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article imageFavourite monster back in Doctor Who

By Andrew John     Feb 11, 2010 in Entertainment
Scottish actress Neve McIntosh has revealed that an old enemy is to return to the BBC science-fiction/fantasy series Doctor Who.
The Silurians, a race of underground reptiles, were first seen during the third Doctor Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who in a 1970 episode called “Doctor Who and the Silurians.” They last appeared 26 years ago opposite Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor, in "Warriors of the Deep."
This was the only time that the Silurians have appeared alongside another reptilian race of monsters, their underwater counterparts and relatives, the Sea Devils (who were mentioned by the Doctor’s arch enemy the Master, played by John Simm in the 2009 episode “The End of Time,” which was the last story to feature David Tennant as the Doctor before Matt Smith takes over as the youngest ever actor in the role).
Neve made the revelation in an interview in the Perth Advertiser, which carried a story about her own role in the drama when it returns to British TV screens in the spring.
Of Matt Smith, she says: “I think he’s going to be really good, the best yet out of the new guys. The stories have got a bit darker. I play twins, and they’re big lizard warrior women.
“They’re one of the Silurian tribes that have been undisturbed under the earth. And of course we get disturbed.
“It’s the first time I’ve worn prosthetics but I’m still recognisable if you know me well enough.”
Her mention of “the new guys” is a reference to Christopher Eccleston (the ninth Doctor) and David Tennant (the tenth), the first and second Doctors in what is commonly known as “new Who,” as opposed to the so-called classic series.
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