Preview: Tutankhamun And Cybermen

By M@ Last edited 130 months ago
Preview: Tutankhamun And Cybermen

Kudos to UCL's Petrie Museum for a creative bit of programming. The museum of all things Egyptian will next month pair up the most famous Pharaoh with Doctor Who's second-most-famous enemy.

The Tomb of the Cybermen is the earliest surviving adventure (1967) from Patrick Troughton-era Who. The cantankerous Timelord stumbles across an archaeological dig to uncover the remains of the Cybermen, the menacing robot-race who had reputedly died out centuries before. You'll be unsurprised to hear that rumours of their demise were wildly exaggerated. It's a pacey instalment, and well worth catching on DVD.

The Petrie Museum won't be screening the whole thing, but a short documentary comparing the classic story to the uncovering of Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt (and in real life). This will be followed by a conversation with author Sir Christopher Frayling (The Face of Tutankhamun), Egyptologist John J Johnston and sci-fi expert Simon Guerrier.

The event is on 29 September (6.30pm). Tickets are free and available here.

Next week: Cleopatra and the Wampa Monster of Hoth.

Last Updated 16 August 2011