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A Brief History of the Cybermen: Evolution of the Species in Classic Doctor Who (Infographic)

Ever wanted to a potted history of the Cybermen, one of Doctor Who‘s most iconic, deadliest, and determined antagonists? Fortunately, Lovarzi has intercepted a transmission from the Cyber-race, documenting the many times the species’ attempts have been thwarted by the Doctor.

Lovarzi creates officially-licensed Doctor Who items, including scarves, gloves, jumpers, and umbrellas – including The Tomb of the Cybermen Scarf (which I helped to design, something I’m immensely proud of!).

Here’s a handy history of the Cybermen’s adventures in Classic Doctor Who: all the way from The Tenth Planet to Silver Nemesis. Text is by me, while the graphic itself is made by the Doctor Who Companion‘s own Alex Skerratt:


Oh, wait, sorry – got a bit carried away there.

Check out The Tomb of the Cybermen Scarf, and keep a look out for a further instalment in the Cybermen mythos, charting their incursions in 21st Century Doctor Who, from Rise of the Cybermen/ The Age of Steel to Ascension of the Cybermen/ The Timeless Children

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

A Brief History of the Cybermen: Evolution of the Species in Classic Doctor Who (Infographic)

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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