Day 19 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It’s Day 19 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022.

What happens when a Cybermat attacks Sarah Jane in ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’?

Okay, first of all, that is a huge Cybermat attacking Sarah Jane, isn’t it? I prefer the smaller ones featured in the black-and-white ‘Doctor Who’ Cybermen stories with Patrick Troughton, including ‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ and ‘The Moonbase’. Sarah Jane does get horrific scaring veins though.

It’s amazing when you watch this video clip to see the faces you recognise from other ‘Doctor Who’ stories. There’s Ronald Leigh-Hunt, who was previously in ‘The Seeds of Death’. Jeremy Wilkin, who voiced Virgil Tracy in Season 2 of ‘Thunderbirds’ and its two movies, appears in this ‘Doctor Who’ story.

It’s surreal to find David Collings play a Vogan in this ‘Doctor Who’ adventure and this was before he went on to be in ‘The Robots of Death’ and ‘Mawdryn Undead’. I’m baffled by how the seal of Rassilon happens to be there on Voga. Michael Wisher also plays a Vogan in this ‘Doctor Who’ story.

I’m surprised that Commander Stevenson and Lester didn’t do a thorough search of Kellman’s room when looking for him. He could have been hiding in that wardrobe for all we know. 😀 Incidentally, William Marlowe who plays Lester has also been in ‘The Mind of Evil’, though he had a moustache in that.

It was tense when the Doctor tried to transmat Harry carrying a sick Sarah Jane down to the planet Voga, where hopefully the virus the Cybermat implanted into her will dissipate. When I hear this story’s incidental music by Carey Blyton, I can’t help but think of the ‘Doctor Who and the Silurians’ music. 😀

Thanks for watching and reading!

Check out what Day 19 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂

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