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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

50th Anniversary - The Zygons to Return!

The BBC have today revealed that an old enemy is to return in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, read on for further details:

We’re delighted to confirm that the Zygons are returning to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th anniversary special.

Aside from flashbacks these malevolent shape-shifters have only appeared once before, threatening Earth in the Fourth Doctor adventure, Terror of the Zygons. Despite the fact that their solitary outing was over thirty years ago they remain a popular old enemy and in the 2010 episode, The Pandorica Opens, they were amongst the massed aliens said to be gathering above Stonehenge. Later, in The Power of Three, we learnt that Zygons had one of their ships under the Savoy Hotel in 1890 and apparently replaced half the staff with imposters! But this time they really are back…

We’ve already confirmed that in the anniversary special Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined by the returning David Tennant and Billie Piper. Screen legend John Hurt is also in the cast and earlier today we revealed that Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey, The Syndicate) would also be appearing in this eagerly anticipated adventure.

Filming for the 50th anniversary special has already begun and is due to air later this year. In other news: Steven Moffat has been nominated by Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for his Doctor Who stories Asylum of the Daleks, The Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen. The results will be announced on 1st September. Doctor Who continues this week in The Rings of Akhaten; Saturday - 6:15pm, BBC One and BBC One HD.