Cyberon
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Directed byBill Baggs[1]
Written byLance Parkin
Produced byBill Baggs
CinematographyRichard Hookings
Edited byAlistair Lock
Music byAlistair Lock
Distributed byBBV
Release date
  • 2001 (2001)
Running time
61 minutes
LanguageEnglish

Cyberon is a direct-to-video unofficial spin-off of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was released direct-to-DVD and produced by the independent production company BBV.[2] It featured the Cyberons, a species created to resemble popular Doctor Who monsters, the Cybermen.[3] The main character of the film, Lauren Anderson, later featured in Zygon: When Being You Just Isn't Enough. Originally released on VHS, the film was not widely available on video. The story was released on DVD from online retailer Galaxy 4 in 2012.[4]

Synopsis

Cyberon is the new experimental drug touted to heal Lauren Anderson's brain damaged patients. Dr. Tom Mordley tells her the drug will revolutionise medical science, but Cyberon has plans of its own.

Cast

Novelisation

Cyberon
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AuthorJames Hornby
Cover artistCallum and Stuart Brown, Warren Lewis
PublisherArcbeatle Press
Publication date
21 September 2020[5]
Pages300
ISBN979-8-688-45856-5

A novelisation of the film by James Hornby was published 21 September 2020 by Arcbeatle Press.[5][6] The adapted novelisation also contained extra short stories featuring concepts and characters from Doctor Who related series such as P.R.O.B.E., the Virgin Missing Adventures, the Past Doctor Adventures and the Erimem series.[5][7] An unabridged audiobook read by Nigel Peever was released for download in November 2021.

Title Plot Featuring Author
"Flight of the Cyberons" A group of Cyberons attempt to escape the clutches of the Earth Alliance to propagate their race. Cyberons James Hornby
"Cyberon" The Cyberons try to spread their influence via an experimental new drug. Lauren Anderson, Cyberons James Hornby
"The Last Dose" Louise Bayliss is called back to P.R.O.B.E. to deal with the fallout of Cyberon. Louise Bayliss James Hornby
"Silver-Tongued Liars" Teenager Brittany Mordely finds a single leftover vial of Cyberon. Patricia Haggard James Wylder
"A Worthy Successor" Giles of P.R.O.B.E. visits the Vault in Northumberland to investigate the coverup of several deaths. Preternatural Research Bureau James Hornby and James Wylder
"Barnyard of the Cyberons" In the far future, the human race finds a new use for the drug known as Cyberon. Chris Cwej Tyche McPhee Letts

References

  1. ^ Rouner, Jef (14 May 2014). "Doctor Who: 5 Obscure Doctor Who Adventures That Are Free on YouTube". Houston Press. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. ^ Rees, Dylan (2 April 2016). Downtime - The Lost Worlds of Doctor Who. Obverse Books. ISBN 978-1909031425.
  3. ^ "Cyberons, sexy Zygons and Mark Gatiss: The bizarre world of the unofficial Doctor Who spin-offs".
  4. ^ "BBV Productions Cyberon DVD".
  5. ^ a b c "Arcbeatle Press and BBV Productions Announce Cyberon Adaptation".
  6. ^ Cyberon is Back!! (YouTube video). Arcbeatle Press. 1 January 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  7. ^ "CYBERON is Back! A New Novelization of the Doctor Who Spin-Off". 7 October 2020.