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Dreadnought is an Eighth Doctor comic story originally printed in Radio Times.


The Eighth Doctor arrives on a space vessel called the Dreadnought, where he meets Stacy, who is running from the Cybermen. They capture the Doctor and Stacy, who finds out that her fiancé, Bill, has become a Cyberman. The Cybermen tried to force the Doctor into revealing the secrets of time travel, but, as he refused to do so, they threatened to kill Stacy. In order to prevent Stacy's death, the Doctor led the Cybermen into the TARDIS. Once inside the TARDIS, the Doctor tries to make contact with the cyber-converted Bill, who then attacks him. When Stacy makes him remember their relationship, he makes the ultimate sacrifice, killing himself to stop the Cybermen. After this the Doctor and Stacy depart in the TARDIS.



  • Cybermen eyes are capable of infra-red scans.
  • The Cybermen attempt to convert the Doctor into the first of a new breed of Cybermen that will conquer all of time and space, giving them the secrets of the Time Lords.
  • Dreadnought is a deep space haulage ship. The Cybermen attack it in deep space.
  • The Doctor describes the Cybermen as "evil, rapacious creatures."
  • Bill and Stacy planned to get married at St. Christopher's Church in Norfolk after their tour of duty.
  • Reversing the polarity of the TARDIS's neutron flow makes the Cybermen magnetically repellent to the TARDIS, Dreadnought, and each other, pulling everything apart and magnetically disassembling the Cybermen and the Dreadnought.


  • This story featured a new, sleeker version of the Cybermen design, later adapted for the Cybermen that appeared in the webcast Real Time (possibly due to both using artist Lee Sullivan).
  • Dreadnought was the comic debut of the Eighth Doctor. He was the first incarnation since the Fourth Doctor to make his comic debut outside Doctor Who Magazine.
  • The back-up comic Prologue: The Eighth Doctor, also illustrated by Sullivan, showed an encounter with Cybermen of the same design.


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