History Recap / DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen

31st Oct '15 8:45:39 PM RAVasquez1967
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The Doctor's sonic lance makes its one and only appearance.
4th Oct '15 10:46:30 AM JamesAustin
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Anyway, back to the dead guys. Yeah, since this is a tale penned by Eric “I ❤ Cybermen” Saward, this bit of business won't matter in the slightest and those guys are only the first of ''many'' bodies to be seen in this tale.



Season 22 was an oddity for ''Doctor Who''. Someone decided to kibosh the 25-minute format, leading episodes to be extended to a 45-minute runtime as standard, leading to many two-parters and one three-parter. It goes without saying that 45-minute episodes are such a ridiculous concept that they were [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose never brought back to use]].

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Season 22 was an oddity for ''Doctor Who''. Someone decided to kibosh Beginning with this serial and continuing for the 25-minute format, leading remainder of Season 22, episodes were 45 minutes in length (as opposed to be extended to a 45-minute runtime as standard, previous episodes which were 25 minutes long), leading to many two-parters and one three-parter. It goes without saying that 45-minute episodes are such a ridiculous concept that they were This format would return 20 years later when the series resumed in 2005 with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose never brought back to use]]."Rose"]].



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* YouLookFamiliar: Terry Molloy winds up in a non-Davros role as Russel.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Terry Molloy winds up in a non-Davros role as Russel.
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10th Apr '15 9:09:15 AM carlhummus
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A consequential example. Eric Saward's knack for writing copious amounts of violence into his stories begins to shine here, as this story was so violent that Australia slapped it with a "M" rating, which they had only done before many years beforehand with the 1970 Third Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath The Ambassadors of Death]]".

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A consequential example. Eric Saward's knack for writing copious amounts of violence into his stories begins to shine here, as this story was so violent that Australia slapped it with a "M" rating, which they had had only done once before many years beforehand earlier with the 1970 Third Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath The Ambassadors of Death]]".
9th Apr '15 7:21:27 AM carlhummus
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Season 22 was an oddity for ''Doctor Who''. Someone decided to kibosh the 25-minute format, leading episodes to be extended to a 45-minute runtime as standard, leading to many two-parters and one three-parter. It goes without saying that 45-minute episodes are such a ridiculous concept that they were [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose never brought back to use]].

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Season 22 was an oddity for ''Doctor Who''. Someone decided to kibosh the 25-minute format, leading episodes to be extended to a 45-minute runtime as standard, leading to many two-parters and one three-parter. It goes without saying that 45-minute episodes are such a ridiculous concept that they were [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose never brought back to use]].
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A consequential example. Eric Saward's knack for writing copious amounts of violence into his stories begins to shine here, as this story was so violent that Australia slapped it with a "M" rating, which they had only done before many years beforehand with the 1970 Third Doctor serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath The Ambassadors of Death]]".


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* NiceHat: The Doctor temporarily dons a custodian helmet. He's not fooling ''anyone'' into thinking he's a copper with that flashy getup of his, however.
5th Apr '15 11:20:48 PM taikowolf
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* FailsafeFailure: The Doctor has finally managed to repair the front line of the TARDIS' failsafes: the chameleon circuit! Hurray! If only it could figure out what forms actually blend in with its surroundings, or have a more obvious means of entry.
** Just as well that the failsafe fails again by the end of the story, ironically, into its familiar and infinitely more reliable police box shape.
12th Feb '15 6:36:32 PM carlhummus
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Meanwhile, a lone Cyberman (Cyberperson?) is revived on Telos... only for it to go randomly berserk for no reason and destroy things. Apparently, this is happening to all the Cybermen in stasis, but we're never told why in this story.[[note]]Or any story. It's ''implied'' to be the work of the Cryons, maybe, but never stated outright.[[/note]] Anyway, the TARDIS arrives on Telos, this time turning into a massive ornamental gate that everyone walks through... but they're in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen Tombs of the Cybermen]][[note]]Which look nothing like it used to, incidentally.[[/note]] rather than Cyber Control because the Doctor decided to fudge the coordinates. As everyone goes up to Cyber Control, another random Cyberman breaks out of his cryo-freeze chamber and goes berserk because why the f$%ck not? Lytton, Griffiths and Peri escape--only to nearly get killed by ''another'' rogue Cyberman because... well just because it's been a while since something ''really'' contrived happened. Luckily, they're saved by the Cryons! Peri goes off to get out of the way with one Cryon while another Cryon meets with Lytton and Griffiths. As it turns out, Lytton is really working for the Cryons in their struggle to destroy the Cybermen and prevent them from using B&S' captured time machine. Griffiths joins in, mostly thanks to the fact that the Cryons are filthy rich and offer him £2 Million in diamonds. The two then find B&S, and it is revealed that the pair of criminals are actually [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul failed Cyber-conversions]], left with robot arms and legs.

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Meanwhile, a lone Cyberman (Cyberperson?) is revived on Telos... only for it to go randomly berserk for no reason and destroy things. Apparently, this is happening to all the Cybermen in stasis, but we're never told why in this story.[[note]]Or any story. It's ''implied'' to be the work of the Cryons, maybe, but never stated outright.[[/note]] Anyway, the TARDIS arrives on Telos, this time turning into a massive ornamental gate that everyone walks through... but they're in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen Tombs of the Cybermen]][[note]]Which look nothing like it used to, incidentally.[[/note]] rather than Cyber Control because the Doctor decided to fudge the coordinates. As everyone goes up to Cyber Control, another random Cyberman breaks out of his cryo-freeze chamber and goes berserk because why the f$%ck f$¢k not? Lytton, Griffiths and Peri escape--only to nearly get killed by ''another'' rogue Cyberman because... well just because it's been a while since something ''really'' contrived happened. Luckily, they're saved by the Cryons! Peri goes off to get out of the way with one Cryon while another Cryon meets with Lytton and Griffiths. As it turns out, Lytton is really working for the Cryons in their struggle to destroy the Cybermen and prevent them from using B&S' captured time machine. Griffiths joins in, mostly thanks to the fact that the Cryons are filthy rich and offer him £2 Million in diamonds. The two then find B&S, and it is revealed that the pair of criminals are actually [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul failed Cyber-conversions]], left with robot arms and legs.
12th Feb '15 6:35:40 PM carlhummus
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Meanwhile, a lone Cyberman (Cyberperson?) is revived on Telos... only for it to go randomly berserk for no reason and destroy things. Apparently, this is happening to all the Cybermen in stasis, but we're never told why in this story.[[note]]Or any story. It's ''implied'' to be the work of the Cryons, maybe, but never stated outright.[[/note]] Anyway, the TARDIS arrives on Telos, this time turning into a massive ornamental gate that everyone walks through... but they're in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen Tombs of the Cybermen]][[note]]Which look nothing like it used to, incidentally.[[/note]] rather than Cyber Control because the Doctor decided to fudge the coordinates. As everyone goes up to Cyber Control, another random Cyberman breaks out of his cryo-freeze chamber and goes berserk because why the fuck not? Lytton, Griffiths and Peri escape--only to nearly get killed by ''another'' rogue Cyberman because... well just because it's been a while since something ''really'' contrived happened. Luckily, they're saved by the Cryons! Peri goes off to get out of the way with one Cryon while another Cryon meets with Lytton and Griffiths. As it turns out, Lytton is really working for the Cryons in their struggle to destroy the Cybermen and prevent them from using B&S' captured time machine. Griffiths joins in, mostly thanks to the fact that the Cryons are filthy rich and offer him £2 Million in diamonds. The two then find B&S, and it is revealed that the pair of criminals are actually [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul failed Cyber-conversions]], left with robot arms and legs.

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Meanwhile, a lone Cyberman (Cyberperson?) is revived on Telos... only for it to go randomly berserk for no reason and destroy things. Apparently, this is happening to all the Cybermen in stasis, but we're never told why in this story.[[note]]Or any story. It's ''implied'' to be the work of the Cryons, maybe, but never stated outright.[[/note]] Anyway, the TARDIS arrives on Telos, this time turning into a massive ornamental gate that everyone walks through... but they're in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen Tombs of the Cybermen]][[note]]Which look nothing like it used to, incidentally.[[/note]] rather than Cyber Control because the Doctor decided to fudge the coordinates. As everyone goes up to Cyber Control, another random Cyberman breaks out of his cryo-freeze chamber and goes berserk because why the fuck f$%ck not? Lytton, Griffiths and Peri escape--only to nearly get killed by ''another'' rogue Cyberman because... well just because it's been a while since something ''really'' contrived happened. Luckily, they're saved by the Cryons! Peri goes off to get out of the way with one Cryon while another Cryon meets with Lytton and Griffiths. As it turns out, Lytton is really working for the Cryons in their struggle to destroy the Cybermen and prevent them from using B&S' captured time machine. Griffiths joins in, mostly thanks to the fact that the Cryons are filthy rich and offer him £2 Million in diamonds. The two then find B&S, and it is revealed that the pair of criminals are actually [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul failed Cyber-conversions]], left with robot arms and legs.
26th Jan '15 3:59:02 AM swordfish
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Anyway, back to the dead guys. Yeah, since this is a tale penned by Eric "I <3 Cybermen" Saward, this bit of business won't matter in the slightest and those guys are only the first of ''many'' bodies to be seen in this tale.

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Anyway, back to the dead guys. Yeah, since this is a tale penned by Eric "I <3 Cybermen" “I ❤ Cybermen” Saward, this bit of business won't matter in the slightest and those guys are only the first of ''many'' bodies to be seen in this tale.
3rd Jan '15 7:29:25 AM Akriloth2160
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* RunningTheAsylum: Possibly, given the claim by Ian Levine that he had co-written the serial. Eric Saward also applies whenever Cybermen are involved. His insistence that Cybermen are totally awesome has actually ticked off many a writer, including long-time [[Series/DoctorWho Who]] writer Terrance Dicks during the writing of "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]".



* WatchItForTheMeme: Ever wonder where [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] running gag about having a Cyberman say "There Is ''logic'' in what he says" whenever a comic book character says something [[InsaneTrollLogic utterly ridiculous]] came from? This is the serial.
13th Dec '14 4:11:01 AM Patachou
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* StandardSnippet: When the TARDIS turns into a pipe organ, the Doctor plays the opening notes to [[JohannSebastianBach Bach]]'s "Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor".

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* StandardSnippet: When the TARDIS turns into a pipe organ, the Doctor plays the opening notes to [[JohannSebastianBach [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]'s "Music/ToccataAndFugueInDMinor".
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