Neil Gaiman's 'Doctor Who' episode gets a much scarier new title

The remaining eight episodes of Doctor Who's seventh series promise to be pretty consistently fantastic -- each, of course, for incredibly different reasons. The penultimate episode of the series is an exciting one because it's penned by Hugo Award-winning novelist Neil Gaiman. Gaiman penned the best episode of the previous series, "The Doctor's Wife," and his episode this year is equally anticipated -- though this time, his story features a very familiar monster: the Cybermen. Gaiman is apparently turning the familiar villains into a much scarier threat. Considering their last outing, "Closing Time," we'll take it.

The episode was previously given the science fiction-ish title "The Last Cyberman," but it was announced on Tuesday that the title of the episode had been changed to something much darker -- and much better. 

Gaiman's episode's new title is: "Nightmare in Silver." 

That's way better, in my opinion. It also gives away the fact that the episode is another horror-style outing for the series, joining "Hide," and "The Crimson Horror" which will air a few weeks before. 

What do you think about the new episode title? 

Doctor Who kicks off the second half of its seventh series on Saturday with the midseries premiere episode "The Bells of Saint John" on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US. "Nightmare in Silver" will air weeks later, on May 11. 

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Written by: mcpherson
Mar 26th, 2013, 8:06 am

Images courtesy of BBC One

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