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March 6th, 2017 98 comments

Original Mondasian Cybermen Return to Doctor Who!

From the official site

The original Mondasian Cybermen return to Doctor Who as filming begins on the final block of the forthcoming series…

Filming has begun on the final two episodes of Doctor Who series 10, with this first look image revealing the return of a much-feared classic foe.

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is pictured with the Mondasian Cybermen – the original version of the Doctor’s deadly enemies who hail from the planet Mondas and have not been seen in Doctor Who for over fifty years.

The Mondasian Cybermen – Peter Capaldi’s long-time favourite foe – will return in episodes 11 and 12 of the series, alongside Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as Nardole and Michelle Gomez as Missy. The episodes, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, are now filming in Cardiff.


  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2017 - 6:59am

    I know right

  • LocutusOfBorg

    March 7th, 2017 - 1:16am

    where did you find weeping angels?

  • Jordan Scott

    March 7th, 2017 - 12:11am

    Also the Mondasian Cybermen have literally taken over Twitter! It’s been a fantastic night for Doctor Who filming etc. 🙂

  • Jordan Scott

    March 6th, 2017 - 11:40pm

    The reason they revealed them is probably because it’s currently Cyber-galore on the streets of Cardiff so they would be leaked anyway.

  • The Prydonian

    March 6th, 2017 - 11:08pm

    Wow. So excited about Mondasian cybermen but why, oh why could it not be kept a secret. Stop spoiling it !!!! The fundamental excitement of Dr Who was the reveal of the monsters and now we know all the monsters before the series even starts. Shame on you BBC. Why do they feel the need to give it all away ?

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    March 6th, 2017 - 10:28pm

    Ha,ha, is it Coal Hill?

    I thought it was outside an office at BBC Wales. Doh!!!

  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2017 - 10:15pm

    And 2006 design as well

  • Exterminator

    March 6th, 2017 - 9:52pm

    These are far more creepy than the ‘stomping’ cybermen. I wish it had been kept as a surprise though.

  • Ryan

    March 6th, 2017 - 9:44pm

    I hope not – we sort of had that with ‘Spare Parts’ by Big Finish

  • Ryan

    March 6th, 2017 - 9:29pm

    I hope to god this has no impact on Big Finish’s magnificent audio ‘Spare Parts’. It would be such a shame to take from that!!

  • Bob

    March 6th, 2017 - 8:48pm

    Looks like they are in Coal Hill.

  • r1ch1e

    March 6th, 2017 - 8:35pm

    What a great photo! Peter Capaldi has already had a story with classic Daleks and even sat in Davros chair, now he is in a story with MONDAS CYBERMEN!! I was looking forward to this series enough but now I’m positively bursting with excitement! Although it would be nice if this could be the Xmas special!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    March 6th, 2017 - 8:15pm

    Yes, I agree. Brilliant news as it is, it would have made a great cliffhanger. On the other hand, it might be difficult to keep it secret given that they do have to film the episodes. Hopefully there will be other nice surprises in store instead.

  • Mark Belsom

    March 6th, 2017 - 8:11pm

    Can’t wait,love the updated look of these cybermen but at the same time they still look retro. Also does the doctor land on Mondas ?

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    March 6th, 2017 - 7:27pm

    Despite being thrilled by this news i’d have loved it to come as a huge surprise during an episode, not weeks before the series even begins.

  • Jordan Scott

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:43pm

    I’m literally speechless! I love Capaldi, Bill and Nardole – Then we’ve got the Daleks, Original Cybermen (and modern ones too by the looks of it), Weeping Angels, Ice Warriors (Plus an Ice Lord of some sort!), Movellans and Missy! This series is going to be epic! 😀

  • The Other

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:30pm

    YEEEESSSSS!!! Capaldi finally get’s his wish! So glad he’s got this since he’s a fantastic actor who, despite being brilliant in the role, has been badly handled in his time as The Doctor. He more than deserves this! I think I’m equally happy for him as I am to see these awesome enemies back at last! 😀

  • DalekAgent

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:28pm


  • D0CT0R WH0

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:26pm

    And this straight away got me watching the tenth planet again. (William Hartnells last story and first story featuring the cyber men. For those who don’t know, which you probably do)

  • The Dalek Whovian

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:17pm

    Finally the Cybermen will be scary again. I wonder if this will be a adaptation of Spare Parts?

  • Tim M

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:17pm

    The 12th Doctor could die alongside Susan, and then they BOTH regenerate. Moffat…Let me write the finale! 🙂

  • Tim M

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:14pm

    Capaldi did say he would like the original Cybermen to come back I think. So that’s one box ticked. Maybe his other wish should be in his final story. The Christmas Special. That he could meet an older Susan in a future Christmas or something. It would make for a poignant finale for Capaldi’s Doctor.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:09pm

    Will this be a genesis of the Cybermen story?

  • prototype dalek

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:08pm

    Cant wait!!

  • Tim M

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:08pm

    This should be Capaldi’s last story. It would be rather fitting if he was to bow out of the show opposite the original Cybermen, just like Mr Hartnell.

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    March 6th, 2017 - 6:06pm

    That would almost be poetic if done right

  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2017 - 5:58pm

    Great not grwat. My mistake

  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2017 - 5:57pm


  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2017 - 5:56pm

    The scariest cybermen. The best cybermen. Hopefully moff uses these correctly and builds a grwat story. Also what if. What if since he is the first of the 2nd batch of regenerations he dies a similar way to william hartnells doc after faceing the same enemys

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    March 6th, 2017 - 5:53pm

    I’m really REALLY hoping this is a Heaven Sent and not a Hell Bent but you never know with Moffat

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