Published on April 4th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley
Mark Gatiss Wants More Ice Warriors – So Do We!
Speaking to DWM, the magazine observes that Gatiss “steeped himself” in the known history of the Ice Warriors, mainly established in throwaway lines, spin-off media and various art books from the 1980s.
There are factions. There’s a peace faction and a war faction… All I knew for certain was that I had to give him an Ice Warrior name. Something Vikingy. Make Skaldak like a Roman general.
Some of the dialogue in Gatiss’ episode refers to intriguing Martian events, clever one-liners that are as memorable as Russell T Davies various mentions of the Time War.
I’d love to do more with them now they’re back… Mars is under-explored in Doctor Who. I want to see the class system, the Phobos Heresy, the Olympian caste, all the things that we’re hinting at in Cold War. I want to see Martian society. Whether it’s 5,000 years ago or 15,000 years in the future, it’s a whole new world to explore.
The Ice Warriors are back where they belong, and I’m thrilled.