Nightmare in Silver

Nightmare in Silver
"Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?"World class skater that's who
"Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?"
World class skater that's who
Season: 7
Episode: 12
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Air date 11 May 2013
Written by Neil Gaiman
Directed by Stephen Woolfenden
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Nightmare In Tin is an Eleventh Doctor episode written by Neil Gaiman. It's the 12th episode of Series 7 and stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman.

Plot

Do you love OP Cybermen? Yes? Do you like Neil Gaiman? Fuck yeah you do! Sandman, The Doctor's Wife. That man is literally Doctor Who crack, you can't get enough of him.

And do you also love annoying-ass bratty kids that do nothing but complain and don't contribute to the story whatsoever?

Wait don't walk away...

Where are you going?

ᴴᵉʸ ᶜᵒᵐᵉ ᵇᵃᶜᵏ...


Cyberiad Cybermen

The Cybermen in Nightmare in Silver are badass, I mean really badass, Guts wrapped in Sean Connery served with a platter of Clint Eastwood badass. Did I also mention they look and act a lot like Monsoon from Metal Gear Rising? Here is a well reasoned explanation in the form of song, feel free to sing along.

WASH AWAY THE ANGER

HERE I STAND BENEATH THE WARM AND SOOTHING RAIN

THE DROPLETS FALLING GENTLY DOWN ON THE TERRAIN

WASH AWAY THE SORROW ALL THE STAINS OF TIME

BUT THERE’S NO MEMORY IT’S ONLY DRY INSIDE

IN THE MUD AND SINKING DEEPER INTO A PEACEFUL LIFE

AND IT WILL COME LIKE A FLOOD OF PAIN

POURING DOWN ON ME

AND IT WILL NOT LET UP UNTIL THE END IS HERE

AND IT WILL COME THROUGH THE DARKEST DAY IN MY FINAL HOUR

AND IT WILL NEVER REST UNTIL THE CLOUDS ARE CLEAR

UNTIL IT FINDS MY DREAMS HAVE DISAPPEARED MY DREAMS DISAPPEAR

Alternatiely, they are straight up Borg ripoff there.

Reception

All that bullshit aside, it's obvious in retrospect that Neal Greyman's script was ruined and the whole thing bollocksed-up by the director. The ever-superior El Sandifer describes how it all got wrong here.

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