Matt Smith, nah that's rumour talk - WNAR #71


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Monster – Cybershades
Episode – The Next Doctor
Planet of Origin – Victorian England
Technology -  no particular technology, they are incredibly agile.

Wraith like creatures with bronze Cyber-heads. The Cybershades were created by the Cybermen for guard and scout duty. Unlike their creators, they are incredibly agile and can jump and scale walls. Cybershades had bronze Cyber-heads. Like their Cyberman superiors, they had piping like handlebars connected to their heads, except they angled diagonally like the ears of an animal. (TV: The Next Doctor) The Cybershades had the brains of cats or dogs and were unable to speak or obey complex commands, but could vocalise electronic snarls and growls. (WC: Captain Jack's Monster Files: Cybermen) They seemed unable to run upright. They were only seen to run on all fours or bent over low.The Cybershades were incredibly agile and could jump at least five metres off of the ground. They had enough strength to pull two grown men whilst still running at full speed and could scale walls and land safely when falling from great heights. A specific Cybershade designated 'Cybershade 16' leapt onto the edge of a building, scaled the wall whilst tethered to both the Tenth Doctor and Jackson Lake, ran across the floor of the building on all fours (still dragging the two men), before jumping out of the window and seeming to land safely. (TV: The Next Doctor)