The Age of Steel

Doctor Who | Season 2 | The Age of Steel

The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the populace.


“The Age of Steel” is the sixth episode of the second series of the British science fiction television program Doctor Who. It was first broadcast on 20 May 2006 and is the second part of a two-part story that was the first to feature the Cybermen since Silver Nemesis in 1988. The first part, “Rise of the Cybermen”, was broadcast on 13 May 2006. It stars David Tennant as the Doctor, Billie Piper as Rose Tyler and Noel Clarke as Mickey Smith.

It focuses on events in a parallel universe London, where John Lumic plans to convert the whole world’s population into Cybermen and the Doctor, Rose and Mickey Smith try to stop him. They are assisted by Mickey’s parallel universe counterpart, Ricky, who is the leader of a resistance movement. At the end of the episode Mickey decides to stay in the parallel universe and says goodbye to the Doctor and Rose.

The episode was relatively popular as it was the climax to the first story to feature the Cybermen since the show’s revival.

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Originally Aired: 05-20-2006
Director: Graeme Harper
Writers: Tom MacRae
Starring: David Tennant
Billie Piper
Camille Coduri
Noel Clarke
Shaun Dingwall
Roger Lloyd-Pack
Andrew Hayden Smith
Helen Griffin
Colin Spaull
Duncan Duff