Lumic's army of cybermen is on the rise, and with more and more people being converted by the hour, time is of the essence. The gang are reduced to fugitives as they roam the streets of parallel London trying to rid the earth of cybermen.
Lumic and the Cybermen are forcing the population to "upgrade" to cold, emotionless creatures like themselves. The Doctor, Rose, and Mickey join forces with the alternate-reality counterparts of Pete Tyler and Mickey Smith, in the search for the one weakness in the Cybermen's plans. Written by
The climactic action involving the destruction of the Cybercontroller took place in a lift rather than on the roof, with the transformed Lumic trying to break through the compartment's floor. See more »
When Mickey decides to stay behind, The Doctor tells him to take Rose's phone since it has the code. Mickey should already have that code on his phone. He sent it to Rose from his phone. See more »
My everlasting children. Tell me. How does it feel?
We feel nothing.
But in your mind. What do you think?
We think the same. We are Uniform.
But you think of what?
We think of the humans. We think of their difference and their pain. They suffer in the skin. They must be upgraded
Excelent! Then lets begin!
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Beginning where it left off, Doctor Who, Rose, her alternative dad, Mickey, his alternative counterpart Ricky, and Mickey's small gang of rebels find themselves at the mercy of this realities version of the Cybermen, this second part of the 2 episode Cybermen arc feels more like a Doctor Who episode, as opposed to the previous part which honestly felt like more of an episode of the defunct show "Sliders", which granted was a great show in it's own right. The arc as a whole was enjoyable enough as I'm one to subscribe to the maxim that ANY Who is good Who, but at the same time it's inevitable that this will be compared to the Dalek episode of the previous series. And said comparisons would only make this seem like a lesser work, as it is. I just feel that this story could've been done in one episode. Remember in the first part of the review I said that these type of stories dealing with alternative realities usually have no lasting repercussions, well that's not the case here, but what changes overall feels tagged on and not really in keeping with the character.
My Grade: C+
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