Note: Remastered CD box set re-release of the 4 ArcHive Tapes audio cassettes from 1989-1990, containing readings by David Banks from his book Cybermen, which chronicles the fictional history of the Cyberman race. This box set also contains new video interviews with author David Banks and artist Andrew Skilleter, plus a pull-out poster.
Disc 1: Origins of the Cybermen
Disc 2: The Early Cybermen
Disc 3: The Cybernomads
Disc 4: The Ultimate Cybermen
Disc 3 features exclusive bonus interview footage
The following blurb is contained on a fold-up insert inside the CD case:
Actor David Banks created the character of the CyberLeader in BBC TV sci-fi series Doctor Who. In 1988 he wrote the book Cybermen, 'everything you wanted to know about the Cyber Race but were afraid to ask', illustrated by the acclaimed Doctor Who artist Andrew Skilleter. After the book came The ArcHive Tapes, an audiobook series released in 4 parts on separate cassettes in 1989.
This new 4 CD box set is a high definition remastering of that audiobook series, the hypothesised history of the Cyber Race, written, narrated and entirely reconstructed by the CyberLeader himself. A gripping retelling of their origins and history, fully dramatised with new effects, and original music heard here for the first time, it includes exclusive video interviews with Andrew Skilleter and David Banks.
Just when you thought the Cybermen would never return, here they are again — large as life and ten times as scary!
The ArcHive Tapes: Cybermen. One small purchase for a human, one huge cyber leap for humankind.