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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!



  • 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.

  • BisonTime

    April 2nd, 2013 - 11:42pm

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

  • 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

  • The Supreme Dalek

    April 2nd, 2013 - 11:01pm


  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 10:26pm

    Booboo do you think that the daleks will return?

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 10:25pm

    Well they want to attracked an audience don’t they

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 10:15pm

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

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:34pm

    Doctor Who

    Doctor Who
    by Steven Moffat

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:32pm

    Yep then the Zygon box set will be released

  • outnumbered

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:32pm

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

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:31pm

    7 doc Kandy man?!

  • 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 2nd, 2013 - 9:31pm

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

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:29pm

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

  • 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

  • Scott the Raptor

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:18pm

    This small redesign looks amazing!


    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:01pm

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

  • Anonymous

    April 2nd, 2013 - 8:59pm

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

  • The Silence

    April 2nd, 2013 - 8:55pm

    You forgot the Nestene Consciousness and the Great Intelligence.

  • joe

    April 2nd, 2013 - 8:19pm

    i think it will be called “Doctor Who?”

  • Matt smithy

    April 2nd, 2013 - 8:15pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Dr who

    April 2nd, 2013 - 8:10pm

    The special maybe called the first question


    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:58pm

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

  • 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!

  • Matt smithy

    April 2nd, 2013 - 7:52pm

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

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