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May 11, 2013

Doctor Who Tin Dog Podcast Reviews Nightmare in silver.

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"Nightmare in Silver"[2] will be the twelfth and penultimate episode of the seventh seriesof the British science-fiction drama Doctor Who and is scheduled to be broadcast on 11 May 2013. It was written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Stephen Woolfenden.

The episode will star Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman asClara Oswald. It features the Cybermen, following their last appearance in the sixth seriesepisode "Closing Time".

Production [edit]

Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat contacted Neil Gaiman about writing for the series and asked him to make the Cybermen "scary again". Gaiman thought back to classic series serials The Moonbase and The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) and decided to "take the 1960s Cybermen and [incorporate] everything that's happened since".[3]Warwick Davis stated that it was a "thrill" to be in Doctor Who, especially in an episode with the Cybermen written by Gaiman.[4] Moffat stated that the Cybermen were redesigned because they did so often in the classic series, and yet had been consistent in the new series.[5] However the new series Cybermen are to make an appearance in the episode as shown in the trailer for the episode.[6]

Some location filming took place in early November 2012 at Castell Coch.[7] During this time, a copy of the readthrough script was found in a taxi in Cardiff. It was marked as being Eve De Leon Allen's copy and had the working title of "The Last Cyberman", which has since changed. The script was found by Hannah Durham, who posted a picture of the script to Facebook with the caption: "found Dr Who script in the back of a taxi. Cheeky spoilers anyone?" It was then posted to Reddit by Dan Rowling with the caption: "Look what a Facebook friend found in a taxi in Cardiff on Monday".[8] Arrangements were then made by Hannah Durham and Dan Rowling to return the script to the BBC.[9][10]