Doctor Who (1963)

The Invasion, Episode Eight

Season 6, Ep 18, Aired 12/21/68
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  • Episode Description
  • With the Cybermen now intent on genocide, Tobias Vaughn and the Doctor must find a way to stop their invasion.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Derrick Sherwin

  • Douglas Camfield

  • Kit Pedler

  • Don Harper

  • Frazer Hines

    Jamie

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Cybermen Take On London Written by Derrick Sherwin And Kit Pedler Directed by Douglas Camfield

    By shawnlunn2002, Jan 06, 2008

  • The Cybermen in perhaps their best outing & a preview of things to come in the series as a whole.

    By cybercontroller, Mar 12, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Isobel: Tired? Zoe: No, exhausted.

    • Major Branwell [ of Zoe ]: Can't we keep her on, sir? She's much prettier than a computer.

    Notes (4)

    • Frazer Hines was on vacation for this episode and only appears in a pre-filmed insert.

    • Some of the UNIT extras were professional soldiers from the Coldstream Guards.

    • This episode bears an additional credit: THE BBC WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE HELP GIVEN TO THEM BY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE IN THE MAKING OF THIS PROGRAMME

    • Kevin Stoney, who plays Tobias Vaughn, would later return in another Cyberman story, Revenge of the Cybermen.

    Trivia (4)

    • In this episode, the Russians launch a moon rocket to take out the Cyber control ship. On the date the episode was broadcast, Apollo 8 was launched and would become the first manned ship to orbit the moon.

    • When Vaughn zaps a Cyberman with the Cerebraton Mentor , it is a very obvious dummy that falls from the roof.

    • The Doctor's opening line ("Is this what you wanted, Vaughn? To be the ruler of a dead world?") is slightly different from the version on the cliffhanger to Episode 7. ("Is this what you wanted? To be the ruler of a dead world?")

    • The stock footage used for the missile launches is frequently repeated and combines footage of two different types of missile.

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