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The Tomb of the Cybermen

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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 1/8/19 4:53 am
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It's hard to find any fault in this story. Everything from the plot, the acting, the effects, the fleshed out secondary characters, and especially the music and sound design are impeccable. Absolutely a top 20 classic Who story and a highlight of Troughton's era.
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Reviewed By: MercuryReview Date: 11/24/18 11:12 pm
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This story of an archaeological expedition in the future searching for the remnants of the Cybermen is rightly highly praised. It is great TV with thrills, fun and the Doctor on usual good form. Many people herald this as one of the all time top 10 or 20 greatest classic stories in the history of the series and I think that is only a very tiny exaggeration of its quality. It is a truly great 4 part story with only a few small imperfections and up towards my top 50 stories. Parts 1, 2 and 4 are 10/10 classic episodes, whilst not necessarily absolutely perfect they are deserving of top marks overall. Part 3 has a few scenes that are less impressive but it is still brilliant and I rate Part 3 as 9/10.

The only real flaw which stands out in the production is the American characters Captain Hopper and Jim Callum which are cheesily written and woodenly performed. It is mainly the fact there are more scenes involving them in Part 3 that hold it back slightly from top marks. Thankfully they are not in it very much in the rest of the story.

Season 5 of Doctor Who is one of the most popular and highly regarded and I 100 percent agree with that as it is in my top 5 Doctor Who series of all time. In my opinion this story is mostly magical, memorable, exciting and fun and it is incredible that 3 stories that followed in series 5 (The Abominable Snowmen, The Ice Warriors or The Web of Fear) are so brilliant that they edge ahead even of this great story in my list of all time favourites. That does not detract from the excellence of this story though.

The ideas of Cybermen in a tomb and them coming out of their 'cocoons' are thrilling ideas and provide some great moments. The Cybermen themselves are marvelous villains although I am in the minority who feel their voices during this period are inferior to the earlier 'sing song' voices used in The Tenth Planet. The Doctor and Jamie are really entertaining throughout the story (although you as always have to suspend disbelief a bit with Jamie at times as he copes with time travel and science slightly too well for his supposedly simple Scottish Highlander character from the past). There is plenty of good dialogue and action and only a few less well executed scenes along the way.

This is an excellent all time classic, the first of several tremendous serials in season 5.

Overall: 9.75/10
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Reviewed By: comparestoreReview Date: 9/2/18 8:55 am
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To me, 'Tomb of the Cybermen' is incredibly overrated. It has its moments and is a fine story but it's not something I would like to rewatch. The story features easily the worst classic cybermen design, with unbearably annoying voices and stupid-looking designs.

What make this story good is the interesting premise: a tomb with a bunch of cybermen sleeping inside? How exciting! And it is exciting. There are some incredibly tense moments in this story, with cybermen chasing our heroes around and betrayals and rescues abound. The introduction of the Cybermats and Cybercontrollers are nice but don't really do much to help the story. Aside from these exciting moments the story is quite bland with a lot of sitting around and non-threatening cybermen having trouble 'deliverig their lineuhs'.

A decent effort, but a lot of bad makes this only a 6/10 in my eyes.
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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/30/18 1:20 pm
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Sense of adventure and creepiness are at full throttle in this four part PT masterpiece.
Tomb is easily the cybermen at their creepiest with voices almost like a patients larynx device ( adds darkly to the probability of them being people who altered them selves to far for survival purposes) and the story feels almost like sci fi Indiana jones to top it off.The team almost immediately run in to a group (some of which are worrisome individuals) beset on investigation of an ancient cyber tomb as the cybermen have not been seen in great ages...

But of course that will change and as they delve they awake the long rested men of silver and cybermats too !

Yep this story holds dear in my heart as my favourite cybermen adventure and my first experience of Patrick as the doctor. I can still watch this anytime and eat it all up ... it’s a masterpiece.

Attached are also my secon and third favourite cybermen encounters because eh why not !