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Published on April 8th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

(Slightly) New Cybermen!

New Cybermen in Doctor WhoHas promotional coverage of the new Doctor Who interactive adventure game on the BBC website revealed a much-anticipated redesign of the 2006 Cybermen?

Last seen in The Next Doctor (2008), the modern Cybermen have their roots in “Pete’s World” – the alternate universe in which Rose Tyler lives with her family and the Tenth Doctor – and the hand of John Lumic. Some managed to escape being exterminated by Daleks or sucked back into the void by escaping into the 19th Century, where the Cybermen attempted to build a CyberKing and conquer the world, only to be thwarted by the Tenth Doctor.

Despite being a long way out of time and stranded in our universe, these Cybermen were more than certainly “CybusMen” – a name coined by fans to distinguish them from the classic series creatures.

Has the end come for Cybus? This image which originally accompanied the news of the Doctor Who interactive adventure game seems to suggest that it has – the distinctive “C” emblem representing Cybus has (finally) been replaced.

The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) are set to encounter the Cybermen later in the current series of Doctoor Who.

UPDATE

It has since become clear that the image accompanying this post is in fact a rather spiffing CGI Cyberman from the Doctor Who interactive adventure game – you can see a full set of images at www.sfx.co.uk. Meanwhile, careful perusal of the Doctor Who trailer at the end of The Eleventh Hour reveals at least one Cybus Cyberman…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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