Peter Capaldi has to be one of the biggest fans to have ever taken on the mantle of the Doctor—and his very last season finale let him fulfill his wish of getting to face off against the original Mondasian Cybermen. But Capaldi ultimately had to let slide one quibble with the show’s take on the classic design.
I’m young enough that when I first watched Doctor Who, it was the new era of the show rather than the classic series. So when the Daleks were about to make their big comeback after decades off screen—after being told that they had sent countless Who viewers before me scurrying behind their sofas in dread—I couldn’t…
Sure, the Cybermen have been “back” in the revived era of Doctor Who for a while. Hell, they’ve even been turned into Iron Man, basically. But these Cybermen never were actually the original monsters from the classic series—they were parallel world knockoffs. And now, the grandaddies of all Cybermen are finally back.
What If Doctor Who's Cybermen found themselves upgrading to stone bodies rather than metal ones? It seems highly impractical from a movement perspective, but at least we know it'd look downright beautiful thanks to this new bust from Edge Sculpture.
The latest version of the Cybermen on Doctor Who looks sleek and pretty cool... but they could have looked more insectoid and shown more of their former existence as organic humans, if this concept art from Millennium FX had been used. Check out that horrible mouth! (Click to embiggen, it's worth it.)
This season of Doctor Who has been pretty tightly structured around a few big themes, and all of them were tied up in the season finale. A lot of them, not surprisingly, had to do with Clara Oswald — and we finally found out why she was chosen as the Doctor's companion. Spoilers!
Almost everyone knows how the Doctor Who story "The Tenth Planet" ends — it's the last story where William Hartnell plays the mysterious time-traveling Doctor. Except that a newly unearthed draft script by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis leaves out the Doctor's regeneration.
We still don't know who will be replacing Matt Smith as the star of Doctor Who. And we don't know how the Doctor will change when he regenerates into a new and possibly quite different form. But now, at least, we can read the scripts that the actors vying for the role will be reading.
This weekend, the BBC held one of its Doctor Who Proms, a concert in which an orchestra performs musical selections from the television show. Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman were on hand an in character to appreciate the music.
This Saturday, renowned author Neil Gaiman returns to Doctor Who, with a brand new mission: make the Cyberman actually terrifying again. We talked to Gaiman, along with some other reporters, and he explained how he became the new Cyber-controller. Spoilers ahead...
Next week the Cybermen return in the Neil Gaiman-penned episode "Nightmare in Silver." This promo gives us the Cybermen on the attack and a few quick flashes of Warwick Davis.
We're just a few weeks away from seeing Neil Gaiman's take on Doctor Who's Cybermen in "Nightmare in Silver," and the BBC offers a graphic teaser of what's to come.
Since being revived seven years ago, Doctor Who has had many amazing triumphs — but the Cybermen haven't really been among them. The Cybermen, as reintroduced to the show, were the product of an alternate universe full of zeppelins, and they had a few major drawbacks, including the fact that you could hear them coming…
A man at the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships in London is seen here adjusting his Cyberman swim cap. It's emotionless headgear for a frigid race. How deliciously apropos! [Photo: Kieran Doherty/Reuters via Boing Boing]
The central enigma of Doctor Who's very first episode wasn't the Doctor himself — it was a 15-year-old girl. So Steven Moffat was returning the show to its roots when he introduced the mysterious River Song. Here's why she's awesome.
It's one thing to talk about Killer Robots, but which ones have actually managed to really rack up the senseless slaughter? Here are our choices for the ten deadliest robots for you to avoid.
Wondering where Daleks, Cybermen and the Borg are? They're over in the "Do cyborgs really count as robots?" corner, although it's arguably worth pointing out that Daleks aren't really robots at all, just aliens inside weirdly-shaped suits of armor... that may as well be robots for all we actually care. I'm sure there…
How deadly are they? They destroyed all life within Space Sector 666 because of a "programming glitch." How big is a Space Sector? Unknown, although the entire universe is split into at least 3601 of them, and Final Crisis claims that there are "thousands of worlds" within Earth's sector. So let's just say that's a…