Classic monsters the Martian Ice Warriors belong to the old Doctor Who series: they appeared in The Ice Warriors (1967), The Seeds of Death (1969), The War Games (1969) , The Mind of Evil (1971), The Curse of Peladon (1972) and The Monster of Peladon (1974).

But now, after almost 40 years, Doctor Who’s executive producer Caro Skinner has revealed that they will return in the third episode of the new series of Doctor Who, in a new story set inside a submarine, written by Mark Gatiss.

“We wanted to bring them back because they’re wonderful. In the mix of stories that we were planning for this year it felt as if doing something very bold with a monster that hadn’t been seen for a while would be really cool.

“Mark is an enormous fan of the Ice Warrior stories and came up with the idea. The sense of a monster of that scale and that size trapped in a really small, contained environment such as a submarine was a really brilliant story to be able to tell.

“They were such a beautiful original design, and are genuinely really scary in terms of what they look like as they’re coming towards you in that armour.”

More information are on Radio Times.

 

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