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Why the Timelord should stay in his Tardis

WELCOME to our who's who of Who's monsters

The super scary line-up will be making life hell for new Doctor Who Christopher Eccles-ton and assistant Rose, played by Billie Piper, when the series returns to BBC1 on Saturday:

ALIEN AMBASSADORS: Sinister, super-powered beings from the future, out to destroy the earth.

SLITHEENS: The 8ft tall invaders try to take over the bodies of politicians. They disguise themselves as humans by squeezing into suits sealed with a hidden zip across the forehead.

GELTHS: These invisible invaders are made of gas and emit a foul-smelling vapour.

They brainwash people. making them commit nasty deeds to change history.

AUTONS: Evil shop dummies who originally appeared in the 1970s but have been updated.

MOXX OF BALHOON: Tiny blue beast who rests on an antigravity chair.

THE FACE OF BOE: Alien head held in a fluid-filled life-support tank. Played by 3ft 8in Jimmy Vee. who needs 90 minutes to get his costume on.

FOREST OF CHEEM: A super-scary collection of creatures based on the trees in The Wizard Of Oz film. Includes BIRD CREATURES, who have human bodies and feathery heads.

LADY CASSANDRA: This weird monster. voiced by Zoe Wanamaker, is just SKIN.

Writer Russell T Davies says: "She's so old she's been reduced to a piece of skin stretched across a frame, with her face in the middle.

I got that idea from watching the Oscars, where once beautiful women had ruined their faces through constant facelifts and diets."

Old favourites from previous years are also set to return - including, of course, the Daleks, following a campaign by The Sun.

Davies says: "Making monsters scary isn't just about showing what they look like - it's about showing what they do with you when they've got you. The Autons are really scary - you II never view wheelie bins the same way after the first episode, I promise

HERE are some of our favourite Timelord's old foes.

And compared with the new bunch, these were real sweeties particularly the liquorice allsort robot who fiendishly confronted the show's last Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

Pour Christopher Eccleston is going to have to put up with lot more than giant maggots and rubbery lizardmen.

In 2005, even the Daleks can fly ...


A sofa to hide behind

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