Ah! Neil! Don't blink! God I love this man. In what's been a kind of "bleh" second half of series 7, Gaiman DELIVERS with the scariest version of the cybermen ever. You know how zombies were always kind of scary, but at least you could always run from them... that is, until movies like 28 Days Later and Resident Evil when not only were they terrifying but they were FAST. Now you couldn't just run from those brain eating fuckers, you have to fight them! Well, until Gaiman came along, the cybermen were slow walking, robot voiced kind of outdated villains But Gaimen lends his genius to the Whoniverse yet again and we get fast, constantly upgrading versions of a old favorite, and they truly become "Nightmares in Silver."
Now, beyond giving us an awesome upgrade, if you will, of the cybermen, Gaimen gave Warwick Davis an opportunity to play something other than every Harry Potter character that isn't a wizard. I have loved Davis since I was a kid and saw Willow for the first time. Davis is a wonderful actor, but like many actors with dwarfism isn't always given the great parts they deserve. Davis has played his share of trolls and leprechauns, but in "Nightmares of Silver" he is an EMPEROR! It was wonderful! He really is a gifted actor who isn't used as much as he should be.
Neil Gaiman needs to write more episodes of Doctor Who. He really does such a fantastic job and I think Smith would be happy about it. Oh! And if he could get his lovely wife Amanda Palmer to write some music for the episode, well I think that would be just perfection! Maybe she could even play an alien or some futuristic rockstar, she would fit in perfectly in the world of Doctor Who with her drawn on eyebrows and devil may car attitude. That would probably be the best episode ever.