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Old 2015-10-30, 04:39 PM   #60
inflatable dalek
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I never bought that the Bog were intentionally ripped off from the Cybermen. Though the art department were clearly fans (though they can't spell "Peter Davison" properly in The Neutral Zone) I've never seen any indication Maurice Hurley was a fan and it's a logical, cheap, place to go once insects with a hive mind proved to be too expensive. Plus the more obviously Cybermen themed ideas ("Assimilation" being the obvious one) only really become established later.

I do enjoy pointing out the Who fans who get smug about the Borg that the Cybermen are a total rip off from the Cybernauts in The Avengers anyway. Though at least Peddler and Davis didn't make it really obvious by giving them a crippled industrialist in a wheelchair as a creator.
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