Get ready for the Tritovore!
If tabloid sources are to be believed, the alien villains of Planet of the Dead are set to be remembered for a long, long time, with writers Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts confident that they have created an iconic new Doctor Who villain.
A set source said: “Scriptwriters are confident they’ll make a huge impact.
“Everyone remembers the Daleks and the Cyberman, but not a lot else if they’re honest.
“The Tritovore will change that. They are disgusting and will last long in the memory.”
The writers have got together and created a race of what are described in The Mirror as “a halfman half-fly creature”, known as the Tritovore.
Wanting the creatures to become as iconic as the Daleks and Cybermen is one thing – but surely the Krillitane and the Sycorax are just as good a candidate for a modern iconic foe?
The return of the Sycorax would also make a nice circular link to the Tenth Doctor’s lifespan – as we all know, time is running out.
However it seems that Russell T Davies is planning to pit the Doctor against the Tritovore in the remaining three specials.
The source added: “Russell is telling everybody to expect some real surprises. He wants him to go out with a bang.”