Doctor Who: Season 22, Episode 2

Attack of the Cybermen: Part Two (12 Jan. 1985)

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The Doctor is captured by the Cybermen and taken back to their home planet. There he discovers the source of the signal. Cyrons, original inhabitants of the Cybermen's world survive and ... See full summary »

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The Doctor is captured by the Cybermen and taken back to their home planet. There he discovers the source of the signal. Cyrons, original inhabitants of the Cybermen's world survive and they want the Cybermen gone. The Doctor learns the full extent of the Cybermen's plans. Not only are the Cyrons threatened but so too the very future of the human race. This is no war of conquest, but total destruction. Written by glen_chapman

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"I'm none too clever behind the wheel of a car never mind a time vessel." Second & final episode to a great two parter.

Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen: Part 2 starts as the Doctor(Colin Baker) manages to convince the Cybrleader (David Banks) not to 'destroy' his companion & friend Peri (Nicola Bryant), it's not all good news though as now the evil Cybermen have taken control of the TARDIS & have access to time travel which they intend to use to stop their home planet of Mondos being destroyed, by stopping the events with Earth which lead up to the destruction of Mondos so they think if they destroy Earth their own planet of Mondos will survive. Not if the Doctor has anything to say it though...

This Doctor Who adventure was the first story from season 22 & was Colin Bakers second as the famous Timelord, directed by Matthew Robinson I thought Attack of the Cybermen was a great Doctor Who story for several reasons. The script by Paula Moore moves along at a nice pace, I never found myself getting bored helped by the fact that Attack of the Cybermen is a two part story rather than some of the somewhat drawn out four & six parters that have graced our screens in the past, there's nothing wrong with these longer stories but I liked the fact Attack of the Cybermen breezed along. It makes a few references to previous Doctor Who stories involving the Cybermen for all you anoraks out there to spot (OK, I admit it I'm one!) & it has a nice blend of light hearted comedy as well as the scary sci-fi action, it thankfully never descends into complete farce though. Overall a recommend way to pass 90 odd minutes with the Doctor.

I have to admit Peri is one of my favourite assistant's (I've actually met & spoke to actress Nicola Bryant in real life & she's still pretty hot even now) & the outfit she wears during the first half of Attack of the Cybermen makes it worth watching on it's own, she wears this bright pink neon spandex low cut top, matching shorts & pink high heels to round the look off. Amazing, there's a scene during Part 1 where she's running up & down a London street following the Doctor & I just love the way her boobs bounce up & down! I bet that's the only reason they shot the scene that way! On the negative side an icy seemingly all female alien race called the Cryons make an appearance in Part 2 & they unfortunately let the overall story down as they look very poor & it's difficult to take any scene they're in seriously. It's amazing who turns up in supporting roles in these things & I was pleasantly surprised to see the best thing to come out of Yorshire the late great Brian Glover who has appeared in An American Werewolf in London (1981), Alien 3 (1992) & loads of Tetley Tea adverts! His dumb character gets all the best lines & is pretty funny as he mistakes the pronunciation of a planet & says 'you said you came from Fulham' to an alien! The special effects are OK but there's one or two which look a bit too fake for my liking, the production design is good & it's pretty well made considering this probably had a very low budget & was made by the BBC whom are more often than not cheapskates.

Attack of the Cybermen is a good two parter that delivers plenty of fun & bags of childish entertainment & that's as good a reason as any to give it an impressive 8 stars out of 10 across the two episode's, well worth a watch for fans or if your after some none to serious sci-fi.


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