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The BBC has revealed what the major villains from next season of Doctor Who will look like.

Yes, that's right, the Cybermen have a new design, the latest in a long line of silvery, cybernetic fashion statements that the monstrous Mondasians have been attempting to foist upon Earthlings since the late 1960s.

New Look Cybermen

Gone are the loose cloth bindings of the original Cybes, from William Hartnell's final story, The Tenth Planet, and the more fetish-friendly diver gear from Patrick Troughton outings The Invasion and The Wheel in Space. Ditto the g-force suits favoured in the 1980s in stories Earthshock, Attack of the Cybermen and Silver Nonsense. Sorry, Silver Nemesis.

In the 21st Century, the Cybes clearly prefer a more robotic, mechanical look, and while they have fortunately lost the cricket gloves acquired for their last appearance on our TV screens, the emotionless mechanoids have gained trouser flares. Indeed, bar the elegant feminine shape, the new cybes have all the halmarks of the Robotrix from Fritz Lang's Metropolis filmed in 1927.

Remember, retro is the new futurism... ®

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