Rise of the Cybermen
12 May 2006
Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler), Roger Lloyd Pack (John Lumic), Andrew Hayden-Smith (Jake Simmonds), Don Warrington (The President) , Mona Hammond (Rita-Anne), Helen Griffin (Mrs Moore), Colin Spaull (Mr Crane), Paul Antony-Barber (Dr Kendrick) , Adam Shaw (Morris) , Andrew Ufondo (Soldier) , Duncan Duff (Newsreader) , Paul Kasey (Cyber-Leader) , Nicholas Briggs (Cyber-Voice).
|Written by||Tom McRae|
|Directed by||Graeme Harper|
|Produced by||Julie Garner and Phil Colinson|
On a computer screen, a message has been received by a group known as ‘The Preachers’ from another figure known as ‘Gemini’. It details that the subject of the report is John Lumic, founder of Cybus Industries (est. 1982). It reports the main information on Cybus Industries, such as the profit margin of $78 billion in 2001, and a report from South America that in 2004 259, 996 people went missing from within its borders.
Finally it reports the Lumic is working on his “ultimate upgrade” and then goes on to say that he must be stopped. Across the globe metal men are preparing to disembark as part of the upgrade and as the report concludes a figure resembling Mickey sits in a large blue van, watching the screen before him. He watches as the report calls for all Preachers to mobilise and as the message ends with an advertisement from Cybus Industries promoting the upcoming”ultimate upgrade”, he drives away.