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Revenge of the Cybermats

Doctor Who writer Phil Ford has spoken recently to Digital Spy about the development of the script of the second game, Blood of the Cybermen.

Doctor Who game - Blood of the CybermenDoctor Who: The Adventure Games‘ second episode features the Doctor and Amy encountering Cybermen in Antarctica – not to mention Cybermats, last seen in 1975’s Revenge of the Cybermen

“…we haven’t seen the Cybermats for donkey’s years, since the ’70s I believe, and they come back and do something different to what they used to do. In the old days they just used to kill people, I believe.

“This time it’s a bite that has a different kind of effect on their victims, which suffice to say, means a lot of flesh turning into metal!”

“At one point when we were developing this story, the scientist discovers something under the ice, and in the original draft it was a Cyberman’s head. And then Steven came back to us sometime after the first draft and said, ‘Sorry you can’t have the Cyberman’s head because I’m going to use it.'”

Blood of the Cybermen is available to download now from the BBC website – meanwhile, find out what we thought of it.

Christian Cawley


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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