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Axons appeared as these kind of god-like creatures, but underneath they were festering bags of flesh… I’d love to see a modern version of that. I’d also like to see—this is really one for geeks—the return of the Mondasian Cybermen. They came from the Planet Mondas and first appeared in ‘The Tenth Planet.’ They were absolutely terrifying, with cloth faces. That was really creepy.

Peter Capaldi has said he would “love to see a modern version” of the Axons in Doctor Who.

The Axons first appeared in 1971 story, ‘The Claws of Axos’ with Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Capaldi said: “Axons appeared as these godlike creatures, but underneath they were festering bags of flesh. I’d love to see a modern version of that.”

Capaldi also said that he desires to see the original 1960s-era Cybermen return: “I’d also like to see - this is really one for geeks - the return of the Mondasian Cybermen. They came from the Planet Mondas and first appeared in ‘The Tenth Planet.’ They were absolutely terrifying, with cloth faces. That was really creepy.”

Steven Moffat isn’t as keen though: “I always thought the Axons had a natural resemblance to a BAFTA. We’re not bringing [classic Cybermen] back, because they look like boys with [sweaters] pulled over their heads. But Peter and I are not having a fight about which Cybermen are better.”

Speaking on a possible return of the Master, Moffat said: “There’s always that rumour. It didn’t come from us.”

Axons appeared as these kind of god-like creatures, but underneath they were festering bags of flesh. I’d love to see a modern version of that. I’d also like to see—this is really one for geeks—the return of the Mondasian Cybermen. They came from the Planet Mondas and first appeared in ‘The Tenth Planet.’ They were absolutely terrifying, with cloth faces. That was really creepy.
—  Peter letting out his inner Whovian when listing returning monsters he’d like to see to Entertainment Weekly.