Peter Capaldi has to be one of the biggest fans to have ever taken on the mantle of the Doctor -- and his very last season finale let him fulfil his wish of getting to face off against the original Mondasian Cybermen. But Capaldi ultimately had to let slide one quibble with the show's take on the classic design.
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I'm young enough that when I first watched Doctor Who, it was the new era of the show rather than the classic series. So when the Daleks were about to make their big comeback after decades off screen -- after being told that they had sent countless Who viewers before me scurrying behind their sofas in dread -- I couldn't wait to be scared by the legendary pepperpots of doom.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Sure, the Cybermen have been "back" in the revived era of Doctor Who for a while. Hell, they have even been turned into Iron Man, basically. But these Cybermen never were actually the original monsters from the classic series -- they were parallel world knockoffs. And now, the grandaddies of all Cybermen are finally back.