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Cyber lunar invasion,
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Moonbase(Original BBC Television Soundtrack) (Audio CD)
Despite the Doctor's assurances to Ben, Polly and Jamie that he will pilot the TARDIS to Mars, a strange force buffets the ship and it arrives somewhat short of its target - on the Moon. Exploring, Jamie understimates the impact of reduced gravity and ends up injured and taken into the moonbase, from which the Earth's weather is controlled. But things are not well here, and a mysterious space plague is laying the staff low. This artificial plague is the first wave of a the plans of the Cybermen...
Featuring the return of the Cybermen (previously seen in 'The Tenth Planet'), this story is the first of many in the Second Doctor's era to feature these metal monsters. The story also continues the Doctor Who semi-utopian view of the future - the moonbase is inhabitted by a multi-nationality crew. In some respects, the story anticipated things like the current international space station.
The story gives each member of the TARDIS crew something to do (although Polly and Jamie come off worse than Ben and the Doctor), and the Cybermen seem more competent this time than previously.
The pace of the story is probably a little slow compared to current science fiction TV and movies, but it is a good example of an average Doctor Who story at the time. It does, however, come from one of the less interesting periods in the show's history - which got more interesting in the following year.