The ArcHive Tapes: Cybermen
 

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Starring: David Banks
By:David Banks
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When:  May 2013
Publisher:  Explore Multimedia
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Format: 4 x CD
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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.

Cover blurb:
The Hypothesised History of the Cyber Race

Disc 1: Origins of the Cybermen

  • Cosmological Beginnings
  • Prehistoric Period
  • Departure of Mondas
  • The 14 Planet Period
  • Locating Planet 14
  • Journey to the Edge of Space
  • The Culture of Logic
  • Excising the Emotions
  • First Divergence of Species
  • The Transformation of Mondas
  • Developments on Planet 14
  • Meanwhile on Earth...

Disc 2: The Early Cybermen

  • Welcome to the Cyber Hive
  • First Invasion of Earth
  • Inhuman Killers from Another World
  • Cyber Mind Control
  • Destroy Life on Earth
  • The Quiet Invasion
  • The Descruction of Mondas
  • Cybermondasian
  • Misery or Mastery
  • Second Divergence of Species
  • Space Station W3
  • Late Cyberfaction
  • The Cybership
  • The Moonbase

Disc 3: The Cybernomads

  • The Vogan War
  • The Colonisation of Telos
  • Awakening of the Cybertelosians
  • The Pursuit of Voga
  • Late Cybernomad
  • The Vengeful Cybermen
  • Proliferating Cybermen

Disc 4: The Ultimate Cybermen

  • Cybermen on Gallifrey
  • In the Death Zone
  • The Deadly Chequerboard
  • Onslaught on Earth
  • Cybermen Take Control
  • Spiralling Backwards in Time
  • Departure from Telos
  • The TARDIS on Telos
  • A Wider Proliferation?
  • Living Metal
  • The Human State of Madness
  • The End of the Cybermen?

Disc 3 features exclusive bonus interview footage

The following blurb is contained on a fold-up insert inside the CD case:

They're back!

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.



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