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March 9th, 2011 84 comments

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They’re Back – After 35 Years Absence

They’re Back – after 35 Years of absence (On Television)

Recent filming pictures have included images of the return of an advanced guard of saboteurs for a well known enemy. You can see a history below.

If you do not wish to know any more then don’t click the spoiler tag!

Our own impression of the new Cybermats…

Cybermats act as the advanced guard and are mainly used for sabotage. This makes things easier for the Cybermen as the Cybermats are much smaller and can easily gain access to forbidden or secure areas.

1st Generation of Cybermats
The Cybermats first featured in The Tomb of the Cybermen. The original Cybermats had crystalline eyes and a segmented body with sensor fronds along their base.

2nd Generation of Cybermats
The Cybermats that appeared in The Wheel in Space were very similar to the ones that had appeared in The Tomb of the Cybermen. They had stronger armour and solid photoreceptors for eyes.

3rd Generation of Cybermats

The 3rd generation of Cybermats were a lot larger than the previous versions, they still had a segmented body but no eyes. The Cybermat that appeared in Revenge of the Cybermen could be remote controlled.

Blood of the Cybermen

The Cybermats made a return in the 2010 Doctor Who Adventure Games Blood of the Cybermen.



  • Dalek Strategist

    July 12th, 2012 - 9:50pm

    In “The Next Doctor”, it was said that when the Daleks broke down the walls between dimensions with the reality bombs, everything in the Void died except a group of Cybermen, who were destroyed. So unless some are still on Parallel Earth, the Cybus Cybermen are(thankfully) extinct.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    April 23rd, 2012 - 1:52pm

    Series 7: Ice Warriors Zygons Sea Devils Classic series Daleks.

    Some time later: Tetraps.

  • dalek galt

    January 27th, 2012 - 6:24pm

    i want the krotons back

  • Posted by: MasterKasterborous

    November 30th, 2011 - 11:40am

    Series 1 – Autons, Nestene Consciousness Daleks, Dalek Emperor
    Series 2 – Cybermen
    Series 3 – Macra, The Master
    Series 4 – Sontarans, Davros
    Series 5 – Silurians
    Series 6 – Cybermats
    Series 7 – Robomen Daleks

  • Dalek Sec

    October 4th, 2011 - 8:49am

    So was the Cyber controller. Nice list, bring back the sea devils and the Axons. I always loved the Vervoids.

  • Dalek Sec

    October 4th, 2011 - 8:44am

    Weren’t they the more primitive descendants of the Marca, who had devolved brains, but a evolved bodies made to feast on the gases of hovercars.
    My memory of that episode is a bit blurry.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    September 30th, 2011 - 11:05am

    I thought the portrayal of the Cybermen in this Series was very good, better than we’ve seen them inrecent years were they were really jsut nothing but monsters, not really a menace just a threatening monster that tries to get you, really.

    THough it was great, yeah. 😉

  • McGann is the Doctor

    September 30th, 2011 - 11:03am

    They weren’t really the original macra in Series 3, I think they just called them the macra at the last minute, you know ? But they were really just primitive giant-monsters in that episode (Gridlock) so they were sortof like beastly and devolved macra, not the ones form 60’s. :/

  • slim line tonic

    September 30th, 2011 - 8:52am

    the emperor was in the classic series though

  • Commander Strax

    September 21st, 2011 - 5:19pm

    O MY GOD!

  • Adam

    September 20th, 2011 - 6:21pm

    And series 6 – Cybermats

  • drwhosnippets

    August 22nd, 2011 - 2:43pm

    Well, the next doctor ones were a group that survived. But I agree with the pandorica guard having a plain chest.

  • Intergalactic

    August 8th, 2011 - 10:48am

    The Cybermats?

  • Intergalactic

    August 6th, 2011 - 4:15pm

    We don’t include the Cyber-Controller, so why should we include the Dalek Emperor? Ridiculous.

  • Intergalactic

    August 6th, 2011 - 4:14pm

    This continues the trend of a monster returning every series:

    Series 1 – Autons, the Nestene Consciousness and Daleks
    Series 2 – Cybermen (albeit a parallel version)
    Series 3 – Macra and the Master
    Series 4 – Sontarans and Davros
    Series 5 – Silurians

  • Intergalactic

    August 6th, 2011 - 4:12pm

    No, you got one thing one. The Dalek Emperor should not be included.

  • alex

    July 25th, 2011 - 9:32pm

    great idea, dobut it will hapen, wish it would!

  • MasterKasterborous

    July 22nd, 2011 - 4:40pm

    This continues the trend of at least one new monster/villain/alien returning from the classic series each year.

    Series 1 – Autons, Nestene Consciousness Daleks, Dalek Emperor
    Series 2 – Cybermen
    Series 3 – Macra, The Master
    Series 4 – Sontarans, Davros
    Series 5 – Silurians
    Series 6 – Cybermats

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 11:56am

    Forget about them in the Adventure Games. Just think of this.

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 11:56am

    They do indeed! 😆

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 11:54am

    They are Cybermats, not Cybermen. They will probably be Cybus.

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 11:54am

    You’re as happy as I am!!! 😆

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 11:53am

    That was a video game, so don’t count it. Never count them. It’s a very bad thing to do. They last appeared in 1975 alongside the Fourth Doctor in “Revenge of the Cybermen”. but have a look at this: This is what they last looked like!

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 11:47am

    I don’t think that’s the title. Good guess though! 🙂

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