DOCTOR WHO FOLKLORE This story sees a radical re-design for the NEW SERIES' Cyberman (originally created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis.
DOCTOR WHO FOLKLORE Neil Gaiman devises a new Cyberman genre; Cyberiad. He also regenerates the concept of Cybermats; the Doctor names them "...Cybermites..."
DOCTOR WHO FOLKLORE The Doctor allows the CyberPlanner to access parts of his knowledge database detailing the Time Lords, and, at one point, assesses the threat of his own regeneration (and depicts his previous incarnations).
DOCTOR WHO FOLKLORE The Doctor states that the Time Lords invented Chess.
DOCTOR WHO FOLKLORE The script throws in a couple of affectionate 'nods' to the CLASSIC SERIES; mentions a "...Moonbase..." (THE MOONBASE, 1967)
PRODUCTION NOTES This is Neil Gaiman's second DOCTOR WHO story following SERIES SIX's THE DOCTOR'S WIFE.