TARDIS rematerializes in the future on the planet Telos where the time
travelers meet an earth archaeological expedition led by professor Parry
but financed by Kaftan and Klieg from the Brotherhood of Logicians.
They are excavating a tomb where the last
Cybermen are rumored to have been buried. The deranged Klieg,
who seeks allies in his plans for world domination, revives the Cybermen.
But the tomb are a trap meant to provide the Cybermen with victims to
convert into Cybermen. The party escapes, but the Cybermen retaliate by
sending after them Cybermats, little metallic
creatures capable of homing in on brain waves. The Doctor jams the
Cybermats. Kaftan and Klieg attempt to force the Cybermen to help
them, but are killed. Toberman, Kaftan's giant servant whose arms
have been converted, destroys the Cybercontroller, enabling the humans
to escape again. The Cybermen are refrozen by the Doctor.
The Doctor: Patrick Troughton
Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer
Victoria Waterfield: Deborah
Toberman: Roy Stewart
Professor Parry: Aubrey
De Vries, Tony Harwood, John Hogan, Richard Kerley, Ronald
Lee, Charles Pemberton, Kenneth Seeger, Reg Whitehead
Cybermen Voices: Peter
Script Editor: Victor
Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis.
Sandra Reid, Dorothea Wallace.
Make up: Gillian James.
Visual Effects: Michaeljohn
Harris, Peter Day
Music : Stock, (Various tracks and
Novelised as "Doctor Who - The Tomb of The Cybermen" by
Gerry Davis (0 426 11076 5) first published by W. H. Allen (now Virgin
Publishing Ltd.) in 1978 as Doctor Who and The Tomb of The Cybermen
with cover by Jeff Cummins. New edition in 1992 with cover by Alister
Pearson. Target library number 155.
Script Book: "Doctor Who - The Tomb of The Cybermen"
by Gerry Davis and Kit Pedler (1 85286 146 0) first published by Titan
Books in 1989 with cover by Tony Clark.
in the US and Canada 6 August 2002.
Released in the UK 14 January 2002, (Catalogue # BBC DVD 1032)
Commentary by Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling
Introduction by Director
Behind-The-Scenes at BBC Visual Effects
Exclusive 'Tombwatch' Documentary
Unused Title Sequence Tests and 8mm Cine Footage
Photo Gallery and On-Screen Production Notes
Audio: Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen
Transfer Format: 4:3
on video (BBCV 4772) first released in 1992 with cover by Alister Pearson.
(CBS/FOX catalog #5731)
Tomb of The Cybermen" (catalogue number. ZBBC 1343, ISBN: 0563
410478) released in 1993 in a double-cassette version presented by Jon
Pertwee, from the BBC Audio Collection.
in this story and in "The Tenth Planet" (DD)
were to be re-examined in "Attack of the Cybermen" (6T)
episodes exist as 16mm telerecordings, having been found in 1991 at TV
ASIA in Hong Kong.
filming on Stage 2. (13-16
Studio Recording in Lime Grove D. (1,
8, 15, 22, July 1967)
Model filming in Puppet Theatre. (19
Gerrards Cross Sands and Ballast Co., Wapsey's Wood, Oxford Road, Gerrards
Cross, Buckinghanshire. (12 June 1967)
3 - The scene where Toberman is
lifted up in the air by the Cybercontroller features an embarrassingly
large and painfully visible safety harness.
- Just after our heroes close the hatch on a Cyberman who then punches
at it, we see the same Cyberman appear at the bottom of the ladder with
the sleeve of his costume obviously giving way around the shoulder.
- During the same scene, a mysterious human voice goes "Ooooooooh"
over the soundtrack. (It's not any of the characters on-screen, and it
doesn't sound like the Cyberman.)
- The end of Klieg's X-ray laser flies off when he first fires it. Clearly
they don't make futuristic weapons like they used to.
- When the hatch is being closed for good, Jamie stumbles and nearly knocks
- When Toberman lifts up the Cybercontroller, it's all too obviously an