Synopsis The Auctioneers. A secret global network, collecting and exploiting alien technology for maximum profit. After they threaten UNIT, the consequences are grave. Kate Stewart has vowed to take them down.
But another menace is close. The Cybermen are coming, and UNIT’s only hope could be its greatest enemy. The Master.
6.1 Game Theory by Matt Fitton Sam Bishop is missing. Lost at sea, imprisoned with a valuable hostage, UNIT’s troubleshooter will need all his skills to survive. To save their comrade, Kate Stewart and Osgood are offered a deadly challenge. But this game might be impossible to win…
6.2 Telepresence by Guy Adams Testing salvaged equipment, Osgood leads Colonel Shindi and Josh Carter on a strange expedition into uncharted territory. A virtual world. When the team is attacked, Kate tries to assist. But it seems the technology itself is doing all it can to keep her apart from her people.
6.3 Code Silver by Guy Adams The Cybermen are coming. Across the barriers between universes, conquering all before them. Conquering and converting.
As her troops fight a relentless enemy, Kate battles to lock down the threat. But how long can UNIT resist?
6.4 Master of Worlds by Matt Fitton The Cybermen are close to victory. A world under Cybercontrol. A new paradigm to expand the Cyber-race.
Fresh from the Time War, the Master arrives at the hour of Earth's greatest need. But he really doesn't care...
Written By: Matt Fitton, Guy Adams Directed By: Ken Bentley
CAST Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), James Joyce (Captain Josh Carter), Ramon Tikaram (Colonel Shindi), Warren Brown (Sam Bishop), Kerry Fox (Julia Hartley-Price), Louis Tamone (Lt Commander Parsons), Derek Jacobi (The War Master) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Coming out in May next year, the pressure is on for the War Master to save us all in UNIT – Cyber Reality
As you may have guessed from the title, Kate Stewart and the UNIT team will be facing off against the Cybermen in the sixth series of UNIT – The New Series – Cyber Reality. And, as revealed in a Doctor Who Magazine exclusive, Kate Stewart will be forced to rely on the assistance of a new scientific advisor, although not one she can trust…
After appearing in his own series and Gallifrey Time War, the War Master – played by Derek Jacobi – will be journeying to Earth. Joining him and Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart, are the whole UNIT team: Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, Ramon Tikaram as Colonel Shindi, James Joyce as Josh Carter and Warren Brown as Sam Bishop, with Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen.
Four new missions await the team in UNIT – Cyber Reality.
6.1 Game Theory by Matt Fitton 6.2 Telepresence by Guy Adams 6.3 Code Silver by Guy Adams 6.4 Master of Worlds by Matt Fitton
Jacobi Master and the Cybermen? Instant preorder. That being said... as much as I love old enemies returning, I hope future box sets have original monsters, because it feels like UNIT is relying on established/fan-favourite enemies (aside from Shutdown). Also, I hope that at some point after Encounters we get another box set of standalone stories (or very loosely linked) - a continuing story arc is fun, but I must say I'm looking forward to Encounters just because it seems like they're more standalone adventures.
But, yeah, I'm still very much looking forward to this one.
Love, love, love the idea of the Master being UNIT's scientific advisor.
As do I. This might be the first UNIT set I buy for that very reason.
I have autism and sometimes that can affect the way I post come across. No offense EVER intended.
Story Averages: First Doctor - 7.6, Second Doctor - 7.6, Third Doctor - 9.1, Fourth Doctor - 8.7, Fifth Doctor - 8.7, Sixth Doctor - 7.8, Seventh Doctor - 7.6, Eighth Doctor - 8, War Doctor - 9.8, Ninth Doctor - 7.05, Tenth Doctor - 8, Eleventh Doctor - 7.8, Twelfth Doctor - 8.6
Now with this announcement of Cybermen in a May boxset along with a Time Lord villain I do wonder if Big Finish have something different lined up for the March Third Doctor adventure...
You could very well be right, but I hope not. I know The Blue Tooth is wonderful and all, but a full cast 3rd Doctor / Cybermen story really needs to happen, and it's needed to happen for a very long time in my opinion.