Doctor Who - Season 12, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Ascension of the Cybermen



Critic Consensus: "Ascension of the Cybermen" expertly builds on last week's momentum, setting the stage for what should be an epic season finale.

Episode Info

In the far future, the Doctor and her friends face a brutal battle across the farthest reaches of space to protect the last of the human race against the deadly Cybermen.


Jodie Whittaker
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts
Matt Lucas
as Nardole
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Critic reviews for Ascension of the Cybermen

Chris Chibnall has come out with all Cyber-guns blazing. There's a clear sense of the showrunner relishing his Doctor Who finale.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's frustrating that, after The Haunting of Villa Diodati got us so hyped up for the finale, Ascension of the Cybermen loses that energy by holding back too much, giving us a standard Cyber-chase story instead of anything new or satisfying

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

This is Chibnall's big, bold attempt to make the Cybermen scary again: how much you like it rather depends on how impressed you are by what are utlimately just stompy robots.

February 25, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It's action packed, taking big swings with complicated stories, epic battle scenes, a mysterious new character and the returns of both Gallifrey and the Master (again).

February 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Everything is in place, then, for a stirring finale.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was a thrilling ride, full of plot twists, action sequences and heart-pounding tension.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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