Doctor Who season10 continues this Saturday with a brand new episode. Here’s all the info you need to watch “Empress of Mars” online.
Reminder: If you need a quick refresher on all things Doctor Who from last week, our Culturess review of “The Lie of the Land” is right this way.
Doctor Who season 10 continues this week, with an episode that will probably bring things back to basics a little bit. Last week saw the conclusion of the Monks trilogy, the series first official three-part story in several years. And depending on who you ask, you’ll probably get a wide range of answers about its overall quality. (Though the general consensus seems to be that the trilogy’s final episode didn’t quite stick the landing. To put it mildly.)
So it’s rather comforting to know that, after this somewhat controversial and/or possibly disappointing story, we’re headed back to more familiar territory. The next episode is written by frequent Who scribe – and Sherlock co-creator – Mark Gatiss. And while it probably won’t be a groundbreaking hour of television in any way, at least we know what to expect.
Titled “Empress of Mars,” the saga sees the Doctor, Bill and Nardole journey to the titular red planet. There, they find an unexpected surprise in the form of an old foe. Yes, classic Doctor Who villains the Ice Warriors are back.
And according to the episode synopsis, their appearance might be more complicated than expected:
"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?"
Watch the trailer for “Empress of Mars” for yourself:
And BBC America also released a preview clip, which features a confrontation between Twelve and one of the monsters.
For what it’s worth, we haven’t seen the Ice Warriors since the 2013 episode “Cold War”. That’s all the way back when Matt Smith played the Doctor. Will they be very different this time around? And will the stories somehow connect? (Unlikely, but possible. Gatiss did write “Cold War” too, after all.)
Here are all the details you need to watch Doctor Who online this week:
Date: Saturday, June 10
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV Channel: BBC America
Doctor Who airs every Saturday on BBC America at 9/8c. Be sure to come back on Sunday for our recap and review of the episode!