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Michelle Gomez joins Doctor Who season 8 – plus check out the Cybermen!

June 30th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Ah, more Doctor Who news… will it ever stop? Well, probably not, truth be told.

A new bit of casting news as actress Michelle Gomez (Bad Education, Green Wing) has joined the series as the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere. No, we have no idea either, but we do know we love Gomez who does for crazy what Stonehenge did for rocks.

According to the BBC, Steven Moffat said: “I’ve known Michelle for years, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Doctor Who. She’s everything we need – brilliant, Scottish, and a tiny bit satanic.”

The official Doctor Who Facebook page has released the below image of the actress on set with new Doctor Peter Capaldi and a lot of Cydermen..

Doctor Who returns to screens in the UK and US on August 23rd.

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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….