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The Cybermen of Telos

Doctor: [To the Cyberleader] ‘You’re nothing but a pathetic bunch of tin soldiers skulking about the galaxy in an ancient spaceship.’ Cyberleader: ‘Cybermen can survive more efficiently than animal organisms. That is why we will rule the galaxy.’ Revenge of the Cybermen And that is what it boils down to. The Cybermen are second only…

Giants of Hong Kong

In 1967, the third Doctor Who story to feature the Cybermen reintroduced the silver giants as a defeated race awaiting their eventual revival and subsequent victory over the universe. As an episode of the Doctor’s travels throughout time and space, it was certainly an eventful one, but also one which at the time introduced some…

Converging at Conventions (Updated!)

Astonishingly there is news other than the unveiling of the Cybermen! This weekend sees the Dimensions 2005 convention taking place in Stockton-on-Tees, featuring guests such as Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Nicola Bryant, David Gooderson, Maureen O’Brien, Paul Darrow and David Brierley. Furthermore, the Dimensions 2005 convention is the excuse by which Kasterborous site designer Anthony…

Into The Unknown

The “cosmic hobo” with his Beatles haircut, recorder and 900-year diary facing monsters alongside his Scots companion Jamie McCrimmon and one of three screaming dollybirds? Or the master of manipulation, gently edging his friends and enemies alike into carrying out a particular action or task? Or was the Second Doctor Who simply a Chaplin-esque radical…

The Great Sontaran

Doctor Who was always ground-breaking. It may not have been the originator of many of the ideas and themes used in it’s stories, it may not have used these to their full potential, but Doctor Who always brought new ideas to the public fore, not least in the writing of some of the classic series’…

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