Tag Archives: Cybermen

Ascension of the Cybermen

This article covers the episodes Ascension of the Cybermen  and The Timeless Children, which together form a single Doctor Who story. “That which is dead can live again, in the hands of a believer.” This one is going to divide … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley (well, she will be), John Polidori. All great writers, and fascinating human beings. It’s a job to get a sense of that from this episode, which just packs so much in. It’s difficult enough … Continue reading

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Spare Parts (revisited)

A new review from Mike has been added below.  If you haven’t read mine, take a look.  If you have, scroll on down… I can’t let the month of Halloween go by without taking a close look at a Cybermen … Continue reading

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Silver Nemesis

Silver Nemesis is not a popular story, and I can understand why.  The problems are obvious, with three different sets of enemies who all fall short in some way, and are largely kept separate from the Doctor and Ace, who … Continue reading

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The Invasion

Make the most of The Invasion, because it will be nearly 50 years before anyone comes close to recapturing the magic and scariness of the 1960s Cybermen stories.  They have very little screen time in The Invasion, but that is … Continue reading

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The Wheel in Space

Season Five of Doctor Who is obviously known as being a series of base-under-siege stories, with people trapped somewhere while the monsters try to get in.  This doesn’t apply to every story, and in fact the series starts with a … Continue reading

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The Tomb of the Cybermen

I am going to have to get autobiographical here, because The Tomb of the Cybermen is my favourite Doctor Who story.  That’s not something that is unheard of.  Tomb is generally placed relatively highly in fan polls, but to consider … Continue reading

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The Moonbase

Now listen, everybody. I don’t know how many more of these Cybermen there are, but from our point of view we’re under siege. It is remarkable the extent to which the Troughton era arrives fully formed here, with a format … Continue reading

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Earthshock

During the 1980s, Doctor Who started to do a couple of things over and over again, which almost certainly contributed to the eventual cancellation of the show: very violent stories, and stories which feed off the past of the show.  … Continue reading

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