Doctor Who (2005– )
6.5/10
2,878
62 user 14 critic

Ascension of the Cybermen 

In the far future, the Doctor and her friends face a brutal battle across the farthest reaches of space to protect the last of the human race against the deadly Cybermen.

Director:

Jamie Magnus Stone

Writers:

Chris Chibnall, Kit Pedler (Cybermen created by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Sacha Dhawan ... The Master
Patrick O'Kane ... Ashad
Julie Graham ... Ravio
Ian McElhinney ... Ko Sharmus
Alex Austin Alex Austin ... Yedlarmi
Steve Toussaint ... Feekat
Rhiannon Clements ... Bescot
Matt Carver Matt Carver ... Ethan
Jack Osborn Jack Osborn ... Fuskle
Evan McCabe Evan McCabe ... Brendan
Branwell Donaghey ... Patrick
Edit

Storyline

In the far future, the Doctor and her friends face a brutal battle across the farthest reaches of space to protect the last of the human race against the deadly Cybermen.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Julie Graham, who plays Ravio, also plays Ruby White in "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith", a two parter in the spinoff show The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Brendan is shot and falls off the cliff, he falls backwards, with his head pointing towards the sea. When his colleagues rushes to his body at the foot of the cliffs, he is on his back, feet pointing towards the sea. See more »

Quotes

Ashad: But that which is dead can live again... in the hands of a believer.
See more »

User Reviews

 
An epic episode.
23 February 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

That which is dead can live again, I hope that applies to this as a two parter, and the show in general, it's a real shame the viewing figures have declined so much, there have been some much improved episodes.

Whatever your thoughts on Series 11, I'm sure many would agree that the finale, The Battle of Ranskor Av Kalos was a subdued finale, and far from dynamic. Ascension of The Cybermen sees a return to the more traditional epic two part finale.

Finally in the first attack Jodie is animated, she's energetic, emotional and engaged, it's taken a while, but it was great to see, just a shame at the end of the scene she had her usual perplexed, open mouthed look. She also finally shows some concern for her companions.

Plain to see a good proportion of the budget was used on this, it looks terrific, it's also very well produced. The awakening of The Cyver Army looked amazing. I loved the mix of Cyberman styles.

This felt like it could have been written by Steven Moffat, it had that kind of vibe, it was somehow complicated, with different threads seeming to not be connected, but I'm sure they will next episode, I mean of course Brendan.

I am really looking forward to next week. 8/10


50 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 62 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2020 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed