N020 The Age of Steel

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The Doc euthanises a young bride-to-be, tortures millions of people to death, and then Mickey and Jake go to France.

The Tenth Doctor, Rose and Mickey (aka Ricky) escape with Parallel-Universe Pete Tyler, Ricky (aka Mickey) and the rest of the resistance through an astounding deus ex machina, and now the battle for, erm, “Earth” really kicks off.

Watch as they infiltrate Battersea Power Station, where Lumic’s Cybermen are upgrading “everyone in London”, confront Lumic himself, and run into some emotional turmoil along the way. Then listen to us pick it all apart.

It’s difficult not to love this episode – it’s clearly better than Rise of the Cybermen, i.e. part 1 of this double-feature – but there’s plenty to deride as well.

(PS: Next up, we’ll be reviewing the first ever appearance of Cybermen on Doctor Who, namely, in William Hartnell’s last-ever serial, The Tenth Planet, so keep an earball out for that one!)


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