The Doctor

Rose
Cyber Controller
Cyberman x2
 
 

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For the first time on AFT Gold, a never before seen adventure. It was originally planned for transmission February/ March 2007.

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With the availability of the Character Options figures and a complete lack of supporting cast in their scale, this is one of a few adventures that were written to make use of the toys while featuring little or no other characters. The story could be taken as a simple retelling of The Tomb of the Cybermen.

The EarthNet newsfeed website was based on the BBC's news website.

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Click on the thumbnails and right click to download the images to print and make your own Cyber Console.

Instructions

The sets for this story were designed in photoshop and constructed from paper. The Cyber 'Tombs' were very much based on those scene in Tomb of the Cybermen. The console is taken directly from that story, using paintings by Andrew Skilleter from his and David Banks' 'Cybermen' book.
The Cybermen's transmat is the cloud city weather vain that came with the Saga Bespin Luke in 2002 with the power box and cables from the vintage tripod laser canon and vehicle maintenance engine respectively. The control panel that the Cyberman is holding is the firing backpack from the Episode 1 Sith accessory pack. The Doctor's cloaking device is an accessory from a spy kids figure. His bomb is an accessory from a Corps space figure.
While the TARDIS console room set had been seen briefly in the previous story Backwards, it appears here in full. Making its debut on the site is the Police Box part of the TARDIS (a CO money box)

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The Earth probe was originally intended to be K-9 but this was deemed to be an overuse of Character Options figures so a paper robot was designed and built.

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This story is set after Age of Steel (featuring Rose's first encounter with the Cybermen) but before Army of Ghosts/ Doomsday (her last adventure) Despite the fact that these are the 'parallel Earth' versions of the Cybermen the story makes the assumption that such a look was also developed by the Cybermen in our universe.
The headlines on the first page are mostly random but the 'Earth Reptile Parliament' refers to the Silurians speculating that they co exist on Earth following Warriors of the Deep. London Seabase is a reference to global warming and the assertion that London will be flooded by the early 21st Century.
Although not clearly shown on screen, the rover robot bears the symbol of the Torchwood Institute.

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