Sunday, May 28, 2006
Challenge Almost Finished!
While stitching I listened to the audio version of the first ever Cyberman storyline. The Doctor, Ben and Polly arrive at a station in the Arctic just as another planet appears in the solar system. This planet belongs to the Cybermen and it is dying. They need the energy of the Earth in order to survive. The people of Earth are given to options, die on their doomed planet or go with the cybermen and become like them.
This story explains so much about the Cybermen. I was unaware that the Cybermen were literally human to begin with and makes other storylines make so much more sense. It was narrated by Anneke Wills who played Polly. It was the one thing I was worried about. I know that without any narration there would be a great many scenes of silence and nothing would make sense. I was worrying for nothing as the narration was done well. I will be collecting more of these missing episodes on audio. It does make you wish though that they weren't missing.
I'm impatient to see what you came up with ! Don't forget to post a picture on the forum !
The theme is mostly an idea, you can make whatever you want, something usable or not... the more accomplished the better !
I have several of the missing Troughton serials but on audio tape rather than CD including his two Dalek stories and "Fury From The Deep". All three are worth a look. Isn't the cover of "The Tenth Planet" terrific?