Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DOCTOR WHO's Cybermen Return in Spring 2013 Story by Neil Gaiman

If you're not already a fan of longtime Doctor Who villains The Cybermen, you will become like us in the spring of 2013.

The BBC's official Doctor Who website announced today that the Cybermen will once again face Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor as part of the eight remaining Series Seven episodes.  The episode, currently rumored to be Episode Twelve, will be directed by Stephen Woolfenden and written by none other than Neil Gaiman, who scripted the Hugo Award-winning 2011 story "The Doctor's Wife."

The new Cybermen episode will also feature Harry Potter and Willow actor Warwick Davis, along with Tamzin Outhwaite and Being Human villain Jason Watkins as "a band of misfits on a mysterious planet."

Executive Producer and showrunner Steven Moffat remarked, "Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most!  Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing.  And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it's no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick."

Neil Gaiman commented on Twitter, posting "I saw my first Cybermen watching (The) Moonbase, as Jamie thought the Piper was coming for him (scary). Then (The) Tomb of the Cybermen terrified me."  Asked if the episode would be scary, Gaiman replied, "I hope so."

The upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special is scheduled for December 25, 2012, followed by the remaining eight episodes in Spring 2013.

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