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June 30th, 2014 96 comments

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They are Back… And so is She… Look behind You…

They are Back… Look behind You…

Officially announced by the BBC today…



You can see more filming photos at (Spoilers!)

Michelle Gomez (Bad Education, Green Wing) will join the cast of Doctor Who, playing the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere when the series returns on 23 August.

Speaking about the role, Michelle Gomez said: “Well of course Peter Capaldi is our next Doctor, which makes complete sense. I’m thrilled to join him. Well, you would be wouldn’t you?”

Lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added: “I’ve known Michelle for years, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who. She’s everything we need – brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic.”

Filming is well underway for Series 8 of Doctor Who. Guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will air on BBC One this Autumn include Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.





  • tomsskor

    June 24th, 2015 - 8:15am

    Earlier in the century, there were pioneers and pioneer institutions,

  • classicdoctorwhofan

    August 11th, 2014 - 1:41am

    new doctor who fan impersonation: “what the heck is that head shaped thing beneath the cyberman?” me: “its a cyberman head from the invasion u moron.” new who noob “ive seen all the eps on netflix and its not there stop trolling and making things up” me: “I’m not making it up its an ep from the 60s” new who noob “sorry i only watch 9 to current drs” me “u meet one new who noob, uve met them all

  • Anonymous

    July 7th, 2014 - 4:15pm

    So the Doctor wears a Wedding ring now….

    • the astronaut of death

      July 13th, 2014 - 3:34pm

      it may the signet ring the first and the 7th doctor wore

  • the astronaut of death

    July 6th, 2014 - 9:45pm

    Around this time last year I would have been exackly where they were standing

  • The Other

    July 5th, 2014 - 12:53pm

    I just had a thought regarding the classic Cyber-Head, considering it’s a battered Cyber-Head, but an earlier model, seen so soon after the tragic demise of Handles, it can be only one thing: Handles’ Great, Great, Great Grandfather!

    (only kidding, although…)

  • Mrewanwatson

    July 4th, 2014 - 8:02am

    Looks epic!!!

  • Prof Horner

    July 3rd, 2014 - 10:11am

    So the new series of Sherlock starts fliming early next year. So what does this mean for series 9 of new who? Does this mean that Moffet is standing down after the next series or does mean we will we have to wait until 2016 for series 9? Speaking for my self I much prefer Jonny Lee Millers take on Holmes anyway.

    • Sam Sharpe

      July 3rd, 2014 - 7:30pm

      I highly doubt Moffat will be stepping down. Let’s not forget, Sherlock is mainly run by Mark Gatiss, and Moffat teased at his plans for Series 9 which he said would be next year.

      I do agree though that Johnny Lee Miller is a better Sherlock!!

    • LordofWHO

      July 4th, 2014 - 7:57pm

      it doesn’t matter if Sherlock films early next year, as they can film WHO at the same time just like they did with the 50th and Sherlock season 3

    • Handbot10

      July 5th, 2014 - 11:58am

      Johnny Lee Miller doesn’t play Sherlock. He is Sherlock!

  • Anonymous

    July 2nd, 2014 - 9:30pm

    i can’t wait!!!!

  • cyberman2

    July 2nd, 2014 - 7:33am


  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 1st, 2014 - 10:35pm


    • Anonymous

      July 2nd, 2014 - 6:52am


  • Anonymous

    July 1st, 2014 - 10:18pm

    Whoever designed the new Cybermen must be a Iron Man fan!


      July 2nd, 2014 - 7:05am

      The previous Cybermen design to me looks like a cross between C3-PO, Iron-Man and Robocop.

  • Dalekmus Prime

    July 1st, 2014 - 6:41pm

    Cybermen properly invading Earth for the first time since Series 2? Kate Stewart returning? Classic Cyberman cameo? Count me in! 😀

  • Graham Frank Lawton

    July 1st, 2014 - 3:03pm

    Is that a classic cyberman head on the ground


      July 1st, 2014 - 3:16pm

      Yes, 1968’s ‘The Invasion’ model.

    • Nelsonator

      July 2nd, 2014 - 12:15pm

      Hope it comes with the full body before it gets destroyed or is it destroyed already?

    • Jammy2305

      July 2nd, 2014 - 7:17pm

      It’s just a singular prop – No body

  • Prof Horner

    July 1st, 2014 - 10:56am

    AM I the only one who thinks they should stop using old monsters all the time? It would be nice if wo could have a season without them.

    • 11matt

      July 1st, 2014 - 2:58pm

      well series six had quite a lot of new aliens and villains

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 2nd, 2014 - 12:23pm

      Well bringing back the Ice Warriors was a hit and I would like to see an updated return of what I consider to be the REAL Silurians from the original series: particularlly the Sea Devils.
      Coming up with besides of late The Weeping Angels a good new Alien/Monster is always going to a case of as with the Daleks/Cybermen originally whether lightning strikes in the right place at the right time. If it does then it takes a life of it’s own.

    • 100,000BC

      July 3rd, 2014 - 10:04pm

      Series six had one Cyberman episode and a Dalek cameo (and all the aliens with cameos in A Good Man Goes to War). That’s fairly old monster-less, I would say, considering there was only one episode which only featured old monsters (closing time)

  • The Big Friendly Button

    July 1st, 2014 - 8:37am

    It is always nice to see my favourite monster in the series, but for some reason i have a feeling that the Dalek episode will be centred around the Time Lords possibly returning.

  • Tardis’nt

    June 30th, 2014 - 11:12pm

    Judging by the article, Kate will throw the invasion head at the Cybermen to prove who she is

    • James A

      June 30th, 2014 - 11:38pm

      YEEAHH! That makes sense.

      CYBERMAN: “Identify yourself”

      KATE: *chucks Invasion head* “The Unified Intelligence Taskforce. My father dealt with you before, so get off this planet, before I have to deal with you”

      I’m fanboying now OMG!

    • Obsie

      July 1st, 2014 - 1:39am

      What a wonderful moment that will be if it happens.

    • Sub Zero Nameless

      July 1st, 2014 - 2:29am

      I would be very interested to see a scene like that.

  • obey the whispermen

    June 30th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    The title is rumored to be called death in heaven and by the way, where is clara.

    • James A

      July 1st, 2014 - 3:47am

      Trapped? Doing an errand to help deal with the situation at hand? Who knows?

    • Anonymous

      July 1st, 2014 - 7:46am

      At the school, teaching the kids how to kill a cyberman…

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