Mondasian Cybermen Return in Doctor Who's New Season

Lawrence Kim
April 1, 2017

This is a significant development, because it coincides with the departure of the showrunner, Steven Moffat, and the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.

The villains are the original version of the familiar foes, hailing from Earth's twin planet Mondas and have not been seen in the BBC One sci-if show for over 50 years. What's more, the dedicated Whovian has a favorite classic villain - the Mondasian Cybermen, the first incarnation of one of the Doctor's chief villains. Aside from the Axon's from Jon Pertwee's era, he also wanted to see the Mondasian Cybermen on the show during his stint as The Doctor. The round eye holes and soft faces on the originals lend them an unsettling, fresh-from-your-nightmares look.

The BBC has officially announced that the Mondasian Cybermen - that is, the Cybermen from the planet Mondas, the original cyborg aliens that first appeared in William Hartnell's final Doctor Who story, "The Tenth Planet", way back in 1966 - will appear in episodes 11 and 12 of Peter Capaldi's final season of Doctor Who.

Capaldi will star alongside Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as Nardole and Michelle Gomez as Missy.

The villains will be the baddies in the two-part finale, directed by Rachel Talalay, of the tenth season of 2005 revival of the show. Yet aside from the four-part 1996 arc "The Tenth Planet", the original Mondasian Cyberman have never again appeared in the show's almost 54-year-old history. "That was really creepy", he added. "I'm incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family", she said. Steven Moffat's last season was also confirmed for this year, placing Chris Chibnall as the new head writer and executive producer, to begin after Season 10.

Notably, the first Cybermen wore cloth masks and simply opened their mouths wide as an unseen voice actor provided their lines.

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