Overnight the BBC have announced the return of a return of a villain not seen in the show for over fifty years.
The Mondasian version of the Cybermen were the first version of the Cybermen to appear in Doctor Who back in the classic story – The Tenth Planet. The Cybermen will feature in the final two episodes of series 10.
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With the sad departure news of Peter Capaldi leaving the role of the Doctor, it may have over shaddowed the good news that we have a UK release date for series 10. No official word from the ABC as to when it will air in Australia, but we are hoping it won’t be too far behind!
Series 10 is due to start in the UK on the 15th of April
In addition, the BBC has released a YouTube video with Mark Gatiss confirming the return of an old foe for this season. Click on the YouTube video to know more!
Overnight, Peter Capaldi has announced that he is leaving Doctor Who at the end of the 2017 Christmas special.
Appearing on Jo Whiley’s show on Radio 2, Capaldi said:
“From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic.”
Steven Moffat has also released a statement saying:
For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the TARDIS together. Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter. But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peters’ amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard – Capaldi’s not done with you yet!
Peter’s final season of 12 episodes and the Christmas special begins on Easter Saturday (April 15th).
There’s no announcement yet on when the next Doctor will be announced, or which actor will be taking on the role as the thirteenth Doctor.
Following the UK broadcast of the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, fans were treated to a Series 10 teaser trailer, now also available online.
The trailer serves as an introduction to the Doctor’s upcoming companion, Bill, who serves chips for a living and knows the Doctor as a university lecturer. We also get a glimpse at some of the adventures the Doctor and Bill will be undertaking together – including a run-in with the Daleks – and at their fellow adventurer in time and space, Matt Lucas’ Nardole.
The trailer is likely to be shown after tonight’s broadcast of the Christmas Special on ABC, but can also be viewed below.
BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Sharmill Films will present a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor WhoChristmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York.
The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffatt.
Fans throughout Australia will be able to enjoy the event in these select cinemas
On the 21st of November, the ABC have confirmed that the Christmas Special will be aired on the ABC and also ABC ME at 7:30pm on Boxing Day. This is keeping with last years release as well.
As per last years release, the episode will also be available on ABC iview on Boxing day morning, immediately after the UK broadcast.
In addition the recently animated: The Power of the Daleks, will also be available to watch on iview. It hasn’t been confirmed at this point if it will be the black and white version or the colour version.
Doctor Who Magazine has reported that writer of Survival from the original series run – Rona Munro is to return for series ten.
Previously hinted by Steven Moffat back in October that a classic series writer would be returning, Munro is the first writer for the new series who has previously worked on the original series run.
Munro’s story, which is episode nine and entitled: The Eaters of Light is currently being filmed in Cardiff.
An interview with Munro states:
Writing Survival was my dream job, but it was a mournful time in the show’s history. This has been a very different experience. There’s more of everything; people, resources, confidence, success… but the same constantly renewing and indefinable wonder that is Doctor Who. When I was very small and watching the First Doctor, I had a special cushion known as ‘Rona’s Doctor Whocushion’. I would hide my face in it when the Daleks or other monsters appeared on screen! The Eaters of Light is my version of other stories that have haunted me for almost as long.