RE­TURN OF THE MON­STERS

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS -

THE Doc­tor­Who Christ­mas spe­cial prom­ises to in­clude a “star­liner full of ga­lac­tic su­pervil­lains” — so what mon­sters from the show’s history does Peter Ca­paldi want to see re­turn?

“It changes ev­ery day,” he says, be­fore ad­mit­ting to a cer­tain fond­ness for the 1970s-era mon­sters the Ax­ons (“beau­ti­ful and Gre­cian sort of crea­tures who sud­denly trans­formed into blanc­manges when they got an­gry with you”) and the Wirrn (“in­sect-like crea­tures who looked more like men in sleep­ing bags shuf­fling about with rub­ber hoses com­ing out of their heads”).

“One of the things I love about Doc­tor­Who is some­times the bud­get does not meet the am­bi­tion of the imag­i­na­tion of the writ­ers, so some­times things are a lit­tle bit cob­bled to­gether, even in our day,” Ca­paldi says.

“I quite like some of th­ese old mon­sters that are Sel­l­otaped to­gether.”

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