Day 20 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 20 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2022.

Let’s see how a Cybermen invasion happens in ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’.

It did seem tense when Sarah Jane and Harry were being chased by Vogans in Wookey Hole. 😀 Wookey Hole is in Somerset and I’ve seen leaflets for the place in my local Tesco store. 😀 Thankfully, Sarah Jane and Harry are saved by other Vogans who want to keep them alive during the adventure.

I found it surreal that Kevin Stoney was playing the Vogan called Tyrum, as he played Tobias Vaughn in ‘The Invasion’. I would have liked it if Kevin Stoney had played Vaughn again in ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’, since I enjoyed him in that story and it seemed undignified for him to play a Vogan here.

The scene of the Cybermen docking and invading the Nerva beacon is a quite tense cliffhanger for ‘Part Two’ of the story. I know this ‘Doctor Who’ story was made under the Labour government in 1975, but honestly, I found the Cybermen designs mostly okay whenever I watch them in ‘Revenge’.

They have that ‘Invasion’-look to them, except they’re chunkier. 😀 I’m not keen on the Cyber Leader’s head being mostly black. I also prefer the Cybermen having arm blasters instead of guns in their heads. I also think it was a mistake to have the Cybermen’s actors talking through the helmets.

I know arguably this was improved later on in ‘Earthshock’, but I prefer it when the Cybermen’s voice artists like Peter Hawkins, Roy Skelton and Nicholas Briggs are voicing the Cybermen as opposed to actors like Christopher Robbie, David Banks and Mark Hardy. It feels much more consistent that way.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Check out what Day 20 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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