We Will Remember Them

A cyberman, the Brigadier and the 12 Doctor, saluting

The Brigadier – the fictional avatar of all those who stand between Earth and evil. We remember him.

Just when you thought the ‘controversy’ over a female Master was the big headline-grabber of the Series 8 finale, up popped a moment that has split fans like – well, like everything else about Series 8, to be fair: the re-animation of one of Earth’s great heroes and the Doctor’s good friend, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart – as a Cyberman.

On Armistice Day, Tony addressed the scene in the Series 8 finale that has split fandom more than almost anything else this season – the return of a fallen soldier and the Doctor’s friend, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. As a fictional avatar of all fallen soldiers, he stands as Doctor Who’s tribute to those who put themselves in harm’s way.

We will remember them.

 

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