The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Bill (Pearl Mackie) in "Smile." Photo copyright of BBC America.
It’s the era of the emoji! And as we’ve all come to know from one text or another, an emoji is not always what it seems. It’s difficult to read between the lines when symbols replace words…and when it comes to the Whoniverse, the consequences can be deadly. This Saturday’s all-new episode of Doctor Who titled Smile (see clip below) sees the iconic series tap into the pop-culture zeitgeist when the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his fearless companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) encounter the seemingly cute Emoji-Robots.
Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, teases (see clip below) that the episode includes “a fantastic alien city – among the best we’ve ever had,” “marvelous new monsters,” and that the protagonists will be “surrounded by jeopardy and menace every second…” Smile premieres Saturday, April 22nd @ 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CT, followed by Class @10:05 p.m. EST/9:05 p.m. CT 10:05 on BBC America.