The Return of the Cybermen

The return of the Cybermen saw them looking brand new.

The return of the Cybermen – Exxxcellent.

When the Cybermen returned to Doctor Who in Earthshock after an eight-year absence, they were pitched with a beautiful clarity of thought. They had been the show’s second real instance of bottled lightning throughout the 60s, only eclipsed by the Daleks in terms of number of appearances and working in both stompy monster and philosophical terms.

Tony remembers the impact of the return of the Cybermen to 1980s Who. Excellent!

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