Cyborg robots, seeking a home world, improving other races by erasing emotions - The Cybermen

By: ; Date: April 11, 2017

Tags: Doctor Who » The Cybermen

The Cybermen took over London when they invaded the Earth
The Daleks have been The Doctors longest-running enemy. They were people once, but a thousand-year-long war against the Thals forced them to remake their race into cyborg tanks intent on racial purity and being the superior race of the galaxy. Taking that to it's logical conclusion, the Daleks develop over time technological mastery way beyond anyone's imagination, but dedicated to the cause of wiping out all other inferior life forms.

The Tenth Planet

We first saw The Cybermen when an early space exploration effort saw a new planet in outer space. That was Mondas, the Cybermen home world, and a twin planet to Earth. "Twin" all the way down to the shape of the continents, except that Mondas was upside-down.

The Cybermen had been people, but embedded themselves in cybernetic suits and rid themselves of pesky emotions. Their planet was dying, and they wanted to colonize Earth or else suck energy from Earth in order to survive. Instead, the Doctor was able to force the destruction of Mondas

The Moonbase

Another early space exploration involved a "Moonbase" occupied by humans, which was under attack from Cybermen.

The Wheel in Space

This was a deep-space research facility, wheel shaped to create an artificial gravity by keeping the wheel spinning. When the Cybermen come, it's not for a cup of tea and a chat. This is when Zoe joined the TARDIS crew, forming one of the iconic pairings of Jamie, Zoe and The Doctor.

The Tomb of the Cybermen

An archeological expedition to Telos is intent on uncovering the history of the Cybermen. Except that there's an ulterior motive, to reawaken Cybermen and use their power in a world-conquest-scheme hatched by a pair of ultra-logic-minded people who funded the expedition.

The Cybermen had retreated to cold storage in tombs on Telos due to some previous loss in battle.


Cybermats are small cybernetic creatures first seen on Telos in The Tomb of the Cybermen. They were later seen in The Wheel in Space, Revenge of the Cybermen, Closing Time, and Nightmare in Silver.

The Invasion

The Attack of the Cybermen

The Silver Nemesis

« Episode 1 (The Pilot) image gallery Cyborg Tanks hell-bent on racial purity, cleansing the universe of all inferiors - The Daleks »
2016 Election Acer C720 Ad block Android Apple Hardware History Apple iPhone Hardware April 1st ARM Compilation Authoritarianism Big Brother Blade Runner Botnets Cassette Tapes Cellphones Christopher Eccleston Chrome Chrome Apps Chromebook Chromebooks ChromeOS CIA CitiCards Civil Liberties Clinton Cluster Computing Computer Hardware Computer Repair Cross Compilation Crouton Cybermen Daleks Darth Vader Data backup Data Storage Database Database Backup Databases David Tenant Detect Adblocker Digital Photography DIY Repair Docker Doctor Who Drobo Drupal Drupal Themes DVD Emdebian ESP8266 Eurovision Facebook Fake News FireFly Fraud Freedom of Speech Gallifrey git Gitlab GMAIL Google Google Chrome Google Gnome Government Spying Great Britain Home Automation HTTPS InfluxDB Internet Internet of Things Internet Privacy iPad iPhone iPhone hacking Iron Man Iternet of Things JDBC John Simms Lets Encrypt LibreOffice Linux Linux Hints Linux Single Board Computers Mac OS MEADS Anti-Missile Mercurial Michele Gomez Military Hardware Missy Mobile Applications Mondas Monty Python MQTT Music Player Music Streaming MySQL NanoPi Node Web Development Node.JS Online advertising Online Fraud Open Media Vault Open Source Software OpenVPN Personal Flight Peter Capaldi Photography Plex Media Server Political Protest Power Control Privacy Public Violence Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi Zero Recycling Republicans Retro-Technology Right to Repair River Song Rocket Ships Russia Science Fiction Season 1 Season 10 Season 11 Security Security Cameras Silence Simsimi Skype Social Media Warfare Software Development Space Flight Space Ship Reuse Space Ships SpaceX SQLite3 SSD Drives SSD upgrade SSH SSH Key SSL Terrorism The Cybermen The Daleks The Master Time-Series Database Torchwood Total Information Awareness Trump Trump Administration Ubuntu Virtual Private Networks VOIP Web Developer Resources Web Development Tools Weeping Angels WhatsApp Wordpress