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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.

2nd Doctor: Opening Title Sequence

Posted in 2nd Doctor, Classic Series, Theme Tune, Title Sequence, Video Clip with tags , , on October 30, 2008 by Mr M

Patrick Troughton made his debut as The Doctor on 05/11/1966, but the decision to refresh the titles and add his face was not taken until March 1967, when the series logo was reset. Delia Derbyshire tweaked her music by mixing in some spooky “spangle” sound effects over the opening bars.

Ice Warriors

Posted in 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, Classic Series, DVD Release, Ice Warriors, Video Clip with tags , , , , on October 28, 2008 by Mr M

The Ice Warriors, under used villians in my opinion, have only been seen in 4 classic Doctor Who stories, their first appearance in the Ice Warriors in 1967, The Seeds of Death in 1969, The Curse of Peladon in 1972 and finally in The Monster of Peladon in 1974.

They remain one of the small number of monsters that people remember from the classic series such as the Sea Devils, Zygons along with the now revived Autons, Daleks and Cybermen.

The Ice Warriors originally came from Mars, and are basically repitillian, with cybernetic armoured carapaces. As the Doctor comments in the clip below, “they are a savage and war like race.” It would be nice to see them revived once more in the new series with a 21st century make over.

Below is a montage clip taken from all stories.

The Seeds of Death is available to buy on DVD.