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Doctor Who season 8 finale recreates classic 1968 scene

July 22nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

Oh this should make the Who fans’ day… we love this! Taking an image that is burned into the mind of Doctor Who fans and updating it? It’s ballsy, but it certainly looks like they’re doing it right…

The image above takes place in the finale of the upcoming Series 8 of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi in the role of the Timelord. The image was from filming taking place earlier this week in London – got to io9 for more great images – and it’s a classic one.

The Cybermen marching down the steps of St Paul’s is a nod to the 46-year-old Patrick Troughton story The Invasion – the original image is posted below – in which the Cybermen invaded earth and we gotta admit, it gives us goosebumps looking at it. One thing is for sure, the Doctor will be revisiting his past in a big way this year.

Doctor Who series 8 kicks off on BBC and BBC America on Saturday, August 23rd


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….