Has 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.
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…