The BBC today teased the return of the Cybermen in Series 10. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the Cybermen in Series 10 will be the original design Mondasian Cybermen!
First seen in the First Doctor’s final episode, 1966’s The Tenth Planet, the Cybermen were created by writers Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis. The costume was designed by Alexandra Tynan and although they may look less impressive than the metallic monsters we’re used to these days, they were an instant classic back in ’66, successful enough to warrant regular returns and status of one of the most iconic characters in the show. They are also notable as being one of Peter Capaldi’s favourite villains in the show.
The Mondasian Cybermen will return in episodes 11 and 12 of series 10. The episodes, which are currently being filmed in Cardiff, are written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay.