Spare Parts was released in July 2002. It saw a return to Mondas for Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor and his companion Nyssa, played by Sarah Sutton. This story was the inspiration for two 2006 Doctor Who television episodes; it had a credit in both DW: The Age of Steel and DW: Rise of the Cybermen.

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"I'm not even sure they are people by the end. They’re just so many tinned left-overs..."

On a dark frozen planet where no planet should be, in a doomed city with a sky of stone, the last denizens of Earth's long-lost twin will pay any price to survive, even if the laser scalpels cost them their love and hate and humanity.

And in the Mat-infested streets, round about tea-time, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa unearth a black market in secondhand body parts and run the gauntlet of augmented police and their augmented horses.

And just between the tramstop and the picturehouse, the Doctor's worst suspicions are finally confirmed: the Cybermen have only just begun, and the Doctor will be, just as he always has been, their saviour...


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  • Yvonne has a Cybermat as a pet.
  • The Doctor tries to fight off a Cyberman with gold, but it has no effect.
  • This story marks the first chronological appearance of a Cyber-Planner. It originates in a union of the brightest minds of the Mondasian Council.




For the the Fifth Doctor

For the Cybermen

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