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“When asked at the Edinburgh International Television Festival who [Steven Moffat or Peter Capaldi] knew the show more, Moffat was quick to claim the title:

Let it be understood that in a face-off, in a head to head, he’s nowhere bloody close. I’m ahead on knowledge, I am.

You know that conversation about Mondasian Cybermen? I keep shouting at him ‘the ones with the metal faces WERE ALSO FROM MONDAS!’ So you now know what an artistic conversation between the showrunner and actors sounds like.

He at a certain point thought it would be great to go have some kind of life, dash around Glasgow being handsome and dating women. I thought ‘pfft! Hell with that. I’m gonna collect Doctor Who trading cards, and not make eye contact with anybody. And I was right, because I outrank him.

– Radio Times, 29 August 2015

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.”

M: His love, we can compete on that, but let it be understood that in a face-off, in a head-to-head, he is nowhere bloody close… [laughter] You know that conversation about Mondasian Cybermen? I keep shouting at him, I keep saying, ‘look, the ones with the metal faces were also from Mondas!’ So, you now know what an artistic conversation between the showrunner and the actor is like. But no, I’m ahead with knowledge. He, at a certain point, because he thought it would be great to go and some kind of a life, used to dash around Glasgow being handsome and dating women and I thought, 'pfft… to hell with that! I’m going to collect Doctor Who trading cards and not make eye contact with anybody.’
—  Steven Moffat on whether Peter loves and knows more about Doctor Who than he does.
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.