Racist Space-archeologists unearth a fortune in Cyber-stencils in this legendary serial.
The Doctor and his companions, Victoria and Jamie, go to the planet Telos for no conceivable reason, and there do their best to help a group of human archeologists gain entrance to the heavily fortified and titular Tomb of the Cybermen – all the while telling them they really ought not to.
Obviously, there are still dangers lurking in the cyber catacombs, and all of the human explorers aren’t quite what they seem.
Despite some rather racist elements, and a plot that at times makes little sense, The Tomb of The Cybermen is a marvellous piece of TV history. The first fully intact Patrick Troughton serial, ‘Tomb’ flaunts beautiful sets and tonnes of – now classic – Sci-Fi tropes. It also sees the introduction of both the Cybermats and the Cyber-Controller, the latter of whom we previously encountered on Who Back When in the NewWho episode The Age of Steel with David Tennant.
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