Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Nightmare In Steel

The new Radio Times was released today - and it revealed that the story previously known as "The Last Cyberman" is actually going to be called Nightmare In Steel. The title for the finale is still being kept under wraps, but Moffat teases that there will be a major revelation about the Doctor - something we never knew and which will come as a shock. It is confirmed that Madam Vastra and Strax will be joining River Song in this story.
The front and back inside gate-fold covers open up to reveal a wonderful Monster poster. Strangely, Celia Imrie's Miss Kizlet is featured - but no Spoonheads. Apart from a cryptic glimpse in the motorbike / Shard image, they have been conspicuous by their absence from the publicity so far. The poster also confirms that the eyeless top hatted creatures are the Whispermen and are from the finale.
The goggle-eyed creatures are the Vigil, from The Rings of Akhaten, and the mummified creature in the glass case is, well, the Mummy. Another robotic red eyed being is also pictured from this story.
Delving into the text, there isn't a huge amount of new information. Apparently there is more to Cold War than an Ice Warrior on a nuclear submarine under the Arctic ice.
The Crimson Horror (title now confirmed) features the Paternoster Gang investigating on their own and coming across the Doctor accidentally. Nightmare In Silver has a particularly creepy idea from Neil Gaiman.

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