mondasian

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“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

If Peter Capaldi’s run as the Doctor could be summed up in one phrase it would be, “All of Peter Capaldi’s boyhood dreams came true.”

One of the reasons the original Cybermen are so creepy and the later ones aren’t is, well, look at them. They don’t just look like shiny robots—the traces of their humanity are very obvious. And there’s something far more horrifying about one of those creatures saying “this is what we want to turn you into” than a cool, sleek robot saying it. Because let’s be honest, being a cool robot doesn’t sound all that bad—even the no emotions part might seem like a plus to some people. But when one of these guys stands before you and claims to be superior—to have improved themself—the horror and tragedy is immediately apparent.

Guys, I’m just so happy for Peter Capaldi. He really got to live his dream as Doctor Who. Haters and critics can hate and yap around all they want. Doesn’t matter! Because Steven Moffat (thanks Steven)  literally handed everything Peter wanted in a silver platter lol. The clothing, the sonic sunglasses, the guitar, mondasian cybermen, ice warriors from mars, sorta victorian doctor, gallifrey, classic tardis and now finally he gets to even meet the first Doctor too, awwww. Also he found great friendship with Jenna, and everyone else who has been on the show love him. I am happy this dork, he got everything he could dream of, while giving us great performances! Kudos to you Mr. Capaldi. You’re an amazing Doctor.

Originally posted by infiniteregress17

“It’s a Cyberman, a Mondasian Cyberman!”.

I’ve always found the 1960′s Cybermen from @doctorwho disturbing, the result of a dying world willing to do anything to survive. They became more machine than man. Who would rather suffer, scream and cry rather than face death. 

As one Cyberman “patient” once said “PAIN. PAIN. PAIN.“


A very special thank you to @coulsart for capturing the cold horror of these classic monsters, You’ve made me more happy than you can imagine!