Friend from the Future
|Friend from the Future|
|Let the memes flow...|
|Season: 10, sorta.|
|Air date||23 April 2016|
|Written by||Steven Moffat|
|Directed by||Lawrence Gough|
Friend from the Future was a 2-minute long segment, set during the events of A Pilot in Her Eye (which was still an entire year away from broadcast at this point), that was shoved out in the middle of a football match to try and get people hyped for Series 10 by introducing the new companion.
It failed miserably. IT WAS GOAT, GET HYPE.
The Doctor and the new assistant run down the most generic corridor ever, away from some Into the Dalek stock footage. Afrogirl mocks the Daleks, hammering the final nail into the coffin which Moffuck put them in. The Doctor then says they need to get Back to the Future on DVD, but their progress is halted by some flying words that spell out "INTRODUCING PEARL MACKIE ASBILL".
The immediate reaction to her was a mixture of "ZOMG SO FUNNY XDDDDDDDDDD" and long, pained-sounding groans, which isn't an impression that you wanna leave when you won't be seen again for another eight months.