The Cybermen’s Timeline

Here is ‘The Cybermen’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books; graphic novels/comics and adventure games into this list for now.

The (TV), (Audio) and (Adventure Game) stories are highlighted in SKY BLUE.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in SKY BLUE and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

The stories with links to reviews by me on my blog are highlighted in BOLD and SKY BLUE.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*NSA – New Series Adventures
*QR – Quick Reads

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book

Here is a list of abbreviations for some of the (Audio) stories and what they mean.

  • (C) – ‘Cyberman’

Regarding the short stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows with abbreviations.

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (SS) – ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’
  • (RT Special) – Radio Times Special
  • (TAW) – ‘Twelve Angels Weeping’

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 16 phases
1. Mondasian Beginnings
2. ‘The Invasion’ Cybermen
3. Move To Telos
4. Cyberman
5. 21st Century
6. Cyber Wars
7. ‘Earthshock’ Cybermen
8. ‘Real Time’ Cybermen

9. ‘Silver Nemesis’ Cybermen
10. ‘The Dark Dimension’ Cybermen
11. Bernice Summerfield
12. Pete’s World Cybermen
13. Mondas/‘Age of Steel’ Cybermen
14. ‘Nightmare in Silver’ Cybermen
15. The Cyber Warriors Era
16. Flood Cybermen


1. Mondasian Beginnings

The Voord’s appearances set before ‘The World Shapers’ (Comic)
‘The Keys of Marinus’ (TV)
‘Domain of the Voord’ (Audio) – BFAD**
‘Doctor Who and the Daleks’ (Cadet Sweets)
‘The Fishmen of Kandalinga’ (Annual)
‘Beachhead’ from ‘Doom Coalition 2’ (Audio) – BFAD**

The Mondasian Cybermen’s appearance in ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV) takes place here.
The Mondasian Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Alit in Underland’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’ (Book) – BB* takes place between ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’ during ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV).

The 1984 scene on Mondas from ‘The Reaping’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

  • The Tenth Planet (TV)
  • The Coming of the Cybermen (TV Comic)
  • Flower Power (TV Comic)
  • Cyber-Mole (TV Comic)
  • The Cyber Empire (TV Comic)
  • Eskimo Joe (TV Comic)
  • Masquerade (TV Comic)
  • The Time Museum (TV Comic)
  • The Champion (TV Comic)
  • Test Flight (TV Comic)

‘Prologue: The First Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Tenth Planet’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

  • Junk-Yard Demon (Comic)

‘Junk-Yard Demon II’ (YB/Comic)


2. ‘The Invasion’ Cybermen

The Cybermen’s cameo in ‘Carnival of Monsters’ (TV) takes place here.
‘The Piper’ (SS)


3. Move To Telos

‘Prologue: The Second Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Moonbase’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

The events of ‘Return to Telos’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.


4. Cyberman

  • Kingdom of Silver (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Keepsake’ (Audio) – BFAD** is connected to ‘Kingdom of Silver’ (Audio) – BFAD**.

  • Sword of Orion (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Scorpus (C) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Fear (C) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Conversion (C) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Telos (C) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Outsiders (C) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Terror (C) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Machines (C) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Extinction (C) (Audio) – BFAD**

5. 21st Century

  • The Wheel in Space (TV)
  • Illegal Alien (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**
  • Legend of the Cybermen (Audio) – BFAD**

6. Cyber Wars

‘Prologue: The Third Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

‘Prologue: The Fifth Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
The ‘Cyber Wars’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

  • Killing Ground (Book) – VMA*

7. ‘Earthshock’ Cybermen

The Cybermen’s cameo in ‘The Boy That Time Forgot’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during ‘Earthshock’ (TV).

‘Birth of a Renegade’ (RT Special)

‘Ghost in the Machine’ (TAW/Audio) – BAB**

The Cybermen’s appearance at the end of ‘City of Monsters’ takes place here.

  • Vault of the Cybermen
  • Exodus/Revelation!/Genesis! (Comic)
  • The Hour of the Cybermen (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Ultimate Adventure (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Destiny of the Doctors (Video Game)

8. ‘Real Time’ Cybermen

  • Dreadnought (Comic)

‘Prologue: The Eight Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
The ‘Real Time’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

  • Real Time (Webcast/Audio) – BFAD**

9. ‘Silver Nemesis’ Cybermen

‘Prologue: The Seventh Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
The ‘Silver Nemesis’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

‘Vrs’ (ST)


10. ‘The Dark Dimension’ Cybermen

‘Prologue: The Fourth Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Dark Dimension’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.


11. Bernice Summerfield

  • Silver Lining (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Crystal of Cantus (BS) (Audio) – BFAD**

12. Pete’s World Cybermen

‘Tardisode 5’ (Webcast) occurs before ‘Rise of the Cybermen’ (TV) and ‘Tardisode 6’ (Webcast) occurs before ‘The Age of Steel’ (TV).  

‘Tardisode 13’ (Webcast) occurs during ‘Doomsday’ (TV).

‘Going Off the Rails’ (DW File)


13. Mondas/‘Age of Steel’ Cybermen

‘The Patchwork Pierrot’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB** 

‘Prologue: The Sixth Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Mondas/’Age of Steel’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

The Cybermen’s appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Fourth Doctor’s Story’ takes place here.
The Daleks’ appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Seventh Doctor’s Story’ takes place here.
The Daleks’ appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Tenth Doctor’s Story’ takes place here.
The Daleks’ appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Five Doctors’ Story’ takes place here.

  • Blood of the Cybermen (Adventure Game)

The Cybermen’s appearance in ‘The Pandorica Opens’ from ‘The Pandorica Opens’/’The Big Bang’ (TV) takes place here.

  • Conversion (Comic)

The Cybermen’s appearance in ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ (TV) takes place here.

‘Prologue: The War Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Mondas/’Age of Steel’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Age of Steel’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV) takes place here.
‘The Age of Steel’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Alit in Underland’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’ (Book) – BB* takes place between ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’ during ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV).


14. ‘Nightmare in Silver’ Cybermen

1. Game Theory
2. Telepresence
3. Code Silver
4.
Master of Worlds

The ‘Nightmare in Silver’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Mondas Touch’ (M&L)
The ‘Nightmare in Silver’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV) takes place here.
The ‘Nightmare in Silver’ Cybermen’s appearance in ‘Alit in Underland’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’ (Book) – BB* takes place between ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’ during ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV).


15. The Cyber Warriors Era


16. Flood Cybermen

  • The Flood (Comic)

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4 thoughts on “The Cybermen’s Timeline

  1. Tim Bradley Post author

    Thanks Omega

    Fair dos, my placement of ‘World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls’ was temporary. I’ll amend it now for the Mondasian Cybermen. I’ll also do the same for Age of Steel and Nightmare in Silver Cybermen.

    Tim. 🙂

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  2. Andrew Herlan

    If The World Shapers is there, then shouldn’t The Keys of Marinus etc. be before that, as the Voord are said to be the pre-Cybermen?

    Liked by 1 person

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