Doctor Who’s Cybermen will be “scary again” says Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman promises his Doctor Who Series 7 episode will make the Cybermen “scary again”

Cybermen Neil Gaiman
Cybermen Neil Gaiman
The Cybermen circa Doctor Who Series 6

“Steven [Moffat] wrote to me and said, ‘Will you make the Cybermen scary again?'” Gaiman told Reviewer.fr regarding his eagerly anticipated Doctor Who Series 7 episode. “And I thought back to when I was 6 or 7 years old – ‘The Moonbase’, ‘Tomb Of The Cybermen’… I saw these when they were first broadcast.”

Referring to the menacing, silent approach of the bionic beasties in the monochrome Sixties serials, he added, “Daleks went around going, ‘Exterminate’, and blowing things up. Cybermen were just… You look up and there’s a Cyberman.

“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.”

Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1 is available on DVD now, priced at £18.14 from Amazon UK.