I loved Tom Baker’s first three years as the Doctor, I think it helped make me the man I am today (stopped me becoming the man I should’ve been?) and many of the characters in there still lurk in my mind.
Revenge of the Cybermen was the spray-can-silver boys only appearance in the 70’s and they are my Cybermen because of that. By the time Peter Davison had them in the eighties I could see through it all, aye it was still fun but so were music and girls. More so I’m happy to report.
Watching it now, the black-eared Cyberleader standing there with hands-on-hips, bellowing orders like a cliched Kriegsmarine captain from a wartime movie is kinda funny, and his henchmen tentatively fumble about the set (and the Wookie Hole caves at some points) hoping not to fall over as none of them could see a bloody thing in those helmets. Still, enthralled and terrified me as a child and I shall love it forever.
Once again, your childhood is for sale at Forbidden Planet. Box-set of three with a Cybermat for good measure, and that bloody thing haunted me for many nights I’ll tell you. In the 70’s, not since they box-set arrived.