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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.



  • 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

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      April 23rd, 2012 - 1:52pm

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

      Some time later: Tetraps.

  • 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. 😉

  • Commander Strax

    September 21st, 2011 - 5:19pm

    O MY GOD!

  • 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

    • Adam

      September 20th, 2011 - 6:21pm

      And series 6 – Cybermats

    • 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. :/

    • 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.

  • 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

      August 6th, 2011 - 4:12pm

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

    • Intergalactic

      August 6th, 2011 - 4:15pm

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

    • slim line tonic

      September 30th, 2011 - 8:52am

      the emperor was in the classic series though

    • 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 galt

      January 27th, 2012 - 6:24pm

      i want the krotons back

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 11:44am

    Yes! Brilliant! Molto bene! The Cybermats are coming back!! 😆 😆 😆 This is the best news I have ever heards, since they announced the Silurians were coming back last year! 🙂

  • Mad man with a box

    July 21st, 2011 - 7:40am

    I think the pandorica cybermen should have had a plain chestplate because the cybus cybermen are trapped in the void and the same with the next doctor

    • 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.

  • Daryl

    July 14th, 2011 - 4:00pm

    i think that the cybermats will be double agents,and work for the cybus cybermen but really work for the mondas cybermen so they know what the cybus cybermen are doing.i think the mondas cybermen will have greater wepons than the others and try to destroy them.also maybe the cybus cybermen will go to the doctor for help

    WHO knows?
    please comment

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:45am

      Yes, who knows… Although it seems unlikely, sorry. 🙂

    • alex

      July 25th, 2011 - 9:32pm

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

    • 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.

  • Intergalactic

    July 1st, 2011 - 2:36pm

    These must be of Cybus kind.

    • seg giddings

      July 6th, 2011 - 7:30pm

      I am glad these are back, as a kid they were the only things that ever scared me!

    • Intergalactic

      August 8th, 2011 - 10:48am

      The Cybermats?

  • forever dalek 1323

    June 29th, 2011 - 6:29pm

    well if the cybermats are coming back the cybermen wont be far behind or even……………………….

  • Robin

    May 14th, 2011 - 8:19pm

    How do you find out when they film Doctor Who?

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:45am

      You don’t. You just wander around Cardiff, and you spot them. Word of advice, don’t spoil the Doctor Who secrets. Moffat will hate you forever, and you wouldn’t want that, would you?

  • Anonymous

    May 11th, 2011 - 11:20am

    i want cyber odd

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:46am

      What do you mean “Cyber odd”?

  • cyberman 2

    April 8th, 2011 - 7:49am

    i want a new cybercontroller to return

    • adam

      April 8th, 2011 - 3:04pm

      i want a new one to return to

    • whofan4ever

      April 21st, 2011 - 4:52pm


      i saw a picture of the new telos and mondas cybermen. they look
      the same but they dont have a c on their chest and it is just plain. what happens is that the doc goes back to telos(somehow) and finds the cybus cybers against the telos and mondas cybers and the doc says thats cool and walks away. the cybermen stop and take the battle to earth for reinfocments grabbing anyone possible and the doc says not cool and tries to stop them… this is the cliffhanger ep between spring and autumn. dont blame me if this isnt true as i read this and the sight has not said if this is true or false so dont get your hopes up

    • Dalek Sec

      May 12th, 2011 - 5:09am

      I’m not goin to be dispointed as i’m not gettin my hopes up, but i’ve always imagined a war between the Cybermen!

  • Scarves are awesome

    March 19th, 2011 - 2:33pm

    Great mordern update. Hope in series 6 they the REAL Mondasian Cybermen not that Cybus rubbish.

    • Intergalactic

      June 4th, 2011 - 4:48pm

      I agree. I hope the real Cybermen are coming back.

    • forever dalek 1323

      June 29th, 2011 - 6:25pm

      i think they will and does this mean that the cybermen in the second half of the series or not.

    • Intergalactic

      July 1st, 2011 - 2:36pm

      There isn’t any “real” Cybermen, there are loads of different types, Cybus, Mondasian, Arctic ones in “Blood of the Cybermen”, and the Cyber-Legion ones in “A Good Man Goes to War”. I do count the Cybus ones as the Cyberman, because they are, and so are the Mondasian ones, the Arctic ones and the Cyber-Legion ones. Their importance is all equal.

  • cybermat6

    March 19th, 2011 - 8:03am


  • I Love Cybermen

    March 17th, 2011 - 8:35am

    Good name, yes, except I suspect the lead monsters will be the cybermen and that the cybermats will be a part of their dastardly plan- so, though they shall be done justice I’m sure- they won’t be the ‘major’ monster in that episode I would guess having seen all the old ‘cybermat’ episodes…

  • Isaac Morrison

    March 17th, 2011 - 7:21am

    Episode 12- ‘Devastation of the Cybermats’. Anyone?

    • cyberman 2

      April 8th, 2011 - 7:50am

      are there only going to be cybermats in episode 12

    • cyberman 2

      April 8th, 2011 - 7:51am

      there are going to be cybermen is there

    • whofan4ever

      April 21st, 2011 - 4:55pm


      in THE FINAL TWO PARTER omega appears with his minion yetis preparing to destroy the universe. it may be a harder to understand the timeline as it may lead back to the big bang and switching about confusing rory

    • whofan4ever

      April 21st, 2011 - 4:55pm

      not literally to do with big bang ep just clearing that up

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:47am

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

  • DW fan number 1

    March 15th, 2011 - 6:26pm

    so exited for series 6

  • Unknown

    March 13th, 2011 - 5:51pm

    Link to see a video of the Doctor meeting James Corden in series 6 and also you will find that the doctor’s gonna wear a new coat


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