TGWJH: While they might have been interesting pre 2006, I am well aware of the Borg and how much better of a character they are in every respect. Including humor.
SockMonkeyHolocaust: It's Neil Gaiman so it's going to be painfully derivative of whatever is really popular right now- so how much zombie school teachers making meth can you take?
LeoffDaGrate: 100 Watt Walrus: LeoffDaGrate: It rules out nothing. The newer Cybermen lost the Cybus logo, that's all. They've already been jumping around both time and parallel universes. Different weapons, TOTALLY different stylings, and no silly weakness to gold. They're the new-school variety.Well, obviously they're not going to go back to the '60s-'80s style Cybermen.I don't remember nuWho Cybermen doing any time travel. Can you refresh my memory on that? Is there any point at which it's specifically mentioned that they've time-travelled? Or are you assuming so because nuWho Cybers have shown up in Victorian times, etc.?As for not having a weakness to gold, I don't recall them specifically coming into contact with gold - at least not the ones I'm presuming to be Mondas Cybers. The Pete's World Cybers may have, as RTD was trying to clearly establish that his Cybers were not old-school Cybers, but not those in "A Good Man Goes to War" or "Closing Time."You're trying to make things "fit" with the vaguest of information. There's no indication that these are old-school CybermenTime Travel theories and examples:"Army of Ghosts" Cybermen traveled through the void to a parallel universe, but no limitations are given as to what time period they can deposit themselves in, like much the Void Ship."The Next Doctor". Yes, Cybermen in Victorian times."The Pandorica Opens" Cybermen guard the Pandorica for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years."A Good Man goes to War" Cybermen in the future. Possibly from simple linear progression, possibly from time travel. No way to know, not addressed.No contact with gold does not equal weakness for gold. Besides, if gold WAS a weakness, and they were old school, sooner or later the Doctor would have used it somehow as a plot point to help push the notion that these were old-schoolers.Nowhere in any interviews or the episodes themselves have RTD, SM, or any other writers or producers mentioned Mondas, "old school" Cybermen, or ...
jackmalice: TGWJH: Dear Dr. Who writers,The Cybermen are awful. Nothing you can write can make them better. No additional information or revision will ever make me feel anything but disgust whenever I see a Cybermen episode. They are a joke and a bad one at that. Take the Daleks, strip them of everything good about the character, add hands, and you get the Cybermen.Well, they are better at dying.
TGWJH: Dear Dr. Who writers,The Cybermen are awful. Nothing you can write can make them better. No additional information or revision will ever make me feel anything but disgust whenever I see a Cybermen episode. They are a joke and a bad one at that. Take the Daleks, strip them of everything good about the character, add hands, and you get the Cybermen.
Fish in a Barrel: TGWJH: While they might have been interesting pre 2006, I am well aware of the Borg and how much better of a character they are in every respect. Including humor.I don't know. I don't remember the Borg being involved in any scene as funny as the Cybermen getting trash-talked by the Daleks.
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