Dr. Who Saturday
It has Tom Baker playing the doctor in it along with Sarah Jane Smith (Elizabeth Sladen) as his companion and Lieutenant Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter). It was one of those episodes that was recorded back-to-back with the previous episode, The Ark in Space, and uses some of the same sets for both episodes. However, with Revenge of the Cybermen they also use a pretty interesting cave-like setting that is supposed to be the inside of an asteroid called Voga. (The scenes were actually filmed at a place in the UK known as Wookey Hole. Gotta love that name.)
It concerns a plague or so the crew members think that has infected their space station called Nerva, and it has killed off nearly all their crew. They are quarantined from most of the station. The doctor and crew have materialized there awaiting the return of the TARDIS by the way of a wrist band gizmo.
One of the crew members aboard the station is a traitor, which you learn pretty early on, and he is seeking the gold inside the asteroid along with parts of an alien race that have mined Voga which he has teamed up with known as the Guardians. Both have forged a secret alliance for their own gains. The Cybermen want the asteroid destroyed as gold it contains mucks up their breathing apparatus and kills them. So essentially the Cybermen want to destroy it.
Eventually the crew members aboard the Nerva station find out the traitor, and find out that the doctor and crew are really the good guys, however, of course, the crew gets separated and part of the story deals with that, part deal with thwarting the Cybermen, part of it is dealing with the Guardians, also part is trying to prevent them from blowing up Voga, and so on. It was a fun episode.
Oh, and while on the subject of Doctor Who I found a Doctor Who Podcast Alliance, which collects podcast on the series for those interested in that. Check it out here.
Both take place around 1973, and in both iirc, the two leads get sent back to the past by way of a coma/concussion. I know it sounds odd, but it works. It is really a detective series with some speculative time travel things thrown into it, but it makes for a compelling series to watch. The series deals with the main character feeling like a fish out of water, and wanting someone to get him a cell phone, and of course the people around him go "Huh?" because it has not been invented yet, and neither has the more modern forensic sciences, or computers, and what-have-you. Along with the character trying to adjust to this new world and wondering if it's a dream or he's gone crazy, you (as a viewer) also remember (if you were alive then) all the things that were hip or in vogue at that time during the 70s like record shops, the clothing, the culture, and the like. Plus another interesting bonus is the soundtrack to the series as they play music from that era as well, which for me is a lot of fun.
At any rate, this double feature back to back showing of Life On Mars and Doctor Who with Tom Baker has a rather winning SF Saturday lineup. Plus before all that Star Trek: TOS shows just before they start. So if you're a couch potato on Saturdays like me, it's all good.
Today while trolling the web I ran into some little videos on YT called Bad Days. They are similar to something like the animation on Robot Chicken, but maybe not quite as cutting edge. The one below is about Doctor Who, but they have them on other pop culture like Planet of the Apes, super heroes, TV shows, and the like.