In an alignment of nerdish interests rivaled only by Joss Whedon directing The Avengers, the sixth season of the revived Doctor Who saw Sandman and American Gods writer Neil Gaiman penning a script called “The Doctor’s Wife.” A professed fan of Doctor Who—having been raised, after all, in England, where not being a fan of Doctor Who means being subjected to whispered insults behind the vicarage—Gaiman delivered a heartfelt episode exploring the relationship between The Doctor and his TARDIS. That it was a pretty moving hour of television makes perfect sense to those who watch the show, as will the excitement over the return of the not-as-cool-as-the-Daleks-but-still-pretty-awesome Cybermen. Seen only once before in the Matt Smith era, they’ll return in a second episode written by Gaiman to air next spring, according to Deadline. Deadline also reports the episode will co-star Warwick Davis, because, why not? With Gaiman and the Cybermen on board it just makes sense for the star of Willow and Return Of The Ewok to be a part of the action.
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