Doctor Who The Tomb of the Cybermen 1967
For centuries, the disappearance of the Cybermen from the universe has been a mystery. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on Telos, once the Cyber home world, just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long-lost control center filled with baffling technology. With the Doctor's help, the archaeological party discovers the last of the Cybermen, frozen and entombed in a vast underground cavern. A threat to no one, if the temperature remains low. But if the traitor in their midst gets his way, things could really heat up...

DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:36:39 | 5.26 Gb + 3.85 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Director: Morris Barry
Cast: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling
Country: UK

- Episode 1 (2 Sep. 1967)
The Doctor and his traveling companions, Jamie and Victoria, arrive on a planet where an archaeological expedition led by Professor Parry is searching for the home of the long-extinct Cybermen. Parry believes they have found the Cybermen's home, the city of Telos. The Doctor finds a way to get them inside the complex and the group splits up to explore what they've found. It's clear that at least one member of the party is up to no good. It all leads to death for one of them.

- Episode 2 (9 Sep. 1967)
After the deaths, the expedition decide it is best to leave, only to find their ship has been disabled. Encouraged by Klieg the group finally gain access to the under city via the hatch dominating the control room In the city they find the cyber tombs. Klieg fired by ideological zeal begins to revive the cybermen in spite the protest of everyone else. Will the Doctor be able to stop the flood of cybermen pouring out from the now activated tombs, or will he be forced to join the ranks of the cybermen.

- Episode 3 (16 Sep. 1967)
The Cybermen have been resurrected and the Doctor realizes that it was all a trap on their part to capture beings intelligent enough to interpret the codes and operate the equipment to do so. They intend to create a new race of Cybermen with the Earthlings as the prototypes. Meanwhile, Victoria turns to Captain Hopper for help and he manages to open the hatch. He rescues all of them except Toberman but the Cybermen unleash their secret weapon.

- Episode 4 (23 Sep. 1967)
Having managed to control the Cybermen's small mechanical creatures, the Doctor must now deal with Klieg who is still intent on taking control of the Cybermen. Klieg reveals his true objective - the conquest of the Earth, with the help of the Cybermen - allowing him to build a better world. It's left to the Doctor to foil his plans.

Special Features:

• Episodes:
-- "Part One" (24:04)
-- "Part Two" (24:46)
-- "Part Three" (24:17)
-- "Part Four" (23:38)
• Audio Commentary with actor Frazer Hines and actress Deborah Watling (recorded in 2001) (with English subtitles)
• Audio Commentary with stars Deborah Watling, Frazer Hines, Bernard Holley, Shirley Cooklin, and Reg Whitehead and script editor Victor Pemberton; moderated by writer/actor Toby Hadoke (recorded in 2010)
• Morris Barry intro from 1993 (3:08)
• On Screen Production Notes
• Title Sequence Tests (3:28)
• "Late Night Line-Up: BBC Special Effects Department" show clip from 1967 (2:51)
• "The Final End" 8mm footage from "The Evil Of The Daleks" (1:21)
• "Coming Soon: The Face Of Evil" DVD promo (1:27)

• "The Lost Giants: The Making Of Tomb Of The Cyberman" documentary with recollections from the cast & crew (26:54)
• "The Curse Of The Cyberman's Tomb" film historian/writer Sir Christopher Frayling & Dr Debbie Challis examine the story's ancient Egyptian origins (14:27)
• "Cybermen: Extended Edition" featurette on the history of the Cybermen by writer Matthew Sweet (32:28)
• "The Magic Of Vidfire" remastering for DVD featurette (5:58)
• "Sky Ray Advert" for a Wall's rocket-shaped ice lolly (0:32)
• "Photo Gallery" slideshow (3:26)

Easter eggs:
Disc 1:
- go to the Episode Selection menu to find an audio recording of a trailer for the story, The Abominable Snowman (how to access it is unknown)
Disc 2:
- Highlight The Lost Giants, press Left, and then Enter to see CGI backgrounds used in the documentary

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