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Doctor Who Takes On Emoji-Robots in Glorious New Photos

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So here’s a thing that is actually happening:  Doctor Who is set to tackle “Emoji-Robots” this week in the episode “Smile” and I don’t  know what to make of it. On one hand, this is absolutely within the show’s wheelhouse but on the others….emoji bots? They seem so creepy.

Here’s the episode synopsis: “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 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.”

According to Steven Moffat, the episode will include a “fantastic alien city” with “marvelous new monsters.” In other words, creepy bots in a shiny city will lure our heroes in with their kindness before trying to kill them. They’re certainly no Daleks but I can get behind them…and these glorious new stills which suggest the Doctor will lose his temper with them at some point. Cue the angry old man vs technology metaphors…

Picture shows: Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill and an Emojibot

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 18/04/2017 - Programme Name: Doctor Who S10 - TX: 22/04/2017 - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows: ***EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01hrs 18th APRIL 2017*** Bill (PEARL MACKIE), Emojibot, Doctor Who (PETER CAPALDI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Simon Ridgway

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 18/04/2017 - Programme Name: Doctor Who S10 - TX: 22/04/2017 - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows: ***EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01hrs 18th APRIL 2017*** Emojibots - (C) BBC - Photographer: Simon Ridgway

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 18/04/2017 - Programme Name: Doctor Who S10 - TX: 22/04/2017 - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows: ***EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01hrs 18th APRIL 2017*** Bill (PEARL MACKIE), Emojibot, Doctor Who (PETER CAPALDI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Simon Ridgway

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 18/04/2017 - Programme Name: Doctor Who S10 - TX: 22/04/2017 - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows: ***EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01hrs 18th APRIL 2017*** Doctor Who (PETER CAPALDI), Emojibot, Bill (PEARL MACKIE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Simon Ridgway

Who is ready for this? The episode airs Saturday, April 22.

(images: Simon Ridgway/BBC)

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