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6. The Tomb Of The Cybermen

The Doctor follows Clara€™s connection to Danny but it is perhaps Clara€™s connection to Missy that will prove to be more important. The Mausoleum is a rather brilliant callback to a Patrick Troughton episode from 1967 called €œTomb of the Cybermen€. In that story the cyberman are preserved underground in ice filled cubicles. Is a cyberman alive? If a mind is stripped and violated to the point that its individuality ceases to exist does it become nothing more than an engine to drive a metal suit? Missy delights in pretending to be an android but she may be closer to one than she is willing to admit. If your focus is rigid and your goal singular are you not locked into a set program? The difference between woman and machine is not a question of intellect but one of empathy.
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Mary Ogle is the author and illustrator of “Orangeroof Zoo” a whimsical tale of magical realism told through the pages of a coloring book for adults. Working as a professional artist in the digital medium, Mary’s commissions have included everything from fine art to fan art, book cover design, illustration and book layout. Find more of Mary’s work at www.maryogle.com. Mary currently finds inspiration in the Ojai Valley, residing in a snug little cottage with a recalcitrant cat.

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