Sarah Mowat, Mark McDonnell, Hannah Smith, Toby Longworth, Barnaby Edwards, Ian Brooker, Samantha Sanns, Lizzie Hopley, Nicholas Briggs
NOW THERE IS A COMMON ENEMY.
The Earth’s government is under Cyber control. The only hope for civilisation is that androids and humans can work together. But the Cybermen intend to activate their Master Hibernation Vault on Telos, releasing billions of Cybermen…
The android flagship Antares and its warship escort, the Pentagon, have travelled to the planet Telos to stop the Cybermen from activating their master hibernation vault… but they arrive to find only a dense electromagnetic field and a cluster of asteroids. Telos was in a particularly vulnerable position, cosmically speaking, and at some point in the past decade, the planet must have been destroyed by a random asteroid strike. The Cybermen presumably predicted and planned for this possibility; though nothing could survive a direct impact, the vault was likely built to survive the planet breaking up around it. If intact, the vault must be somewhere amongst the debris, but the electromagnetic interference makes long-range scans impossible, so it’s going to be a long, slow search… and the Cybermen could be out there, searching for the vault themselves, right now. Liam Barnaby thus finds himself at a loose end; the androids were built to last, but he wasn’t, and it’s entirely possible that he could die of old age while the androids continue their mission to save humanity. At least he’s been given guest quarters, thanks to Samantha’s support, but he recognises that Riordan is jealous of the attention Sam is paying to him. The differences between humans and androids suddenly don’t seem so significant to Liam, and although Sam feels that she’s accomplished something by showing Liam the error of his ways, he’s not so sure that changing a single person’s viewpoint will be enough. And he’s afraid of what might be happening back on Earth…
- Telos was the fourth release in the first series of Big Finish Productions’ Cyberman audio series and is the final in the first series
- The chest unit of a Cyberman is vital to the operation of its life support system.
- The Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield previously visited Telos during the 25th century (The Tomb of the Cybermen) while the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown did so in the 27th century (Attack of the Cybermen)