Cyberman (audio drama series)

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Cyberman
Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesCyberman
Written byNicholas Briggs (Series 1)
James Swallow (Series 2)
Directed byNicholas Briggs
Produced byNicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Length8x70 minutes

Cyberman is a series of Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Eight audio plays were produced in 2 series of 4 CDs.[1] The series takes place during a fictional time in the Doctor Who universe known as the Orion Wars.[2] During the Orion Wars, humanity is at war with androids who no longer wish to be under human control.[2] The center of the action is Project Scorpius, a "military project gone dark, off the books."[3]

The series is produced by Nicholas Briggs and Big Finish Managing Director Jason Haigh-Ellery.

Cast[edit]

Series 1 (2005)[edit]

  • Samantha – Hannah Smith
  • Paul Hunt / Comms / Security – Barnaby Edwards
  • Hendry/Helliton/Glaust/Karen's Father/Protester/Guard – Ian Brooker
  • Duncan Levinson / Captain / Pilot / Public Address / Soldier – Toby Longworth
  • SSC Control/Operations Officer/Helm – Samantha Sanns
  • Comp – Samantha Sanns
  • Admiral Karen Brett – Sarah Mowat
  • Captain Liam Barnaby / Nash – Mark McDonnell
  • Computer – Hannah Smith
  • Cyberman/CyberPlanner/Control/Guard/Reporter – Nicholas Briggs

Series 2 (2009)[edit]

  • Liam Barnaby – Mark McDonnell
  • Samantha Thorn – Hannah Smith
  • Paul Hunt – Barnaby Edwards
  • Hazel Trahn – Jo Castleton
  • Yan – Ian Brooker
  • Chessman – Ian Brooker
  • Milo Taggart – Andrew Dickens
  • Louis Richter – Toby Hadoke
  • Merced – Martin Trent
  • Becca Trahn – Cal Jaggers
  • Janice Webb – Jess Robinson
  • The News – Stuart Crossman
  • Cybermen/CyberPlanner – Nicholas Briggs

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2005)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Scorpius"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsSeptember 2005 (2005-09)
The human race is at war with its own android creations. The story centers around several characters, but mostly concerns Admiral Karen Brett, who is in command of the Redoubtable.[2] Brett is a character who will do whatever needs to be done to finish the job during wartime.[2] The Cybermen don't appear until about half way through the audio drama and their own need to survive mirror's Brett's motivations.[2] The character of Paul Hunt is in league with the Cybermen, though the other characters don't know this yet.[2]
2"Fear"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsOctober 2005 (2005-10)
The Orion War situation is worsening by the day. The human race is sleepwalking towards extinction. Now, the time is right for the next phase of the Cyber plan to begin.
3"Conversion"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsNovember 2005 (2005-11)
The Cybermen... The great civilisation we could have been... if we'd taken another path. A purer path. The Scorpius strategy is now in full operation. There will be victory in Orion...
4"Telos"Nicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsJanuary 2006 (2006-01)
The Earth's government is under Cyber control. The only hope for civilisation is that androids and humans can work together. But the Cybermen intend to activate their Master Hibernation Vault on Telos, releasing billions of Cybermen.

Series 2 (2009)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byReleased
1"Outsiders"Nicholas BriggsJames SwallowDecember 2009 (2009-12)
2"Terror"Nicholas BriggsJames SwallowDecember 2009 (2009-12)
3"Machines"Nicholas BriggsJames SwallowDecember 2009 (2009-12)
4"Extinction"Nicholas BriggsJames SwallowDecember 2009 (2009-12)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyberman – Released Items". Big Finish Productions. Retrieved May 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Mollmann, Steve (9 August 2009). "Cyberman: Scorpius Review". Unreality SF. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. ^ "A review of the Big Finish audio-drama, 'Cyberman: Project Scorpius.'". The Fireside Table. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.

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