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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 11/4/15 3:45 pm
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Telos: The loss of the Earth ship has alerted the Cybermen to their detection and has consequently forced them to bring forward their plans to awaken their tombs on Telos releasing billions of Cybermen and launch their invasion. The androids are searching for Telos only to find the planet has been destroyed (perhaps deliberately) and the vault has been thrown in to an asteroid belt probably unharmed. An advanced prototype Cybership is in hot pursuit.

There are some nice ideas in the finale and it's a fitting end to the series with plenty of tension but feels a little plot light at times. Wasn't keen on the characterisation of Karen. Quite an open ending and very enjoyable.

The soundscape is hollow and ominous and the cold harsh grating tones of the Cyber voices are perfectly pitched, and closest to the sixties Cybermen from 'Wheel in Space' and 'Tomb of the Cybermen'. The score is minimalist and relies much more on futuristic and environmental sound effects, but the impact of a more functional arrangement is not diminished.
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10
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 9/6/15 6:34 pm
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Series 2: Launched in 2009, Cyberman 2 is the sequel series to the 2005 Cyberman audio series produced by Big Finish Productions, and was written by 'Kingdom of Silver' author James Swallow. The Cybermen have taken over Earth.

Liam has been tried in absentia for treason and is to be publicly executed. The assassination attempt is in full swing despite protests from Samantha. Lots of action. Paul Hunt suffers emotive bleed through. Hazel is reunited with her sister. Orion central control is still planning to destroy the Earth, unless the Cybermen are destroyed. The livestock rebels and Sam prepares the logic bomb.

In terms of music the second series is more dynamic and wistful, a much needed improvement to the fine but at times dreary arrangement of the previous series without sacrificing anything. It has more of an eighties feel than the sixties vibe of series 1. The voices of the Cybermen are a little less modulated and have the sing song wonkiness of the Cybermen in 'Spare Parts'.

Both Mark McDonnell and Hannah Smith return as Liam and Samantha respectively, and their characters relationship has moved on from the clumsy sexual acrobatics of the last series. Even to the point of making sacrifices for each other. New additions are Jo Castleton as cab driver Hazel Trahn and Cal Jaggers who plays Becca Trahn, Hazel's blind sister. Baranaby Edwards also returns as Paul Hunt, and Toby Hadoke plays Louis Ricther. The characterisation in this series is a definite step up from the last. The characters feel like reel people with real lives, giving the whole thing a deeper, richer more complexly detailed feel to it. The even have derogatory language like 'Tinnies' for the Cybermen to indicate the societal divisions. Also terms like Synths and Organics highlighted the theme of division rather than the theme of unity from the first series. Hadoke's inclusion feels like stunt casting, his performance isn't as tight and his delivery is off.

The original series felt like it should have been three episodes, and had weaker characterisation. Her groups are split up and given sub-plots, giving a fuller experience. The Cybermen are also more off a threat in this series rather than just lurking in the shadows. It was a bold move letting James Swallow write the second series but it paid off handsomely, and I think highlight the favouritism handed to Briggs isn't always justified. The last series was remarkably consistent this one even more so and manages to push the standards of the last series and even betters them. The Cybermen are more of an overt menace here rather than skulking in the shadows.
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User Rating:
8
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8
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6
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8
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 9/5/15 3:02 pm
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Series 2: Launched in 2009, Cyberman 2 is the sequel series to the 2005 Cyberman audio series produced by Big Finish Productions, and was written by 'Kingdom of Silver' author James Swallow. The Cybermen have taken over Earth.

In terms of music the second series is more dynamic and wistful, a much needed improvement to the fine but at times dreary arrangement of the previous series without sacrificing anything. It has more of an eighties feel than the sixties vibe of series 1. The voices of the Cybermen are a little less modulated and have the sing song wonkiness of the Cybermen in 'Spare Parts'.

Both Mark McDonnell and Hannah Smith return as Liam and Samantha respectively, and their characters relationship has moved on from the clumsy sexual acrobatics of the last series. Even to the point of making sacrifices for each other. New additions are Jo Castleton as cab driver Hazel Trahn and Cal Jaggers who plays Becca Trahn, Hazel's blind sister. Baranaby Edwards also returns as Paul Hunt, and Toby Hadoke plays Louis Ricther. The characterisation in this series is a definite step up from the last. The characters feel like reel people with real lives, giving the whole thing a deeper, richer more complexly detailed feel to it. The even have derogatory language like "Tinnies" for the Cybermen to indicate the societal divisions. Also terms like Synths and Organics highlighted the theme of division rather than the theme of unity from the first series. Hadoke's inclusion feels like stunt casting, his performance isn't as tight and his delivery is off.

Outsider: The Earth is still at war with the androids. Cybermen have taken over and plan to turn Earth into the new Mondas. They patrol the streets and are operating a curfew. Homes are being evacuated and families dived. We are introduced to new characters and there is a fair amount of set up but it's enjoyable none the less.
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User Rating:
6
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6
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Replay Rating:
5
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7
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 9/5/15 11:23 am
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Conversion: Liam and Sam find themselves aboard an Earth ship under Cyber control transporting humans for Cyber-conversion. Being an android Sam rejects the intravenous drugs being used for priming, but Liam requires some unusual persuasion to fight the process. After playing a game of hide the sausage, Liam is much more motivated to gain control of the craft and deliver it into the hands of the android forces.

Ok, posing as a human Sam needs to eat and therefore has to expel the waste and is capable of vomiting so has a digestive system. Presumably she has a robotic brain and this is what keeps her from being human but isn't she very close to being a cyborg? Also a female character is converted to a Cyberman and retains a distinctly female voice?

The lines between Cyborg and Android are rather blurred. It’s odd that given an AI androids are more human than Cyborgs.

Why can't the Cyber-conversion process be done on Earth? The repeated kissing for the sake of keeping Liam in control of his facilities seems a bit unnecessary but I am trying not to be prissy about, but it does have a negative impact on the tone. Sam is already engaged in a love affair with Prime Reordin (Toby Longworth) the leader of the androids and was Paul's lover. In terms of writing there is a definite dip in terms of quality although not by much in what has otherwise been a remarkably consistent series.

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