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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!




    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 - 7:35pm

    Or link?

  • ZygonTerror

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:29pm

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

  • drjakeyoung

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:18pm

    the tenth doctor and rose could be zygons in disguise?

  • drjakeyoung

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:16pm

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

  • The Flying Shark

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:12pm

    This is brilliant news!

  • 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!

  • drjakeyoung

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:08pm


  • Matt smithy

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:04pm

    Can’t find it. Name?

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:57pm

    What’s the video called

  • 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????


    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:52pm

    3 times today now Ive ended up being called Anonymous 🙁

  • 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!

  • Boodleoo

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:42pm

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

  • 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

  • DarkKnightDalek

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:30pm


  • 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

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:22pm

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

  • 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!

  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:15pm

    Yes those fields must be trenzalore

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tardis

    April 2nd, 2013 - 6:01pm

    Looks good

  • 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

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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

  • booboo

    April 2nd, 2013 - 5:24pm

    did you see a Zygon

  • 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 - 5:21pm

    what did you see going on?