Well further Whovian info has come forward via the the French website Reviewer.fr that the Gaiman episode will be based around….. The Cybermen!
“Steven wrote to me and said, ‘Will you make the Cybermen scary again?’. And I thought back to when I was 6 or 7 years old – ‘The Moonbase’, ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’… I saw these when they were first broadcast.”
One of the creepiest things about their early work is that they did a lot less stomping about like soldiers, and were kind of silent, blank and eerie: ”Daleks went around going, ‘Exterminate’, and blowing things up,” he said. “Cybermen were just… You look up and there’s a Cyberman. I thought, ‘Let me see what I can do when I take the 1960s Cybermen and [incorporate] everything that’s happened since’. So that’s what I’m trying to do. I don’t know if it will work.”
The Cybermen’s first attempt at invading Earth, around 1970, was chronicled in The Invasion and the last real Cybermen episode to speak of was when they appear, briefly, in the episode “A Good Man Goes to War” (2011), no longer bearing the Cybus ‘C’ logos on their chests. Stated as belonging to the Twelfth Cyber Legion, they are led by a Cyberman of the same design as the Cyberlord in “The Next Doctor”. The Doctor’s companion Rory confronts them about the location of a secret asteroid base, because they monitor that entire quadrant of space.
Pretty awesome news and it just goes to show that you can’t keep a good Cyberman down.
Neil Gaiman the Brit author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, whose works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book will be writing a new Dr. Who episode that will appear in the second half of Season 7.
Gaiman a huge Doctor Who fan and wrote the award-winning fiction short story The Doctor’s Wife, in which the TARDIS was taken out of the TARDIS and placed inside a human, called Idris.
Gaiman wrote the 1996 BBC dark fantasy television series Neverwhere.
Patsy and Edd’s are clueless that the London Olympic Games are about to start. And having rented her home out to a A-List Hollywood star, Eddy’s worried she’s not A-list herself anymore and in a desperate bid for relevance, the girls end up carrying the torch in the Olympic stadium. Wearing La Croix, of course.
Doctor Who is bringing back two popular lesbian characters in an upcoming episode. Silurian Reptilian Madame Vastra and her human companion, Jenny who an earlier storyline in Victorian London, were shown as lovers.
Head writer Steven Moffat told SFX he loved Vastra and Jenny and felt they “really cut through as characters, given how little screen time they had.” Joining the couple in the episode, which airs in 2013, is British actress DameDiana Rigg (Emma Peel!) and her daughter Rachael Stirling.
Earlier this year Moffat has had a little whoopsiewhen has accidentally “outed“ the character of River Song on Twitter stating that Captain Jack isn’t the only bisexual in the good Doctor’s cadre of travelling companions.
Also this past June Jennifer Saunders (Edina Monsoon) herself and creator of AbFab and also he upcoming Spice Girls musical, (shudder) returned to Brit television, playing the warden of a women’s prison in the BBC 3 comedy Dead Boss