Our next gaming session brings us to Blood Of The Cybermen! And there's a cameo from Sarah Douglas- Ursa in Superman 2- as Elizabeth Meadows, leader of the GSO's project in the Arctic Circle. Her crew are being attacked by Cybermats & converted into Cyberslaves....which basically means standard Cybermen with more human-shaped bodies, able to fire lightning from their hands just as the Silence could, sort of.
The Chief Engineer, Chisholm- played by Barnaby Edwards, more often to be found inside a Dalek- is the first to succumb, just after meeting the Doctor & Amy & offering them a lift back to the GSO base. Luckily Meadows is working on a cure in an attempt to get her team back, though she needs a sample of the virus the Cybermats are carrying. A job only the man in the tweed jacket & his Scottish redhead companion can pull off. That done, they soon find Meadows has gone missing- though the Doctor is able to administer a sample of the cure to Chisholm, who's already been partially converted.
Making an elementary mistake, its time to go down a lift & investigate a mystery. Massive own goal there! Meadows has been a Cyberslave all along, & forces the Doctor to revive a frozen Cyber-army, including a Cyber-Lord, in exchange for Amy's freedom. Seeing no way out, he complies- & as reward for her thawing him out the Cyber-Lord orders all Cyberslaves to be destroyed, deeming them impure compared to ' true ' Cybermen. But help is at hand- Chisholm's recovered & he's got a laser! Always a handy tool when you're in a tight squeeze. From then on it should be plain sailing- with a hint that UNIT might be called in to aid in any clean-up operation.
Like any television episode of Doctor Who, The Adventure Games were fully scripted. Here are a few script extracts-
EXT. SURVEY OUTPOST DAY
The Geological Survey Outpost. Cold. Sinister. Inhospitable. Apparently deserted.
A board names it: ARCTIC GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BASE, ZEBRA BAY.
The TARDIS materializes within the quadrant of pre‐fabricated buildings, snowcats, and a watchtower.
THE DOCTOR and AMY step out of the TARDIS.
"Doctor, did you ever see The Thing?"
"The Carpenter Kurt Russell Thing or the Howard Hawks Thing-y with the walking carrot?"
"Not sure I see your point, anyway.
CONTINUING PREVIOUS CUTSCENE
EXT. SURVEY OUTPOST , DAY
As CHISHOLM stumbles out of the TARDIS...
"You brought me back! They'll get us all!"
The Doctor tries to calm him...
"I give you my word. I'll protect you - whatever you’re talking about, I can help. I promise."
"How? They got everybody -
"What got them?"
"And changed them into what?"
"Like robots – slaves- Cyberslaves......
INT. CONTROL ROOM/CONVERSION CHAMBER, DAY
THE DOCTOR enters the control room. PROFESSOR MEADOWS is there. Half in shadow. We see only one side of her face.
"Professor Meadows! I was afraid the Cybermats had got you."
She turns to face him and he sees that she is metal.
"Ah! I see..."
And two more CYBERSLAVES emerge from the darkness, flanking her.
"I don't think so, Doctor."
"You must spend hours in front of the mirror in a morning."
Meadows takes a menacing step towards him ‐
"Humour is a redundant application of intellect."
"I don't know, I find it comes in handy in a tight spot. So you were a Cyberslave from the start?"
"And you answered the distress call I directed at your TARDIS."
"What do you want with me? And what have you done with Amy?"
Meadows turns on a monitor-it shows AMY, struggling, but strapped to the table in a conversion chamber.
Just goes to show the video-game world takes just as much, if not more, work compared to television!
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