Season/Series 9 continues with The Zygon Invasion, returning the suctiony alien jerks to DOCTOR WHO for the first time since The Day of the Doctor 50th Anniversary Special.
There seems to be a touch of confusion regarding whether this episode is actually called The Zygon INVASION or The Zygon INVERSION. It’s an easy matter to get tangled up in, but the short answer is: the names of this episode and its follow-up next week are extremely similar, hence such uncertainty. This week brings The Zygon Invasion. Next week comes The Zygon Inversion. Both, it would seem, will be totally Zygonriffic.
Invasion and Inversion are scripted by Peter Harness, who brought us S8’s Kill the Moon (**** SPOILERS**** the one featuring nasty moon spiders, in which the moon is a great big egg). Harness recently wrote BBC’s adaptation of JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORELL - a show I tried to love, although I found rather sluggish pace and directing quite a slog. The issues with that show lie more in its presentation and less in its writing, though...so I'm not sure how much fault can be fairly leveled at Harness in that instance.
Daniel Nettheim (from the K9 series!?!?!?)....
...and WHITECHAPEL directs here, in a tale which also features am appearance by Ingrid Oliver as ‘Osgood’ (last seen being vaporized by Missy in last Season/Series’ Death in Heaven)...
...and Jemma Redgrave as UNIT boss Kate Lethbridge-Stewart.
Here’s a gallery of promo images from The Zygon Invasion - pictures may be added throughout the week should further images become available. Be sure to check the discussion threads below for embedded clips and other related media.
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COMING NEXT WEEK: The Zygon Inversion (S09E08)