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The flagship BBC television series, Doctor Who has created some iconic villains during the course of its half century of storytelling – and a number of them have become instantly recognizable as arch-nemeses of the courageous Time Lord. The Daleks, for example, are now so famous that they even appeared in The Lego Batman Movie.
Few are as utterly terrifying as the Cybermen, however, and they have now been confirmed as the formidable foe squaring up to the Twelfth Doctor in the final episodes of the upcoming tenth season. This is a significant development, because it coincides with the departure of the showrunner, Steven Moffat, and the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.
Guess who's back!
It's the original Mondasian Cybermen, returning for eps 11 & 12 of the new series!https://t.co/F6G9YQrVCb#DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/fOchIo4KaY
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) March 6, 2017
The Cybermen have been bugging the titular »
- Sarah Myles
Author: Jon Lyus
It was with a degree of sadness (and a small dose of surprise) that we met the news that Peter Capaldi announced he was leaving Doctor Who. The actor’s take on the role has been an uneven affair, though some of the greatest hours of television the show has produced has been with Capaldi in the lead.
We have twelve further episodes of the 13th Doctor to enjoy. Details of the final season for Capaldi (and showrunner Steven Moffat) have been scant thus far. We have Pearl Mackie’s introduction as Bill, our latest companion, and a lingering return for Matt Lucas’s Nardole. The trailer for season Ten of the show did offer up some clues as to what’s to come however today we have confirmation of a few old »
- Jon Lyus
Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is going to find himself going up against one of his oldest foes in the upcoming tenth series of Doctor Who, with the BBC announcing that the original Mondasian Cybermen are returning to the show for an appearance in the two-part series finale.
The Mondasian Cybermen made their debut in ‘The Tenth Planet’, the final serial for William Hartnell’s First Doctor. The inhabitants of Mondas, Earth’s twin planet, the cloth-faced Cybermen had cybernetically augmented their bodies in order to survive the increasingly cold temperature of their home planet. Their goal was to destroy Earth, and have Mondas take its place in the solar system.
Back in 2014, Capaldi revealed at a Q&A that he would love to see the return of the Mondasian Cybermen, stating that: “They were absolutely terrifying, with cloth faces. That was really creepy.”
Well, Capaldi will now get his wish »
- Gary Collinson
Rob Leane Feb 14, 2017
If you've seen Rogue One, you'll know that CGI recreations of deceased actors have come very close to crossing the uncanny valley. It hasn't taken long for someone to ask Steven Moffat the odds of this technique being using to bring back former Doctors from beyond the grave.
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A fan asked the Doctor Who showrunner this, in latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine: could we see William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton on Jon Pertwee brought back through CGI? Sadly, in the time since the question was asked, we've also lost John Hurt.
"Well, like every other Doctor Who fan, that was my first thought [upon seeing Rogue One]", The Moff admitted. "But, you know, word on Media Street »
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