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Doctor Who and the Cybermen

Posted in 2nd Doctor, Audio Books, Ben Jackson, Cybermen, iTunes, Jamie McCrimmon, Polly Wright with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2009 by Mr M

Cybermen

Anneke Wills reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure, with Cyberman voices by Nicholas Briggs, Doctor Who actor and voice of the Cybermen in the new BBC television series. This story was originally broadcast as The Moonbase.

In the year 2070, a small blue planet caught their attention. They would land on its satellite and, from there, attack, ransack, destroy and finally abandon…The satellite was the Moon. The helpless planet – Earth.Their names? The Cybermen!

“…One by one, their limbs became diseased – they were replaced by plastic and steel! Little by little, their brains tired – computers worked just as well! With metal limbs, they had the strength of ten men. They could live in the airless vacuum of space. They had no heart, no feelings, no emotions, and only one goal – power!”

Can the Doctor defeat an enemy whose threat is almost as great as that of the mighty Daleks?

Anneke Wills, who played the Doctor’s companion Polly in the original Television serial The Moonbase, reads Gerry Davis’s complete and unabridged novelisation, with specially composed music and sound effects.

Available for download now from iTunes and available to purchase through Amazon.

Classic Doctor Who Action Figures

Posted in 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 6th Doctor, Classic Series, Colin Baker, Cybermen, Dalek, Objects of Desire, Patrick Troughton, Toys & Merchandise, William Hartnell with tags , , on May 20, 2009 by Mr M

Continuing their release of classic Doctor Who action figures, Character Online are due to release figures of the 1st, 2nd and 6th Doctors in July this year. The sets will comprise of the following:

William Hartnell action figure with Supreme Controller Dalek as featured in the Dalek Invasion of Earth. It has to be noted that I refer to the tv story not the movie version featuring Peter Cushing. The cool thing about this set is that it’s also available in black and white as it would have been seen in 1964 when it was first aired.

The 3rd and 4th sets of colour and black and white figures feature Patrick Troughton and a cyberman from the 1967 story, Tomb of the Cybermen. I’m not 100% certain if this cyberman will be a re-release of the Age of Steel build an collect figures released earlier this year. {Note! I’ve checked, it is a re-release and not a new version!}

These double figure sets are expected to retail around £24.99. Pre orders can be placed at Forbidden Planet‘s website.

Finally a second 6th Doctor is to be relased without his usual harlequin costume. This figure wears a blue costume as featured in the BBC webcast ‘Real Time’, and a few book covers. It’s a toned down version of his normal bright attire, now reproduced as this great action figure.

This now only leaves the 3rd Doctor (Jon Pertwee), the 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and the 8th Doctor (Paul McGann). Will we have to wait until 2010 for these? Only time will tell.

The Rise of the Cybermen – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Billie Piper, Cybermen, David Tennant, Episode Guides, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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In a laboratory in a place unknown, a blinding light silhouettes a robotic figure amongst the pieces of machinery. A scientist working in the lab informs his superior that ‘it’ is working. The other man, seated in the shadows, explains that that is not the correct terminology. He moves forward on a large motorised wheel chair and tells him: this is not a machine. The scientist corrects himself. It’s alive.

The man in the chair asks if the creature can hear him. The scientist explains that it may be in a state of shock; the brain has been welded to the exoskeleton. The seated man marvels at his new creation: skin of metal, and a body that will never age. He envies it. He turns to face it and asks if it knows him. He orders it to answer and asks again. Slowly the creature answers, he is John Lumic. Lumic marvels at what stands before him, his child. It is ready, he tells his friend Dr Kendrick to mark this day, that are blessed.

Yet Kendrick explains this is a new form of life and they must inform Geneva of it’s existence, it contravenes the Bio-Convention. They must ratify it. However Lumic knows they will never allow this creature life, and decides he shall not apply to ratification. Kendrick apologises but it is his duty to inform them. Lumic stares at him and asks how he shall do that from beyond the grave. Kendrick does not understand, but it is too late to escapes. The hazy shape of the creature has crept up behind him and on Lumic’s orders it reaches for Kendrick’s neck, electrocuting him. He writhes in agony and falls to the ground.

Lumic turns away and activates a communication link. He calls for his captain to contact all staff and explain they have a new destination. “Set sail for Great Britain.” Continue reading

The Age of Steel – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Billie Piper, Cybermen, David Tennant, Episode Guides, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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As the Cybermen prepare to attack the Doctor pulls a glowing orb from his pocket. He aims it at the steel warriors and immediately a beam of energy flies out at them. They are each hit by the beam and begin to disintegrate. The group of hostages begin to run and are saved by Mrs Moore, in the blue van belonging to the Preachers.

They begin to climb inside but Pete makes a break for the house. The Doctor stops him but he protests that he must save Jackie. He reasons that anyone inside the house will be dead, and all he can do is to not let her die in vein. He runs back to the van and the Doctor joins him, stopping only to pull Rose away from the house, reminding her that the Jackie in this universe is not her mother. They join the others inside the van and they pull away, Mrs Moore screeching that she’s never seen such a slow getaway in her life. Continue reading

Army of Ghosts – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Cult of Skaro, Cybermen, Dalek, David Tennant, Episode Guides, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler, Torchwood with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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“Planet Earth. This is where I was born. And this is where I died. For the first nineteen years of my life nothing happened. Nothing at all, not ever. And then I met a man called the Doctor, a man who could change his face. And he took me away from home in his magical machine. He showed me the whole of time and space. I thought it would never end…”

“How long are you going to stay with me?”
“Forever”

“That’s what I thought. But then came the army of ghosts; then came Torchwood and the war. And that’s when it all ended. This is the story of how I died…” Continue reading

Doomsday – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Billie Piper, Cult of Skaro, Cybermen, Dalek, David Tennant, Episode Guides, Jackie Tyler, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler, Torchwood with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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“My name is Rose Tyler, and this is the story of Torchwood, the last story I’ll ever tell. This is the story of how I died.”As the Daleks, led by the Black Dalek, advance to kill Rose, Mickey and Rajesh the young time traveller confuses them by showing that she, a mere human is aware of the Daleks and the Time War. She tells them they must keep them alive to find out why but the creatures are more concerned with awakening a device called the Genesis Ark, a domed object that has followed them out of the sphere. 

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Invasion – Episode Guide

Posted in 2nd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Classic Series, Cybermen, Fraser Hines, Jamie McCrimmon, Nicolas Courtney, Patrick Troughton, Wendy Padbury, Zoe Heriot on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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The TARDIS reforms itself and arrives in space on the dark side of the Moon. The Doctor has to relocate the ship quickly to avoid a missile attack from the lunar surface. They finally land in a field on Earth in the late twentieth-century, but the TARDIS’s exterior has become invisible due to a damaged visual stabiliser circuit. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe set off to contact Professor Travers and get his help to repair the faulty circuit.

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