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Davies and Moffat reveal the classic monsters they want to see on Doctor Who

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Apr 16, 2018

Ever since Doctor Who returned to our TV screens in 2005, the BBC series has brought back several aliens from the show's classic era, to the delight of Whovians everywhere. These included the Silurians, the Mondasian Cybermen, the Autons, the Ice Warriors, the Nestene Consciousness and the Zygons... just to name a few.

So, which other classic monsters plucked from the Whoniverse should make a long-awaited return to the sci-fi series? Former showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat have some ideas.

When asked on Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show (via Radio Times) which aliens they’d like to see again on Doctor Who, Davies said he would like for the Krotons to make a comeback. “They were crystallised monsters and if you think about what you could do with CGI now with something made out of crystals!” said Davies.

First encountered by the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) in the 1968-1969 serial “The Krotons,” the Krotons hailed from the planet Krosi-Aspai-Core. The quasi-organic beings had the ability to break down and reform their crystalline bodies in order to better fit the environment and situation they were in and, like Davies said, would be ideal candidates for today's CGI.

On the other hand, Moffat would be keen to see the Doctor go up against those human-sized insects (yes, really) from the Andromeda Galaxy, the Wirrn, again. “They’re giant insects, but the old show wasn’t able to do them brilliantly,” Moffat said. “[They were in] a fantastic story, but the special effects weren’t fantastic at that point. I think they’d make a fantastic monster now.”

The Wirrn were introduced during Tom Baker’s run as the Fourth Doctor in the 1975 story “The Ark in Space.” Although a tough species that could survive every kind of environment, energy blasts and diamond-tipped blades, they were actually vulnerable to one thing: electricity.

The idea of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and her trio of new companions coming face-to-face with either the Krotons or the Wirrn sure is a tantalizing one. However, the ball is now in current showrunner Chris Chibnall’s court, and we’ll have to wait and see if there's a chance he’ll run with it.

How about you? Would you love to see either of those classic monsters return on Doctor Who?

(via Radio Times)