The Potential of the Cybermen

The Cybermen marching through Paris.

The Cybermen – should be far more Cyber than men.

The Cybermen have never been used to their full potential on screen.

The Cybermen are Doctor Who’s silver medal monsters. Only the Daleks outrank them in the show’s history, and the reason for that is that, like the Daleks, they work on two levels – the immediate, threatening, scary monster level and the philosophical level, embodying a primal human fear.

As Series 8 moves towards a two-part cyber-finale, Tony Fyler argued that the potential of the Cybermen has never been fully realised on screen. in an article for WarpedFactor.

 

Read the piece here.

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