Published on February 11th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
Virtual confirmation of the identity of the green Silurian-esque creatures witnessed in the Doctor Who Season 31 trailer that followed The End of Time and still available on the BBC website has been given – from an actress playing one of the bipedal reptiles.
Neve McIntosh – currently starring alongside former Blake’s 7 star Gareth Thomas in Proof at Perth Theatre until Saturday – plays one of the ancient monsters, last seen in 1984′s Warriors of the Deep and first revealed to the world in The Silurians in 1970.
â€œThe stories have got a bit darker. I play twins, and theyâ€™re big lizardwarrior women.
â€œTheyâ€™re one of the Silurian tribes that have been undisturbed under the earth. And of course we get disturbed.
â€œItâ€™s the first time Iâ€™ve worn prosthetics but Iâ€™m still recognisable if you know me well enough.
Ms McIntosh is also enthusiastic about new star Matt Smith, describing the Eleventh Doctor actor as:
“…The best yet out of the new guys.”
We’ve already featured some rumours about the new Silurians earlier this week – they’re spoilers, however, so tread with care!