238) NIGHTMARE IN SILVER

11 May 2013

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238) NIGHTMARE IN SILVER

Plot

At Hedgewick's World of Wonders strange insect creatures are turning life forms into a deadly generation of Cybermen

Cast

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara), Eve De Leon Allen (Angie), Kassius Carey Johnson (Artie)

Jason Watkins (Webley), Warwick Davis (Porridge), Tamzin Outhwaite (Captain), Eloise Joseph (Beauty), Will Merrick (Brains)

Calvin Dean (Ha-Ha), Zahra Ahmadi (Missy), Aidan Cook (Cyberman), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Cybermen)

Uncredited Cast

Martin Challinor, Toby Rattery, Angus Brown, Paul Bailey, Charlie Smith, Simon Carew (Cybermen)

Crew

Neil Gaiman (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Series Producer), Denise Paul (Producer), Stephen Woolfenden (Director)

Crispin Layfield, Gordon Seed (Stunt Coordinators), Ryan Stuart (Stunt Performer), Alisa Berk (Choreographer) 

Fay Selby (First Assistant Director), Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (Second Assistant Director), Danielle Richards (Third Assistant Director)

Gareth Jones, Louisa Cavell (Assistant Directors), Iwan Roberts (Location Manager), Monty Till (Unit Manager)

Isetyn Hampson-Jones (Location Assistant), Phillipa Cole (Production Manager), Claire Hildred (Production Coordinator)

Gabriella Ricci (Asst Production Coordinator), Sandra Cosfield (Production Secretary), Rachel Vipond (Production Assistant)

Rhys Evans (Assistant Accountant), John Phillips (Assistant Script Editor), Steve Walker (Script Supervisor)

Joe Russell (Camera Operator), James Scott, Chris Reynolds (Focus Pullers), Gary Norman (Grip)

Meg de Koning, Sam Smithard, Cai Thompson (Camera Assistants), Owen Charnley (Assistant Grip)

Ross Adams, Chris Goding (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Stephen Slocombe (Best Boy)

Bob Wilton, Nick Powell, Gafin Riley, Gareth Sheldon (Electricians), Paul Spriggs (Supervising Art Director)

Lucienne Suren, Daniel Martin (Art Decorators), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator)

Adrian Greenwood, Holly Thurman (Production Buyers), Richard Hardy (Assistant Art Director)

Donna Shakesheff (Art Department Coordinator), Paul Smith (Props Master), Austin J Curtis, Jamie Farrell, Jamie Southcott (Prophands)

Helen Atherton, Rob Brandon (Standby Props), Jayne Davies, Mike Elkins, Paul Barnett (Dressing Props)

Chris Lees (Graphic Designer), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist), Florence Tucker (Petty Cash Buyer), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter)

Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger), Christian Davies (Practical Electrician), Penny Howarth, Alan Hardy (Props Makers)

Gareth Fox (Prop Driver), Terry Horle (Construction Manager), Dean Tucker (Construction Chargehand)

John Pinkerton (Scenic Artist), Fraser Purfit (Assistant Costume Designer), Carly Griffith (Costume Supervisor)

Katarina Cappallazzi, Gemma Evans (Costume Assistants), Vivienne Simpson, Sara Angharad, Allison Sing (Make-Up Artists)

Alice Purser (Casting Associate), Samantha Price (Post Production Coordinator), Becky Torman, Katrina Aust (Assistant Editors)

Joel Skinner (VFX Editor), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Matthew Cox (ADR Editor), Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor)

Paul Jefferies (Sound Effects Editor), Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor), Peter Anderson Studio (Graphics)

BBC Wales Visual Effects (Additional Visual Effects), Geraint Pari Huws (Online Editor), Gareth Spensley (Colourist)

The Cybermen created by Kit Pedler & Gerry Daviswith thanks to The BBC National Orchestra of Wales

conducted and orchestrated by Ben Fostermixed by Jake Jacksonrecorded by Gerry O'Riordan

Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director), Julie Scott (Production Executive)

Nerys Davies (Post Production Supervisor), Jeff Dunn (Production Accountant), Deian Llyr Humphreys (Sound Recordist)

Howard Burden (Costume Designer), Barbara Southcott (Make-Up Designer), Murray Gold (Music)

Stargate Studios (Visual Effects), Real SFX (Special Effects), Millennium FX (Prosthetics), Iain Erskine (Editor)

Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Tim Palmer BSC (Director of Photography), Des Hughes (Line Producer)

Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

David Mack (First Assistant Director), Joe Hornsey (Second Assistant Director)

Delmi Thomas, Harry Bunch, Gareth Webb (Third Assistant Directors), Charlotte Lailey de Ville, Rebecca Konig, Gareth Webb

Kelsey Richards, Emyr Glyn Rees (Assistant Directors), Rory Herbert, Elaine Matthews (Script Supervisor), Martin Stephens

Richard Stoddard, Iain MacKay (Camera Operators), Trevor Speed, Sally Low, Leo Holba, Svetlana Meko (Focus Pullers), Damien Roberts

Clive Baldwin, Owen Charnley, Dai Hopkins (Grip), James Brown, Matt Lepper, Tomoi Summers, Laurence Watso

Max Harris (Camera Assistants), Sam Reeves, Ryan Jarman, Jac Hopkins, Sam Phillips (Assistant Grip)

Chris Hughes, Laura Coates (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Dave Mount Stephens (Standby Rigger), Sian Samuel, Pam Verran

Sue Williams (Costume Assistants), Julie Fox Pritchard, Pam Mullins (Make-Ip Artists), Christian Joyce Tim Hunt (Sound Recordists)

Neville Kidd, Richard Stoddard (Director of Photography)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • Newbridge Memorial Hall, Celynen Colliers Institue & Memorial Hall, High Street, Newbridge

  • Caerphilly Castle, Castle Street, Caerphilly

  • MOD St Athan, St Athan, Barry

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Uskmouth Power Station, West Nash Road, Newport

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios [Exterior]

Deaths

  • Missy [blasted to death by a Cyberman]

  • Captain Alice Ferrin [blasted to death by a Cyberman]

  • Webley [killed when the planet is one blows up]

  • Mr Clever/Cyber-Planner [killed when the Cyberman army are destroyed]

  • Cybermen [killed in an explosion which destroys the planet]

  • Soldiers [some are blasted to death by Cybermen]

Production Days

  • 17 Days between Wednesday 7 November - Saturday 1 December 2012

Production Errors

  1. Whilst running to the castle, the golden ticket that The Doctor used to shut down the Cyber-Planner, is missing from his face. The ticket later reappears in subsequent scenes 

Working Titles

  • Silver Ghosts

  • The Last Cybermen

Verdict

For such a creative mind like Neil Gaiman it is surprising that he wrote this boring, lap lustre affair which does not do anything worthy to prove its existence. It is a shame to see two beloved British stars – Warwick Davis and Jason Watkins being thrown into roles which they so clearly cherish but are given absolutely nothing to do which does not reflect their abilities as actors. There are far too many recycled plotlines, the doppelganger and the game of chess which only draws attention to superior episode from the 80s – 121 and 154. More terrible child acting marches into the script like the Cybermen marching towards the medieval castle – repetitive and uninspiring. Angie is the worst thing seen in the show in a long time on par with guess who – Romulus and Remus from 136. The character is spoilt, rude and does not deserve to be been on first name-terms with The Doctor. Whilst the new Cybermen are sleek and match the aesthetic feel of the show quite well they are taking a little to far where they literally upgrade themselves to overcome every obstacle at them. Image them as Superheroes with a hundred powers and no weakness. The story spends too much looking nice rather telling a good story and one of the very few sighs of relief is when Angie and Artie are sent home. **​

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