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The Pilot

Let’s look back at the opening episode of the new series, which introduced new companion Bill Potts, and saw the Doctor take on a very different role…

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Regimes have changed, beloved figures have passed away, and bitter cultural winds have torn up the land. Plus, hoo-boy, the Shadow Kin. A lot has happened since there was last a series of Doctor Who. It’s true. A cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about. But now he’s returned, maybe the world can get back in kilter. On the basis of The Pilot, it seems hopeful. He’s breezed in as if he’s never been away, whipped out that screwdriver and reignited the seam of Saturdayness that has lain latent, until now, in those evenings.

It’s a rarefied commodity, Saturdayness, easier to recognise than encapsulate. Here it is, in big, brilliant, broad bursts.

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Contents include: • Previews of the new episodes Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World • Knock Knock guest star David Suchet is interviewed • An in-depth interview with Doctor Who the director of the first two episodes of the new series, The Pilot and Smile: Lawrence Gough • Doctor Who writers Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Smile) and Sarah Dollard (Thin Ice) reveal the stories behind their scripts • Bill Potts makes her comic strip début in the first part of the new comic strip adventure The Soul Garden, by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty. • It's the end of the world as we know it as The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1966 story The Ark. • DWM reviews of the first three episodes of the new series: The Pilot, Smile and Thin Ice. • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
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