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Published on August 23rd, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Moffat Promises “Major Foe” In Doctor Who Series 8!

In a new Doctor Who Series 8 interview released by the BBC, Steven Moffat has teased that a “major foe” is returning.

He isn’t speaking about the Daleks – could it be the Cybermen he refers to, or is it a hint of a masterly presence in Peter Capaldi’s first run?

Here’s how he put it:  “We’ve got some cracking new monsters – the Teller. And we’ve got some cracking old monsters – the Daleks will be back. Another major foe will be making a return, but more of that later.”

Depending on when the interview was recorded, Moffat could be referring to Cybermen prior to the various location shoots that took place in London last month. Alternatively, he could be referring to a return for the Master, heavily rumoured in the early days of Series 8′s production.

Watch the full interview below.

What do you think?


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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+.

One Response to Moffat Promises “Major Foe” In Doctor Who Series 8!

  1. avatar lozzer says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if it was the Master, Peter Capaldi was a huge fan of Pertwee era Doctor Who, and we all know who the Doctor’s major foe was then. Moffat’s clever though… it could be someone we’re not expecting – how about an evil Adric back from the dead with some killer algorithms… ;)

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