Whatever else happens in the upcoming 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO story, the Doctor will have a worthy adversary: the Zygons!
Yes, the BBC has announced that the Zygons — beloved by legions of fans who have been calling for the return of the visually arresting shapeshifters for three decades — will finally return to tangle with the Doctor in a story written by Steven Moffat.
Make that Doctors. Because, as previously noted, David Tennant will be returning as the 10th Doctor to aid his future self, 11th Doctor Matt Smith, in the special episode. He will once again be joined by Rose Tyler (Billie Piper). Add Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Clara, and the seafood-looking, whispering wanderers from a long-dead homeworld will never know what hit them!
The BBC announcement read:
“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 30 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…”
May I say, on behalf of fanboys everywhere, YYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
It was also announced that John Hurt (Alien) and Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey) will appear in the episode.