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SFX EXCLUSIVE Ice Warriors Return To Doctor Who

SFX EXCLUSIVE – Official! Ice Warriors Return To Doctor Who This Year

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SFX can exclusively reveal that the next series of Doctor Who will mark the return of one of the Time Lord’s greatest foes, unseen in the series for nearly 40 years.

“We’ve got the most fantastic episode by Mark Gatiss,” executive producer Caro Skinner tells SFX, “where we are bringing back the Ice Warrior… on a submarine! It’s a really wonderful kind of ‘bunker’ episode, and a classic monster which Mark has brought his own inimitable twist to.”

Armed with lethal sonic technology, the reptillian warmongers first tangled with Patrick Troughton’s Doctor in 1967′s “The Ice Warriors”, returning two years later in “The Seeds Of Death”. Jon Pertwee’s incarnation encountered them in 1972′s “The Curse Of Peladon” and 1974′s “The Monster Of Peladon”. Traditionally seen as one of the show’s “Big Four” pantheon of monsters – along with the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Sontarans – the militaristic Martians won a throwaway mention in 2009′s “The Waters Of Mars” but have remained unseen in the 21st Century series.

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  • mr

    March 9th, 2013 - 9:03am

    The new ones are much more bulky, darker green, have 3 fingers not claws, and that’s all I can see.

  • 2doctors2000

    February 15th, 2013 - 6:22pm

    They could just be able to move more fluently, as they looked stiff and not very monster like if you understand me.

  • 2doctors2000

    February 15th, 2013 - 6:19pm

    I dont want a pure redesign. But tweaks would be good as the old models back then were only really costumes that were a bit too obvious. One of the best at the time though.

  • Timelord3

    February 13th, 2013 - 12:24pm

    I don’t necessarily want them redesigned, it’s just there’s no doubt they will be as most if not all of the returning monsters have been (sontarons, silurians, daleks, cybermen, the macra),

  • farmbrough

    February 13th, 2013 - 5:37am

    Looking forward to it, provided they don’t mess it up!
    11 MATT No, the article clearly says this will be in the next (half) series.
    TIMELORD3 Everyone I’ve spoken to about it DOESN’T want them redesigned. What’s the point of bringing back the Ice Warriors, unless they look, sound, and act like Ice Warriors?
    DOCTOR WHO ONE, why do you think warriors need swords and spears?

  • 11matt

    February 12th, 2013 - 8:24pm

    will it be shown in the cinema in 3D or 3D tv

  • DalekTheSupreme

    February 12th, 2013 - 1:39pm

    I don’t mind their more human appearance, but I agree it would’ve been better if that was their real face

  • DalekTheSupreme

    February 12th, 2013 - 1:38pm

    So excited! I hope they don’t get changed too much though, they just need to be more articulated, for lack of a better term

  • Matt Smithy

    February 12th, 2013 - 7:47am

    I agree, there were rumors that they were going to return and I wanted to keep it at that so that I would be sqeeling with fanboy awsomeness (I hope I’m not the only one to do that when classic monsters return… :/ ) and although a am really exited for the episode now, I also wish they kept it secret. I can see why they did it though, it would be pretty hard to do trailers for the episode without showing them 😀

  • Dalekdino27

    February 12th, 2013 - 7:30am

    I’m glad their returning but I would have preferred if they had kept it a secret , nowadays we always know lots about the episode before it is broadcast . Who agrees?

  • Anonymous

    February 11th, 2013 - 10:12pm

    I can’t wait to see what they look like i hppe they did’nt muck up the desgine like the silurians!

  • Some bloke

    February 11th, 2013 - 9:01pm

    pretty much everything that was in the old design. If they could for once, leave the design concept alone,and only tweak it, then everything would be fine, I dont want another disaster with the silurians, they would have looked fine with those big eyed masks on, but for them to be able to take them off only to look even more human, just ruined it for me!

  • Timelord3

    February 11th, 2013 - 8:55pm

    What does every one want to see in the redesigned Ice Warriors?

  • Some bloke

    February 11th, 2013 - 8:50pm

    like i said down below you see an arm of a ice warrior in the christmas trailer and it looks quite bulky and scaly like the 60’s and 70’s ice warriors did, so fingers crossed

  • 12345

    February 11th, 2013 - 8:46pm

    I hope they don’t look stupid, like the new silurians. As long as they look vaguely like they used to, I’m sure most fans will be happy.

  • Some bloke

    February 11th, 2013 - 8:38pm

    thats not an ice warrior, we dunno what it is, and considering they’ve only just officially announced that they’re in it, i dont think they would have shown them fully in the trailer at christmas, however, you can see and ice warriors arm raise and clutch a man by his throat and either water or ice pours up from his arm!!

  • Drjakeyoung

    February 11th, 2013 - 8:22pm

    You can see them a couple of times in the trailer. One of the times you can see it hissing at Jenna in the background!

  • Some bloke

    February 11th, 2013 - 8:13pm

    it’ll be the third episode to air in series 7 part 2, so episode 8

  • pathdw98

    February 11th, 2013 - 7:54pm

    fantastic news cant wait what episode number will it be?

  • Anonymous

    February 11th, 2013 - 7:25pm

    Of course and maybe even a special new ice lord for the classic line to commenerate the event of their return


    February 11th, 2013 - 6:59pm

    look foward to it. we all had a hunch didnt we?

  • Mr Evil Fez

    February 11th, 2013 - 6:43pm

    I can’t wait!

  • Boodleoo

    February 11th, 2013 - 6:24pm

    Aparrantely we see them unmasked and if you look on the next time you see an arm going to grab the doctor

  • Timelord3

    February 11th, 2013 - 6:18pm

    Sorry I meant I would not I woul and I meant sonic not sone and wrist not writh ( it’s that annoying auto correction thing on IPads and IPhones

  • Timelord3

    February 11th, 2013 - 6:16pm

    So what do you think they will look like.I (expect their redesigning them)
    Personally if they are redesigned I woul like the sone gun to be seperate to the arm. It would look good if it was a small metal tube clamped onto the writh with another piece of metal. To add detail there could be a couple of blue of red wires coming from the side of this device. Thats just my ideas but what would you all like to see?

  • UDWF1

    February 11th, 2013 - 6:09pm

    Yes! At last!

  • Timelord3

    February 11th, 2013 - 6:01pm

    Ok…Now I’m Excited.

  • john who

    February 11th, 2013 - 6:00pm

    Im so happy they are returning! Hope they make them into a 3.75 figure!


    February 11th, 2013 - 5:44pm

    No fan of the Ice Warriors, bit silly calling them Ice Warriors when the don’t even look like warriors. Warriors are warriors when they have swords, spears etc, not laser guns attached to your wrists.

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