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'Doctor Who' Steven Moffat on 2013 episodes: "We've gone all-out"

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Steven Moffat has revealed new details about Doctor Who's 2013 return.

The BBC sci-fi drama will air eight new episodes in 2013, leading into a 50th anniversary special in November.

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman on the set of 'Doctor Who' - June 2012

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"We have Doctor Who taking on the modern urban thriller, which is not very much like anyone else's modern urban thriller!" showrunner Moffat told SFX of the new run.

"We've got your base-under-siege story in a new way. We've gone all-out to give you a fantastic alien planet, which is looking absolutely amazing. We've got a cracking ghost story, a really cracking ghost story.

"We've got Diana Rigg and junior Diana Rigg [actress Rachael Stirling] in an absolutely mental story by Mark Gatiss - all period drama will pale next to this monstrosity of nonsense! It's absolutely glorious. You'll watch other period dramas and say 'When are they going to do the scary bit?'

"And then there's the finale, which has got some serious fanboy-pleasing going on in it."

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman filming on location in central London for the new series of 'Doctor Who'

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Moffat also promised that Neil Gaiman's forthcoming Cybermen adventure - which features guest stars Warwick Davis, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jason Watkins and Will Merrick - will exploit the "creepy factor" of the iconic villains.

"Part of the impulse there was to say, 'Have we fully exploited the creepy factor of the Cybermen yet?' - I thought Neil would be a good match for that," the writer explained.

Doctor Who will next return to BBC One on Christmas Day with festive special 'The Snowmen'.

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Watch a trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special below:

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