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The Zygons Return for the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who

Today the BBC confirmed that the Zygons would be returning to Doctor Who for the programmes 50th Anniversary Special. These shape shifting aliens only ever appeared in one Doctor Who story, Terror of the Zygons (1975), where they were defeated by the 4th Doctor (Tom Baker). The Zygons have remained immensely popular with Doctor Who fans. Since then they have only appeared in a few flashbacks, novels, and comic strips.

The Zygons have been mentioned a few times in recent series of Doctor Who: in The Pandorica Opens (2010) they were said to be amongst the fleet of aliens who assembled above Stonehenge to confront the Doctor, and in The Power of Three (2012) we learned how the Zygons concealed their spaceship under the Savoy Hotel in 1890 and took the place of the staff to carry out their plan.

New Zygon

Its great to see another classic Doctor Who monster return. The new look Zygons are very similar to the original versions of the creatures, and I’m sure they will make a fantastic addition to the 50th Anniversary Special.

Over the Easter Weekend is was also confirmed that David Tennant and Billie Piper would be returning as the Doctor and Rose for the 50th Anniversary Special, along with Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacy), and film legend John Hurt.

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