Revenge of The Cybermen
By Gerry Davis
Reviewed By Will Barber
You've no home planet, no influence, nothing! You're just a pathetic bunch of tin soldiers skulking about the galaxy in an ancient spaceship!
The Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan arrive at the Nerva Becon several hundred years before it becomes the home of the human race. The Doctor soon discovers that his old foes, The Cybermen want to destroy the planet of gold, Voga. The Doctor, Sarah and Harry must defeat the Cybermen before they can once more become the most powerful force in the universe.
The beginning of this story is reminiscent of the beginning of a David Bowie video. The Doctor, Sarah and Harry are floating in front of a space station in the worst green screen effect I’ve ever seen. Revenge of The Cybermen is an odd mixture between action adventure and silliness. The whole affair is very 70s, although that is not a bad thing. Looking at it as a period piece is it very good. However, when we scratch the surface and compare it to more modern stories, it does not fare as well.