Cybermen The Early Years
The Cybermen: Ruthless, logical and immune to disease, with a disposition as cold as the South Pole where The Doctor first encountered them. From their first appearance on 8th October 1966, the Cybermen established themselves as firm favourites with Doctor Who viewers everywhere. Not surprisingly they became a familiar adversary throughout the show’s history. Now Colin Baker, Doctor No. 6, recalls the early years of the Cybermen terror with interviews, clips and full episodes.
ROY SKELTON recalls menories of his work on the programme over the years as one of the Cybermen voices.
MORRIS BARRY, director of several adventures including the recently discovered TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN, reminisces about those early days.
WENDY PADBURY – Zoe, the astrophysicist companion of Patrick Troughton in the early series – tells of her audition for the part and what working on the programme was really like nearly 25 years ago.
The first appearance of the Cybermen in THE TENTH PLANET (Episode 1), plus their first words in Episode 2,
THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN and THE INVASION
Four Full Episodes
THE MOONBASE (Episode 2 & Episode 4) and
THE WHEEL IN SPACE (Episode 3 & Episode 6)
- Cybermen The Early Years was introduced by Colin Baker
- All British releases were handled by BBC Worldwide, Australasian releases by Polygram and American releases by CBS/Fox.
- The video was classified “U” in the UK and “PG” for “Low Level Violence” in Australia.
- It was released on 06/07/1992 in the UK, 1993 in North America and on 10/03/1993 in Australia.
- The arrangement of the DoctorWho theme used for this and succeeding Years releases was originally arranged by Keff McCulloch for the 1989 album Doctor Who: Variations on a theme.
- This was one of a series of videos produced by John Nathan-Turner intended to release rare episodes and incomplete serials, as well as interviews and other extras that wouldn’t have seen a video release at the time.