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November 7th, 2012 144 comments

Confirmed for 2013: Cybermen and Stellar Cast

Confirmed for 2013: Cybermen and Stellar Cast

From the official site…

The Doctor will come face-to-face with some old enemies…

We can confirm that the Cybermen will be menacing the universe once again when Doctor Who returns for a run of eight epic episode in spring, 2013.The iconic enemies will feature in an adventure directed by Stephen Woolfenden and written by the acclaimed Neil Gaiman whose previous episode was the Hugo Award-winning, The Doctor’s Wife.

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders and Hotel Babylon) and Jason Watkins (Being Human and Lark Rise to Candleford) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, told us, ‘Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing. ’ He added, ‘And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.’

You can check out Cyber-galleries and enjoy clips from Cyberman stories in their very own Cyber-section or revisit Neil Gaiman’s previous Doctor Who adventure by watching interviews with the writer and clips from The Doctor’s Wife.

The Cybermen last appeared in 2011’s Closing Time but debuted in 1966 opposite William Hartnell’s Doctor in the classic The Tenth Planet. Over the years they have proven constant in their attempts to terrorise the Time Lord, invade our planet and destroy humanity… Secrecy surrounds all future adventures but we can’t wait to find out more about the Cybermen’s latest deadly gambit!

Doctor Who returns on December 25th for the Christmas Special and is back for a run of eight episodes in spring, 2013.


144 comments

  • doctorwhoone

    November 7th, 2012 - 7:22pm

    Sadly guys, that’s a trend that will continue with the next 8 episodes 🙁

    Hopefully once series 8 has been commissioned by the BBC, the title sequence will go back to the way it was for series 5 and 6, or perhaps a whole new title sequence for Matt Smith could be made, like the video ‘Doctor Who Series 7 opening titles / intro 2012 /13 – VIEW IN HD’ made by ‘Billy Da Kid UK’ which I recommend taking a look at, it is absolutely awesome 😀

  • The TARDIS

    November 7th, 2012 - 7:03pm

    Hands up for Real Time Cybermen!!!

  • Some bloke

    November 7th, 2012 - 6:51pm

    yeah sunday

  • Mr Evil Fez

    November 7th, 2012 - 6:48pm

    I think Sunday.

  • The Twelfth Cyber Legion

    November 7th, 2012 - 6:47pm

    When does it start???

  • DarkKnightDalek

    November 7th, 2012 - 6:35pm

    i bet he will not last for long

    and maybe people will not like him.

  • DarkKnightDalek

    November 7th, 2012 - 6:33pm

    Looking Forward!!!!!!

    But No 5 inch figures 🙁

  • Some bloke

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:57pm

    yeah he’s in it

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:54pm

    great!

  • dalek eternal

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:51pm

    mean im a celebrity get me out of here lol

  • dalek eternal

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:51pm

    booboo did u know colin bakers in im a celibrity get you out of here

  • Some bloke

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:41pm

    I really didn’t like the different image per story on the logo thing, looked awful!

  • Mr Evil Fez

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:40pm

    This is brilliant news, I heard it earlier on BBC Radio 2. I love the Cybermen and Neil Gaiman will make them more menacing and evil than ever. Warwick is a really good actor and he’s a nice addition to The Cyberman. 😉

  • Mr Evil Fez

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:31pm

    I think they will have it again and I like it the title sequence.

  • Jack

    November 7th, 2012 - 5:13pm

    I completely agree with you! It looked awful!

  • Some bloke

    November 7th, 2012 - 4:34pm

    ok fair enough, but which ever way you look at it, we’re both right, because although it is a christmas special, its still the sixth episode in the series. It’s not like you can skip over it

  • Ben Roberts

    November 7th, 2012 - 4:24pm

    The Christmas episode doesn’t count as episode 6. The production code for the Christmas episode is 7.X (series 7 – Xmas), and the production code for episode 6 is 7.6. So, this episode will be episode 12. Episode 13 is being written by Moffat.

  • Mr Zarbi

    November 7th, 2012 - 4:12pm

    Cybermen! (Hope the ice warriors return as well)

  • The Macra Terror

    November 7th, 2012 - 3:57pm

    They haven’t had a single two parter under the Moffat era. I think personally this is a superb oppurtunity to redesign them again , the best versions need to be looked at, The Moonbase/Tomb Cybermen were for me the very best but I do also have a soft spot for The Invasion ones going crazy in the sewers.

  • Some bloke

    November 7th, 2012 - 3:50pm

    no 13, there are 8 episodes in the spring next year, not including the christmas special. The christmas special counts as episode 6, therefore the cybermen will be in episode 13

  • Doctordredd67

    November 7th, 2012 - 3:49pm

    Hope they dont have the OUT OF FOCUS title sequence that they had this autumn. It looked terrible.

  • Esterath

    November 7th, 2012 - 3:41pm

    Episode 12.

  • Dalek Jake

    November 7th, 2012 - 3:35pm

    Neil Gaimam writing the Cybermen! Can’t Wait

  • Anonymous

    November 7th, 2012 - 3:34pm

    I hope they make there redisghn more human looking like in the tenth planet

  • Some bloke

    November 7th, 2012 - 3:21pm

    This is going to be episode 13, so it should be pretty epic 🙂

  • doctorwhoone

    November 7th, 2012 - 2:43pm

    Warwick ‘Star Wars’ Davies ? . . . . NICE !!!! 😀

    I saw Warwick recently recently at the London MCM Expo during the last weekend of October. He was there also back in May this year.

    Wish the Cybus version of the Cybermen where deleted now, there boring, not as fun as they where in my view, and I don’t like the idea that the Mondasian Cybermen of our universe now look like them but with a different chest plate in place of the Cybus logo. Ours should return with a new design, or one that has never been seen on screen like the ones in the 6th Doctor online story ‘Real Time’ or the 8th Doctor comic strip ‘The Flood’.

  • AlphaOmega

    November 7th, 2012 - 2:17pm

    I hope they have a better role than in Closing Time…

  • Dalek Strategist

    November 7th, 2012 - 1:22pm

    Cybermen? Well, maybe they’re redesigning them! Oh well, I hope they’re gonna get more of an appearance than they did in Series 6.

  • The 14th Doctor

    November 7th, 2012 - 12:01pm

    Normally, I wouldn’t be that fussed. The Cybermen have been in it a bit too much in SM years. But NEIL GAIMAN is writing it! He’ll give the Cybermen some of their menace back!

  • Doctor Stu

    November 7th, 2012 - 11:53am

    sounds good

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