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Rise of the Cybermen 

Upon landing on an alternate version of the Earth, The Doctor, Rose and Mickey learn that Peter Tyler is apparently alive and well. Lurking in the shadows are creatures made to destroy - one of The Doctor's greatest fears have come true...the Cybermen are reborn.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mona Hammond ...
Helen Griffin ...
Dr. Kendrick
Andrew Ufondu ...
Soldier (as Andrew Ufondo)


The TARDIS falls through a gap in the time vortex which leads the crew to find themselves in a parallel version of London, England in the year 2006. It's a slightly more advanced era where Zeppelins fly overhead and the populace wear special ear pods where information can be downloaded via the Cybus corporation. A multi-million pound conglomerate owned by the crippled genius John Lumic. Lumic is involved in his own personal business project which involves an alternate version of Rose Tyler's father, Pete who has become a millionaire in this reality and who Rose is hell bent on meeting. Lumic wishes to convince the President of Great Britain that his new project which involves the human brain being transferred to a robotic body of pure steel would mean that people need never die. A fate that Lumic is facing as he is suffering from a critical illness. But a project that the President dismisses as unethical and immoral. All the while homeless people on the street's of London are being ... Written by Robert McElwaine

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27 October 2006 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


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Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) and Doctor Who: The Age of Steel (2006), which saw the long-awaited return of the Cybermen, whom last appeared in in 1988, was broadcast 40 years after the Cybermen made their debut The Tenth Planet. In The Tenth Planet, The Cybermen were once a race of humanoids that came from Earth's long-lost twin planet Mondas that were converted into Cybermen. In (#2.5) and (#2.6), The 10th Doctor, Rose and Mickey encountered the Cybermen in a alternate time-line, which The Cybermen did not come from another planet, but were created by a crippled scientist John Lumic, whom converted people into the Cybermen. See more »


The Cybermen break through the downstairs windows of Pete's mansion when they crash the party. Outside, when they march towards the Doctor, Rose, Ricky and Jake the windows are undamaged. See more »


The Doctor: [Mickey has his finger on a button] Um, what are you doing that for?
Mickey Smith: Cause you told me to
The Doctor: When was that?
Mickey Smith: About half an hour ago
The Doctor: Um, you can let go now
Mickey Smith: Well how longs it been since I could have stopped?
The Doctor: Ten minutes?... twenty... twenty-nine?
Mickey Smith: You just forgot me?
The Doctor: No, no no! I was just, I was calibrating... I was, no, I know exactly what I'm doing.
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References Doctor Who: The Invasion: Episode 1 (1968) See more »


The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original written by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by Tight Fit
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Rise of the Cybermen
15 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have been watching Doctor Who since I was six and I've always looked at the cybermen as just being tin men who convert people into their kind. This story is no exception, The Doctor, Rose and Mickey land on an alternate Earth ( or it could even be Mondas) see Big Finish audio Spare Parts. The main baddie, villainous John Lumic is obsessed with prolonging life and in doing so brings about a new race of cybermen that we have never seen the like of before. Their only purpose is to "delete" you if you are incompatible. We also get a background on Mickeys life to a certain extent in the way that his dad did a runner and he lived with his gran. At the end of the episode the gang of heroes are surrounded by about 30 cybermen, I'm dying to find out how they get out of this little scrape......

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