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Doctor Who The Zygon Invasion Preview Clip

The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret among us on Earth, unknown and unseen – until now!

When Osgood is kidnapped by a rogue gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free. But will they reach her in time, and can they stop an uprising before itโ€™s too late?



  • Obsie

    November 7th, 2015 - 5:02pm

    The time approaches to consult the Space Time Visualiser as to when the programme goes out in the remaining weeks, lol.

  • Still not ginger

    October 31st, 2015 - 10:12pm

    Hannnggg on how did osgood survive again?

  • Evans the coward

    October 31st, 2015 - 4:14pm

    Why oh why do people think osgood is a duplicate? Zygons use body print technology and need to have the target in the tech. Thus if she is dead they can’t duplicate her.

    • A

      November 1st, 2015 - 6:55am

      The writers have changed the rules, um, I mean the Zygons have learnt new abilities. They can now take the shape of the memory of someone from a person they are close to (the UNIT soldier’s mother for example) so Osgood shouldn’t be a problem. Let’s face it Osgood was never in the tech anyway. She escaped with the help of the stupidly long scarf soon after the Zygon duplicated her & yet the Zygon kept the Osgood persona. The survivor could be either & the story conclusion may not tell us any more than Osgood will.

  • Say No To Ashildr/Me

    October 31st, 2015 - 5:44am

    Looking forward to this episode, but not to Face The Raven. Even though i originally was, i have just found out that Maisie Williams is to appear for a third time in the series.

    The plot for Face The Raven says that Doctor, Clara and Rigsy enter a strange street, but they wont ALL make it out alive.

    I now think MW will replace Jenna Coleman as the companion. I really, really hope that is not going to happen.

    • Lord President

      October 31st, 2015 - 11:26am

      To: Say No To Ashildr/Me, where did you find the synopsis for “Face the Raven”?!

    • Say No To Ashildr/Me

      November 1st, 2015 - 1:05am

      Lord President (it actually felt weird typing that btw). The synopsis was in the Radio Times when it featured the series 9 episode guide.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 30th, 2015 - 10:02pm

    Much as I quite like the Zygons I would be more excited about the return of the original Silurians and ESPECIALLY the Sea Devils.

    • The doctor

      October 31st, 2015 - 12:56pm


    • Anonymous

      October 31st, 2015 - 4:10pm

      You are 100 percent right

  • Doctor Stu

    October 30th, 2015 - 8:41pm

    Surely when their memories were wiped In TDOTD it should have only erased up until the point where they entered the black archive so the real Osgood would retain all her real osgood memories and the zygon would retain all of its zygon memories so it should surely remember itself transforming into Osgood and if not it should at least have memories of itself being a zygon so how can there be confusion as to who’s a zygon and who’s a human. It’s not like transforming into osgood completely replaced zygon memories all together otherwise that would be a stupid power to have. Does that make sense

    • A

      November 1st, 2015 - 6:34am

      Yes…and no. The Doctors did not wipe their memories, either fully or within the black archive. They made both parties forget which side they were on so the peace would completely fair because neither side was biased. However, I think the implication was that Osgood remembered & trusted her other with the secret when offering the inhaler. Probably why they were trusted with the “Osgood Box”.

  • sheepinafez

    October 29th, 2015 - 8:25pm

    never been more exited for doctor who, i love zygons.

  • A

    October 29th, 2015 - 4:02pm

    When the Doctors made the Zygons & Humans forget which were which, only one of the Osgoods knew the truth. From what was on screen, I think that was Human Osgood (she had the inhaler last). So I’m thinking maybe the Zygon Osgood was inspired by her. This could mean the Zygon Osgood was trying to live her (it’s?) life like Human Osgood after the peace talks & was the one who died on the plane. It’s also possible Zygon Osgood chose to retain the shape after the death of the Human version for the same reason despite the consequences an anonymous post explains below.
    Or, of course, time travel as many others have said.
    I’d personally quite like Osgood to be the next companion, whether she’s Human or Zygon. In fact a Zygon choosing to copy a deceased person could be quite intriguing…

  • Lord President

    October 28th, 2015 - 11:52pm

    Is it an invasion? Really? Think about it? Question: The Zygons have being living amongst us on Earth since 23 November 2013, unseen and unnoticed. Only now do they decide fight and takeover! So if they’re already here for years, is it an INVASION, or an UPRISING?? Answer: No! Of course it isn’t an invasion! A better title would’ve been: “The Zygon Uprising” or the “The Zygon Revolution”! (In my OPINION)

  • Doctor Stu

    October 28th, 2015 - 10:38pm

    Everyone is convinced Osgood is a zygote but maybe osgood is the real osgood and its Kate that’s actually the zygon I don’t know I’m clutching at straws

  • Lord President

    October 28th, 2015 - 8:59pm

    I’ve rewatched this clip SOO many times and tried to convince myself that the electric zap looks realistic….. But I can’t!! I mean it’s such an excellent clip that to let it down with shabby effects really annoys me as I am a huge Zygon fan!! Other effects in the ep. better not be this bad! Cast yourself back to Easter Saturday 2011, series 6 episode 1: “The Impossible Astronaut”, we were introduced to one of Moffat’s best creations; The Silence! The scene in the bathroom where the Silent zaps the American woman looked so much better and realistic!! That was over FOUR years ago and the electric effects were 1,000,000 times better!! Annoying! But can’t wait for the ep!!

  • The Five Doctors

    October 28th, 2015 - 8:02pm

    AWESOME! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Doctor Stu

    October 28th, 2015 - 4:46pm

    The clip was going well up until that electricity part it looked very CBBC

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    October 28th, 2015 - 3:19pm

    This looks really good! I hope it will live up to the hype.

  • Lord President

    October 28th, 2015 - 2:30pm

    The only thing that lets his clip down is FX of the Zygon’s laser powerโ˜น๏ธ Until this I thought the FX in this series were really good, like top notch quality for TV!!! But these FX in this clip look like 2006 quality!! Really feel like they could have done a better job!

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2015 - 3:35pm

      It doesn’t look that bad

    • Lord President

      October 31st, 2015 - 11:29am

      Thank you for understanding and backing me up Olga! Also Anonymous, I’m from Ireland! Not British! And I’m Doctor Who’s biggest Irish fan!!

  • Lord President

    October 26th, 2015 - 7:59pm

    I hate to be a pessimist, but as my good friend Han Solo would say; “I’ve gotta bad feelin’ about this!” Don’t get me wrong, it looks and sounds AMAZING, but that’s the problem! It always seems to be the case that whenever an episode LOOKS great, it can disappoint! (With one or two exceptions) Bear in mind it is also written, mainly, by Peter Harness! Who is the writer of the atrocity that was “Kill the Moon”!!! But I do hope the episode is great as I am a HUGE fan of the Zygons!! I just worry, that’s all! This is Lord President, out!!

    • EndlessTimelord

      October 28th, 2015 - 2:06pm


      I’m from UK and I do not give ANY negativity before and episode airs. And I’m sure alot of other don’t too.I’m sure other countries comaplain before the episode airs too.


      October 28th, 2015 - 5:53pm

      Thanks a lot Anonymous, go and make the rest of us UK fan’s look bad why don’t ya ! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • oliver

      October 28th, 2015 - 8:43pm

      I live in the UK. And i always give episodes a watch and see how i like it afterwards. Shouldnt really judge a book by its cover.

    • Olga

      October 30th, 2015 - 11:08pm

      Anonymous, you didn’t understand Lord President’s comment. It was about being so excited that it’s actually easy to be disappointed. When your expectations are high, you pay attention to every detail. When you don’t expect that much, you overlook some mistakes because, in many cases, it’s better than you expected. As simple as that. The only complaint was about Peter Harness being the writer for the episode.
      I hope it’ll be great because it looks fantastic but I’m a bit concerned about it as well, especially after the last two episodes.

    • Lord President

      October 31st, 2015 - 11:30am

      Thank you for understanding and backing me up Olga! Also Anonymous, Iโ€™m from Ireland! Not British! And Iโ€™m Doctor Whoโ€™s biggest Irish fan!!

  • The Doctor

    October 26th, 2015 - 10:46am

    Zygons! I knew it!

  • Anonymous

    October 26th, 2015 - 9:34am


    • Anonymous

      October 26th, 2015 - 9:34am

      Yay I love zygons

  • EndlessTimelord

    October 22nd, 2015 - 2:26pm

    Why is everyone complaining? The episode hasn’t even aired yet! Do bear in mind Time Travel. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • nathan

    October 20th, 2015 - 5:50pm

    Why is Osgood in it she’s dead uh

    • EndlessTimelord

      October 22nd, 2015 - 2:25pm

      The TARDIS can go anywhere in TIME and Space. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • CJ

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:34am

      Or if it’s not Time Travel she could be the Zygon…

    • Aster

      October 28th, 2015 - 1:08pm

      I think the one in Death in Heaven was a Zygon. The real Osgood needs to be alive for the Zygon copy to keep her form.

    • Evans the coward

      October 31st, 2015 - 4:18pm

      Aster that I proberly correct well done. Makes senses don’t it.

  • Shane Stokes

    October 19th, 2015 - 5:55pm

    Does anybody know what time The Zygon Invasion episode is being shown? Can somebody let me know asap as there is something on Sky Arts I want to record but Im also recording this season of Dr Who

    • Simon

      October 28th, 2015 - 12:56pm

      I think if I remember from last week they said either 8.10 or 8.15. But don’t hold me to it

    • doctor3000

      October 28th, 2015 - 12:58pm

      8:15pm on BBC One and BBC ONE HD

  • Anonymous

    October 18th, 2015 - 6:44pm

    i would have preferred a darker episode for halloween

    • CJ

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:35am

      That would of been better

    • Anonymous

      October 26th, 2015 - 9:35am

      Zygons are coll though

    • Anonymous

      October 29th, 2015 - 4:18pm

      They didn’t know when it would air when they made it

  • Lord President

    October 15th, 2015 - 6:44pm

    I predict that Osgood is her zygon counterpart from “Day of the Doctor”!! Except if Osgood did really die in “Death in Heaven” then sure the zygon can’t retain the image because they need to copy their victims alive to refresh the image?!?! But, I’m sure they’ll scrap this rule to make an interesting story…

    • EndlessTimelord

      October 22nd, 2015 - 2:25pm

      TIME and Space too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Dalek Supreme

      October 24th, 2015 - 5:36pm

      I think in death in heaven Missy killed the zygon Osgood.

    • bar3812

      October 25th, 2015 - 9:16pm

      Big Finish scrapped that rule in The Zygon who fell to Earth and Death in Blackpool – they can no longer change, get stuck in one form, and do deteriorate, but can hang around for a couple of decades.

  • collector

    October 15th, 2015 - 5:56pm

    “when Osgood is kidnapped”…. Seriously. Osgood is dead! Missy exploded her on the plane!

    I still say that its not the human Osgood.

    And to be quite honest, not all that excited about this two parter as i find the Zygons quite boring.

    • mark Belsom

      October 15th, 2015 - 7:38pm

      Did she?????

    • cyberdrone

      October 16th, 2015 - 1:30am

      Yep. Death in Heaven was the episode. Last thing Osgood heard was Missy tellin her to ‘say something nice’ then kablammo, Missy was stood on a crashing plane, ankle deep in Osgood dust and then flew off the plane

    • EndlessTimelord

      October 16th, 2015 - 1:41pm

      Although Doctor Who is a show about Time Travel… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Warrior

      October 17th, 2015 - 9:39am

      There’s 2 Osgood’s. One Zygon. One human. The Zygon one was killed by Missy.

    • CJ

      October 17th, 2015 - 9:46am

      Ah but it could of been the human Osgood… So I guess we have to wait and find out

    • Anonymous

      October 17th, 2015 - 5:29pm

      It could be the human Osgood that died, with the Zygon being the survivor. They can sustain a body for decades is required without the template surviving, the only problem is they get jammed in it and can no longer morph and without their shape shifting their bodies begin to break down and they die. Rather horrible stuff but it happens in the end.

      Plus, we need to remember Osgood was nowhere to be seen in The Power of Three, which is set sometime in the near future, probably into the early 2020s (the dates aren’t all that clear, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship is certainly into 2017/18 if I remember correctly).

    • whovian

      October 17th, 2015 - 9:39pm

      Anonymous, im glad you brought up that fact about Power of 3. I had it in my head it was set in present day, till i realised Amy said that she and Rory had known the Doctor for however many years it was

  • 100,000BC

    October 15th, 2015 - 4:54pm

    I’m really looking forward to this. Excited to have Peter Harness back, excited to have Zygons back, excited to have UNIT back, excited to have Kate and Osgood back, excited because it’s PETER CAPALDI and excited for the whole premise about Zygons on Earth etc!

    • Fishmongerdalek

      October 31st, 2015 - 7:45pm

      Excited to have Peter Harness back?

  • Doctor Stu

    October 15th, 2015 - 4:47pm

    Can moffatt please just kill off a character and keep them dead I love Osgood but to quote torchwood ‘dead is dead’

    • EndlessTimelord

      October 16th, 2015 - 1:43pm

      Doctor Who is a show about Time Travel as well as a whole bunch of other stuff. That means Death isn’t alway permanent… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Doctor Stu

      October 16th, 2015 - 9:22pm

      Yeh but Russell T Davies’ deaths had a big impact they where tragic and emotional whereas Steven moffats deaths don’t make me feel anything because I just think they’ll turn up again in a few episodes


    October 15th, 2015 - 3:43pm

    I bet David Tennant wished this 2 parter was one of his stories, since his often said the Zygon’s was one of his real favorites from the classic series days and he wished his Doctor had faced them, apart from being with them in ‘The Day of the Doctor’ off course.

    • A

      October 24th, 2015 - 2:00pm

      If they’d been really cleaver, they could have had a David Tennant guest/cameo in this episode. Having established the reason for Doctor 12’s face & that the Doctor sometimes remembers out of order, an appearace by DT could have reretrospectively explained 10’s face & given him another Zygon ep.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2015 - 3:38pm

      Yeah but David did get a zygon episode

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