Doctor WhoBBC and BBC America have released a teaser, images, and an intro for this week’s episode of Doctor Who titled ‘Smile’. Yes, this is the episode with Emoji-Robots. Could this be the debut of new Doctor Who villain? We can only hope!

Press Release: 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’) 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. DW_EP2_9

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, teases 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 22 at 9/8c, followed by Class at 10:05/9:05c.

Written by: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
The language of the future is emoji! The Doctor takes Bill to a spectacular city on a distant planet – but where are the colonists? A band of ‘cute’ droids hold the deadly answer.

By Robert Trate

In my career as a writer, I have made Doctor Who giggle, asked Ahsoka Tano what underwear she was wearing, and spoke with a Raptor from Jurassic Park.

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