In the 11th Doctor story The Almost People I could have sworn the Doctor muttered something about Cybermats. Was I hallucinating?

This was at the beginning of the episode when the Doctor and his "ganger" were confronting each other. I think the Doctor said something about them being telepathic.

  • Need a little more info than this...around what part in the episode? – Ian Pugsley May 28 '11 at 19:53
  • @IanPugsley it's right at the start when the two Doctors are getting used to each other. – user1027 May 28 '11 at 22:48
  • It was shortly after he said to "reverse the polarity of the neutron flow". – Richard May 29 '11 at 7:20

Yes you heard it (no, you weren't hallucinating). Cybermats, mentioned by the Doctor's Ganger, are rodent-like killers created by the Cybermen.

These creatures were first seen in The Tomb of the Cybermen (2nd Doctor).

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    Thank you for telling me when the Cybermats where first introduced - but its not actually helpful. – Lekarz Kto May 30 '11 at 15:49
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    @Lekarz the literal answer to your question is "no, you weren't hallucinating". I provided a more useful answer, that (a) says yes they were mentioned and by whom, (b) provides a link to a page that contains a lot of information about them, and (c) explains that these are not new to Doctor Who. Please edit your question if you wanted something else. – Tony Meyer May 30 '11 at 20:20

The answer is yes - it was said (as Richard and Keen said in their comments). I don't think it is significant to the story. It was a sort of post regeneration (although this was not regeneration) babble pulling things from the Doctor's past

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See page Series 6 on TARDIS Wiki

They are returning in the second-to-last episode. They just started randomly talking about them - maybe as a hint.

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  • Good point - I think you are referring to "A Good Man Goes to War" where the Cybermen briefly appear. However, I don't think this is significant - and certainly no cybermats. – Lekarz Kto Jul 17 '11 at 11:42

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