Legend of the Cybermen

Legend of the Cybermen
Legend of the Cybermen

Cast

Colin Baker (the Doctor), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Steven Kynman (The Thief/The Young Lord), Abigail Hollick (The Lieutenant), Ian Gelder (The Commander/The Pirate), Charlie Ross (The Rebel), Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen)

Synopsis

The Cybermen are on the march through the Hundred Realms, killing and converting as they go. Resistance is useless.

Trapped on the outermost fringes of the battle, the Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon are astonished to encounter an old friend: astrophysicist Zoe Heriot.

It’s the happiest of reunions. But what hope is there of a happy ending against the unstoppable Cybermen?

Review

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Notes

  • Legend of the Cybermen was the one hundred and thirty-fifth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
  • Zoe creates fictionalised versions of her adventures with the Doctor including: The Dominators and The Krotons.
  • The works of Charles Dickens play a part in the metafictional element of the Land of Fiction, as well as the works of other authors.
  • ┬áCharacters from authors such as Wagner, Carrol, Stoker, Verne, Melville and Arthur Conan Doyle appear. These characters include the Artful Dodger, Oliver Twist, Alice
  • Liddell of Alice in Wonderland, Dracula and Captain Nemo.
  • A Cyber-Planner is present within the Land of Fiction.
  • A Cyber Controller is mentioned as having been been destroyed.
  • The Cybermen convert several fictional species into Cybermen including: mermaids, giants and ogres.
  • The Cybermen also attempted to convert woodsmen who were in fact werewolves.
  • The Karkus, previously seen in The Mind Robber, reappears. He is the only denizen of the Land of Fiction to appear in both stories.
  • The Doctor mentions his trial by the Time Lords (The War Games), his waking up in a hospital on Earth (Spearhead from Space) and his poisoning by spectrox toxaemia and subsequent regeneration (The Caves Of Androzani).
  • The Doctor returns Zoe, her memories again locked by the Time Lords, to the Wheel at a point after the events of The Wheel in Space.

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