So! Toe! Bo! No! Ko! Row! Mahoe! The mercenary police squad of the universe, otherwise known as the Judoon, will be making a reappearance in Season 12 of ‘Doctor Who’ and the BBC has released an image to document the return of the rhinoform humanoids!
Things are getting pretty intense in this face-off between the Doctor and the mohawked Judoon!
According to the BBC press release, this just won’t just be a quick cameo as the Judoon are on Earth for a purpose:
“These ruthless enforcers are on a deadly mission: But what for? And why has it brought them to present-day Gloucester?”
Series showrunner Chris Chibnall added to the excitement adding:
“No! Sho! Blo! The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now. The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: One of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series. And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.”
The first real encounter between the Doctor and the Judoon was in the 2007 episode ‘Smith and Jones,’ where the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) first meets Martha Jones. Since then, the intergalactic mercenaries have popped up in the background of several episodes throughout the years including ‘The Stolen Earth,’ ‘The Pandorica Opens’ and most recently ‘Face the Raven.’
But now, the two go head to head on the streets of Gloucester!
With the BBC set on no new ‘Doctor Who’ episodes in 2019, it’s uncertain whether the image is from a Season 12 episode or from the special “Who Year’s Day” one much like last year’s ‘Resolution.’ Either way, it is nice to see that at least one familiar alien is returning to the franchise especially since Chibnall had put a moratorium on them last season.
What do you think of the Judoon returning? What other monsters/aliens would you like to see again?
‘Doctor Who’ returns to BBC and BBC America in 2020.