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Tomb of the Cybermen by Chrisofedf Tomb of the Cybermen by Chrisofedf
Battered, defeated, their home-world burnt away and their Space fleet destroyed, the last remnants of the Cybermen flee to the Ice Planet Telos, Their plan, to bury themselves deep inside the planet and wait. Wait for thousands of years until they become legend and curious people come looking them, not knowing the danger they face...

The Tomb of the Cybermen, for me is probably the best Doctor Who story ever. Everything falls into place from cast, to music to the look, and the Cybermen are on terrifying form. It's almost fitting in the end they can't beat them so they lock them back into the Tomb.

While I loved the look of the Tomb itself I always kind of imagined there was more to it, so heres my depiction of it, as part of a large network of tunnels.

Also, I took another time-lapse video showing the making of this image, probably also showing how indecisive i was picking an angle to show it at.


Made with:
Robotically animated Human Zombies.
VUE 10
Particle Illusion
Google Sketchup
And Photoshop.
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Amazingly atmospheric, adding depth to what was only a small BBC studio in my mind but now, just wow - utterly stunning. One wishes all the 60s stories could be revisited like this. I have no qualms with this image EXCEPT the reproduction of the Cyberman graphic adorning the chambers and bottom tomb door, the proportions are slightly wrong but I did not notice until I pressed my face to the screen. Maybe it needs some more controls to control the other chambers, but I imagine those are closer to their counterparts. Now all it needs is some occupants! Preferably man and mat! Will this ever be animated?
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ZoahLord Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Visually, this picture better than the show could deliver. I heard the story on audio tape before I watched the VHS/DVD and the atmosphere in tape was awe-inspiring, capturing the imagination. The visuals of the story were great, but never matched up to what a mind can come up with in absence of visuals. This probably comes close though. Really emphasises the depth, strength, number and danger of the cybertombs.
Thesis17 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
lGreat work, love this image. I agree Tomb of the Cybermen is one of the best episodes. I remember when they found the entire story. I was bouncing off the walls when I finally got to see the entire program. 
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It is a great ep, Love it to bits.
AWESOME! This really was one of the best episodes of all. It has my top favorite DW line ever, "Well, now I know you're mad. I just wanted to make sure." Greatest PWN EVER!!
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Cheers, that is a great quote :)
I know, right?! It cracks me up every time I watch this episode.
disneydamsel98 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i watched this ep a while ago (i watched the special about the 2nd doctor in prep for the 50th anniversary on demand and this episode was at the end) and i couldn't help but laugh at the part when theyre ripping thru plastic bags!!!!!
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Or when they reverse back into them :)
disneydamsel98 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the cybermat looked adorable!!!
RanisYowlum Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
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