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Published on March 5th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Flying Doctor

Former soap star Peter O’Brien (whose credits include Neighbours, The Flying Doctors and Casualty, not to mention Queer As Folk) is reportedly recording scenes for an upcoming Doctor Who special later this month.

Referring to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Den of Geek (whose hit rate took a tumble recently when they paid too much attention to Twitter) explain that O’Brien is playing a villain in a story set on Mars.

Surely any Doctor Who story set on Mars can only feature the return of The Ice Warriors?

That’s a potentially thrilling return for a race of monsters that have been woefully underused throughout in Doctor Who since their last televised appearance in 1974.

Meanwhile Gemma Chan is the name of the mystery actress seen on location in Newport recently and will play "Mia Bennett" in the currently shooting as-yet unnamed story.

 

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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