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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

  • dalek eternal

    April 2nd, 2013 - 5:20pm

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

  • 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!

  • Rassilon

    April 2nd, 2013 - 5:11pm

    Yes

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • booboo

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:52pm

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

  • 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 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:28pm

    aagacac – Yeah, it is 🙂

  • 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…

  • 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?

  • booboo

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:24pm

    Neath i think, follow it all here

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

  • 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.

  • DOCTORWHOSBIGGESTFAN

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:23pm

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

  • dalek eternal

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:23pm

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

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:22pm

    Time for Zygontubbie’s, HA HA 😀

  • dalekdan12345

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:22pm

    Whoops, sorry booboo

  • 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

  • dalekdan12345

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:21pm

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

  • 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.

  • booboo

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:21pm

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

  • 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

  • dalekdan12345

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:19pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Time

    April 2nd, 2013 - 4:17pm

    Yes

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