Cyberman

CybermanIt was such a joy to hear my native Isle of Wight play such an integral part in this recent Doctor Who audio release from Big Finish Productions.

Listeners can get the previously released Cyberman – Series 1 and 2 on CD or as a download in an exclusive offer available only through the Big Finish website.

“Slow, deliberate and more than a little bit terrifying. That’s the best way to describe Cyberman – The Complete Series 1 and 2 from Big Finish Productions,” I said in my review on bogtorwho.com.

“The fact that these series’ script, by Nicholas Briggs and James Swallow, moves at the same pace as the mechanised men and women that are the Cybermen is surely no coincidence. In fact, Briggs and Swallow deserve high praise indeed for pulling off such a clever feat.”

Hear the trailer.

Big Finish Synopsis

“There Is Nothing To Fear…”

Mankind is fighting a long and costly war with its android creations in the Orion System. The deadlock must be broken at all costs. The President of Earth is offered an unthinkable strategy that cannot be refused.

Deep below the ocean, an ancient spaceship has been discovered. One that contains the remains of the great civilisation we could have been if we’d taken another path. A purer path…

Now the Scorpius strategy is in full operation. Silver legions stand impassive in every city; mankind has sacrificed its freedoms and a web of lies and deceit draws ever tighter. Only one choice remains – resist or surrender…

Written By: Nicholas Briggs & James Swallow

Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Mark McDonnell (Liam Barnaby/Nash), Hannah Smith (Samantha Thorn/Computer), Barnaby Edwards (Paul Hunt/Comms), Sarah Mowatt (Karen Brett/Supervisor/Welsh Citizen), Ian Brooker (Yan/Hendry/Helliton/Glaust/Protestor/Karen’s Father/Commander/Security/Goran), Ian Hallard (Chessman), Toby Longworth (Levinson/Prime Riordan/Pilot/Public Address/Soldier/Captain/PA Voice/Policeman/Government Official/Studio Manager), Lizzie Hopley (Brinna/Secretary/Comp), Samantha Sanns (SSC Control/Comp/Helm/Operations Officer/Android/Nav Comp/Liam’s Comp/Refugee), Jo Castleton (Hazel Trahn), Andrew Dickens (Milo Taggart), Toby Hadoke (Louis Richter), Martin Trent (Merced), Cal Jaggers (Becca Trahn), Jess Robinson (Janice Webb), Stuart Crossman (The News) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen/CyberPlanner/CyberLeader)

 

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