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Doctor Who Star Peter Capaldi Wants Classic Monsters to Return

When it comes to Doctor Who, new leading man Peter Capaldi
is the biggest geek of them all. Speaking about monsters he would like to see
return during his tenure on the show, Capaldi said:

“Axons appeared as these kind of god-like creatures, but
underneath they were festering bags of flesh. I’d love to see a modern version
of that. I’d also like to see—this is really one for geeks—the return of the
Mondasian Cybermen. They came from the Planet Mondas and first appeared in The
Tenth Planet
. They were absolutely terrifying, with cloth faces. That was
really creepy.”

The Axons appeared in The Claws of Axos, a 1971 Jon
Pertwee (Third Doctor) adventure. The Mondasian Cybermen were
encountered by William Hartnell (First Doctor) in his very last serial, The
Tenth Planet

Naturally, showrunner Steven Moffat had a thing or two to say in
return. On the Axons, he remarked:

“I always thought the Axons had a natural resemblance to a

And the original Cybermen?

“We’re not bringing those back, because they look like boys
with [sweaters] pulled over their heads.” 

Sorry, Capaldi! It seems your fanboy dreams will be dashed
this time.
What Classic monsters or villains would you like to see
return? The Master? Omega? The Yeti? Leave us a comment below.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]