Doctor Who - Attack Of The Cybermen details
|Starring:||Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Michael Attwell, Stephen Churchett, Michael Kilgarriff, David Banks, Brian Orrell, John Ainley, Stephen Wale, Faith Brown, Brian Glover, Maurice Colbourne, James Beckett, Sarah Berger, Terry Molloy, Sarah Greene|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
Doctor Who - Attack Of The Cybermen
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Mar 2009|
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One of C.Bakers BestBy a customer from Ascot , 24 Mar 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]This story attempts various connections with previous ideas in the series.
Return of Lytton, references to the Doctor destroying Mondas, return to Telos (as featured in Tomb of the cybermen), and not so obviously when the tardis lands on earth it is in Totters Lane (as featured in the Unearthly child)
Yes the story does tend to sag a bit in the middle, but the opening sequences and end and overall pace make up for it.
I think Colin was underated as the Doctor and this is his best performance
There is an unusually high level of violence in this one, especially at the end, so not sure what age group this is aimed at
Overall possibly Colin's 2nd best story (nothing can better revelation of the Daleks though..)
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Pretty goodBy Swansea_Jack (92 reviews) , 21 Oct 2013This is one of Colin's better ones. I believe the budget had fallen for it, so don't expect great effects, as there arent any. There is however a good storyline, some very interesting characters, a hideous soundtrack. But some nice series links that fans will enjoy, not bad at all.
classic WhoBy nurseboy (66 reviews) from oxford , 11 Mar 2012this was a good episode of classic who. fairly low production values but a good story with plenty of reference to previous stories, as with all my Dr who rentals this was primarily for nostalgic purposes but very enjoyable it was
One of the bestBy abingdonfilmlover (88 reviews) from Abingdon , 27 Dec 2011Something for everyone here - lots of nods to previous Who, Nicola Bryant in a pink leotard for the dads, and a really solid script with lots of threads. Most notable is the violence in episode 2, which brought a gasp even now.
The Cybermen are a bit hopeless as putative dominators of the galaxy, but I thoroughly enjoyed this disc.
The extras, as always, are as good as the show.
Excellent 'Who'By a customer from Yorkshire , 12 Sep 2009Fans often attack this story as 'rubbish' but personally I thought this was excellent. Yes, the Cybermen are a little ineffective for a supposed 'menace of the universe' but has anyone seen them in the new series? At least here they have a presence and an excellent Cyber Leader in David Banks. I think this is one of the few stories where Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant work well together (the chemistry just wasn't there the rest of the time) and it's good to see Terry Molloy in a 'non-Davros' role.
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not the bestBy sandy666 (104 reviews) from Reading , 08 Jul 2009Dr Who, is always a mixed bag. There are cracking episodes, average and not so good ones. This comes between the average and the poor. Dr Who is in the throes decline.
In this story Colin Baker, a newly appointed Dr, and the writers are still trying to find their feet Nobody seems to know who the Doctor is, or what he represents. The result is a dogs breakfast of an episode of the Professionals and Dr Who with turgid writing that fails to produce much of a climax. The format seems to be two 45 minute episodes rathe rthan the traditional 25 minute episodes. The problem is the writers struggle to fill the episodes with 45 minutes of interesting stuff.
If you want Coliny Baker goodness go for Earthshock, or Revelation of the Daleks, which are superior efforts to this. If you are A Dr Who historian and want to know why the show came to be cancelled watch this, it will show you what bad episodes of Dr Who looked like.