The Cybermen have been causing trouble for the Doctor ever since their arrival in 1966. Here's a rundown of some of the metal giants' most important stories. The Doctor first encountered the Cybermen in the 1966 story 'The Tenth Planet.' It was here that we learned that the creatures did, in fact, used to be human - or humanoid, at least, living on Earth's twin planet … [Read more...] about Doctor Who: Which are the key Cybermen stories?
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What became of the 'lost' Doctor Who story 'Return of the Cybermen,' written by Gerry Davis? Back in 1974, Doctor Who was undergoing a transition. Jon Pertwee had just regenerated into Tom Baker, and outgoing producer Barry Letts was busy planning the next season along with his script editor Robert Holmes. The idea was that Letts would remain 'in situ' in the Doctor Who … [Read more...] about Lost Doctor Who: What happened to Return of the Cybermen?
What are the Cybermen? Many people have heard of these famous Doctor Who villains, but you may be wondering who they are, and where they come from. Moreover, you might be curious to know about their television adventures, and which ones to watch first. Fear not. As always at Lovarzi, we've got your back. Your knowledge will be upgraded. The first thing to note about … [Read more...] about Cybermen: The Ultimate Guide
The Cybermen have been around for a long time! Even in the modern era of Doctor Who, the metal giants from Mondas have taken many forms, and have spawned in multiple universes. When the Tenth Doctor first met them in the 2006 story 'Rise of the Cybermen,' they had been created on a parallel world, a branded 'human upgrade' instigated by the deranged John Lumic. However, … [Read more...] about Evolution of Cybermen: The modern era
The original Cybermen story, 'The Tenth Planet,' no longer exists in the BBC archives. At least, not in its complete form. Frustratingly, Doctor Who was the victim of the BBC's mass junking policy in the 60s and 70s, and the final episode of this classic adventure has fallen through a crack in time. I've written about this in a bit more detail in another piece - 'Can we … [Read more...] about The Tenth Planet: Can we complete the original Cybermen story?