‘Who’ Series 9: New monster revealed… and Odin!

'Who' Series 9: New monster revealed... and Odin! 2
Simon Ridgway/BBC, BBC

Looks like the 12th Doctor and his traveling companion Clara will be coming face-to-face with a mysterious new enemy…and a Norse god!

The BBC has given fans a sneak peek of an as-yet-unnamed foe, currently only known as a “Block 3 monster,” that actors Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will be encountering in the episode two-parter “The Girl Who Died” and “The Woman Who Lived” in the upcoming ninth series of popular sci-fi Doctor Who. To quote the Radio Times (and I concur), the monster (below, seen in the BBC’s initial teaser and on set in daylight) resembles “the Big Daddy suits from video game Bioshock”.

'Who' Series 9: New monster revealed...and Odin! - Image

| 07973 442527 | Caption : 22.04.15, Doctor Who Series 9 Block 3.","created_timestamp":"1429690601","copyright":"Copyright \u00a9 Simon Ridgway, 2015 - www.simonridgway.com","focal_length":"17","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.0025","title":"DWS9B3","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="‘Who’ Series 9: New monster revealed…and Odin! – Image" data-image-description data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/thedailyfandom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/75008.jpg?fit=200%2C300&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/thedailyfandom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/75008.jpg?fit=683%2C1024&ssl=1" class="size-large wp-image-5639" src="https://thedailyfandom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/75008-683x1024.jpg" alt="Photo © Simon Ridgway" width="615" height="922" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/thedailyfandom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/75008.jpg?resize=683%2C1024&ssl=1 683w, https://i1.wp.com/thedailyfandom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/75008.jpg?resize=200%2C300&ssl=1 200w, https://i1.wp.com/thedailyfandom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/75008.jpg?w=1365&ssl=1 1365w" sizes="(max-width: 615px) 100vw, 615px" title="'Who' Series 9: New monster revealed... and Odin! 24">
Photo by Simon Ridgway

 

And the heavily-armored fiend is not the only new addition to the Ed Bazalgette-directed episodes — actor David Schofield (Merlin, Da Vinci’s Demons) has been cast as Norse god Odin, reportedly replacing the booming-voiced Brian Blessed, who is still in recovery from a heart condition that required him to pull out of a production of King Lear earlier this year. Schofield joins the already-announced Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams in the adventures, set to be the fifth and sixth episodes to air this fall.

Advertisements
WANT MORE?
The Science Side Spider-Man Logo.
The Daily Fandom’s Revamped YouTube Channel: “The Science Side”