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New ‘Doctor Who’ alien lurks out of the shadows

The ninth season of Doctor Who will involve this new monster. But what is it meant to be?

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Apr 22, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 12:28 am CDT

As Doctor Who season approaches once again, we celebrate one of the grand old traditions of Whovianism: the revelation of the new aliens.

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Each season introduces one or two new monsters along with old stalwarts like the Daleks, and the latest is some kind of… rusty robot lobster astronaut.

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The official Doctor Who Twitter account teased the new monster on Tuesday, posting a shadowy picture of its head.

Then the next day, we got to see a full photo. Is there something humanoid inside that armor or an entirely new alien? Or could it be some kind of robot? We won’t know for a while yet, as the new series is still filming.

The ninth season is due to air sometime this fall, beginning with a season premiere written by showrunner Steven Moffat. Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams is joining the cast for a two-part episode, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman reprising their roles as the Twelfth Doctor and his companion Clara Oswald.

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Photo via doctorwhobbc/Twitter

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*First Published: Apr 22, 2015, 2:35 pm CDT