddle. I wasn't particularly impressed with the resolution, and the way the monster was defeated, but this is typical in the Moffat era, so I wasn't that surprised. • Music score assistant - Jack Sugden  He further explains that each day is like a photo, a frozen moment, which, like a movie, when played in quick succession, comes alive. But then her smile fades and Heather grabs Bill, trying to pull her down. When Nardole shows Bill the Doctor's office, his arm makes a mechanical sound and a bolt falls from it, implying that his body is robotic, or at least partially cybernetic. "The Pilot" is the first episode of season ten of the relaunch of the British cult classic sci-fi series Doctor Who. View production, box office, & company info. As people remember living yesterday, they hope they'll live another day tomorrow. The Doctor just smiles. Heather's Exotic Eye Designs : The Doctor stated he'd never heard of a defect that can cause such a shape and Bill thinks it might be a sign Heather's possessed. There will be eleven episodes in each series of pilots. Taken from the episode "The Pilot." Left to her thoughts, Bill looks around with room with nothing but the sound ticking clocks to keep her company. It is unknown if there is footage of this early reel. When Bill tries to speak to her, she only mimics Bill's words. Realising it's not a freak optical trick like the Doctor dismissed it as, Bill runs out of the flat to see if he's still at the university. This episode was released as part of the Series 10 DVD box set on 13 November 2017. Indeed, through Bill's eyes, new viewers are introduced again to the character of the Doctor, his TARDIS, his enemies the Daleks, and his versatile tool, the sonic screwdriver, much like they did through Ian and Barbara in the original 1963 introduction, "An Unearthly Child", and Rose Tyler in Series 1's 2005 "pilot", Rose. Featuring: ← Previous BILL: I'll get them in. Duration: 00:31 See all clips from The Pilot (6) Music Played. Heather (15 Apr 2017). Add the first question. Bill explains that the Doctor is kind of her foster tutor, as Moira goes over Bill's assignments, where she has scored at least 87% in each subject the Doctor has taught her, even very obscure topics. The Doctor agrees to tutor Bill, a would be university student, but a strange puddle and the mysterious disappearance of Bill's friend interrupt the tutition. He gets close and notices something off with its eyestalk. "There's a crashing spaceship." Laser cooling of ions: atomic clocks and quantum jumps, the Doctor has brown curly hair and is wearing a long scarf, https://twitter.com/d0od/status/767445794781790208, https://twitter.com/HDProductions70/status/766751107116896256. After that, Bill listens to him clumsily put away the guitar and turn off his amp. Bill retorts, asking how he would feel if someone tried to wipe his memories. Heather points out a mysterious puddle on the concrete that ought not to be there, as it hasn't rained in a week. The Doctor brusquely returns to his ship while Nardole comments on the former's seemingly ignorant behaviour. St Luke's University, Bristol, 2017 Moira is worried that the Doctor might be some kind of pervert, warning Bill to be careful of men. Premiere network: Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, The Pilot, The Doctor is "undercover" at a university, and befriends a young woman, Bill. Companion(s): The Dalek fires in vain, as Heather repeats its "exterminate" cries in an annoyed tone. Amazed by the sight of the console room, Bill compares it to a "really posh kitchen", before wondering why the doors to the TARDIS aren't as fancy; she wonders if he ran out of money building it. The Doctor tells Bill to release Heather, so Bill sadly absolves her of the promise, telling her "I really liked you." Elsewhere, Nardole is sealing off the area but is caught by a Dalek and fired upon. According to Steven Moffat in a video introduction, "Series 10 sort of begins the show again. Outside, she notices Heather, whom she recognises as the girl from the bar, sitting on a bench looking distraught. (The Genocide Machine) The Doctor relents on wiping Bill’s memory when she poses the … A Scene in Analysis Back in the university office, Bill seems to regret her decision not to leave with Heather, asking the Doctor if they will see her again and looking hopefully at the TARDIS. As Bill steps closer, she sees that liquid is constantly pouring over Heather's body, dripping off her hair and hands; her face is pale and expressionless. It is the 835th episode of the entire franchise. Bill weeps upon discovering that she looks just like her mother. This was a decent first episode of the season. And what IS the Doctor hiding in the vault...? Heather suddenly glides towards her, but Bill escapes and rushes into the Doctor's office, where he is examining a sample of the puddle. The Twelfth Doctor — now living and teaching at St Luke's University on Earth — convinces dinner lady Bill Potts to be his private student. The Doctor tells her that this is the past (on a different planet). The Husbands of River Song Visit PilotDr.com today. The next morning, Bill sees the Doctor and Nardole suspiciously hurrying through the university quad and decides to follow them out of curiosity. I'm from a planet like everybody else." It says "exterminate" in a garbled voice; the Doctor knows something is off as he has TONS of experience with Daleks. It means life. When the yard is empty again, a voice issuing from the dark liquid announces that the "pilot is located". She grabs an umbrella as a blunt weapon and enters the bathroom to find no-one is in there. The episode introduces St Luke's University, where the Doctor apparently has been lecturing for over fifty years and begins a plot thread surrounding what he and Nardole are hiding in a vault beneath the campus. They are met by a lone Dalek; the Doctor tells Bill that it's the deadliest fire in the universe. Pursuit engaged" and the puddle begins to move. ), so I'm looking forward to seeing how that will develop. He looks at the picture of River, telling it to shut up, then the same for Susan's picture. Bill questions how it behaves like a reflection, leading the Doctor to conclude "It's not reflecting you, it's mimicking you. The episode is fun overall, with a threat that is occasionally creepy, and a story which involves traveling around the galaxy in the TARDIS. Doctor Who recap: series 36, episode one – The Pilot Finally, a new series! The Doctor and Bill infer that the puddle creature is not here for whatever is hidden inside the vault and is instead there to chase them. The Doctor explains that it was easier for Heather to spot because the star in her eye makes her face asymmetrical. While The Pilot focuses on building a bond between the Time Lord and Bill, it allows plenty of leeway for Matt Lucas as the Doctor’s batman, Nardole. Will the Doctor gain a new companion? Director: On the way down, Bill runs into Nardole; he asks if the Doctor wants Bill removed. He tells her to wait a moment. Title: The Doctor agrees to tutor Bill, a would be university student, but a strange puddle and the mysterious disappearance of Bill's friend interrupt the tutition. He once experienced such an event in his, In his office, the Doctor also has a bust of, Bill writes an essay entitled "Laser cooling of ions: atomic clocks and quantum jumps." The Doctor proceeds to take them down to the vault, where Bill realises that the police box in the corner of the Doctor's office is his spaceship, which is bigger on the inside. "Doctor Who" The Pilot (TV Episode 2017) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. When Bill answers that she did not, Heather invites Bill to come round and offers to show her. (Transcriber's note. Bill then notices that the badge on her jacket is on the wrong side in the puddle. She notices the reflection in a mirror in one of the photos, in which the Doctor can be seen holding the camera. Even the TARDIS briefly hums causing the Doctor to confess he "can't keep doing this". Welcome to the Doctor Who Channel! Inside the TARDIS, the Doctor noted it took Heather mere minutes to catch up to them; this time, he's going to give her a real challenge. The Doctor tells Bill to resist, still fearing the possibility that it is a trick. The Pilot The pair descend into a hidden vault under the university, and Bill is surprised to find that the security door opens for her. knackeredmum. Heather departs leaving Bill shaken and upset. Series 10, Episode 1 They exit the TARDIS in one direction, while Nardole goes in the other. (Destiny of the Daleks) The Doctor has previously met sentient liquid beings, the Kar-Charratans on Kar-Charrat. The episode was to include a "very mild" sex scene between Bill and another character. Identified as an enemy, the Doctor smiles and pulls Bill away as the Dalek fires. A mysterious Man named Dr. Who travels in a 1960s Police Box with his Granddaughter Susan Foreman. Thus, his series actually begin in 2005, 2006 and 2007 — 2006. 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