Classic gets much deserved respect on well packaged dvd. This story has all the hallmarks of a true classic: a compelling story, ambitiously shot with a powerhouse soundtrack.This stands as possibly the best example of the unfortunetly scant remaining Troughton era stories, and newcomers shouldn’t be put off by the fact that it’s in black and white- the story and performances are strong enough to captivate on any format- whilst for Dr Who fans it will represent DVD heaven.
A total must for any Dr Who fan! As someone who was not born until 1972 The Tomb of the Cybermen is a fantastic piece of late ’60’s TV and the only complete classic Patrick Troughton story to survive the mass junkings of the 1970’s (his other surviving complete stories are no where near as good as this).
What a show What really annoys me is people who view this story and say things like: ‘It’s not as good as it’s supposed to be.’ No doubt they would say the same thing about Power of the Daleks if it turned up. You know, you really have to place this yarn in the context of when it was made. Of course the effects aren’t Star Wars, they didn’t have the technology back then! But the mood, the setting and the characters make this great. It was never going to live up to the hype, wasn’t possible… But it remains a classic example of sixties Dr Who at its best, and more power to it.
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