Revealed: Neil Gaiman’s New ‘Doctor Who’ Story Features The Cybermen

Hello Cybermen!

Oh happy day! As if the excitement over a second Neil Gaiman-written Doctor Who adventure wasn’t exciting enough (I know! Exciting excitement! Who knew there could be such a thing?) it has been confirmed by the official Doctor Who webteam that his script features the Cybermen.

Now, there aren’t a lot of extra details about what exactly Neil intends to do with the Cybermen. There will be a band of misfits landing on a strange planet, those misfits will include Warwick Davis (from Life’s Too Short), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders/Hotel Babylon) and Jason Watkins (Being Human), and that’s that. However, it wouldn’t be too fanciful to suggest that Neil might be thinking along different lines to some of the other Cyber adventures we have known and loved in the past.

Whatever it may turn out to be, Steven Moffat is very keen, telling the site: “Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing.

“And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.’

Which Whovian villain should Neil tackle next? Mark your answers ‘Well apart from the Daleks, I would pick…’ and tell us here: 

Fraser McAlpine

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