BBC One – 7:35pm – Saturday 10th June 2017
Written by: Mark Gatiss
Directed by: Wayne Yip
THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR
“Sod this for a game of soldiers!”
My overdue run of current series Doctor Who reviews rattles on with this historical military altercation – set in the caverns beneath the surface of the Red Planet! “Empress of Mars” is the first episode in a month not to feature the audience-dividing alien Monks (my opinions on which can be read by clicking 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8), and it sees a sharp step backwards in assimilating gormless assistant Nardole (Matt Lucas) into the main body of the story.