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Published on April 19th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Banks Stewart: “More Classic Monsters in 50th”

Robert Banks Stewart – the writer of classic Doctor Who serials Terror of the the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom – has revealed there will be more monsters than just the Zygons in the 50th anniversary special…

Two Zygons from 1975's Terror of the Zygons

Speaking recently, Stewart said

The Zygons are in there with all the others – particularly the Daleks and the Cybermen.

While the Dalek’s and the Cybermen’s involvement was never in doubt what’s yet to be confirmed is just what will unite multiple Doctors and which of their other ancient foes will be menacing the celebrations (bring back the Master!):

[But] nobody yet knows what the plot of the 50th will be – Steven Moffat and his team in Cardiff, they are quite rightly keeping it all secret.

He also added that he felt the modern incarnation of the show was ‘too adult’

My own personal opinion is that the modern Doctor Who should be aimed more at children. People very fondly remembered being scared by Doctor Who – now the plots seem to me a little too adult.

So who would you like to see facing the Doctors in the anniversary special? Do you agree that Doctor Who has stepped too far away from its remit of making its audience cower behind the sofa in terror? And is The Seeds of Doom really for children?

(Via Digital Spy)


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

6 Responses to Banks Stewart: “More Classic Monsters in 50th”

  1. avatar Ian says:

    If the Master was to return, rather see Geoffrey Bevers back.

  2. avatar Ian says:

    Oh I forgot to add I still hope that the classic Doctors will return. After all its to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who not 8! But I disagree with Robert Banks Stewart saying the show is too adult, I think its the reverse.

  3. avatar TonyS says:

    A little too adult? Is he even watching the proigramme?

  4. avatar TimeChaser says:

    “Too adult” says the man whose own stories had some violent and frightening elements. His comment is plain BS.

    • avatar TonyS says:

      Yes the Seeds of Doom springs to mind

      • avatar TimeChaser says:

        And Terror of the Zygons, with a pitchfork-wielding fake Harry trying to kill Sarah.

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