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April 2nd, 2013 272 comments

The Zygons Return for the 50th Anniversary Special

The Zygons Return for the 50th Anniversary Special

From The Official Site…

We’re delighted to confirm that the Zygons are returning to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th anniversary special.

Aside from flashbacks these malevolent shape-shifters have only appeared once before, threatening Earth in the Fourth Doctor adventure, Terror of the Zygons. Despite the fact that their solitary outing was over thirty years ago they remain a popular old enemy and in the 2010 episode, The Pandorica Opens, they were amongst the massed aliens said to be gathering above Stonehenge. Later, in The Power of Three, we learnt that Zygons had one of their ships under the Savoy Hotel in 1890 and apparently replaced half the staff with imposters! But this time they really are back…

We’ve already confirmed that in the anniversary special Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined by the returning David Tennant and Billie Piper. Screen legend John Hurt is also in the cast and earlier today we revealed that Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey, The Syndicate) would also be appearing in this eagerly anticipated adventure.

We’ll be brining you more news soon!

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272 comments

  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:15pm

    Yes those fields must be trenzalore

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    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 8:59pm

      Or just fields according to another site they are for another reason…

  • Tardis

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:05pm

    It has to be trenzalore all the doctors meet at trenzalore where old enemies are waiting for the fall of the eleventh and the question

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  • Tardis

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:01pm

    Looks good

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  • dalek eternal

    April 2nd, 2013 - 5:32pm

    i hope this special is a really scary one as the zygon looks quite scary and they can use it to make a good scary episode

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  • Dalek The Supreme

    April 2nd, 2013 - 5:20pm

    Wow! They look practically the same but with sharp teeth! Now all they need to do is bring in the Seventh Doctor and the Daleks (Both bronze and Paradigm), and I’ll be happy!

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    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 9:31pm

      Plus 4th Doctor and the master then who fans will be happy or at least I will be happy

  • Rassilon

    April 2nd, 2013 - 5:11pm

    Yes

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  • the astronaut of death

    April 2nd, 2013 - 5:07pm

    maby each doctor returns with their own monster

    1st doctor – daleks
    2nd doctor- cybermen
    3rd doctor- sea devils
    4th doctor – zygon
    10th doctor- Davros
    11th doctor- silence

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 9:31pm

      7 doc Kandy man?!

    • Connor Bell

      April 3rd, 2013 - 1:46am

      Aside from the fact 1, 2 and 3 are dead?

  • Dalekdino27

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:57pm

    I was avoiding doctor who news for a while because I wanted everything to be a surprise, but just could not resist any longer, besides the design of the zygon has hardly changed, and it looks actually quite scary!

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  • dalek eternal

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:56pm

    After seeing 10’s tardis today i reckon its definately gonna be the proper 10th dr not the part human dr i really cant wait for this special unfortunately its months away

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  • BOOBOO JR

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:35pm

    Looks great, and like the Ice Warrior is pretty much unchanged! This looks set to be a fitting special for the 50th!

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  • gordon

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:31pm

    Looks fantastic. Pretty much unchanged. Id take a guess at this being the real reason why terror of the zygons dvd was pushed back to 30th september

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    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 9:32pm

      Yep then the Zygon box set will be released

  • DOCTORWHOSBIGGESTFAN

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:23pm

    Booboo, where are they filming? Because if its in Wales ill be going down there like an arrow!

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    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:24pm

      Neath i think, follow it all here

      https://twitter.com/search?q=%23dwsr&src=hash

    • dalek eternal

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:51pm

      its in neath follow the signs attached to lamposts called base when u get to base follow the sings called loc and itll lead you right to it sort of its in the gnoll estate i went there earlier it was great to see 10’s tardis again

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:52pm

      all indications seem to be now thats its actually the 10th Doctor

    • dalek eternal

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:20pm

      i think its actually 10 to. The tardis is the best evidence that its him

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:21pm

      what did you see going on?

    • dalek eternal

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:30pm

      There was a medieval tent there and a horse with a stuntman riding it and over the over side of the field was tens tardis with parts of smiths tardis nearby unassembled on the floor unfortunately a very rude woman asked us to leave which she had done to many people which had offended a lot of people as it was mostly what all the fans there were talking about the rude woman did own the farm but the actualy film crew were very nice and told people what they was doing and told us that david tennant wasnhaving his lunch on his trailer i also saw steven moffat there and a member of crew said they were about to have a top secret meeting. There was also a path leading behind where they were filming so i had a quick look and it sounded like they were filming a sword fight or something not sure as i was unable to see from the path but a lot of people was coming to listen

    • drjakeyoung

      April 2nd, 2013 - 7:18pm

      the tenth doctor and rose could be zygons in disguise?

  • dalek eternal

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:22pm

    i seen them filming earlier its up in neath their filming and i saw david tennants tardis in the fields to and i managed to get a picture of it and the film crew were just breaking for lunch as i got there and i even saw steven moffat although they were about to have a top secret meeting according to a crew member so they had no time to give autographs and they also said david tennant was up in his private trailer whilst filming but i seen his tardis which was next to smiths tardis which as disassembled on the floor there was also a big huge tent with an endgland flag on which they where filming the scone on a horse next to which looked like viking era or something

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:24pm

      Judging by what you say, it seems it will be THE 10th Doctor and not him human clone from the series 4 finale we will see then.

    • dalek eternal

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:52pm

      i think itll definately be the proper 10th dr now after seeing his tardis as the human doctor dosent have a tardis and if its the proper 10th dr theres a chance we may see other drs returning hopefully

  • aagacac

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:19pm

    I’ve never seen an episode with the zygons in but, what’s the point in them? I don’t really se how they can be that threatening, it looks like a teletubby crossed with a sontaran

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    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:21pm

      they are shape shifters, they can take on human form – so they can be extremely threatening

    • dalekdan12345

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:21pm

      they shapeshift, sting people by toutching and can control the lock ness monster! they are pretty bad-ass!

    • dalekdan12345

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:22pm

      Whoops, sorry booboo

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:22pm

      Time for Zygontubbie’s, HA HA 😀

    • aagacac

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:24pm

      Oh I didn’t know that! I may have to go back and watch a couple of clips from the episode! Is that the same loch-ness monster from the Sarah Jane story?

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:28pm

      aagacac – Yeah, it is 🙂

  • Time

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:17pm

    Yes

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  • time and relotive dimens

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:14pm

    that is horrible. like i said with the new ice warriors absolutely discussing .why moffat WHY
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:15pm

      what on earth are you talking about they are very close to original, you are just bashing for the sake of it

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:18pm

      You could always block this guy Boo Boo.

      I’m no fan of Zygon’s myself, but I do agree with you that they are indeed very close to the originals from ‘Terror of the Zygon’s’, infact, these guys along with the Ice Warriors in the new series are the only classic creations who’s form has not been altered that much and looking as they did in the good old days of Doctor Who.

    • dalekdan12345

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:19pm

      I agree with Booboo, they are beautiful in an evil monstrous sorta way xD

    • dalek eternal

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:23pm

      i think they look epic we could be in for a scary 50th anniversary episode hopefully

    • crazy guy

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:43pm

      i haven’t seen an episode with them in but i always wanted to see one with the zygons in. also i dissagreee with time and relative dimens but he is entitled to his opinion

  • Cyberking281

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:11pm

    I really hope Davros or The Master returns for the 50th anniversary special

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:21pm

      The Master is dead [seriously, will fan’s get over him and let him rest in peace now for pity sake], but Davros really should be brought back for a 2nd time, and permanently stay with them for good once he kills that Dalek Prime Minister and takes over, plus since the Daleks have lost their memories of the Doctor, Davros can probably give them back their memories of him, or at least give them his memories of encounters with the Doctor.

  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:10pm

    Looks good

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  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:09pm

    Appearance has not changed, but the face looks like a Demon out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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  • Time lord

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:08pm

    This is most definely trenzalore

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    • The Whofan101

      April 2nd, 2013 - 6:26pm

      What makes you think it’s Trenzalore? Just because it’s in a field doesn’t mean that it’s that field! Plus, I’m not sure that there would be a medieval tent there

  • Time lord

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:07pm

    They look really good

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  • sheepinafez

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:07pm

    so happy about this now i just want tom baker to return and this will be a year to remember

    Reply
  • Volcanic7383

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:07pm

    The bbc are giving more away than spoiler sites!

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    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:07pm

      outdoor filming, it was bound to get out so they are just getting in first

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 10:25pm

      Well they want to attracked an audience don’t they

  • Silence falls

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:06pm

    Where did you find this

    Reply
  • Silence falls

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:05pm

    BOOBOO is that the fields of trenzalore

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  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:04pm

    BOOBOO is that from the special

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    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:05pm

      yes it is

    • Silence falls

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:05pm

      That is most likely trenzalore

    • Volcanic7383

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:06pm

      I’m not Booboo but its a new design zygon for the 50th anniversary special

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:07pm

      looks great to me as well

  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:03pm

    Is that the fields of trenzalore behind

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  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:02pm

    BOOBOO is this an actual picture from the special is that trenzalore

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    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:03pm

      its an actual picture yes, they are out filming today

    • Dr who

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:04pm

      Is that the fields of trenzalore

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:05pm

      i dont know

    • Silence falls

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:05pm

      It seems to point to that those fields are trenzalore

    • dalek eternal

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:23pm

      i dont think its trenzalore as trenzalore would be on an alien world i think and the field they were filming on was set up with a medieval style and had a stunt man riding a horse so this is earth

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:24pm

      did you see a Zygon

    • Tardis

      April 2nd, 2013 - 6:04pm

      Um it is a field as in fields and trenzalore is fields so this is most definely trenzalore…….the question will be answered

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2013 - 12:20am

      Have we really reached the point where every farm they film on must be the Fields of Trenzalore?

    • Dr who

      April 3rd, 2013 - 8:21am

      Yes we have the anniversary is on trenzalore

    • dalek eternal

      April 3rd, 2013 - 6:43pm

      when i was therei only got a quick look at the tardis and the tent before a woman kicked everyone who had walked up of so unfortunately i did not see a zygon however i did see steven moffat just about to go in his trailer

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:01pm

    I hope these are not the main villians

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    • Silence falls

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:06pm

      There will be many more

  • dalekdan12345

    April 2nd, 2013 - 3:58pm

    i wish i didnt find this out 🙁 would have been a great surprise, maybe dont show the image in the thumbnail? 🙂

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    • dalekdan12345

      April 2nd, 2013 - 3:59pm

      looks amazing though 😀

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 3:59pm

      This is not a spoiler Its official news on the official site

    • dalekdan12345

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:05pm

      OHHH didnt know :L

    • MasterKasterborous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:15pm

      Though official news it might be best to do what you did with the announcement of David Tennant and Billie Piper and not show the image on the thumbnail. It doesn’t bother me but there will be users of the site who don’t want to find anything out about the special until it’s shown.

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:17pm

      Tell that to the BBC official site as well then

      This is the internet

      Its official news so it gets posted like all the other sites – at least we dont go out to ruin episodes with unofficial spoilers like other sites

      its all over facebook and twitter and will no doubt be in magazines

    • MasterKasterborous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:26pm

      Sorry booboo, I didn’t mean to offend. I fully understand your point but thought I would speak for those who don’t like massive spoilers. As I said, I don’t mind but there will be people who do. Of course they should probably just stay off the internet and never buy any magazines or newspapers…

    • booboo

      April 2nd, 2013 - 4:32pm

      and the TV, David tennent return was mentioned – we have to draw the line, if its official announced them we feature it

      I would agree though that i dont want to know everything about the 50th, i want some surprises

    • MasterKasterborous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:40pm

      In retrospect I think I agree with you. You’ll get to a point where nothing can ever be posted until it’s happened which would be pointless. Sorry for being a pain…

    • DoctorWhoFan101

      April 11th, 2013 - 10:48am

      I want millions and zillions of monsters. Even more than TROA (The rings of akhatten) because then it would leave the two Doctor’s confused and then Matt could be forced to regenerate and- I’m going of topic. I just want loads and loads of monsters!

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