We’re just five days away from Cold War, the hotly-anticipated third episode in the current run of Doctor Who which features the long-awaited return of the Ice Warriors!
It’s difficult for younger or newer fans to appreciate just how exciting this is for some of us without squeeing everywhere (something that really isn’t my style), but for many of us the Ice Warriors – Doctor Who‘s Martians are as important to the series’ lore as the Daleks and Cybermen, and were key to the Second Doctor’s era, the so-called “Monster Era”. It can be no coincidence that both Great Intelligence and the Ice Warriors have been seen in the 50th anniversary year as foes for a Doctor that isn’t so unlike the second incarnation.
But enough of this – what’s the episode about?
The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths.
An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!
Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner, Cold War is written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Marcus Wilson is the producer.
And now, the main feature: the Cold War gallery, courtesy of the BBC!
A hi-res collection of the images above can be found on the Kasterborous Facebook page.
Cold War airs Saturday, 13th April at 6pm on BBC One/HD and 8 ET on BBC America. We’ll have a preview of the episode in a couple of day’s time.