On a parallel Earth, the Doctor sees a terrifying enemy reborn… The Cybermen are coming!
“Rise of the Cybermen” is the fifth episode of the second series of the British science fiction television program Doctor Who. The episode features the return of Cybermen, featuring a parallel universe version created on Earth itself. It is the first part of a two-part story, the concluding part being “The Age of Steel”. After the TARDIS makes a crash landing on the Earth of another universe, Rose discovers her father is alive and rich, Mickey encounters his alternative self, and the Tenth Doctor learns one of his oldest and deadliest foes is about to be reborn.
The episode was first broadcast on 13 May 2006. It was directed by Graeme Harper, who became the first and so far only man in the show’s history to have directed episodes in both the original and revived runs of the series: he previously directed the acclaimed serial The Caves of Androzani in 1984, and Revelation of the Daleks in 1985.