Set for DVD release on March 16th, 2009, Attack of the Cybermen stars Colin baker as the Sixth Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri Brown and co-stars Maurice Colbourne as the space mercenary Lytton.
Michael Kilgarrif also returns as the Cyber Controller, first seen in 1967’s Tomb of the Cybermen which shares plot links and themes with Attack.
The TARDIS is lured to Earth in 1985 by a distress call sent by Lytton, who has made contact with a group of Cybermen based in London’s sewers. The Doctor and Peri are then captured and forced to take Lytton and the Cybermen in the TARDIS to the Cybermen’s home planet Telos. The Cybermen have stolen a time vessel from another race and plan to change history by crashing Halley’s Comet into Earth and obliterating it before it can bring about the demise of their original home world, Mondas, in 1986.
There’s information on the Restoration Team website on what audio-visual alterations were made to the original masters of Attack of the Cybermen in preparation for this release, while the extras were passed by the BBFC on December 24th 2008:
- THE CYBER STORY (FEATURETTE)
- THE CYBERNETIC AUTONOMOUS DALEK (EASTER EGG)
- HUMAN CYBORG – THE CYBERNETIC EXPERIMENTS (FEATURETTE)
- ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN – PHOTO GALLERY
- THE CYBER-GENERATIONS (PHOTO GALLERY)
- DOCTOR WHO (TRAILS & CONTINUITY)
- THE COLD WAR (FEATURETTE)
Attack of the Cybermen is available for pre-order from Amazon for just £12.98!
(Thanks to Doctor Who Online for the DVD cover image)