Doctor Who (2005– )
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The Age of Steel 

The Cybermen take control of London as the population is enslaved and the Doctor and his friends become fugitives.

Director:

Graeme Harper

Writers:

Tom MacRae, Kit Pedler (characters: "Cybermen") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Shaun Dingwall ... Pete Tyler
Roger Lloyd Pack ... John Lumic
Andrew Hayden-Smith ... Jake Simmonds
Helen Griffin ... Mrs. Moore
Colin Spaull ... Mr. Crane
Duncan Duff ... Newsreader
Paul Kasey ... Cyber-Leader
Nicholas Briggs ... Cybermen (voice)
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Storyline

Lumic and the Cybermen are forcing the population to "upgrade" to cold, emotionless creatures like themselves. The Doctor, Rose, and Mickey join forces with the alternate-reality counterparts of Pete Tyler and Mickey Smith, in the search for the one weakness in the Cybermen's plans. Written by RTF

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In the original script, the emotive Cyberman euthanised by the Doctor was an eleven year-old boy. See more »

Goofs

When Cyber Lumic falls from the zeppelin, you also see part of the rope ladder falling as well. While Pete only used the sonic screwdriver on one side of the ladder, the other side could have snapped due to Cyber Lumic's weight. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Smith: Let's go and liberate Paris.
Jake Simmonds: What, you and me? In a van?
Mickey Smith: Nothing wrong with a van. I once saved the universe with a big yellow truck.
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Connections

References Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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The battle of London
21 May 2006 | by djarmhpSee all my reviews

The slightly overlong set up episode of the previous week paid off in no uncertain terms with an episode that hit the heights. There was a certain deus ex machina flavour to the resolution of the cliffhanger, but it was a good start for all that. As is now common with this Doctor the moral, ethical and emotional considerations of his actions were centre stage. They were always there in the classic series, but they were a side issue, to be glossed over when the Doctor was in the heat of battle. This regeneration even says sorry to a cyberman during the battle! This episode finally shows Mickey embracing the heroic side that had been hinted at in previous episodes. His journey from zero to hero is complete, and it has been an utterly convincing one. With scares, humour and scenes that brought a lump to your throat this episode had everything. After much consideration I can finally say that the new series betters the classic series in every single respect. Coming from a die hard Whovian you can get no better recommendation than that.


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