TV Review: Doctor Who: The Pilot

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With the exception of The Return of Doctor Mysterio, it’s been a long long time since we’ve had a proper episode of Doctor Who. It was always going to be interesting to see how the show would reshape itself going forward. Series 9 effectively closed the book on a large chunk of Moffat’s contributions going back to David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor with Clara’s exit as well as the Doctor’s final adventure with River Song in 2015’s Christmas Special. Considering how interconnected Moffat made his own mythos, it’s a testament to how much the show can feel like a pilot (as the title itself handily points out) despite having gone on so long under this showrunner alone.

To start with: the show rectifies easily one of the most awkward parts of Moffat’s tenure which is a distinct lack of visible LGBT characters (I’m sorry but a Silurian…

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