Doctor Who: classic villains confirmed for 50th Anniversary

News Louisa Mellor 2 Apr 2013 - 16:02

Find out which classic Who villains are confirmed to be back for the 50th Anniversary episode here. Prepare yourselves...

Warning: contains spoilers for a classic monster returning to Doctor Who

This is exciting. Very, very exciting.

Little more than a week ago, who should top our wishlist for the classic monsters we want back on Doctor Who but a certain suckered race whose name begins with Z? Today, who has the BBC announced will be returning as the villains in the currently-filming Doctor Who 50th anniversary special? The very same.

Den of Geek readers, we say this to you with the widest of grins: the Zygons are coming back to Doctor Who.

Here's what the official BBC blog had to say: 

"We’re delighted to confirm that the Zygons are returning to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th anniversary special.

Aside from flashbacks these malevolent shape-shifters have only appeared once before, threatening Earth in the Fourth Doctor adventure, Terror of the Zygons. Despite the fact that their solitary outing was over thirty years ago they remain a popular old enemy and in the 2010 episode, The Pandorica Opens, they were amongst the massed aliens said to be gathering above Stonehenge. Later, in The Power of Three, we learnt that Zygons had one of their ships under the Savoy Hotel in 1890 and apparently replaced half the staff with imposters! But this time they really are back…

We’ve already confirmed that in the anniversary special Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined by the returning David Tennant and Billie Piper. Screen legend John Hurt is also in the cast and earlier today we revealed that Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey, The Syndicate) would also be appearing in this eagerly anticipated adventure." 

That calls for a celebratory cup of Bovril we'd say. Roll on November.

BBC

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