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March 6th, 2017 98 comments

Original Mondasian Cybermen Return to Doctor Who!

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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.


  • The Outcast

    March 9th, 2017 - 10:38am

    I think that it’s different cyber factions: Mondas, Pete’s and Telos/Hedwicks.
    The revenge cyberman is a lie from what I’ve heard.

  • Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey

    March 9th, 2017 - 7:09am

    The Mondas cybermen have the best voice out of all the monsters of Doctor Who. I can’t wait!

  • lava tree

    March 9th, 2017 - 1:29am

    Thats good then, at least theres (hopefully) an explanation of how she escaped from Skaro.

  • Doctor Who Archive

    March 8th, 2017 - 10:18pm

    And Episode 7.

  • Tim M

    March 8th, 2017 - 10:00pm

    Is this story going to be like ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’. As we seen Daleks from all era’s in that one. Are we therefore going to see Cybermen from all era’s in this one?

  • Anonymous

    March 8th, 2017 - 5:46pm

    Agreed, Anonymous. Few fans will have these as their favourites but no Cyberman comeback is more impressive than this. What a bold, intelligent and ironic end for both Doctor and Producer.

    Brilliant, bold, and well judged.

  • Anonymous

    March 8th, 2017 - 3:40pm

    Point missed

  • the ergon

    March 8th, 2017 - 12:22pm

    i think its great there coming back, but i hope chris chibnall has some fresher ideas when he takes over. Its capaldi s final season, let it be a classic monsterfest.

  • the ergon

    March 8th, 2017 - 12:18pm

    and no visible cellotape to keep the headlamps on. black and white makes the originals creepier.

  • Tim M

    March 8th, 2017 - 10:47am

    I agree. Bring the moonbase and tomb cybermen back for Capaldi’s finale.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    March 7th, 2017 - 11:08pm

    Missy is in episode 6 before that too – “Extremis” (TBC).

  • Whorules

    March 7th, 2017 - 9:39pm

    Nice to see them back although I prefer the tomb of the cybermen Version!

  • Doctor Stu

    March 7th, 2017 - 9:07pm

    Head handles are smaller and there’s no straps over the arm and the head cloth isn’t as tight it doesn’t look like so it makes them look less creepy

  • Doctorfan

    March 7th, 2017 - 7:40pm

    The cybus cybermen and nis cybermen are there too and i heard that there is meant to be revenge cybermen too.
    Wonder if there will be at least on of every design

  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2017 - 5:27pm

    Something looks different about them, but I just can’t put my finger on it,
    Are the head handles to thin?
    Are the wires from the chest unit to the shoulders different?
    Is the chest unit smaller?

    Either way, I’m thrilled to see them back! This is going to be *excellent* (wrong cybermen, I know, but I couldn’t resist)

  • lava tree

    March 7th, 2017 - 5:04pm

    At first after seeing this on instagram, i thought it was someone’s idea of a joke. But now ive seen it on this site i believe it. I cant help seeing a bit of repetition though.

    In Peter’s first series, the Doctor and Clara encountered Missy who was bringing the Cybermen back… in the last two episodes of the series. Series 10 finale, and its Missy back as well as the Cybermen.

    So unless theres another story with Missy, it means last time she was seen, she was on Skaro surrounded by the Daleks, and next we see her “hanging out” with Cybermen.

    On the bright side, looking forward to seeing the original Cybermen. Cloth faces and human hands in the modern era.

  • koloth

    March 7th, 2017 - 4:03pm

    It will get the viewers from sure

  • koloth

    March 7th, 2017 - 4:02pm

    This was me by the way. Is Moffat clutching at straws!

  • Mr. J

    March 7th, 2017 - 3:47pm

    I was hoping that Peter would get his wish to see these return before he left and I think it’s so fitting that they feature in his final finale! I hope they don’t make a joke out of it though! Better feel serious and not stupid! Fingers crossed!

  • the ergon

    March 7th, 2017 - 2:19pm

    gimmick or not, the fans love em and capaldi has for a while pushed for a confrontation with the original cybermen before he bowed out.

  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2017 - 1:58pm


  • the ergon

    March 7th, 2017 - 1:41pm

    Hope they,ve retained their sing song voices. No reason why this can,t pave the way for other cyberman. The earthshock /attack ones would be great as well. I don,t think you could mix them together like they did with the dalek stories asylum etc.. as they seemed to have different periods where they changed and evolved and would seem incongruous all lumped together. the cybermen would probably just discard any previous incarnation and move forward, unlike daleks who put them in an asylum and the like.

  • The Outcast

    March 7th, 2017 - 12:56pm

    Will have to see how this turns out. Hopefully not another Moffat Hell Bent.

    P. S. Broken keyboard. Have to copy paste broken syllables from other comments. Torture! 🙁

  • LocutusOfBorg

    March 7th, 2017 - 12:50pm

    then mondasian cybermen would have to be in the christmas special… i’m in

  • The Outcast

    March 7th, 2017 - 12:45pm

    Knowing Moffat, Probably background with no explaination.

    P. S. Broken keyboard 🙁

  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2017 - 12:19pm

    We need more Charlie and matteusz

  • Doctor Stu

    March 7th, 2017 - 11:57am

    Just to be that guy who ruins all the fun do you think they’ll actually have a purpose and be important to the plot or will they just be thrown in the background somewhere with other versions of the cybermen much like the daleks in series 9 where loads of versions were bundled together but didn’t really do anything

  • Dalek Sec

    March 7th, 2017 - 11:25am

    Excellent!! I’m glad we finally get to see Peter fight the Mondasian Cyberman!! Just, Just Amazing. I never thought we’d get to see the original Cyberman back.

  • prototype dalek

    March 7th, 2017 - 8:44am

    They probably feel better stating themselves rather than people finding out because of the filming in Cardiff

  • Anonymous

    March 7th, 2017 - 7:48am

    Its pretty much for the same reason they revealed the zygons were returning to the series in the anniversary special so early, because they were involved in a lot of outdoor filming and would have been leaked otherwise. There were cybermen were all over cardiff last night with lots of leaked filming pics.

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