This was my first opportunity to redesign a classic Dr Who creature and what a great one to start with!!
The original Zygons only appeared in one story way back in the 1970's but are none the less much loved by the DW fans so re-imagining them (like all the classic characters) carried a certain weight of responsibility. It made my job easier in that they were a fantastic design from the start and none of us wanted to change them too much. All I really did was bring them into the real world by giving them a more realistic and more muscular anatomy and I'm proud of the fact that my first attempt at them met with universal approval from the whole Dr Who production team.
Teaching commitments meant that I was not able to sculpt these bad boys but as usual the whole team at Millennium FX did a superb job and transferred my designs almost detail for detail into the wonderful suits seen in the 50th Anniversary episode.
I'm hoping they will make another appearance in the upcoming season.