Friday, May 12, 2006

Cyber Tribe

The Cybermen are coming. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

Giant augmented humans with a skin of steel – they’re everywhere! Saturday night’s Doctor Who showcases the return of the Doctor’s second most famous enemy – a re-imagined Cybermen army created on a parallel Earth. It looks fantastic, it has a great cast, it has a director who was involved in Doctor Who in the 1970s and 80s, and looks as though it might have something that Series 2 as a whole has been missing – darkness.

There’s been no edge, has there? It’s been nice so far – apart from New Earth - and cosy and very "family". But last year we were discussing the impact of the loss of Gallifrey and the Time Lords, and the Doctor’s ability to deal with the Time War.

Then there was Bad Wolf, and the sneaking "conspiracy theory" feel that the series developed. There was more talk, on the whole, outside of the Saturday night comfort zone. Will Rise of the Cybermen see the beginning of this for Series 2?
We certainly hope so…

Poster Competition Update!

Ladies and gentlemen, by midnight tonight this Poster Competition will be turned inside out.
There will be nothing left.
So get your entries in – send to!


Andrew Glazebrook said...

I wonder if they'll make anything of the alternate Micky being called Ricky,which is what the Doctor kept calling him last series,even to the point where he was insistant that he was right that he was called Ricky !? Liked this Episode,great fun. Thought Lumic was a bit too close to being a Davros character though sat in that wheelchair !

Christian-Mark Cawley said...

I think the Ricky thing was just "there", wasn't it? Nothing more needed to be said!