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June 30th, 2014 96 comments

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

They are Back… Look behind You…

Officially announced by the BBC today…

WARNING SPOILER IMAGES AND COMMENTS BELOW

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You can see more filming photos at www.walesonline.co.uk (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.

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96 comments

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    July 1st, 2014 - 7:25am

    Osgood is a characters surname. She appeared in ‘The Day of the Doctor’.

  • James A

    July 1st, 2014 - 3:47am

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

  • Sub Zero Nameless

    July 1st, 2014 - 2:29am

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

  • Obsie

    July 1st, 2014 - 1:39am

    What a wonderful moment that will be if it happens.

  • Obsie

    July 1st, 2014 - 1:37am

    As seen in “Dalek” or somewhere else we can but wonder.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    June 30th, 2014 - 9:22pm

    Yeah! I’ve been there

  • 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.

  • dan23uk

    June 30th, 2014 - 8:55pm

    Whats Osgood Mean ?

  • dan23uk

    June 30th, 2014 - 8:51pm

    Yes that’s a old cybermen head Form classic series

  • Obsie

    June 30th, 2014 - 8:28pm

    But which Osgood?

  • Am I a Good Man?

    June 30th, 2014 - 8:24pm

    Here’s my three theories!

    1). The Cybermen are launching a full scale attack on Earth, civillians are ordered to arm themselves against them.

    2). The Cybermen have somehow been enlisted by the Time Lords to capture The Doctor and return him somehow to Gallifray. Hence why none of the Cymbermen appear to be attacking.

    3). The crack in time reopens both in our universe and from the Time Lords side. The Cybermen get sucked through put somehow from different ages hence the old head. Perhaps the Doctor and the Tardis then get pulled through the crack resulting the Tardis exploding thus recreating the crack and spreading it through out time and space. The Doctor gets trapped on another planet inside the crack which turns out to be Gallifray.

    Let me know what you guys think.

  • Dalek Smith

    June 30th, 2014 - 7:50pm

    Anybody else get the feeling that now a big name actor, no offence to Matt, in Capaldi is the doctor, more people are wanting to appear alongside him, hence the bigger guest stars.

  • doctor who whovian fan no 1

    June 30th, 2014 - 7:43pm

    is that her from the Christmas special

  • Anonymous

    June 30th, 2014 - 6:52pm

    Yeah, I agree too, it’s about time we had a decent Cybermen story and hopefully this is it

  • James A

    June 30th, 2014 - 6:10pm

    Agreed. Its nice to see one where its big enough for people to notice, like from the series 2-4 finals.

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    June 30th, 2014 - 6:09pm

    Queens Arcade ?.

    That’s where Jackie Tyler was right ? ya know, when the Auton’s tried to invade Earth in ‘Rose’ right at the start of series 1 !!.

  • simon

    June 30th, 2014 - 6:07pm

    yes I know that’s where i saw Osgood from

  • 100,000BC

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:55pm

    Hurrah!
    Earth invasion!
    Cybermen (hope they do it right)!
    Classic cybermen!
    UNIT!
    Kate and Osgood (two of my favourite characters in modern Who)!

    There’s only really been The Power of Three and the Day of the Doctor that have really stood out for me as proper modern Earth Invasion recently and in Day it was pretty much drowned out by the 50th and other storylines (not a bad thing for the 50th itself) and Power was amazing to start off with but tailed off nearer the end.

    We need more Earth Invasion! I find it makes a good, identifiable, strong Doctor Who story: Modern world, modern people, ‘real’ threats (i.e. not just concentrated in one place).

  • 100,000BC

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:47pm

    You’re right! It does seem to be a classic cyberhead!

  • 100,000BC

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:46pm

    Yeah, you can see her feet behind Kate’s. Would make sense, she is like a ‘Whoniverse’ Doctor Who fan – when she sees the new Doctor, she’ll be like, “Have to buy that jacket!”

    Seeing as though the ‘whoniverse’ doesn’t do Baker scarf replicas, do you reckon Doris (or the Brig) knitted the one she wore in Day?

  • Rowan Walsh

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:46pm

    I noticed the head as-well! Maybe a meeting of the originals and lumic ones 😀

  • Whovastron

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:38pm

    From some pictures on YouTube it seems that Osgood is sporting Matt’s bow tie and Tennant’s red trainers…

    TW.

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:09pm

    also that looks like a classic cyberhead in pic 3!

  • James A

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:06pm

    Totally agree, they haven’t had much screen time since… well, The Next Doctor back in ’08, too long, man!

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:05pm

    great to have earth invaded! nice to see kate back and osgood judging by the article pictures.

  • James A

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:04pm

    OMG – Osgood is now dressed as the Eleventh Doctor – bow tie n all xD

  • Rowan Walsh

    June 30th, 2014 - 5:00pm

    So happy to see a invasion of earth again! Not enough these days

  • Anonymous

    June 30th, 2014 - 4:27pm

    war of the cybermen.what they should do is try and get the costume from every cybermen story and well

    FIGHT!!!!!!!

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