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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

  • whofan4ever

    July 8th, 2014 - 7:05pm

    It was given to the brigadier from the fourth, who gave it to Kate, who gave it to Osgood

  • Anonymous

    July 7th, 2014 - 4:15pm

    So the Doctor wears a Wedding ring now….

  • the astronaut of death

    July 6th, 2014 - 9:45pm

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

  • Trenzalore

    July 6th, 2014 - 9:32pm

    No

  • 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…)

  • Handbot10

    July 5th, 2014 - 11:58am

    Johnny Lee Miller doesn’t play Sherlock. He is 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

  • Mrewanwatson

    July 4th, 2014 - 8:02am

    Looks epic!!!

  • 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)

  • 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!!

  • Dr who

    July 3rd, 2014 - 7:23pm

    Cause rassilon would not ally with the daleks and Cybermen when they are enemies or the timelords

  • Dr who

    July 3rd, 2014 - 7:16pm

    Urm theory three the silence blew up the tardis,cracks are finished now

  • Dalek1234

    July 3rd, 2014 - 4:05pm

    me too it just wasn’t right! when the cyberman removed its hand I thought of mr black in sja!

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    July 2nd, 2014 - 9:30pm

    i can’t wait!!!!

  • Jammy2305

    July 2nd, 2014 - 7:17pm

    It’s just a singular prop – No body

  • 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.

  • Nelsonator

    July 2nd, 2014 - 12:15pm

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

  • cyberman2

    July 2nd, 2014 - 7:33am

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    July 2nd, 2014 - 7:05am

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

  • Anonymous

    July 2nd, 2014 - 6:52am

    YES

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 1st, 2014 - 10:35pm

    UPGRADE IN PROGRESS!!!

  • Anonymous

    July 1st, 2014 - 10:18pm

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

  • 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! 😀

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    July 1st, 2014 - 3:16pm

    Yes, 1968’s ‘The Invasion’ model.

  • Graham Frank Lawton

    July 1st, 2014 - 3:03pm

    Is that a classic cyberman head on the ground

  • 11matt

    July 1st, 2014 - 2:58pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    July 1st, 2014 - 7:46am

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

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