- Actors: Tom Baker, Ian Marter, Michael E. Bryant, Elisabeth Sladen
- Format: VHS
- Studio: BBC
- VHS Release Date: 24 Jan. 2000
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00004CIQM
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,843 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen [VHS] 
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The Doctor (Tom Baker), Sarah Jane and Harry return to the space station Nerva (from 'The Ark in Space') to recover the TARDIS. They discover the crew decimated by a strange plague, to which Sarah falls prey. The Doctor realises that the plague is part of a plot by the Cybermen to destroy Voga, the planet of gold - gold being the only thing which is lethal to them. At the same time the Vogans are planning to destroy the Cybermen with their Skystriker rocket.
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The acting looks incredibly dated as the actors appear to used to performing Shakespeare at the National - there is some serious overacting!
Although the cybermen appear to have strange firecracker guns on their heads, there is some good cybermat action that make a reappearance from the 3rd doctor. Tom Baker does look a little bored but certainly comes into his own when he delivers lines that he appears to have written himself.
Not the best episode but quite fun.
The genrally-forgiven Doctor Who flaws of a paper-thin plot and plodding direction are present here, and the infamous second-most-famous monsters are too boring to be scary. However, despite stirling work from the regulars and an accomplished guest cast, what really sticks in the memory is the frequent unintentional humour - the Cybermens' wobbly heads and flares, the Cyberleader's accent and Sarah's combat gear being a few priceless moments.
The cybermen themselves are back on track after their underused performance in 'The Invasion' and are seen to be a lot more cunning and manipulative. E.g. using human greed to aquire the services of a human agent. However I am disapointed that they don't have much involvement in the story until episode 3 but their performance makes up for that.
Tom Baker is excellent as the Doctor, as usual. His banter with the Cyberleader during episode three is a mixture of seriousness and silliness and thats what makes it so good.
Companions Harry and Sarah are seen to have their own mini adventure in this story trying to avoid capture by the Vogans which in by view is a very good subplot.
On first viewing the vogans arn't very impressive but like the story they do grow on you and the idea of the vogan civil war is another excellent subplot.
Weak points of this story include: quite a slow plot, missing cybermen from most of parts one and two and finally the american accent the Cyberleader appears to have picked up.
Overall, this is the weakest of the five stories making up this season. But, apart from some risible effects and the odd duff performance,(no Oscar winners here), Revenge Of The Cybermen has some great sets and location work. A welcome return of Doctor Who's 2nd best monster! By the way, my three children love it.
Overall it's not as bad as any of the rubbish like Silver Nemesis or Battlefield, instead it's just ''pretty bad'' like Death to the Daleks, Nightmare of Eden and Timelash.
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