Published on April 13th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley2
Gatiss Explains Why He Wanted Ice Warriors Return
It’s fascinating stuff, covering their history, the geo-political setting and the all-important desire to update the monsters, divorcing the Ice Warriors from Steven Moffat’s perceived “lumbering” stereotypes.
Perhaps because the Ice Warriors have appeared in Doctor Who so infrequently and have so little backstory, there’s tremendous room to invent. The Martians seem to have strict codes of honour, but we have seen them, at various points in their history, behaving as militaristic aggressors and pragmatic diplomats. Is their Mars dead or alive? Are they as noble as Spartans or as ruthless as Romans?
Cold War will be, I hope, only the beginning of a new chapter for these fabulous Doctor Who monsters.
One gets the feeling that there’s a wonderful future in store for the Ice Warriors. Head to the Radio Times to read the full article.