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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.


  • Esterath

    November 10th, 2012 - 11:07pm

    I think the chestplate contains a hidden weapon like the Invasion and the Wheel in Space Cybermen had.

  • jaketorwho

    November 10th, 2012 - 9:55pm

    The new cybermen design – my thoughts

    My first reaction – ok, I like the head sculpt but not the body

    My reaction now – I like the head sculpt and hands, and back. Just not to keen on the chest plate.

  • Doctor J

    November 10th, 2012 - 9:37pm

    (THE NEW CYBERMEN ARE AWESOME) That is what they should have been when they came back. I’m glad they are finally re-disinged cause the CYBUSMEN look too robotic but these ones look close to human which makes them alot better and more serious.

  • itdalek

    November 10th, 2012 - 6:52pm

    i like them a bit but i like cybermen with panels on the front like on all the old mondas cybermen or something like the earth shock cybermen

  • doctorwhoone

    November 10th, 2012 - 6:21pm

    Excellent 😉

  • joe (joeandteddy)

    November 10th, 2012 - 5:53pm

    hi there Jason. i recently closed my Youtube account, because youtube is more or less boring now. i know that you are too closing your youtube account soon. we can stay in touch as im gonna make a new deviant art so ill add you on there:)

  • doctorwhoone

    November 10th, 2012 - 3:44pm

    Hey Joe, long time no speak 🙂


    November 10th, 2012 - 3:34pm

    I’ve seen the new design and very nice it is too.

  • doctorwhoone

    November 10th, 2012 - 3:27pm

    If anyone wants to see a video featuring pictures of these new Cybermen, copy and paste this onto YouTube –


  • joe (joeandteddy)

    November 10th, 2012 - 11:15am

    Just seen an image of the new Cybermen…and all i can say is….WOW!

  • John Smith

    November 10th, 2012 - 10:37am

    How about this… A Cybermen picks up a Dalek and throws it over the edge of a cliff or something? I’d like to see a Dalek compete with that!

  • Trenzalore 64

    November 10th, 2012 - 10:32am

    They seem to march like the old ones. That was the main thing i liked about the cybermen.

  • That Whovian over there

    November 10th, 2012 - 9:25am

    The new Cybermen look great – so much better than the Cybus ones! 😀

  • edoe101

    November 10th, 2012 - 9:16am

    I’d rather have the Cyberman win.
    In Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday four Daleks annihilated a lot of RTD Cybermen. But with these new Cybermen, maybe they would be able to destroy a Dalek. I hope so, as the Cybermen are my favourite monsters.

  • John Smith

    November 10th, 2012 - 8:48am

    It was either the Ice-Warriors or the Zygons… Mhh… ICE-WARRIORS!

  • John Smith

    November 10th, 2012 - 8:47am

    CHARACTER OPTIONS!!!!!!! They honestly couldn’t of picked a worse time. AHHHH! RAGE FACE! And I love the new design!

  • John Smith

    November 10th, 2012 - 8:46am

    The Cybus ones were way to chunky and clunky. Cybermen should be stealthy, like Weeping Angles. You turn around and then… BAM!!! They’re right behind you. The Cybus ones were all show and no go. I recon that these new Cybermen will be a hit with younger fans and older fans of the show.

  • John Smith

    November 10th, 2012 - 8:43am

    They are the Mondas ones. The Cybus ones died out yonks ago. The new look Cybermen are boss. DO NOT DISS THEM! From my point of view I never liked the Cybus design and I’m glad that they’re gone. I wonder what they’re voice will sound like. I hope they’re not all high pitched and annoying like the Moonbase-Tomb of the Cybermen ones. EARTHSHOCK VOICES FOR THE WIN!

  • John Smith

    November 10th, 2012 - 8:41am

    I’m a bigger fan of the Cybermen compared to the Daleks but I hate to say it but from what I’ve seen of the new Cybermen… Probably not. Maybe… But probably not. They still have those cheesy little arm guns and no “HEAVY DUTY LASER CANNONS!” but you never know. They could be tougher than they look.

  • John Smith

    November 10th, 2012 - 8:39am

    Oh! Did you guys see the redesigned Cybermen? I managed to find a picture of them! YOU HAVE TO SEE THEM!


    November 10th, 2012 - 8:23am

    do you think these new cybermen would be able to kill a dalek in a battle??
    bronzeRTD dalek v new cybermen

    pargium dalek v new cybermen

    who would win???

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2012 - 10:16pm

    They are Mondas ones, they have been since TPO

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2012 - 9:42pm

    Just seen the new design. Love it! Still bummed about no 5 inch figure, though. 🙁

  • Andrew Hall

    November 9th, 2012 - 9:21pm

    Not keen on the new design, i prefer the Cybus ones to be honest, must be in the minority of fans who do.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    November 9th, 2012 - 9:16pm

    Totally agree Booboo, didn’t like them at first but now I think they’re better than the cybusmen and I want a action figure of them! 😉

  • Doctor Stu

    November 9th, 2012 - 9:07pm

    Aah, I don’t like the new cybermen as much as the old ones. It would be cool if they were mondas cybermen and they have came to earth to fight the cybus ones

  • booboo

    November 9th, 2012 - 9:03pm

    brilliant, much prefer them

  • Esterath

    November 9th, 2012 - 8:29pm

    What do you think of them, booboo?

  • booboo

    November 9th, 2012 - 8:20pm

    here if anyone wants to see them

  • Jamie

    November 9th, 2012 - 8:16pm

    Pictures of the new Cybermen are now online! They look amazing! 😀

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