With the news of a Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover series from IDW, we decided to have a look in depth at the Cybermen and how we felt they had been handled by various producers over the years.
Referencing everything from Tenth Planet to Earthshock, Rise of the Cybermen to Closing Time, we attempt to establish where the Cybermen have gone wrong – if at all.
After all, the Borg could be described as being “Cybermen done right” – they weren’t conceived as basic storm troopers and have a fascinating, developed back story, something latterly ignored in the case of Cybermen.
On the other hand, it could be argued that the Borg degenerated into “insert threat here” antagonists in their later appearances in Star Trek. It could be that the whole Cybermen vs Borg argument is a lot tougher than we first thought…
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