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March 9th, 2011 84 comments

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.


  • cybermat6

    March 12th, 2011 - 8:49pm

    I hope they turn you in to cyber slaves like the ones from Blood of the cybermen.

  • alex

    March 12th, 2011 - 8:38pm

    cybermat spoliers

  • mad man in a box

    March 12th, 2011 - 7:03pm

    omg! thats gr8 iv got their 1st episode
    called tomb of the cybermen, cybermats are wicked, they looked really cool back then, which was 1967,
    they are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazingly fun to watch on dr who!
    I also hope they appear in spin-offs, like TORCHWOOD, or K-9 OR SJA! πŸ™‚ lol
    dr who series 6 starts april 23rd 2011, easter time, can’t wait till that, yeh!

  • NotADalek

    March 12th, 2011 - 4:16pm

    YES! I love Cybermats, they are in my top four favourite villian species. This is great news, I was expecting Mara but this was even better!

  • I Love Cybermen

    March 12th, 2011 - 11:59am

    All cyberman designs- both new and old- rock! If they change again I have no doubt that the next design will be great as well! Exciting and sad if we see the cybus ones go…

  • Vic Stathopoulos

    March 12th, 2011 - 12:45am

    I’d like to see Cybermen like the ones in Tenth Planet they looked cool.

  • Steven.

    March 11th, 2011 - 11:37pm

    Were there 2 different sized Cybermats in Tomb of the Cybermen? I’m sure there were the smaller sized Cybermats, like the ones Victoria was attacked by, then there were the slightly larger ones which the Cybermen place on the ramps. Can someone confirm this or am i losing my marbles good and proper?

  • Doctor J

    March 11th, 2011 - 4:25pm

    Im glad Cybermats are returning cause when I watch a Cyberman story in some of those episodes I think without Cybermats sometimes I think it looks a bit boring but now that they are coming back I can’t wait. I hope the Cybermats are created from the Mondas Cybermen I do like the Cybus Cybermen but this time I hope its the Cybermen of Mondas.

  • Doctorwho4eva

    March 10th, 2011 - 7:32pm

    about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they last appaereard in 1974

    • cyberman 2

      April 8th, 2011 - 8:04am

      atually 2010 in blood of the cybermen

    • 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!


    March 10th, 2011 - 7:06pm

    yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:54am

      You’re as happy as I am!!! πŸ˜†

  • doctor stu

    March 10th, 2011 - 6:56pm

    there are loads of spoilers on the ‘Doctor Who TV news and features’ website.
    gosh ive nearly pieced the whole series together.

  • doctor stu

    March 10th, 2011 - 6:37pm

    are these in series 6 booboo?

    • booboo

      March 10th, 2011 - 7:17pm

      are these in series 6


  • doctor who mania 321

    March 10th, 2011 - 6:37pm

    udwf yes it says on tradis base
    with pictures 😎 😎

  • doctor who mania 321

    March 10th, 2011 - 6:36pm

    Cyberdude it will be Cybus cybermen TRUST ME!!

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:54am

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

  • CyberDude!

    March 10th, 2011 - 5:52pm

    It Better be the Mondasian Cybermen!!!!

  • ronniekent

    March 10th, 2011 - 5:45pm

    yay πŸ˜€ im glad the cybermats they look awesome XD

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:56am

      They do indeed! πŸ˜†

  • UDWF1

    March 10th, 2011 - 3:55pm


  • Captain jack

    March 10th, 2011 - 10:38am

    About time, obviously this means the Cybermen are back as well but which ones

  • Drsuperwho

    March 10th, 2011 - 10:09am

    Thank goodness there back! πŸ˜€

  • Hector Sadler

    March 10th, 2011 - 7:18am

    I remember those. It take me back.

  • Dalek Sec

    March 10th, 2011 - 4:20am

    Oh! that was the adventure game, sorry! I meant tomb of the cybermen!

  • Dalek Sec

    March 10th, 2011 - 4:18am

    I loved these li cute cybermats ever since i saw them first in blood of the cybermen!

  • AlphaOmega

    March 9th, 2011 - 10:31pm

    Mondas or Cybus?

  • I Love Cybermen

    March 9th, 2011 - 9:30pm

    I’ve been praying for this! GO CYBERMATS!!!

  • bob Andrews

    March 9th, 2011 - 9:20pm

    omg i can’t wait i remember them from the adventure games

  • 20-foot Scarf

    March 9th, 2011 - 8:42pm

    Too funny – I was just reading an article on Wikipedia about them, pondering whether they’d ever make a return . . .

  • Lynx

    March 9th, 2011 - 8:27pm

    I forgot they were in the adventure games but great to see them again

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 11:56am

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

  • Peter

    March 9th, 2011 - 8:26pm

    I was really hoping they would be back one day and I like the design

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    March 9th, 2011 - 8:22pm

    Looks like they’ve gone back to their 60’s design. I quite like it, even thou ive allways been a big fan of the bigger and longer version from Revenge of the Cybermen, mainly cos it had no eyes which made it look for me terrorfying. Something tells me thou these new Cybermats have been designed by the Cybus Industries Cybermen and not our own, since the tear drop looks the same as the Cybus Cybermen, thou some 60’s Cybermen also had the tear drop feature so im happy to be proven wrong. Welcome back Cybermats !! πŸ˜€

  • Bowtieman

    March 9th, 2011 - 8:20pm

    You can see a video of this awsome Cybermat on Doctor Who TV News & Features!


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