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March 6th, 2017 98 comments

Original Mondasian Cybermen Return to Doctor Who!

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The original Mondasian Cybermen return to Doctor Who as filming begins on the final block of the forthcoming series…

Filming has begun on the final two episodes of Doctor Who series 10, with this first look image revealing the return of a much-feared classic foe.

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is pictured with the Mondasian Cybermen – the original version of the Doctor’s deadly enemies who hail from the planet Mondas and have not been seen in Doctor Who for over fifty years.

The Mondasian Cybermen – Peter Capaldi’s long-time favourite foe – will return in episodes 11 and 12 of the series, alongside Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as Nardole and Michelle Gomez as Missy. The episodes, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, are now filming in Cardiff.


98 comments

  • Doctorfan

    March 7th, 2017 - 7:40pm

    The cybus cybermen and nis cybermen are there too and i heard that there is meant to be revenge cybermen too.
    Wonder if there will be at least on of every design

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    • The Outcast

      March 9th, 2017 - 10:38am

      I think that it’s different cyber factions: Mondas, Pete’s and Telos/Hedwicks.
      The revenge cyberman is a lie from what I’ve heard.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      March 12th, 2017 - 1:51am

      It’s just that I thought the latest model was supposed to be an amalgam of the Cybus and Mondassian Cybermen. Seems atypical unless set in the original Tenth Planet storyline that they wouldn’t all want to upgrade.

  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2017 - 5:27pm

    Something looks different about them, but I just can’t put my finger on it,
    Are the head handles to thin?
    Are the wires from the chest unit to the shoulders different?
    Is the chest unit smaller?

    Either way, I’m thrilled to see them back! This is going to be *excellent* (wrong cybermen, I know, but I couldn’t resist)

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    • Doctor Stu

      March 7th, 2017 - 9:07pm

      Head handles are smaller and there’s no straps over the arm and the head cloth isn’t as tight it doesn’t look like so it makes them look less creepy

    • the ergon

      March 8th, 2017 - 12:18pm

      and no visible cellotape to keep the headlamps on. black and white makes the originals creepier.

  • lava tree

    March 7th, 2017 - 5:04pm

    At first after seeing this on instagram, i thought it was someone’s idea of a joke. But now ive seen it on this site i believe it. I cant help seeing a bit of repetition though.

    In Peter’s first series, the Doctor and Clara encountered Missy who was bringing the Cybermen back… in the last two episodes of the series. Series 10 finale, and its Missy back as well as the Cybermen.

    So unless theres another story with Missy, it means last time she was seen, she was on Skaro surrounded by the Daleks, and next we see her “hanging out” with Cybermen.

    On the bright side, looking forward to seeing the original Cybermen. Cloth faces and human hands in the modern era.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      March 7th, 2017 - 11:08pm

      Missy is in episode 6 before that too – “Extremis” (TBC).

    • Doctor Who Archive

      March 8th, 2017 - 10:18pm

      And Episode 7.

    • lava tree

      March 9th, 2017 - 1:29am

      Thats good then, at least theres (hopefully) an explanation of how she escaped from Skaro.

  • Mr. J

    March 7th, 2017 - 3:47pm

    I was hoping that Peter would get his wish to see these return before he left and I think it’s so fitting that they feature in his final finale! I hope they don’t make a joke out of it though! Better feel serious and not stupid! Fingers crossed!

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  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2017 - 1:58pm

    Gimmick!

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    • the ergon

      March 7th, 2017 - 2:19pm

      gimmick or not, the fans love em and capaldi has for a while pushed for a confrontation with the original cybermen before he bowed out.

    • koloth

      March 7th, 2017 - 4:02pm

      This was me by the way. Is Moffat clutching at straws!

    • koloth

      March 7th, 2017 - 4:03pm

      It will get the viewers from sure

    • the ergon

      March 8th, 2017 - 12:22pm

      i think its great there coming back, but i hope chris chibnall has some fresher ideas when he takes over. Its capaldi s final season, let it be a classic monsterfest.

  • the ergon

    March 7th, 2017 - 1:41pm

    Hope they,ve retained their sing song voices. No reason why this can,t pave the way for other cyberman. The earthshock /attack ones would be great as well. I don,t think you could mix them together like they did with the dalek stories asylum etc.. as they seemed to have different periods where they changed and evolved and would seem incongruous all lumped together. the cybermen would probably just discard any previous incarnation and move forward, unlike daleks who put them in an asylum and the like.

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  • The Outcast

    March 7th, 2017 - 12:56pm

    Will have to see how this turns out. Hopefully not another Moffat Hell Bent.

    P. S. Broken keyboard. Have to copy paste broken syllables from other comments. Torture! 🙁

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  • Doctor Stu

    March 7th, 2017 - 11:57am

    Just to be that guy who ruins all the fun do you think they’ll actually have a purpose and be important to the plot or will they just be thrown in the background somewhere with other versions of the cybermen much like the daleks in series 9 where loads of versions were bundled together but didn’t really do anything

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    • The Outcast

      March 7th, 2017 - 12:45pm

      Knowing Moffat, Probably background with no explaination.

      P. S. Broken keyboard 🙁

  • Dalek Sec

    March 7th, 2017 - 11:25am

    Excellent!! I’m glad we finally get to see Peter fight the Mondasian Cyberman!! Just, Just Amazing. I never thought we’d get to see the original Cyberman back.

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  • Jordan Scott

    March 7th, 2017 - 12:11am

    Also the Mondasian Cybermen have literally taken over Twitter! It’s been a fantastic night for Doctor Who filming etc. 🙂

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  • Jordan Scott

    March 6th, 2017 - 11:40pm

    The reason they revealed them is probably because it’s currently Cyber-galore on the streets of Cardiff so they would be leaked anyway.

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  • The Prydonian

    March 6th, 2017 - 11:08pm

    Wow. So excited about Mondasian cybermen but why, oh why could it not be kept a secret. Stop spoiling it !!!! The fundamental excitement of Dr Who was the reveal of the monsters and now we know all the monsters before the series even starts. Shame on you BBC. Why do they feel the need to give it all away ?

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    • Anonymous

      March 7th, 2017 - 7:48am

      Its pretty much for the same reason they revealed the zygons were returning to the series in the anniversary special so early, because they were involved in a lot of outdoor filming and would have been leaked otherwise. There were cybermen were all over cardiff last night with lots of leaked filming pics.

    • prototype dalek

      March 7th, 2017 - 8:44am

      They probably feel better stating themselves rather than people finding out because of the filming in Cardiff

  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2017 - 10:15pm

    And 2006 design as well

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  • Exterminator

    March 6th, 2017 - 9:52pm

    These are far more creepy than the ‘stomping’ cybermen. I wish it had been kept as a surprise though.

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  • Ryan

    March 6th, 2017 - 9:29pm

    I hope to god this has no impact on Big Finish’s magnificent audio ‘Spare Parts’. It would be such a shame to take from that!!

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  • Bob

    March 6th, 2017 - 8:48pm

    Looks like they are in Coal Hill.

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    • Demdike@CultLabs

      March 6th, 2017 - 10:28pm

      Ha,ha, is it Coal Hill?

      I thought it was outside an office at BBC Wales. Doh!!!

    • Anonymous

      March 7th, 2017 - 12:19pm

      We need more Charlie and matteusz

  • r1ch1e

    March 6th, 2017 - 8:35pm

    What a great photo! Peter Capaldi has already had a story with classic Daleks and even sat in Davros chair, now he is in a story with MONDAS CYBERMEN!! I was looking forward to this series enough but now I’m positively bursting with excitement! Although it would be nice if this could be the Xmas special!

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  • Mark Belsom

    March 6th, 2017 - 8:11pm

    Can’t wait,love the updated look of these cybermen but at the same time they still look retro. Also does the doctor land on Mondas ?

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  • Demdike@CultLabs

    March 6th, 2017 - 7:27pm

    Despite being thrilled by this news i’d have loved it to come as a huge surprise during an episode, not weeks before the series even begins.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      March 6th, 2017 - 8:15pm

      Yes, I agree. Brilliant news as it is, it would have made a great cliffhanger. On the other hand, it might be difficult to keep it secret given that they do have to film the episodes. Hopefully there will be other nice surprises in store instead.

  • Jordan Scott

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:43pm

    I’m literally speechless! I love Capaldi, Bill and Nardole – Then we’ve got the Daleks, Original Cybermen (and modern ones too by the looks of it), Weeping Angels, Ice Warriors (Plus an Ice Lord of some sort!), Movellans and Missy! This series is going to be epic! 😀

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    • LocutusOfBorg

      March 7th, 2017 - 1:16am

      where did you find weeping angels?

  • The Other

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:30pm

    YEEEESSSSS!!! Capaldi finally get’s his wish! So glad he’s got this since he’s a fantastic actor who, despite being brilliant in the role, has been badly handled in his time as The Doctor. He more than deserves this! I think I’m equally happy for him as I am to see these awesome enemies back at last! 😀

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  • DalekAgent

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:28pm

    THIS IS GONNA BE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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  • D0CT0R WH0

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:26pm

    And this straight away got me watching the tenth planet again. (William Hartnells last story and first story featuring the cyber men. For those who don’t know, which you probably do)

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  • The Dalek Whovian

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:17pm

    Finally the Cybermen will be scary again. I wonder if this will be a adaptation of Spare Parts?

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  • Tim M

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:14pm

    Capaldi did say he would like the original Cybermen to come back I think. So that’s one box ticked. Maybe his other wish should be in his final story. The Christmas Special. That he could meet an older Susan in a future Christmas or something. It would make for a poignant finale for Capaldi’s Doctor.

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    • Tim M

      March 6th, 2017 - 6:17pm

      The 12th Doctor could die alongside Susan, and then they BOTH regenerate. Moffat…Let me write the finale! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      March 11th, 2017 - 1:31am

      Yes! Then the Doctor regenerates into a woman and Susan regenerates into a man! “Grandmother?” “Grandson?” UGHH!!!! Lol

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:09pm

    Will this be a genesis of the Cybermen story?

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    • Ryan

      March 6th, 2017 - 9:44pm

      I hope not – we sort of had that with ‘Spare Parts’ by Big Finish

  • prototype dalek

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:08pm

    Cant wait!!

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  • Tim M

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:08pm

    This should be Capaldi’s last story. It would be rather fitting if he was to bow out of the show opposite the original Cybermen, just like Mr Hartnell.

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  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2017 - 5:56pm

    The scariest cybermen. The best cybermen. Hopefully moff uses these correctly and builds a grwat story. Also what if. What if since he is the first of the 2nd batch of regenerations he dies a similar way to william hartnells doc after faceing the same enemys

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    • Anonymous

      March 6th, 2017 - 5:58pm

      Great not grwat. My mistake

    • JasonisnotaRobot

      March 6th, 2017 - 6:06pm

      That would almost be poetic if done right

    • Anonymous

      March 7th, 2017 - 6:59am

      I know right

    • LocutusOfBorg

      March 7th, 2017 - 12:50pm

      then mondasian cybermen would have to be in the christmas special… i’m in

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    March 6th, 2017 - 5:53pm

    I’m really REALLY hoping this is a Heaven Sent and not a Hell Bent but you never know with Moffat

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    • Anonymous

      March 6th, 2017 - 5:57pm

      Same

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