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Published on July 19th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Cybermen In Doctor Who Series 8 Invasion Redux [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

Hitting newspapers tomorrow will be snaps of the Cybermen marching through London in the St Paul’s area, in scenes evoking 1968′s UNIT spectacular The Invasion – and we’ve been sent a few photos to share with you, dear readers!

Up there, we’ve opted for the Cyberman image publicised by the BBC’s own Twitter account, just so you know that we aren’t breaking any spoilers here. Meanwhile our man Jonathan Lyle wasn’t close enough to catch any dialogue (not that we’d share that with you anyway). However the fact that Doctor Who Series 8′s finale is taking the Cybermen into this area – where they famously burst out of the sewers 48 years ago – is hugely exciting.

We wouldn’t like you to get spoiled, to first of all, here’s the BBC tweet, a sanctioned reveal of the location used. Scroll down to see the images provided by Jonathan.

How do you feel about this return to the scene of one of Doctor Who‘s most memorable moments?

(With thanks to Jonathan)


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

12 Responses to Cybermen In Doctor Who Series 8 Invasion Redux [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

  1. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Well if Capaldi’s Doctor is meant to harken back to the early days when he was more mysterious and ambiguous, recreating something like the iconic Cybermen scene from The Invasion makes sense as well.

  2. avatar Bradondo says:

    Looks like they ditched the blue light in the middle of the Cybermen’s chests. Good move, if it’s true. That bugged me–it was such a visual rip-off from Iron Man, right down to the colour of the light. I like these new Cybermen much better than the previous manga-style, but I would still like to see a proper chest unit. It doesn’t have to be huge–just something more than a pattern that’s just a continuation of the armour plate.

    • avatar vortexter says:

      I agree. A nice beating heart behind glass to remind us of their origins.

  3. avatar Simon Magellan says:

    Not sure about the hands on hips pose though!

    • avatar vortexter says:

      Revenge of the Cybermen type pose!

  4. avatar Simon Danes says:

    Is he saying, ‘Cor! Look at all them pigeons!’ ?

    • avatar simon magellan says:

      The Cyber version of a Man at C&A catalogue (a reference which shows my age alarmingly!)

  5. avatar simon magellan says:

    In one of the photos already seen, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart has a 1968 cyberman head in her possession – maybe there is more than a passing link to the Troughton story?

    • avatar teddybowties says:

      ..oooo yeah. Is that Handles she has there? Or another model?

      • avatar Rick says:

        It’s not Handles, it’s a left-over head from The Invasion.

  6. avatar krumstets says:

    Wasn’t this just a photo shoot to publicise a new Who exhibition, rather than filming for series 8 ?

    • avatar simon magellan says:

      While possible, would Michelle Gomez be taking part in that? Also I saw a report that actual filming took place – there’s footage of marching cybermen coming out of St Paul’s – so it’s not just a photo shoot.

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