Doctor Who Season 10: 6 Big Questions We're Asking After 'The Pilot'

Doctor Who returns with a new set of mysteries, fan theories, and questions to keep us talking.


This weekend Doctor Who returned in spectacular form to be met by largely positive reviews.

The Series 10 opener has been particularly welcomed by fans for being like a breath of fresh air. Not quite a reboot, it’s a whole new start for what some had been calling a tired show, with a lighter, less complicated feel than the last few series. As such The Pilot is the perfect launching pad for new and lapsed viewers.

Much of that accessibility is down to the fact that we see the Doctor and his mad world through the naïve eyes of Bill Potts, played with great promise by newcomer Pearl Mackie. A throwback to Billie Piper’s Rose, she even uses the same alarm clock.

But a Doctor Who episode, and certainly one penned by Steven Moffat, wouldn’t be the same without throwing up a whole bunch of questions, and so while the plot is uncomplicated and the chief protagonists easy to identify with, there are enough mysteries here to keep fans talking until the next episode airs.

Here are some of the most pressing questions that fans will be chewing the fat over for at least the next week.


Paul Driscoll is a freelance writer and author across a range of subjects from Cult TV to religion and social policy. He is a passionate Doctor Who fan and January 2017 will see the publication of his first extended study of the series (based on Toby Whithouse's series six episode, The God Complex) in the critically acclaimed Black Archive range by Obverse Books. He is a regular writer for the fan site Doctor Who Worldwide and has contributed several essays to Watching Books' You and Who range. Recently he has branched out into fiction writing, with two short stories in the charity Doctor Who anthology Seasons of War (Chinbeard Books). Paul's work will also feature in the forthcoming Iris Wildthyme collection (A Clockwork Iris, Obverse Books) and Chinbeard Books' collection of drabbles, A Time Lord for Change.