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Grin Reaper (Enlivening "Smile")

Grin Reaper (Enlivening "Smile")

When you first start traveling with the Doctor, you've got to get your basics down, and a key item to tick off the list is traveling to the far future. Bill Potts got her future-events cred via a visit to the troubled human colony depicted in Smile, one of the most gorgeous episodes of the Capaldi era. Besides a wide-eyed new companion, the story features one of Doctor Who's most reliable antagonists: servant robots that have for some reason gone homicidal. Throw in a massive colony ship and some end-of-the-world vibes and we might really have something — just as long as the social commentary on emoji is really thoughtful and not just something tossed in because it's trendy 🙂

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Story Essentials

  • Series 10

  • Story number: 269, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code 1DW 10.02

  • Writer: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

  • Showrunner: Moffat

  • Aired 22 April 2017

Pull To Open: Smile

  • Season 3

  • Episode 8

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

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