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SEASON 10 — EPISODE 1 "The Pilot" 4/15/17
Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill. A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a chase across time and space. Bill's mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined. Followed by the first episode of "Class"
SEASON 10 — EPISODE 2 "Smile" 4/22/17
The language of the future is emoji! The Doctor takes Bill to a spectacular city on a distant planet, but where are the colonists? A band of "cute" droids hold the deadly answer. Something is alive in the walls, and the emojibots are watching from the shadows, as the Doctor and Bill trying to unravel a terrifying mystery...
SEASON 10 — EPISODE 3 "Thin Ice" 4/29/17
London, 1814. The entire city has turned out for the biggest Frost Fair in decades! But beneath the Thames, revelers are disappearing, snatched through the ice. Will the Doctor and Bill stop the slaughter before they too are dragged into the icy waters? Bill is about to discover that the past is more like her world than she expected, and that not all monsters come from outer space...
SEASON 10 — EPISODE 4 "Knock Knock" 5/6/17
Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house - so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy? The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building - and why can’t they find any way to enter it?
SEASON 10 — EPISODE 5 "Oxygen" 5/13/17
Horrifying, terrifying death is possible for any of them...and Bill has to go outside, into the vacuum of space. Trapped on a space station with no oxygen, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole are horrified to discover the automated spacesuits keeping them alive are also trying to kill them! The Doctor saves her, but at a terrible price
SEASON 10 — EPISODE 6 "Extremis" 5/20/17
In the Haereticum, the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy, there is an ancient 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 the danger is spreading. The Pope appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth? Is that looking into hell or seeing the light? Also, Missy is back...
SEASON 10 - EPISODE 7 "The Pyramid at the End of the World"
A 5,000 year-old Pyramid stands at the center of a war zone, where the Chinese, Russian and American armies are about to clash. There are many problems with that, but the one that intrigues the Doctor is this: there wasn’t a pyramid there yesterday. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole face an alien invasion unlike any other, and before conquest can begin, these aliens need the consent of the human race…
SEASON 10 - EPISODE 8 "The Lie of the Land"
Earth has been invaded and Bill is living alone, an isolated figure surviving in occupied Britain. The Doctor is imprisoned, and appears to be on the side of the enemy, flooding the airwaves with fake news. Only Bill 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… Michelle Gomez returns as Missy, the only one Bill can turn to
SEASON 10 - EPISODE 9 "The Empress of Mars"
'God save the Queen' has been scrawled on the surface of Mars. 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?
SEASON 10 - EPISODE 10 "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… And how far will they have to go defeat the terrifying Eaters of Light? Rona Munro previously wrote the episode "Survival" starring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor
SEASON 10 - EPISODE 11 "World Enough and Time" part 1
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… Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy. And as for The Master...
SAESON 10 - EPISODE 12 "The Doctor Falls" part 2
The Doctor makes a final stand against the army of Cybermen, to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle… Guest stars Michelle Gomez and John Simm, who make their final appearances in the series(?)
. . . . Season 10 episode titles/director/writer/broadcast date . . . .
1 "The Pilot" by Lawrence Gough, Steven Moffat 15 April 2017
2 "Smile" Lawrence Gough Frank Cottrell-Boyce 22 April 2017
3 "Thin Ice" Bill Anderson, Sarah Dollard 29 April 2017
4 "Knock Knock" Bill Anderson, Mike Bartlett 6 May 2017
5 "Oxygen" Charles Palmer, Jamie Mathieson 13 May 2017
6 "Extremis" Daniel Nettheim, Steven Moffat 20 May 2017
7 "The Pyramid at the End of the World" Daniel Nettheim, Peter Harness 27 May 2017
8 "The Lie of the Land" Wayne Yip Toby Whithouse 3 June 2017
9 "The Empress of Mars" Wayne Yip Mark Gatiss 10 June 2017
10 "The Eaters of Light" Charles Palmer Rona Munro 17 June 2017
11 "World Enough and Time" Rachel Talalay Steven Moffat 24 June 2017
12 "The Doctor Falls" Rachel Talalay Steven Moffat 1 July 2017
2017 Dec 25 "A Christmas Wish" Steven Moffat. Peter Capaldi leaves. A new doctor (female this time) in the TARDIS make her appearance at the very end. With Jenna Coleman, and the First Doctor
In an interview with BBC Radio, Peter Capaldi said that this third season will be his last and that he will pass the torch in the 2017 Christmas Special. As he said, “It will be my last… I feel it’s time to move on.” However, he promises that just because he’s moving on doesn’t mean he’s not giving it his all, exclaiming: “I’m still Doctor Who! We’re doing epic stuff! I’m not done yet!” Jenna Coleman has agreed to be in the Christmas special, though they won't say if she's a guest star or just a cameo as he is regenerating into a Time Lady
CLASS Season 1 Episode 1 "For Tonight We Might Die"
Who keeps the world safe when the Doctor's not there? Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah have entered the Whoniverse as BBC America introduces the spin-off series, Class, set in contemporary London. They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher (an alien bodyguard to one of the pupils, an alien prince hiding on Earth) at Coal Hill School. Coal Hill School will be familiar to Doctor Who fans most recently as Clara’s place of employment, but it has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning. All the time-traveling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow. Steven Moffat, Class and Doctor Who executive producer, says: “Coal Hill School has been part of Doctor Who since the very first shoot in 1963, but this new show is anything but history. Class is dark and sexy and right now. I’ve always wondered if there could be a British Buffy — it’s taken the brilliant Patrick Ness to figure out how to make it happen.”
Season 1 episode titles for Class
1 "For Tonight We Might Die"
2 "The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo"
4 "Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart" (Part 1)
5 "Brave-ish Heart" (Part 2)
7 "The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did"
8 "The Lost" (end of season one, ending with a Weeping Angel assassin)
Class is a sort-of cross between Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood
This TV-series is not currently scheduled on BBC America
1/25/2017 John Hurt died (77) The Elephant Man (a rare non-comedy produced by Mel Brooks), host to a monster in Alien and Spaceballs (1987), the War Doctor in Doctor Who (2013), and wandmaker Ollivander in the Harry Potter films
Doctor Who won't return until Fall 2017, show boss Steven Moffat announces his departure
Daily Mail of London
Season 10 in 2017 will mark the last for 54-year-old writer Moffat - who has scribed six series of the hit show - as he affirmed that he is stepping down and will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, the writer of acclaimed drama Broadchurch, which stars former Doctor Who actor David Tennant. Broadcasting his exit, Steven described his role as 'the best job in the universe,' though insisted that his 'timey-wimey is running out.'
'While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up and keeping the Tardis warm for him.'
Joking about his replacement, Steven teased that it had taken 'a lot of gin and tonic' to persuade Chris to accept the job, before adding: 'I am beyond delighted one of the true stars of British television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. 'Chris will become the new showrunner. And I will be thrown in a skip.' Gushing over his esteemed predecessor, Chris said in a statement: 'Steven has been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans for 2017 it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult.'
It's believed bosses had originally planned to screen six episodes of Doctor Who in 2016, leaving the remained for 2017, though this will no longer be the case. The show is expected to continue its tradition of Christmas specials, however, and will air an episode over the festive season in December 2016. BBC1 boss Charlotte Moore said: "I have decided to schedule Steven’s big finale series in spring 2017 to bring the nation together for a huge event on the channel. 2016 will already be crowded on BBC with coverage of national moments including the Euros and Olympics." Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will continue to portray the iconic Time Lord in 2017 but may leave after that.
Fun fact: In the first season of Doctor Who starting November 1963, the Doctor is travelling with his granddaughter Susan. In the audio production "Roses", Susan's real name is revealed as Arkytior, which is the word "rose' in High Gallifreyan. The 9th and 10th Doctor's companion was called Rose Tyler. Later it was revealed that the 10th Doctor had a semi-clone daughter, presumably Susan's mother.
Previous 2017 broadcast schedule on BBC America, owned and operated by American Movie Classics
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