Capaldi & Moffat on Axons, Cybermen and the Master
Peter Capaldi has said he would love to see the return of the Axons during his time as the Doctor.
The classic era foe first featured in 1971’s The Claws of Axos with Jon Pertwee. Capaldi told EW: “Axons appeared as these godlike creatures, but underneath they were festering bags of flesh. I’d love to see a modern version of that.”
Capaldi also desires to see the original ’60s-era Cybermen back: “I’d also like to see—this is really one for geeks—the return of the Mondasian Cybermen. They came from the Planet Mondas and first appeared in [1966’s] ‘The Tenth Planet.’ They were absolutely terrifying, with cloth faces. That was really creepy.”
Steven Moffat isn’t as keen though: “I always thought the Axons had a natural resemblance to a BAFTA. We’re not bringing [classic Cybermen] back, because they look like boys with [sweaters] pulled over their heads. But Peter and I are not having a fight about which Cybermen are better.”
And as for the return of the Master, Moffat is saying very little: “There’s always that rumour. It didn’t come from us.”