The Moonbase

2 complete, 2 reconstructed. Now this one I really did like. Set in the future, Earth has established a base on the moon that controls the tides and the weather of Earth. Already an interesting premise, the base staff soon go missing one by one, after developing a strange illness, and all turns out to be a Cyberman plot! Didn’t see that one coming at all.

The Doctor attempts to cure the sick moonbase staff.

The Doctor attempts to cure the sick moonbase staff.

The Cybermen want to control the weather of Earth and wipe humanity out. I didn’t manage to catch how these Cybermen survived the destruction of Mondas, or if they were from somewhere else, but the design has had a slight change, in that they now wear fully silver suits, so they appear to be metal all over. Their voices are changed a bit too.

A Cyberman approaches an injured Jamie.

A Cyberman approaches an injured Jamie.

I liked the mystery of events at the start, and how the moonbase staff were under pressure from Earth to keep things on track, playing into their desperation and having to trust the Doctor.

Cybermen do the moonwalk.

Cybermen do the moonwalk.

I would rate this one as very good, and a shame two of the episodes are only available as reconstructions.

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