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Doctor Who: Space Babies - preview, pictures, quotes, cast list

Doctor Who: Space Babies - preview, pictures, quotes, cast list
Find out everything we know so far about the Doctor Who episode 'Space Babies', including pictures, clips, quotes from the stars and a cast list.

Episode Info

Episode Title: 'Space Babies'

Episode Number: Season 1, Episode 1 / Series 14, Episode 1

Release Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Writer: Russell T Davies

Director: Julie Anne Robinson

The Doctor: Ncuti Gatwa

Companion(s): Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday


Ruby learns the Doctor's amazing secrets, when he takes her to the far future - the year 21,506. There, they find a Baby Farm being run by babies, with a mysterious captain who has been waiting for them patiently. But can they be saved from the terrifying Bogeyman on the decks below?

Cast list

The Doctor: Ncuti Gatwa
Ruby Sunday: Millie Gibson
Jocelyn Sancerre: Golda Rosheuvel
Carla Sunday: Michelle Greenidge
Cherry Sunday: Angela Wynter
Eric: Mason McCumskey
Voice of Eric: Sami Amber
Poppy: Sienna-Robyn Mavanga-Phipps
Voice of Poppy: Shola Olaitan-Ajiboye
Voice of Sandra: Cadence Williams
Voice of Marcel: Param Patel
Voice of Adjani: Lonnee Archibong
Rico Trieste: Jesus Reyes Ortiz
Lucia Colasanto: Yasmine Bouabid
Bogeyman: Robert Strange


Russell T Davies (Showrunner, Writer): "In fact, the episode isn't at all about space babies! There are often three things going on in Doctor Who. It's a bit like plate-spinning, keeping it all in motion. This has got space babies and a monster, so it's a science-fiction story with mystery and suspense. But it's also the personal story of Ruby finding out who she is and where she's from - which will be the spine of this series." (DW Magazine issue 603)

Ncuti Gatwa (The Doctor): "[The babies] were such divas. They had so many demands. All the crew had to get involved in keeping the babies entertained. Very much a group effort. Chaotic though. Very, very chaotic." (Variety)

Ncuti Gatwa (The Doctor): "The monster is so scary. When I heard about it, I thought, 'Oh, that's a nice beginning-of-the-series monster to warn the audience about what's to come. It's on the same level of scariness as the Goblin King.' But then I saw the actual costume and it is absolutely terrifying. I was so shocked! We certainly are on track to get a whole new generation of kids hiding behind the sofa!"

Golda Rosheuvel (Jocelyn): "She is hard working. But she's been abandoned. Due to that loneliness, there are difficulties that she must contend with on a personal level. When you're confined to a space on your own, it can be quite challenging. She has a fierce loyalty and protectiveness. But maybe she doesn't always make good choices because of her isolation."

Script Snippets

The Doctor: "What is it with you and babies?" (DW Magazine)

The Doctor: "Monsters ... [are] just creatures you haven't met yet." (The Times)

Episode Pictures

Jocelyn in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC


Ruby and The Doctor in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC

Ruby and The Doctor

Ruby and The Doctor in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC

Ruby and The Doctor

Ruby and The Doctor in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC

Ruby and The Doctor

Jocelyn in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC


Ruby and The Doctor in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC

Ruby and The Doctor

The Doctor in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC

The Doctor

Ruby in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC


The Doctor and Ruby in Doctor Who S14E01© BBC

The Doctor and Ruby

Episode Clips

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