Doctor, Sarah and Harry return to the space station only to find that
they are in a completely different time period. The station, known as
Nerva, is now fulfilling its original function as a space beacon, in orbit
around a mysterious planetoid. It is in the grip of a strange plague which
has reduced the crew to a mere handful. The Doctor discovers that the
plague is carried by Cybermats deadly machines built by the Cybermen introduced
to the station by a traitor, Kellman. The planetoid is all that is left
of Voga, the planet of gold, which was instrumental in the defeat of the
Cybermen by the Humans in the Cyberwars centuries ago (gold is deadly
to Cybermen). The Vogans have bribed Kellman to attract the remaining
Cybermen to Nerva, where they can be blasted out of existence by a Vogan
missile, thus freeing the Vogans from a life in hiding. But the Cybermen
have other plans. They capture the Doctor and the station crew and, after
having attached bombs to them, send them on a deadly errand to the core
of Voga. The Doctor eventually helps the Vogans defeat the Cybermen by
the use of gold dust. The rest of the Cybermen are destroyed by the Vogan
missile. The Doctor prevents Nerva from crashing down on Voga. The TARDIS
arrives and the Doctor finds an SOS from the Brigadier.
The Doctor: Tom
Sarah Jane Smith:Elisabeth
Harry Sullivan: Ian
Stevenson: Ronald Leigh Hunt
Kellman: Jeremy Wilkin
Lester: William Marlowe
Vorus: David Collings
Magrik/Colville/Voices: Michael Wisher
Cyberleader: Christopher Robbie
Cybeman: Melville Jones
Tyrum: Kevin Stoney
Sheprah: Brian Grellis
Cybermen: Tony Lord, Pat Gorman
Monitor voice: Michael E. Briant
Script Editor: Robert Holmes
Writer: Gerry Davis
Director: Michael E. Briant
Designer: David Spode
Costume: Barbara Kidd
Make up: Sylvia James
Visual Effects: Peter Day
Music: Dudley Simpson
as "Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen "
by Terrance Dicks (0 426 10997 X) first published in May 1976 by Tandem,
with cover art by Chris Achilleos. Reprinted by W H Allen (now Virgin
Publishing Ltd) in August 1978. Released in 1991 by Virgin and retitled
"Doctor Who - Revenge of the Cybermen", with cover
by Alister Pearson. Target library number 51.
Pinnacle Books published a version for the American market in May 1979.
Number five in their series of 10. Reprinted several times up until 1989
with minor alterations to the cover. Cover art by David Mann.
as "The Revenge of The Cybermen" , in omnibus
format, October 1983 in the UK (BBC Video catalogue # 4013). Released
in US and Canada (Warner catalogue # E1110) with photomontage cover. Rereleased
in episodic format in 1999, in UK (BBC Video catalogue # 6773).
Of The Cybermen" saw the first appearance of the so-called "Seal
of Rassilon", a figure-eight-like design created by Roger Murray-Leach.
Although the seal appeared in this story as the symbol of the Vogans,
Murray-Leach later reused it two years later on his sets for the Doctor's
home planet, Gallifrey, in "The Deadly Assassin", from
whence it would pass into popular Doctor Who mythology.
All four episodes
exist in color on videotape.
Hole Caves, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset.
.. Cathedral Cave. (18
Passageway between Cathedral Cave and Witch's
Stairs near entrance to Witch's Parlor. (19-20
Witch's Parlor Caves. (19
Passageway between Witch's Parlor and Witch's
Witch's Kitchen Cave. (20-21
3 - Shortly after the Doctor makes his speech
to the Cybermen about how pathetic they are, watch for a wobbling Cyberman
- Lester is wearing his Interplanetary Space Command badge upside-down
(compare him to the other Nerva crew members).
- Look at the lower windows in the outer hallway of the beacon. It looks
like the stars are on a piece of paper that is taped to the outside of
the window (they are!).
- Watch when the Cybership is approaching. Before it is in visual range,
the Nerva Beacon crew say that it is "coming straight at them".
But when the ship comes into visual range and they show it on the screen,
it's at an angle and is completely stationary. After a minute passes,
only then does the ship finally move towards the beacon.
- As Nerva Beacon is coming in to crash-land
on Voga, the Doctor manipulates the controls just enough to send the Beacon
flying over the surface of the planet, but missing it. They take great
pride in showing the moving planet surface as this happens, but it's painfully
obvious that the mountains and hills are actually on a rotating drum,
spinning on its side.
- When Sarah gets out of the boat, she nearly falls flat on her face.