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Tread Perilously

Apr 6, 2017

Tread Perilously continues to examine good episodes of Doctor Who with "The Tomb of the Cybermen."

When the TARDIS lands on Telos, the Doctor, Jamie and their new friend Victoria discover an archeological expedition in danger of resurrecting the Cybermen. The Doctor helps them get inside the ancient Cyber city and helps them access the tombs. But as the Cybermen awake from a long slumber, he realizes he should probably stop them from assimilating the archeologists. Meanwhile, a rogue member of the team hopes to create a race of atomic supermen and conquer the world.

Space archeology is always fraught with peril.

Erik and Justin discuss the uncomfortable racists undertones of the story with its non-white villains and their manservant Toberman. More terrible American accents appear and Victoria is compared to Zoe. Erik invokes the ancient astronaut theory while Justin notes Jamie wears the shortest skirt in the story. They also compare the archeologists to the ill-fated crew of Prometheus. Erik declares that the Cybermats are adorable and Justin offers very important advice about space exploration. He also decides whether or not the story is as good as Erik believes.