Give a Cyberman a 19th century Romantic poet possessed by a biosynthetic strategic battle computer, and it’ll satiate its desire to kill humans for a day. Teach it how to use said biosynthetic strategic battle computer? It’ll satiate that desire for quite a foreseeable future.
The BBC has released the first clip from “Ascension of the Cybermen,” the first part of Doctor Who season 12’s two-part, cyber-tastic finale. Picking up directly from the Doctor’s seemingly disastrous choice to ignore Captain Jack’s dire warning and give the last Cyberman in existence exactly what it wants, it brings us to a future where humanity is seemingly down to just a handful of people and the world has been turned into what basically looks like a tattered field in the British countryside somewhere—a move no doubt extremely beneficial to a sci-fi show shot on an ever-dwindling BBC budget.
Good job then that the Doctor’s here to help said last remnant of humanity fight off the impending Cyber-threat warping into the skies above! It’s the least she can do considering that, well, she’s basically responsible for their miserable situation anyway. Damned if you do, Doctor, damned if you don’t. At least you’ve got a bear of yourself you could cuddle for reassurance now?
Doctor Who’s end begins February 24.