Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide
The Wheel in Space
This is the seventh and final story in Season five. Only two episodes exist in the archives.
The second Doctor is short with a beatles moptop. He tends to act the part of a fool and give events a push in the right direction rather than directly taking control.
Jamie McCrimmon is a scots piper who met the Doctor after the battle of Culluden in The Highlanders.. He is proud of his Scottishness and wears a kilt and carries a dirk (knife).
Zoe Heriot is a new character. This is her first story.
Recurring and Historical Characters
The Cybermen originally came from the planet Mondas, a twin planet to Earth. The planet somehow left its orbit, travelling into deep space. In order to survive its people started replacing their body parts with cybernetics. Eventually they became more machine than man, removing their emotions. Now much stronger than humans they seek only to survive and convert human beings into more Cybermen
In The Tenth Planet Mondas returned to the Solar System and the Doctor helped prevent them from taking over the planet.. In The Moonbase, the Doctor, Ben, Polly, and Jamie helped defeat a Cyberman attack on a human base on the moon. In The Tomb of the Cybermen, the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria prevented a group of Cybermen from breaking out tombs on the planet Telos. During that last story, the Cybermen used small cybernetic creatures called Cybermats.
None. Having seen previous Cyberman stories will make you familiar with the villains, but the story should make just as much sense if you haven't seen any of them.