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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!

zygon-50th


272 comments

  • dalek eternal

    April 3rd, 2013 - 12:12pm

    if anyones interested a member of the conicl of neth said dr who is filming there all this week and will be filming all around the city including a town hall there and if youre looking for where their filming follow the green signs attached to lamposts that say base and when u get to the base follow signs called loc for location

    Reply
    • dalek eternal

      April 3rd, 2013 - 12:48pm

      mean council

    • Anonymous

      April 4th, 2013 - 2:58pm

      Where is Neth?

    • dalek eternal

      April 4th, 2013 - 6:24pm

      its in wales

    • Anonymous

      April 6th, 2013 - 9:46pm

      Wish I was there

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    April 3rd, 2013 - 11:10am

    sounds good!

    Reply
  • Matt Hester

    April 3rd, 2013 - 10:58am

    This is great news. For the 50th anniversary, I want them bring back a few monsters from each doctors era

    Reply
  • Joe

    April 3rd, 2013 - 10:23am

    Just re-watched Ed Stradling’s interview with Moffat. He was asked “when are we ever going to see the return of the Zygons?” Moffat replies with “Who knows?……..well i know.” Clever *******!

    Reply
  • Steampunk Doctor

    April 3rd, 2013 - 9:17am

    LOVE THESE GUYS !

    Reply
  • John Smith

    April 3rd, 2013 - 9:06am

    Ha HA! AWESOME! Glad to see another classic monster back!

    Reply
  • Twelfth Cyber Legion

    April 3rd, 2013 - 8:22am

    I love the slightly new faces, they make the zygon look more scary, no offence to the actor underneath.

    Reply
  • Liason Ice

    April 3rd, 2013 - 7:36am

    I hope they don’t rehash the 5 Doctors by just throwing in lots of popular enemies and old Doctors.
    So far this looks so awesome though

    Reply
    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 5th, 2013 - 1:53pm

      I wouldn’t mind seeing a plot like The Five Doctors, only this time, we could have the monsters actually meeting eachother and fighting, imagine Daleks vs Autons, or Cybermen vs Zygons! 😀

  • Scott the Raptor

    April 3rd, 2013 - 12:35am

    David Tennant must have been so excited when he heard that he’d encounter The Zygons in the 50th.

    Reply
  • pathdw98

    April 3rd, 2013 - 12:01am

    The Zygons are back for the 50th. Any tiny doubts I had about the special are fast evaporating. Just hope all the doctors appear in this, then it truly will be the greatest event in who history. Can’t wait for November now.

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    • LOVE PEACE AND THE TIME VORTEX

      April 10th, 2013 - 2:43am

      Didn’t you hear?? The 9th doctor turned down the invitation!!

  • TheMadManWithABox1

    April 2nd, 2013 - 11:11pm

    I personly don’t think this is trenzalore as I imagined the fields of trenzalore as possibly a battle field

    Reply
    • Joe

      April 3rd, 2013 - 9:59am

      if it is Trenzalore, they will probably add some CGI to it to make it look more authentic.

    • TheMadManWithABox1

      April 3rd, 2013 - 11:54am

      Oh yeah

    • dalek eternal

      April 3rd, 2013 - 12:15pm

      i dont think its trenzalore as well i seen them filming yesterday there and it was set up as a medieval era with a stunt man riding a horse and tennants tardis on the other side of the field

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 10:26pm

    Booboo do you think that the daleks will return?

    Reply
    • The Supreme Dalek

      April 2nd, 2013 - 11:01pm

      THE DALEKS ARE SUPERIOR! WE WILL RETURN! EXTERMINATE!

    • Space1999

      April 3rd, 2013 - 6:22am

      Dam right you will
      Sorry I have trouble believing the daleks forgot the doctor

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 5th, 2013 - 1:54pm

      DOC-TOR?! WHO IS THIS DOC-TOR?! DOC-TOR WHO?!?

    • LOVE PEACE AND THE TIME VORTEX

      April 10th, 2013 - 2:47am

      DALEKS are clearly one of my favorite monsters, along with the cyber men and the great intelligence

  • outnumbered

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:32pm

    no no no no. just no. why do they have to be back

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    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 10:15pm

      Beacuse its the 50th aniversary year and there a fan favorite

    • Dr who

      April 3rd, 2013 - 8:18am

      Yep I love the zygons….so no to you

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 3rd, 2013 - 8:46am

      I don’t. I think they look like horrid giant Fetuses.

    • drjakeyoung

      April 3rd, 2013 - 1:00pm

      they are based of woodlice!

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2013 - 4:18pm

      No the tactators(frontios) are

  • Volcanic7383

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:29pm

    I love how they are keeping them very close to what they was in the classic series to change them too much would ruin it for fans and the 50th anniversary

    Reply
  • Scott the Raptor

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:18pm

    This small redesign looks amazing!

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  • TARDIS

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:01pm

    Ice Warriors, Cybermen, zygons all we need now are the Daleks and The Master 8)

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    • GingerDoc

      April 3rd, 2013 - 12:19am

      Well apparently some Daleks have been seen on set and it wouldn’t surprise me if they brought the Master back.

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2013 - 8:09am

      John hurt as the master

    • Joe

      April 3rd, 2013 - 10:01am

      we will DEFINITELY get the Daleks. The question is, which ones? hopefully not the paradigm, i still hate them. If the paradigm do appear, i hope they get destroyed by a special weapons dalek or something….or even better, Davros!
      I wish Davros would appear, see the paradigm and have them all exterminated. “your design is inferior! you must be destroyed!”

    • Joe

      April 3rd, 2013 - 10:01am

      and yes, John Hurt as the master would be amazing.

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2013 - 4:20pm

      Have you got pictures of the daleks on set?

    • sm17

      April 3rd, 2013 - 4:28pm

      moffat said that he has no plans to return the master any time soon, but i do hope that the master does return.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 5th, 2013 - 1:57pm

      I’d like to see bronze and Paradigm like in ‘Asylum’, only with the Paradigm Daleks in proper action.

  • Prof Horner

    April 2nd, 2013 - 8:11pm

    The new zygon looks great . But how sad that Sarah and the brig are not here to face them again.

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    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 2nd, 2013 - 8:14pm

      Perhaps Lethbridge-Stewart’s daughter will aide the Doctor against this threat? It wouldn’t make sense to just use her in one episode and then she doesn’t appear again.

    • pathdw98

      April 3rd, 2013 - 5:25pm

      I agree with you there. Hope Sarah Jane and The Brig are mentioned in the special though. And it would be a nice little nod to the Brig if Kate faced the Zygons.

  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 8:10pm

    The special maybe called the first question

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    • joe

      April 2nd, 2013 - 8:19pm

      i think it will be called “Doctor Who?”

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 9:34pm

      Doctor Who

      Doctor Who
      by Steven Moffat
      Lol

    • BisonTime

      April 2nd, 2013 - 11:42pm

      Well technically, the Series finale of Series 7 is set on Trenzalore, so i dunno

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2013 - 9:40am

      I think it’s called ‘The Two Doctors – Yes I know there was one back in 1985 but this is our version!’ By Steven Moffat

      This was a joke by the way. 😆

  • ZygonTerror

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:29pm

    I think the classic design looks slightly better but they look cool

    Reply
  • drjakeyoung

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:16pm

    just thought, could the tenth doctor and rose be the zygons in disguise?

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    • Volcanic7383

      April 2nd, 2013 - 9:31pm

      Trying to stop the doctor from ever discovering his greatest secret… I can’t wait until November 23rd!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2013 - 12:17am

      His greatest secret is in the series finale, not the 50th special.

    • Dr who

      April 3rd, 2013 - 8:20am

      No it all continues I guess the question will be answered in the special but the finale may reveal what it is and the consequences may happen in the 50th

  • The Flying Shark

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:12pm

    This is brilliant news!

    Reply
  • drjakeyoung

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:09pm

    i have noticed since the beginning of the Matt Smith era, there have been many classic monsters and nods returning!

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    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 2nd, 2013 - 8:12pm

      Actually, every season of the New Series has had at least one returning character from the Classic Series:
      Series 1: Autons, Daleks, Emperor Dalek
      Series 2: Sarah Jane, K-9, Cybermen, Cyber-Controller
      Series 3: Macra, the Master, the Fifth Doctor (Time Crash)
      Series 4: Sontarans, Supreme Dalek, Davros
      2009 Specials: The Time Lords
      Series 5: The Doctor’s dark side (Like, and yet unlike), Silurians
      Series 6: Cybermats
      Series 7/50th Anniversery: Ice Warriors, Zygons

    • The Silence

      April 2nd, 2013 - 8:55pm

      You forgot the Nestene Consciousness and the Great Intelligence.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 3rd, 2013 - 1:45am

      Oh, my bad 😳

  • drjakeyoung

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:08pm

    cool!

    Reply
  • Eric Fortran

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:57pm

    Well, Zygons….whoop-de-doo. But really, am I the only one who’s disappointed that there is no inclusion of the older Doctors?? Dr Who has now been back 9 years, still no sight of Sly, Tom Baker, Colin Baker or Paul McGann. Wake up Beeb – this IS the anniversary that counts…where’s the old crew????

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    • Esterath

      April 2nd, 2013 - 7:55pm

      Please, don’t say that. How do you know they’re not in it? It’s not been confirmed!

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 2nd, 2013 - 8:13pm

      I’d love there to be Tom Baker or Sylvester McCoy, but I’ll be extremely disappointed if the Daleks (Both Paradigm and bronze, like in ‘Asylum’) don’t show up.

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:50pm

    There’s a new video uploaded today on YouTube featuring some pictures from today’s filming.

    1 of them looks like the 9th / 10th Doctor Tardis Police Box prop.

    Look for –

    Doctor Who 50th Special | Filming Pictures in Neath | Tennants TARDIS spotted!

    Reply
    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 6:52pm

      3 times today now Ive ended up being called Anonymous 🙁

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 6:57pm

      What’s the video called

    • Matt smithy

      April 2nd, 2013 - 7:04pm

      Can’t find it. Name?

    • Matt smithy

      April 2nd, 2013 - 7:35pm

      Or link?

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 7:39pm

      Like I said, Look for –

      Doctor Who 50th Special | Filming Pictures in Neath | Tennants TARDIS spotted!

    • Matt smithy

      April 2nd, 2013 - 7:52pm

      I did, didn’t get it :/ mabey a LINK?

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      April 2nd, 2013 - 7:58pm

      Turns out the video has been deleted, that’s why you can’t find it.

    • Matt smithy

      April 2nd, 2013 - 8:15pm

      Don’t worry, I was able to find another, just searched “50th annivercary filming”

    • Chris

      April 3rd, 2013 - 12:46am

      Here’s the original video you were looking for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgsKnncJz4w&feature=youtu.be

    • megawood100

      April 3rd, 2013 - 12:47am

      Hey! Sorry that original video was mine, I had to delete it because it had audio over it for another video but I’ve re-uploaded it now on my channel 🙂

  • Boodleoo

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:42pm

    There is no excuse now for character to make a poor wave of figures

    Reply
  • the astronaut of death

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:41pm

    very happy they have not changed the zygon design they look so similar to the classic ones

    http://www.nuclearsalad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/zygon.jpg

    Reply
  • DarkKnightDalek

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:30pm

    OMG!!!!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:22pm

    Yes the zygons are back at last the returning monster that has never returned has finaly returned 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 9:29pm

      Yes I pray the other one of these one off great monster returns. SUTEKH!

  • Tardis’nt

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:17pm

    This looks really scary, and true to the original design! lets hope that this is a scary episode like blink, and that the Zygons are not ruined by their dialogue like the slitheen in SJA!

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2013 - 10:20pm

      They had to tone down the slitheen for the sarah jane adventures its a childrens program thats why they never used the daleks

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