Cybermen weren’t like the Daleks. Daleks were frightening, but Daleks were meglomaniacs – bent on destruction and dominion. You couldn’t reason with them, and they were totally bonkers but you had to admire their zeal and passion.
Cybermen were destructive and terrifying, but they were also technocrats. The coldness of their approach to their enemies and allies, their willingness to lose a battle if they thought it would help win the war. Their almost managerial bureaucratic approach to problems.
Yup – the Daleks and the Cybermen: the Tories and New Labour of the cosmos.