mondasian

10

“Our brains are just like yours, except…”

The Tenth Planet - season 04 - 1966

The first incarnation of the Cybermen is a truly terrifying one. So human-looking and yet so far removed from humanity, these were the Mondasians who, fearing the inevitable aging and frailty that comes with being human, turned to technology in order cheat death. But in doing so, the children of Mondas recreated themselves as a race of electric mummies and lost many of the essential qualities that defines being human.

Their mannerisms are what disturb the most; they are emotionless, cold and calculating, unhurried and supremely confident in their superiority over the Earthlings present. They’re patronizing and condescending towards their hostages, and yet rather patient and strangely polite.

- Cleo

blake’s 7 / who crossovers

okay you may know about Bayban the Butcher (which I won’t spoil because @twelvesclockworksquirrel​ is watching B7 for the first time)

and Paul Darrow (Avon) as Captain Sam Hawkins on Doctor Who

and Paul with terrible hair in this getup

and BRIAN BLESSED exploding in B7 and marrying Peri on DW

and Jackie Pearce being her usual typecast self in The Two Doctors

and coming back to fight the Time War as Cardinal Ollistra

but did you know: 

  • Sally Knyvette (Jenna) - played the alcoholic yet brilliant Doctorman Allan in Spare Parts which everyone should hear before the new season starts because it’s the origin story of the Mondasian Cybermen and it’s one of the best Big Finish stories ever (and it’s available for free on Spotify or for $3 on Big Finish’s website)
  • Gareth Thomas (Blake) was the unforgettable Kalendorf in Dalek Empire seasons I and II
  • Michael Keating (Vila) has played guest characters with Eight & Charley, Four & Leela, Six & Peri in the audios
  •  Paul Darrow (Avon) has crashed the Divergent Universe as well
  • Josette Simon (Dayna) voiced a great one-off companion in the recent classic Doctors/New Monsters audios with Paul McGann
  • And I’m probably forgetting someone (Come on, space elf Jan, I always loved your voice)
New Doctor Who Series 10 Trailer

I know, I know, I promised this yesterday.  Then you have a technical glitch, and well…On Monday, the BBC revealed a new trailer for ‘Doctor Who’s 10th series (of the new revival).  The new trailer is a collection of clips from the episodes (including some footage from the final episodes of the series).  In the trailer, we get our first glimpse of the new Ice Warrior, another human Dalek by appearances (though already this one is much creepier than the first), and a Mondasian Cyberman in action for the first time since the early 1960′s.  Take a look for yourself below.  ‘Doctor Who’ returns to BBC/BBC America on April 15th.

“When asked at the Edinburgh International Television Festival who [Steven Moffat or Peter Capaldi] knew the show more, Moffat was quick to claim the title:

Let it be understood that in a face-off, in a head to head, he’s nowhere bloody close. I’m ahead on knowledge, I am.

You know that conversation about Mondasian Cybermen? I keep shouting at him ‘the ones with the metal faces WERE ALSO FROM MONDAS!’ So you now know what an artistic conversation between the showrunner and actors sounds like.

He at a certain point thought it would be great to go have some kind of life, dash around Glasgow being handsome and dating women. I thought ‘pfft! Hell with that. I’m gonna collect Doctor Who trading cards, and not make eye contact with anybody. And I was right, because I outrank him.

– Radio Times, 29 August 2015

M: His love, we can compete on that, but let it be understood that in a face-off, in a head-to-head, he is nowhere bloody close… [laughter] You know that conversation about Mondasian Cybermen? I keep shouting at him, I keep saying, ‘look, the ones with the metal faces were also from Mondas!’ So, you now know what an artistic conversation between the showrunner and the actor is like. But no, I’m ahead with knowledge. He, at a certain point, because he thought it would be great to go and some kind of a life, used to dash around Glasgow being handsome and dating women and I thought, 'pfft… to hell with that! I’m going to collect Doctor Who trading cards and not make eye contact with anybody.’
—  Steven Moffat on whether Peter loves and knows more about Doctor Who than he does.