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Doctor Who News: The Cybermen Are Back, And So Is Neil Gaiman!

The Official BBC blog is reporting that classic “Doctor Who” villains the Cybermen will make a reappearance when the show returns for a run of eight episodes in Spring 2013. Also on-board — superstar writer Neil Gaiman!

Gaiman, who previously penned the Hugo award-winning “DW” episode “The Doctor’s Wife,” will be writing the Cybermen adventures, which will feature an all-star cast that includes Warwick Davis (“Harry Potter”),Tamzin Outhwaite (“EastEnders”) and Jason Watkins (“Being Human”). The guest-stars are described as portraying “a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…”

Elaborates “Doctor Who” Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat:

“Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing. And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.”

The metallic Cybermen first debuted on “Doctor Who” in 1966, but most recently appeared in the 2011 episode “Closing Time.”

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