Discount Danny Ocean, Ice Capades and Decapitations Galore make up this glorious return to Telos
In an attempt to repair the legendarily ever-broken chameleon circuit, the Sixth Doctor and companion Peri are thrust back to where it all began, Foreman’s Yard on 76 Totters Lane. It’s 1985 this time, though, and the halls of Colehill School presumably still echo with gossip about perpetual skiver and clever-clogs, Susan Foreman. Strange things are afoot, though. Cybermen are lurking in the tunnels beneath London, plotting to set Halley’s Comet on a collision course with Earth, and up on the surface our old pal the Dalek-duplicate and discount Danny Ocean, Lytton, has assembled a ragtag team of misfits to orchestrate the most vaguely outlined diamond caper in criminal history.
But it’s all a ruse! Lytton’s not actually out to steal an unknown amount of diamonds from an undisclosed location in a manner we never explore. Instead, he’s there to cut a deal with the Cybermen and get himself off the miserable rock he’s been stranded on since Resurrection of the Daleks. In fact, he doesn’t even mind joining the Cybers back on their colony planet of Telos, seen here for the first time since Tomb of the Cybermen. Ruse alert again! Turns out he’s actually working for the Cryonians, the indigenous population of Telos, because despite being a ruthless serial murderer he’s actually a good-natured chap and simply misunderstood.