Published on May 24th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley
Return of the Cybermen
YES! Season 2 of new Doctor Who sees the upcoming 10th Doctor Who David Tennant up against
Quoted in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, series producer Phil Collinson has said:
“Next year sees the 40th anniversary of the Cybermen’s first appearance, and we’d be mad to miss that date…there’s great public affection for old Doctor Who icons. The Cybermen exist in that category of classics, the monsters just about everyone of a certain age knows. They were a work of genius back in the 1960s when they were created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, and we want to honour that genius now, in the twenty-first century. The story will be a two-parter, but I don’t want to give away any more plot than that… this will be a loving creation of an old foe, and a return that will reinvent and reinvigorate the silver giants for old and new viewers alike”
Phil Collinson also scotches the rumour of “Little Britain”‘s David Walliams writing a script for the next series, and confirms that the Doctor Who Christmas Special will be a 60 minute episode – precise broadcast date to be announced in early December.
Meanwhile, BBC Press Office’s Programme Information release for the week beginning Saturday June 4th has brief detail for episode 11 – Boom Town:
Building plans for the heart of Cardiff conceal a plot to destroy the world in Boom Town, written by Russell T Davies.
When the Tardis crew take a holiday,The Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. It soon transpires that plans to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff city are disguising an alien plot to rip the world apart.And when the Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within trapsâ€¦
Christopher Eccleston plays The Doctor, Billie Piper plays Rose and John Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness.