Cybermen! The Steel That Kills

BabelColour createad a Cybermen summary. Body horror and surgical brutality equals cybernetic transformation in the dark universe of Doctor Who. Emotions will destroy you. They were removed because it hurts. The Cyber Race will take your body. You will become like them.

Let’s play Lego

The new Lego Dimensions game (created in Unity 5) launches in September this year, and Doctor Who based content is confirmed to be included.

In this video Jake Dudman gived a voce to 11th Doctor, Braxton Chassagne & Lara Forsythe created the Cyberman textures.

A Cyberman faints, The One Show, 20 November 2013

I think this guy needs a Doctor. The Eleventh Doctor is still available? It seems that the ones that designed the Cybermen with complete lack of human emotion and the stainless steel construction did not ensured immunity to both the excitement of the fast-approaching Doctor Who anniversary and standing up for long periods.

Yesterday evening, during The One Show’s live 50th anniversary special, it all got a bit too much for one of the studio’s ’70s era Cybermen, who fainted, causing a ruckus as he hit a nearby drum kit on the way down.

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Cyberman spotted today at Heathrow Airport, London

A very good surprise happened today in London: to mark the start of a summer of exciting, interactive passenger experiences at London Heathrow, passengers were treated to a performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a book-signing by Jenny Colgan and an appearance from a deadly Cyberman!

Doctor Who came to life today for travellers through London Heathrow, as the TARDIS materialized in departures, marking the start of interactive passenger experience at the airport. Throughout the summer, travellers through Heathrow can enjoy Doctor Who experiences air-side in all Terminals.

Doctor Who, series 7, episode 12, The Nightmare in Silver

To better understand the context of the action of The nightmare in silver there are 2 things that have to be explained: the first one have Clara Oswald in the center of attention. At the end of the previous episode, The Crimson Horror, the Doctor’s companion is blackmailed by the children she’s taking care to take them with her in the next adventure. So the TARDIS get to Hedgewick’s world, the best and the wonderful amusement park in the galaxy, a quarter of a million years in the future, with four time travelers: the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie. The reason? The Doctor had a very useful golden ticket (he will use it to some point to block the Cyberade) that gets you free access and free icecream for 4 persons.

On the other hand, one thousand years before that moment, the empire that included the human race fought for a long time to the cybernetic organisms called the Cybermen in the Cyber wars. The humans won that war, but with huge costs: an entire galaxy and its inhabitants just dissapeared (died), along with the enemies. Since that war the humas had taken only drastic measures: when they found a Cyberman that they could not destroy on the spot: to destroy the entire planet, even with the price of their lifes. The reason was very simple: the upgrading function these cybernetic organism for the features of any kind (a long time ago they were humans upgraded for war and not only) was very efficient, many times having the chance to use the enemy troops as spare parts to defeat the enemy side considered to that moment on the virge of victory.

That’s why the new versions of Cyberman are a lot better than the one met in the previous episodes: the move quicly, almost incredible fast, they offer many surprises to the ones hunting them (not only detachable hands and head), and the extensions they use to gather information and to repair damaged cyborgs have reduced remarkable in size. They are called now Cybermite and play an important role in killing the team of soldiers sent on this empty planet.

Returning to the action of the episode, once arrived on the Hedgewick’s lost world, the Doctor and his companions met the troopers maneuvering on the surface and Mr. Webley, a showman that got there without knowng that he would not get any spectators. He invites the new guys to play chess with a non-functional Cyberman, but manipulated by the small Porridge.

In some moment, after they have explored the area a bit, Clara and the kids were ready to go, but the Doctor stoped them observing the mechanism in small sizes that apparently infested the place. The problems start to appear when Artie and Angie are taken prisoners and their transformation into Cyberman, along with Webley and the Doctor, is initiated. The Cyber Planner is not a new idea, it has been used in the old series, but it’s the first one when it is addressed directly to Doctor’s mind creating reactions internal and external of the struggle between multiple personalities in the same body.

Maybe you are wondering how the cybernetic organisms could infect a Time Lord attempting (more or less successful) to transform him… To this episode the Cybermen could not convert beings other than humans, and Doctor is an alien. The problem of the constant technological upgrading is that, unavoidable, the technology adapts to any situation and being it gets in contact with – on this thing Neil Gaiman based when he wrote the story. In a way he did it, the Doctor’s enemies got more frightening than before, but the story have some faults (how the soldiers got the weapons used in a war that took place one thousand years before, electrocuting the cyborgs using water seems a little too trivial in that context, etc.).

The action is based on a game of chess, the soldiers’ resistance against the asalt of 3 milion Cybermen and the attempt to stop them without destroying the entire planet. If I made you curious enought you will watch the episode without other details. The story could be a lot better, but it works. I hope you’ll enjoy it as you should.

Cast: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald), Jason Watkins (Webley), Warwick Davis (Porridge), Eve de Leon Allen (Angie), Kassius Carey Johnson (Artie), Tamzin Outhwaite (Captain), Eloise Joseph (Beauty), Will Merrick (Brains), Calvin Dean (Ha-Ha), Zahra Ahmadi (Missy), Aidan Cook (Cyberman).

Writer Neil Gaiman, director Stephen Woolfenden, producer Marcus Wilson.

Behind the scenes of Nightmare in Silver with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. Narrated by Richard Bacon.

The Cyber Wars – Nightmare in Silver: preview, Doctor Who series 7

Clara learns the terrible truth about the Cyber wars. The Doctor faces new, even deadlier Cybermen in this action-packed episode by Neil Gaiman.

On the other hand, “It’s hard to fight an enemy that uses your armies as spare parts…” Warwick Davis guest stars in ‘Nightmare in Silver’.

Watch it, the 12th episode of series 7, the new Doctor Who adventure, on BBC One on Saturday 11th May at 7pm, and on:

Saturday 11th May
BBC America — 8/7c
Space (Canada) — 8/5e

Sunday 12th May
ABC (Australia) — 7.30pm
BBC Entertainment (South Africa) — 7pm
BBC Entertainment (Poland) — 6pm

Doctor Who Royal Mail stamps have been released and smash sales records

Doctor Who tardis and stamps
Do you remember the Royal Mail stamps I’ve mentioned some time ago? Well, Doctor Who.tv announces that after an unprecedented number of pre-registrations the stamps have been released.

They are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running science fiction series, they feature all the actors that have played the Doctor since 1963 (11 of them) and they are available at 9,000 Post Office Branches (UK only) and online from www.royalmail.com/doctorwho globally.

The stamps were recently launched at an event in London, with former Doctors Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Paul McGann in attendance. You can see a gallery of pictures from that launch here, while the full set of stamps can be seen on Radio Times.

Radio Times also say in another article that:

There’s also a mixed sheet of stamps featuring the TARDIS and four of the BBC sci-fi drama’s most iconic villains: a Dalek, a Cyberman, a Weeping Angel and an Ood.

“We’ve had a fantastic response from the public who seemingly can’t wait for the stamps,” said Royal Mail’s managing director of stamps and collectibles Andrew Hammond.

In addition to the stamps, Royal Mail is also creating unique postmarks in each of the Doctor’s hometowns, meaning that post mailed in Northampton, for example – where Matt Smith is from – will feature a postmark with the actor’s name and the length of time he’s played the role.

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Entertainment Weekly and the two Doctor Who collectible covers

Cover Entertainment Weekly 1252 Clara Cover Entertainment Weekly 1252 Doctor WhoThis week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly offers a choice of two collectible covers:

  • one featuring Matt Smith (the Doctor), Jenna Louise-Coleman (Doctor’s new companion Clara) and a Dalek
  • one boasting Matt Smith and a Cyberman, who will be among the monsters that the time-traveling Doctor battles in the half-season of eight new Doctor Who shows which BBC America will premiere on March 30 at 8p.m. ET.

The source of the image and more information can be found here.

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Cyberman face T-shirt

Doctor Who Cyberman face t-shirt
Doctor Who Cyberman face t-shirt

Interesting, right? I hope it gives you some ideas about next summer t-shirts… Let’s entertain ourserlves with images of the Doctors, all eleven of them, the TARDIS or Doctor Who monsters on every street in the known universe…

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Doctor Who, Ailsa Berk and the walk like a Cyberman

We all know the Cybermen and follow their adventures in the Doctor Who world… but what about their walk? Have you ever tried to walk like them? Some people want to see your best Cyber-walks! They want you to record your best Cyberman impression, post it as a response video and they will feature the best!

In the video of this post Doctor Who choreographer Ailsa Berk explains the origins of the Cybermen and the mechanical logic behind their actions.

Doctor Who and Halloween

As you already know, there are only a few days until Halloween. Tell me: have you prepared any costumes inspired from Doctor Who series?

I think it’s hard to be a Dalek, but there are so many monsters you can impersonate. Cybermen, for example. Or you can get a mask of Stavros or a hood as the headless monks… The lizard people, from inner Earth are cool enough for Halloween.

Monster escape at the Doctor Who Experience

 Five monsters escaped from the new Doctor Who Experience in Porth Teigr, Cardiff a few days ago. After a loud explosion, a Cyberman, Ood, Silent and Scarecrow were caught on camera fleeing the building. The escape is believed to have been masterminded by one of the Daleks who have recently relocated to the new Experience.

Invasion: Doctor Who monsters on the loose in Cardiff

Invasion: Doctor Who monsters on the loose in Cardiff
Invasion: Doctor Who monsters on the loose in Cardiff

The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay opens on July 20 and is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to Cardiff over the next five years. Until then… according to Standard.co.uk, there is an invasion of Doctor Who monsters on loose in Cardiff: villains from hit sci-fi show Doctor Who went on the rampage a few days ago, in the morning, frightening young and old alike at a range of places throughout the Welsh capital.

After “escaping” from the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, due to open next month, a Dalek, Cyberman, Scarecrow and Silent made their way to the city centre in time to greet commuters at Cardiff Central Station.