Hedgewick's World of Wonders was once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, but it's now the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon. When the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie arrive, the last thing they expect is the re-emergence of one of the Doctor's oldest foes. The Cybermen are back! Written by
Did You Know?
According to "Behind the scenes...", the Cybermen were redesigned for this episode and got a variety of new abilities and features. These new Cybermen share several similarities with the Borg Collective of Star Trek - which were in turn originally based somewhat upon the Cybermen. The Cybermen's ability to adapt to attacks is reminiscent of the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987). Additionally, the Borg used nanoprobes to convert individuals, similar to the cybermites, and Webley's cyber-appearance is reminiscent of the Borg's "half machine, half human" face. And as of Star Trek: First Contact
(1996) they, like these Cybermen, assimilated new members by use of something coming out of their wrists. Voice notifications for individuals to convert were also typical for the Borg and the Cybermen, both new and old. See more
The only reason I'm still alive is because I do what the doctor says. Can you guarantee me you'd bring me back my children alive and unharmed? I trust the Doctor.
You think he knows what he's doing?
I'm not sure I'd go that far
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
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