Patrick Troughton's second season starring in Doctor Who was the "base under siege" era, where relentless monsters terrorize an embattled crew of humans in story after story. But judging from the newly released "Ice Warriors," it was also an era of good idea-driven science fiction.
Pictures have started appearing online of some of the new playsets that will release alongside Doctor Who's new range of 3.75" action figures next month. But images of a set based on the Firebird from Cold War seem to have revealed what looks like an earlier version of the unarmoured martian creature from the episode.
After their debut in last night's episode, Character Options have revealed the first image of their new 3.75" range of Doctor Who figures, due out next month - showing off a proper look at their tiny take on Grand Marshal Skaldak!
Doctor Who has a mixed track record when it comes to bringing back monsters from the 1960s and 1970s — sometimes the show misses the point of what made a monster great back in the day. But with tonight's return of the Ice Warriors, the show more or less got it right. This is how it's done, people. Spoilers ahead...
They may not be assss ssssssssibilant assssss they once were, but Sssssskaldak ssssstill hasssssss a hissssssss... (I promise not to do that again).
Every Who-ligan I know is excited about the return of those classic Doctor Who villains, the Ice Warriors, in the second half of Who's seventh season (premiering on March 30th), so I'll assume they'll also be excited to see how these baddies have been updated for the 21st century.
When it comes to Doctor Who in the 1960s, people don't usually think of it as having especially artsy direction. There were some cool scares, and a few really iconic scenes here and there — but for the most part, directors were working with cameras the size of woolly mammoths, on sets the size of matchboxes. But…