Doctor Who – The Animated Series was a proposed cartoon version of Doctor Who.
In the early 1990s, whilst the BBC were in negotiation with David Segal and CBS, they were also in talks with Canadian animation house Nelvana (who made such shows as “Droids” and “‘The Raccoons”) with regard to producing an animated version of Doctor Who.
Concept sketches were prepared by artist Ted Bastien and scriptwriting had begun when the project was cancelled.
This is Ted Bastien’s concept sketch for a “Dr Who – The Animated Series” Cyberman.
Some of the artwork, both finished and concept sketches, prepared by Lee Sullivan for the webcast of Real Time.
For more of Lee Sullivan’s Dr Who artwork see the links section.
Apart from his “standard” Mk VIII Cybermen, this selection also includes his Cybercontroller, partially converted Cybermen (Cyberslaves / Cyberdrones), Cybermats and assorted other goodies. The 6th Doctor’s costume also looks as lot more tasteful that his TV version…
The Cybermats are back…
Blood of the Cybermen – the second of four free Doctor Who games – will be released this Saturday on the BBC website. With the first game, City of the Daleks, the BBC did a pre-release a couple of days early so check their site if you want to see if this will again be the case.
The Adventure Games – Blood of the Cybermen
“The Doctor and Amy materialize in the Arctic – where members of a survey team are turning from flesh to metal and digging something sinister from under the ice that’s been waiting thousands of years – an army of Cybermen!
This is your chance to be the Doctor. Are you ready for the challenge?”
The second Adventure Game will be free to download from the official site, on Saturday, 26 June
The games are free to UK residents, those outside the UK will have to purchase the episodic titles next month – or alternatively use a UK proxy address to ask their ISP and make it look like they are in the UK…
The game designers have mentioned that they are bringing back an adversary of the Doctor not seen since the 4th Doctor… Although they haven’t said so, the trailer and concept art make it clear that this means Cybermats.
The screenshots and concept are also reveal Cybermen and partially converted Cyber-humans – so will this be (yet another) rebirth for the Cybus Cybermen in our universe? Quite possibly so – the design of the Cybermen in this story is basically that of the Cybus Cybermen, but the chest logo has been changed from the “C” to a stylised Cyberhead.
An abandoned Arctic research centre… an ancient relic… an off-screen terror – the classic ingredients of a Doctor Who episode. Only this time you are the Doctor. Episode two of the Doctor Who: The Adventure Games has today been unveiled by the BBC – and the good news is fans won’t have to wait long to get their hands on it.
The game will be available to download from the Doctor Who website this Saturday (26th June 2010), immediately after the thrilling TV series finale.
‘Blood of the Cybermen’ has been executively produced by Steven Moffat, stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, has been written by Phil Ford, and is developed by BBC Wales and Sumo Digital.
The games have been designed to complement the TV series, giving players the opportunity to finally ‘be’ the Doctor. The first episode ‘City of the Daleks’ received over 525,000 download requests in its first 12 days.
“Blood of the Cybermen is classic ‘Who,” says Phil Ford, Writer, Blood of the Cybermen, Doctor Who Waters of Mars and The Sarah Jane Adventures. “From the intriguing title, through the pre-credits intro to the mystery surrounding the Arctic base, this is everything you expect from a TV episode – only this time you control the action. It’s an epic story, and one we could only tell in a computer game. We’ve ambitious sets, a thrill-a-minute narrative, and we re-introduce a Doctor Who adversary not seen since the Tom Baker era.”