Doctor Who episode: ‘The Last Cyberman’


Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman has confirmed one of the episodes for the upcoming Doctor Who series 7B. It is called ‘The Last Cyberman’ and he has explained that “It’s about identity, it’s about responsibility and it’s about porridge.”


If you are wondering if it’s about the oat breakfast, it’s not. Porridge is the name of Warwick Davis‘ character in the episode.

Head writer Steven Moffatt has expressed his feelings about Cybermen for this episode, “I wanted to make them creepier, and a bit more active. I thought we had gone as far as we could with the stumpy Cybermen. I wanted to do the colder, deadlier version and I was interested in Neil giving it a ghost-story feel. Neil’s a good ghost story writer.

When Gaiman was asked about his version of the Cybermen, he responded, “Steven [Moffat] 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 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.”

We have some stills from that episode as well (May contains spoilers).

The episode, The Last Cyberman, is set to air in May on BBC America/BBC One.

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Source: TheMusicAuVulture

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