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Published on February 16th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Just What Is it with Cybermen?

Inspired by a comment by regular “Krumstets” on the news article concerning the Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover from IDW, we’re asking readers a very important question on Kasterborous.

Which Doctor Who villain has failed to live up to its potential the most?

It’s a simple question, one which you should answer honestly. The poll closes on Friday evening so there isn’t much time to waste. With three options, you can choose from some of the biggest monster names in new and classic Doctor Who alike.

Feel free to leave a comment below after voting!


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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+.

6 Responses to Just What Is it with Cybermen?

  1. avatar Stlshawn says:

    I had to vote for the angels. Just the fact that they through me back in time like they did (I’m actually from next Monday afternoon), shows just how much of a truly chaotic evil they can be.
    Some of us say you can’t go messing about with causality and whatnot, but they just don’t care.

    And one more thing,,,, how would any planetary inhabitants possibly deal with them?

  2. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    Failing to live up to their potential? The Cybermen have gotten less scary with each incarnation and after RTD embarrassed them in Doomsday at the hands of the Daleks, they’ve been a joke ever since. I keep saying, the Moff should bring back the tenth Planet version. Half human and creepy as heck.

    then The Master has failed to live up to his potential ever since roger Delgago passed away. A shame that Derek Jacobi wasn’t playing him throughout the end of the third season instead of Simm. He was just too goofy and crazy. Finally, The Ice Warriors were never that threatening to begin with trapped in those outfits and they’ve never had the fortune of being redesigned and streamlined for the new show yet.

  3. avatar kevin merchant says:

    Yes, but just imagine what Derek Jacobi would like like doing that dance that Jon Sim does!

  4. avatar James McLean says:

    I’d have to say Cybermen – despite some wonderful grizzly moments in Rise and Doomsday with the conversion chambers, they’ve reverted to bland, bumblers. Their most recent outing in series 6 had them at sub-Silver Nemesis in terms of threat. Many on the list I don’t see much potential to be more than they are – Sycorax and Krillitane, not much I can see you can do with them – and Slitheen do what they say on the tin. I think the Master has been a great revision, Daleks on the whole have been strong bar more their more recent appearances. Ice Warriors I think are the most study having been played nicely as villains and surprise allies in the past.

  5. avatar TonyS says:

    I voted for the Silence. This is mainly because ther was SO much hype from BBC Towers. I must admit however, the Cybermen are falling behind their earlier menace. “Earthshock” has its faults. But there was a real sense of doom about the show.

  6. avatar Krumstets says:

    I voted for the Cybermen because they could be a lot better. One only has to see the menacing threat of the Borg in Star Trek to see where the Cybermen could be.

    To some extent the others on the list could be a little more scary – a a victim of the BBC’s excessive caution at showing too much `horror’?

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