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The Pyramid at the End of the World 

A 5,000-year-old pyramid appears overnight, baffling everyone including the Doctor.


Daniel Nettheim

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Episode cast overview:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Pearl Mackie ... Bill
Matt Lucas ... Nardole
Togo Igawa ... Secretary General
Nigel Hastings ... The Commander
Eben Young Eben Young ... Col Don Brabbit
Rachel Denning Rachel Denning ... Erica
Tony Gardner ... Douglas
Andrew Byron ... Ilya
Daphne Cheung Daphne Cheung ... Xiaolian
Jamie Hill Jamie Hill ... Monk
Tim Bentinck ... Monk (voice)


A 5000 year old pyramid is in the middle of the United States, Chinese, and Russian armies; but the problem is that the pyramid was not there the day before. The world seeks The Doctor and names it the president of the world again to deal with this extraterrestrial beings that say that want to help mankind from imminent disaster but for such feat they have to let them rule the earth. The previously mentioned armies make an alliance to tackle the probable threat that could be faced on earth by this so called monks. What is the impending doom that the planet faces and will mankind let this mysterious monks rule the earth? Written by Jose Benavides

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27 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The "Big Pyramid Game" the Doctor sarcastically mentions in a faux-announcer voice was an actual game show The $25,000 Pyramid (1974) See more »


The aircraft on the tarmac at the beginning of the episode is an Airbus A320. Once airborne with the Doctor and TARDIS aboard, it is depicted as a Boeing 737. See more »


[guitar playing, the Doctor's face turns upward, eyes closed, background black]
The Doctor: The end of your life has already begun.
[his eyes open and he walks around the TARDIS console playing his guitar]
The Doctor: There is a last place you will ever go, a last door
[the view cuts to a passing over a neighborhood somewhere]
The Doctor: [continuing as voiceover] you will ever walk through, a last sight you will ever see. And every step you ever take is moving you closer.
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Rachel Denning was delightful. The rest of the episode... not so much
11 June 2018 | by asdfgadsadfSee all my reviews

I have to say, Erica needs to be the next companion. Rachel Denning was funny, smart, capable, and just a wonderful screen presence, in my opinion. She was the highlight of the episode and (after watching the whole series) one of the highlights of the whole season.

Nardole was also great and Matt Lucas was hilarious.

Lots of plot holes conveniences though. Monks were weak villains. Peter Harness has written better. Kill the Moon was fantastic.

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