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Old November 9 2012, 04:29 AM   #16
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Re: It's official! Neil Gaiman episode to feature...(spoilers)

There are a couple of sketches in the set reports section at GB, no actual photos yet. The description is correct. The abdomen is basically the Cybus abdomen. The chest piece reminds me of a harness, with the disk in the center having an iris (maybe a weapon). The head is very Tomb of the Cybermen. The legs are reminiscent of the Cybus, but leaner and toned down. The arms remind me of the Sontaran uniform.
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Old November 9 2012, 07:49 AM   #17
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Now dats what I'm talkin bout!
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Old November 9 2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Hmm...interesting...

And if the title is The Last Cyberman I wonder if it'll be a bit like Dalek?
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Old November 9 2012, 04:37 PM   #19
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Hopefully Gaiman does something good with them, I find Daleks and Cybermen don't excite me much these days.
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Old November 9 2012, 06:48 PM   #20
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More from Timeboy (I'll say SQUEE): Back to some actual spoilers rather than the "opposition" (you've got to laugh)

The new Cybermen are amazing! I got right up close, but was asked by the castle workers not to take any photos, so I didn't. The castle was open to the public as normal.

They really are stunning. Less knight, armour-like, and more tight silver rubber. The material looked like it was the same as the new series Sontarans, sprayed silver. It was quite a bit like the Cybermen from The Invasion, especially on the arms and lets. They have what looks like a small chest gun in the form of a camera iris sort of shape, kind of strapped onto their chest. They've got guns on their arms like the ones in Army of Ghosts. The head is less angular than the Cybus design, and more smooth and rounded like in Tomb of the Cybermen. They have the corrugated ear pieces, although its very subtle. The mouth is similar to the Tomb design too. It looks like more of a rubber mask than the Cybus "helmets". The handlebars and teardrop eye are still there. The hands look like a man with tight silver washing up gloves on!

They move slowly, although its still in an organised manner, with a choreographer on set. They don't stop at all. They calmly wander towards Clara, almost like zombies. One thing I found a bit distracting was the squeaky noise! Because they're made out of some sort of rubber (shoes included), and obviously they've just been made, there was a really annoying noise. Like when you get a new pair of trainers!

They really have cherry picked the best components of all the Cybermen designs. They've managed to make them more, dare I say it, cloth-like, than I ever thought would be acceptable in 2012/13. There's also a bit of continuity between the Cybus design and these ones, such as the handlebars, teardrops and some of the abdominal section of the suit. But there's no longer any black wiring underneath (as far as I could tell), and they look much slimmer and less bulkier than the Cybusmen. It looks like its only made up of a few pieces, compared to all the sections of arm, leg and chest armour the previous designs had. Looking at the series 2-6 Cybermen now, they look rubbish! They've got the design spot on. They'll go down very well on here I think.

In terms of the scene filmed... The Cybermen appear out of smoke towards Clara, creeping slowly towards her. She grabs a mace, and swings it all over the place, hitting them. It doesn't do anything, so she accepts defeat and throws the mace away in anger, then dodges the Cybermen and escapes! Army people with big guns come and shoot the Cybermen, and the Cybermen fire their arm guns back, hitting some of the soldiers.
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Old November 9 2012, 09:41 PM   #21
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HOLY SHITBALLS! PICS! (Look now before they get taken down!).
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Old November 9 2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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Hardly changed at all.

Certainly not the return of "real" Cybermen (whatever the hell that means) then.
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Old November 9 2012, 09:52 PM   #23
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HOLY SHITBALLS! PICS! (Look now before they get taken down!).
HEH, The First pic with two of them with their heads down, looks like Cheerleaders getting ready to start a routine "READY...OK"

They look great, thanks
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Old November 9 2012, 10:00 PM   #24
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Yeah, I like them. They are a bit more "Cybusy" than I had expected from the description, but when I thought about it, I don't think a total departure from that generation will happen until the next redesign. These seem more transitional in that regard, and I am fine with that, knowing that they aren't going to be marching loudly and carrying on, and will return to the stealthy Cybermen of old.
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Old November 9 2012, 11:57 PM   #25
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forget it - I see it's already posted above
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Old November 10 2012, 12:02 AM   #26
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Oh come on!

Cybermen, shmybermen.

Why waste Neil on these over used entrenched buggers?
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Old November 10 2012, 12:35 AM   #27
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I was thinking a comparison shot might be useful.

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Old November 10 2012, 12:45 AM   #28
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Kind of reminds me of the pictures I've seen of the new Robocop. Which is kind of funny, since everyone compared the Cybusmen to Robocop when they were first introduced.
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Set Report from GB: From Timeboy;
"BRAND NEW CYBERMEN! Very similar to the Cybus ones, but they have tighter armour and Tomb of the Cybermen-like faces!!!! Really shiny"

"The armour is like slim-fitted rubber, similar to the new Sontarans, but silver. Guns fixed on arms, and the leader has an extra gun"

"They're walking softly, slowly, and quietly, like the Hartnell/Troughton era Cybermen"
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More from Timeboy (I'll say SQUEE): Back to some actual spoilers rather than the "opposition" (you've got to laugh)

The new Cybermen are amazing! I got right up close, but was asked by the castle workers not to take any photos, so I didn't. The castle was open to the public as normal.

They really are stunning. Less knight, armour-like, and more tight silver rubber. The material looked like it was the same as the new series Sontarans, sprayed silver. It was quite a bit like the Cybermen from The Invasion, especially on the arms and lets. They have what looks like a small chest gun in the form of a camera iris sort of shape, kind of strapped onto their chest. They've got guns on their arms like the ones in Army of Ghosts. The head is less angular than the Cybus design, and more smooth and rounded like in Tomb of the Cybermen. They have the corrugated ear pieces, although its very subtle. The mouth is similar to the Tomb design too. It looks like more of a rubber mask than the Cybus "helmets". The handlebars and teardrop eye are still there. The hands look like a man with tight silver washing up gloves on!

They move slowly, although its still in an organised manner, with a choreographer on set. They don't stop at all. They calmly wander towards Clara, almost like zombies. One thing I found a bit distracting was the squeaky noise! Because they're made out of some sort of rubber (shoes included), and obviously they've just been made, there was a really annoying noise. Like when you get a new pair of trainers!

They really have cherry picked the best components of all the Cybermen designs. They've managed to make them more, dare I say it, cloth-like, than I ever thought would be acceptable in 2012/13. There's also a bit of continuity between the Cybus design and these ones, such as the handlebars, teardrops and some of the abdominal section of the suit. But there's no longer any black wiring underneath (as far as I could tell), and they look much slimmer and less bulkier than the Cybusmen. It looks like its only made up of a few pieces, compared to all the sections of arm, leg and chest armour the previous designs had. Looking at the series 2-6 Cybermen now, they look rubbish! They've got the design spot on. They'll go down very well on here I think.

In terms of the scene filmed... The Cybermen appear out of smoke towards Clara, creeping slowly towards her. She grabs a mace, and swings it all over the place, hitting them. It doesn't do anything, so she accepts defeat and throws the mace away in anger, then dodges the Cybermen and escapes! Army people with big guns come and shoot the Cybermen, and the Cybermen fire their arm guns back, hitting some of the soldiers.
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HOLY SHITBALLS! PICS! (Look now before they get taken down!).
Sounds and looks very promising. As zarkon said, hopefully the voices will change, too. I love the sing-song voices from The Tenth Planet and Big Finish's Spare Parts (among others).
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Personally, I thought The Invasion had the best Cyberman voice.
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