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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable though flawed Colin Baker story, 16 April 2009
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen [DVD] [1985] (DVD)
Whilst not the best Colin Baker story (that would be Revelation of the Daleks by a long way), it still is very enjoyable. Colin was my favourite Doctor after Tom and he's on fine form here. The story is definitely stronger during the first episode with some nice atmospheric sewer scenes.

The return of the Cybermen is welcome though the inclusion of the Cyber Controller seems contrived and superfluous, they should have stuck with the Cyber Leader as the principle antagonist. Lytons character seems curiously at odds with how he acted in Resurrection of the Daleks, I find it hard to believe that he was acting out of altruism and not self-interest during this story.

But despite these short-comings it's still fun to watch. 6/10
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Initial post: 21 Aug 2013, 18:45:30 BST
Last edited by the author on 21 Aug 2013, 18:46:39 BST
Algy says:
as I recall Revelation of The Daleks was 'Doctor lite' (he spent all of the extended part one just wandering from Tardis to Tranquil repose !) - a fact the writer even APOLOGISED to Colin Baker about later...

plus the appallingly untalented Alexi Sayle just 'phaffed about' as a daft D.J. (Well done that Dalek who exterminated the tubby talentless twit !)

while Clive Swift pratted about in a silly wig with some halfwit Nurse, in a silly 'Evelyn Waugh' parody (WHY waste a Dr.Who story trying to - badly - ape his style...?)

also we got two 'Laurel & Hardy' types in dentist overalls....

yet Davros, Eleanor Bron, William Gaunt etc are painfully WASTED (as was Colin Baker) while a young couple are needlessly killed after carrying much of the tale....

so I'd hardly call that mish-mash of a potentially decent dark Dalek tale with awful pointless characters over featured & the more interesting ones sidelined too much & killed off....Colin Baker's BEST story !

this one is a bit 'hit & miss' in places but far more enjoyable and overall even, though I still think 'Vengeance on Varos' was CB's finest tale by far...
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