Doctor Who, May 10, 2024, BBC iPlayer & Disney+, “Space Babies”

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Doctor Who is back on Friday May 10, with the exciting episode “Space Babies,” taking audiences on a journey through time and space with the Doctor and their companion, Ruby Sunday. This installment presents a unique twist: a baby farm unlike anything seen before, where the babies are in control. But there’s more than meets the eye, as a menacing presence looms.

The episode begins with Ruby uncovering the Doctor’s secrets as he transports her to a distant future. They come across a space station that houses this unusual baby farm. As they explore, they realize that these babies are not what they seem, and a dangerous and mysterious force is at play.

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Writer Russell T. Davies, returning to the series, drew inspiration from the unique concept of a baby farm run by infants. In an interview with Doctor Who Magazine, Davies revealed that “Space Babies” goes beyond a simple sci-fi narrative, exploring Ruby’s personal journey and her true identity.

He shared, “‘Space Babies’ blends science fiction with mystery and suspense, but it’s also a personal story for Ruby, as she discovers her origins and true self, which is a theme we explore throughout this series.”

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The episode stars Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor and Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday.

“Space Babies” also introduces a threatening bogeyman, a creature that feeds on fear and adds a layer of suspense to the story. This episode captures the classic Doctor Who blend of humor, danger, and the exploration of new worlds.

Join the Doctor and Ruby on their adventures through time and space in Doctor Who: “Space Babies,” available on Disney+ and BBC iPlayer from Friday May 10.

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