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Doctor Who, episode 33 (4.6)
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2012 09:28:30
The Cybermen attack the Moon, looking to control Earth's weather.
The TARDIS arrives in 2070 AD on the Moon, where a weather control station under the command of a man named Hobson is in the grip of a plague epidemic - in reality the result of an alien poison planted by the Cybermen.
Polly realises that as the Cybermen's chest units are made of plastic they must be vulnerable to attack by solvents. She and her friends manage to destroy all the Cybermen on the base with a 'cocktail' of such chemicals shot at them through fire extinguishers.
A second wave of Cybermen advances across the lunar surface but, prompted by the Doctor, Hobson uses the base's gravity-generating weather control device, the Gravitron, to send them flying off into space.
By The Television Companion on 23 Oct 2003 21:48:17
The Moonbase is all but a remake of the first Cyberman adventure, The Tenth Planet. In this remix, the Antarctic is replaced with the Moon, Cutler with Hobson, and the sub-plot involving the space capsule in danger with one about a mysterious illness. However, this is by no means to suggest that The Moonbase is a poor relation. On the contrary, it is far superior in many ways, not least of which being the depiction of the Cybermen themselves.
In The Tenth Planet, the creatures were...
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