Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

The Tomb of the Cybermen

This is the first story of Season five.

Doctor

The Second Doctor

The second Doctor is short with a beatles moptop. He tends to act the part of a fool and give events a push in the right direction rather than directly taking control.

Companion(s)

Jamie McCrimmon

Jamie McCrimmon is a scots piper who met the Doctor after the battle of Culluden in The Highlanders.. He is proud of his Scottishness and wears a kilt and carries a dirk (knife).

Victoria Waterfield

Victoria Waterfield is an orphan from 1866. In The Evil of the Daleks her father and his friend Theodore Maxtible established a line between Victorian London and the Daleks' home planet of Skaro. The Daleks held Victoria hostage in order to control them. The Doctor and Jamie defeated the Daleks, but her father died. Victoria then chose to travel with the Doctor and Jamie.

Recurring and Historical Characters

A Tomb Cyberman

The Cybermen originally came from the planet Mondas, a twin planet to Earth. The planet somehow left its orbit, travelling into deep space. In order to survive its people started replacing their body parts with cybernetics. Eventually they became more machine than man, removing their emotions. Now much stronger than humans they seek only to survive and convert human beings into more Cybermen

In The Tenth Planet Mondas returned to the Solar System and the Doctor helped prevent them from taking over the planet.. In The Moonbase, the Doctor, Ben, Polly, and Jamie helped defeat a Cyberman attack on a human base on the moon.

Recommended Viewing

None. The previous Cyberman stories will make you familiar with the villains, but won't make a difference to the plot.

Recommended Reading

None. Though as this version of the Cyberman voices can be difficult to understand you might want to watch this one with the subtitles on.

Recommended Listening

None.

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