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Revenge of the Cybermen

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 3/27/17 7:08 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A pretty underrated story in my opinion, a fun run around story with 4 and the Cybermen. Not the greatest Cyber story or even Doctor Who story but it is a fun way to finish season 12 after the grim gem the previous story was :P Only nitpicks I have are the Cybermen act to robotic as opposed to cold logic computers that were human, and some of the vogan stuff was a bit meh, otherwise a enjoyable watch and should not be overlooked :)
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Reviewed By: AlfredReview Date: 10/2/15 7:57 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Suprised by the aggregate rating of 6.2 (before my submission). Too low in my opinion. There is not much wrong with Revenge of the Cybermen.

Its biggest problem is the voices of the cybermen, they just sound like ordinary human voices albeit muffled. The muffled quality, even more unfortunately, tends to draw the viewer out of the story as one is made aware every time they speak that the cybermen are of course just actors wearing a tin man suit.

Some of the arguing between the Vogans gets a bit laboured at times.

Other than that it is a ripper of a yarn. Good plot, great acting by the Tardis team, excellent work by the support cast and the Vogan's are an hilariously original creation. The space station Nerva sets are good and the scenes on Voga look really good. Love those little boats they have.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/31/15 9:47 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This isn't the best Cybermen story ever. Nor is it the greatest Doctor Who story of all time. Not even close.

But it is best Cybermen story between Seasons 6 and 19 (okay, it's the only Cybermen story between Season 6 and Season 19), but perhaps that's the point. While the Cybermen don't look their best and are a bit out of character with even the Doctor poking fun of their seemingly emotional motives, I actually thoroughly enjoyed the story.

The political debate on Boga was a good conflict and gave some depth to the characters. The triple agent human professor was a nice touch as were the redesigned Cybermats. Tom Baker puts on a great performance as the Doctor and speaks for Harry Sullivan critics everywhere in Episode 4.

Harry Sullivan isn't all that bad and suffers more because of misfortune rather than stupidity or incompetence. I do have to admit that Sarah Jane wasn't quite herself this series with her run up to a ship full of Cybermen and scream, "Stop it." strategy was much more of a Jo Grant maneuver. Overall, with a great close shave in Part Four and some pretty fun scenes and location shooting in actual caves, this is an underrated story whose reputation may suffer just from not being Genesis of the Daleks. However, for what it is, it's quite enjoyable