Sunday, 31 January 2010

Cybermats


From early in the Cyberman's history before they froze themselves on Telos, some variants had crystalline eyes and antennae through which they receive commands. These Cybermats tended to resemble oversized metallic silver fish and have segmented bodies with cilia-like tactile sensor probes along the base of their heads. Some, though not all, small Cybermats of this kind could easily fit in the palm of a humanoid hand.



In the 21st century when the Cybermen attempted to infiltrate Space Station W3 they had photoreceptors for eyes rather than crystalline based eyes. Otherwise they looked similar.

When the Cybermen infiltrated Nerva Beacon in a plot to destroy Voga the Cybermats had segmented, eyeless, flat worm-like bodies without cilia.


Cybermen from the 30th century who traveled back to 1940 also employed Cybermats and harvested Humans to make more of them.

Cybermats shared the Cyberman's weakness for gold. They could also be disabled with electric charges.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Doctor Who break


The Park Plaza Cardiff is offering a Doctor Who break for fans of the cult series – complete with a remote control Dalek in your room!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Who Wars

Heritage Motor Centre

Date: Sunday 21 February

Times: 10.00 - 17.00

What's happening
An invasion of Dr Who and Star Wars characters!

The Heritage Motor Centre will be invaded by characters from Dr Who and Star Wars. Characters will be wandering the museum throughout the day, with photo opportunities and a chance to buy official merchandise from the trade stands, plus free themed family activities.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Who Cares - Doctor in Distress (1985)

Doctor in Distress is a pop music single related to the BBC television programme Doctor Who.

In 1985, when the production of the series was suspended for a year and it looked as if it faced cancellation, a charity single was produced and released in March. It was written by the series' unofficial continuity advisor Ian Levine and freelancer Fiachra Trench and performed by a group of 30 mid-level celebrities under the banner "Who Cares". Participants from Doctor Who included Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor), Nicola Bryant (companion Peri Brown), Nicholas Courtney (recurring character Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart) and Anthony Ainley (the Master); musicians who participated included members of the bands Bucks Fizz, The Moody Blues and Ultravox. The music was played by Hans Zimmer on a Fairlight II synthesizer; Zimmer was later to have success as a film composer.

Proceeds from the single went to the charity Cancer Research.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Celebrity Appearances - Pauline Collins


Pauline Collins, OBE (born 3 September 1940) is an English actress who is known for playing Sarah in Upstairs, Downstairs and for playing the title role in Shirley Valentine.

Collins played Samantha Briggs in the 1967 Doctor Who serial The Faceless Ones and was offered the chance to continue in the series as a new companion for the Doctor, but declined the invitation.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year!


Remember, The End Of Time - Part 2, on tonight at 6:40 BBC1...as if you'd forget!

Timothy "Spitting" Dalton, oooh!