It’s official – we will see the Ice Warriors when Doctor Who returns!
It has been rumored for a bit that the Ice Warriors – the green reptilian humanoids from Mars – will return in the second half of Series 7 this Spring, as they are currently the creatures from the classic series with the most appearances that haven’t been shown in the revival. Executive producer Caro Skinner confirmed the appearance, and they will be in an as-yet-untitled Mark Gatiss-penned episode which involves the Doctor being stuck on a submarine with them. It will be interesting to see what kind of modern makeover they will get, as the originals looked like giant-sized action figures.
Speaking of Mark Gatiss, there has been an interesting bit of casting news regarding his docudrama about the making of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time. William Russell, who played Ian Chesterton and was one of the first companions to the Doctor, appearing in the very first episode, will make a cameo appearance in the docudrama as someone named Harry. Russell himself is being portrayed by Jamie Glover (Waterloo Road). It was Russell as Ian who uttered the now famous words, “A thing that looks like a Police Box, standing in a junkyard, it can move anywhere through time and space?”