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Cyber-Scout

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Cyber-Scouts (otherwise known as Stealth Cybermen) were from the BBC television show Doctor Who and were a division of the Cybermen that specialised in sabotaging enemies on scouting missions.

Appearances[edit]

The very first Cyber-Scouts infiltrated the United States Air Force's B-52 bomber holding the Dart, a rocket-powered fighter plane. At least two Scouts were identified in the comic, as they shared no distinguishable markings to that of the standard Cybermen also in the comic strip, Test Flight.

Later, when a squadron of Cybermen were time scooped to the Death Zone on Gallifrey by Borusa, Cyber-Scouts were present when Cyber-Bombs were placed around the Doctor's TARDIS, in an effort to destroy it, in the television serial, The Five Doctors).

When the Sixth Doctor was caught up in the Cybermen invasion of Earth, Cyber-Scouts were shown painted metallic black for camouflage purposes in the London Underground sewers. Other Cyber-Scouts stationed in the Telos Cyber base took direct orders from the Cyber Controller and one Scout even made it into the Doctor's TARDIS, when the Cyber Controller ambushed the Doctor. Other Scouts shown on Telos had again no distinguishable features and patrolled a set route, where some were attacked by Stratton and Bates in the television serial, Attack Of The Cybermen.[1][2]

Weapons[edit]

The first Cyber-Scouts of Mondasian origin used their laser weapons, which were mounted onto their lower torso, as seen in the comic, Test Flight).

In the Death Zone, Cyber-Scouts contributed in setting up the Cyber-Bombs to destroy the Doctor's TARDIS in the television serial, The Five Doctors.

Later, the black painted Cyber-Scouts were armed with modified standard Cybermen weapons. These new weapons were bigger and more brightly coloured than their standard counterparts as seen in the television serial, Attack Of The Cybermen.[3]

List Of Appearances[edit]

TV Comic[edit]

  • "Test Flight" (Annual 1970)

Doctor Who Episodes[edit]

  • "The Five Doctors" (1983)
  • "Attack of the Cybermen" (1985)

Trivia[edit]

Cyber-Scouts originated from the TV Comic Annual 1970 strip 'Test Flight,' in an adventure with the Second Doctor, although this most likely did not have any impact on their appearance in the television series of Doctor Who.

The Cyber-Scouts found in Peter Davison's era as the doctor were only distinguishable by the end credits mentioning who played the Cyber-Scouts. Later, with Colin Baker as the doctor, the scouts were painted black, to be better distinguished from other Cyberman variants. The Cyber-Scouts have never since made an appearance in the revival Doctor Who series.[2]

References[edit]

  1. "Cyber-Scout". Tardis.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Full text of "Doctor Who In Vision 079 Attack Of The Cybermen"".
  3. "Stealth Cyberman - Cybermen Design and Hierarchy - The Doctor Who Site". www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-02.


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