Doctor Who the Cybermen Collection
It's great to see that
Doctor Who has turned into something more of than a cult phenomena as
mainstream viewers around the world embrace this masterfully created and
clever science fiction character and series.
For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a
Time Lord, a man with two hearts who travels throughout time and space
and generally ends up fixing time or saving a planet or girl in the
It's oozing with science fiction, action, drama and even
a touch of
romance and it's easy to see why Doctor Who has become so popular, more
so with David Tennant at the helm.
This current Doctor Who collection
features one of the Doctor's most nefarious enemies, the Cyberman and
collects these episodes into an impressive metal box set.
current version of the Cybermen are based on their original appearance
in the Doctor Who mythology, writer Brian Hitch gives them a true 21st
century twist and makes them more menacing than ever but thankfully
still paying homage to the original premise.
The episodes included in this box
set are Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts &
Doomsday. My favourite episode in this collection
is the Rise of the Cybermen as I'm a nut about stories from parallel Earths
and this new incarnation of the Cybermen is very cool.
On this strange
parallel Earth, The Cyberman are known as the Cybusmen who have metallic
bodies with human brains and is really an interesting take on the
mythos. As the Doctor, Rose and Mickey find themselves on this strange
version of Earth, although everything appears familiar, there's
something eerie happening. Great Doctor Who stuff!
The other episodes are
just as interesting that includes a great Torchwood crossover moment and
the episode entitled Doomsday that has the Doctor caught between
two armies that unfortunately has Rose caught up in something that may
see her die. Of course some Doctor Who aficionados have complained about
this current take on the Cybermen but for most, it's a very entertaining
and fun ride.
The video quality of this Doctor Who installment is quite good as is
expected with the BBC. Sharp images, great colours, good skin tones that
match the equally good and at times bad special effects. The wide screen
presentation is matched with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound that does
sound great at certain areas within these episodes.
In conclusion, if
you're a fan of Doctor Who and have not been collecting the series on
DVD so far, these gems are definitely for you as it collects together
some great themes and the Cybermen are a classic Doctor Who foe.
Rise of the Cybermen:
On a parallel Earth, a deadly new version of the Doctor’s old enemy is
about to be reborn.
The Age of Steel:
The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the population
while the Doctor, Rose & Mickey become fugitives.
Army of Ghosts:
The Doctor and Rose are drawn to the Torchwood Tower, but a mighty
invasion force is ready to march.
As two mighty armies clash, the Doctor realises that saving the Earth
might mean the death of Rose Tyler.
Exclusive David Tennant Introduction
The Best Cybermen Moments documentary
Brand New Menus