Kit Pedler was a man of ideas, both scientific and fictional. He brought his thoughts on the future of science alive to millions of television viewers as prescient drama.
As a writer, he will forever be associated with creating the Cybermen with Gerry Davis for Doctor Who. The ultimate in human upgrade; they were less fearful from being a monster, but as a potential echo of our future. He also devised the process of regenerating one Time Lord into another incarnation, thus succeeding in securing the continuation of Doctor Who to the present day.
He became a household name when he co-created Doomwatch, the BBC serial starring Robert Powell. It thrilled audiences and speculated on the dangers of runaway science and the impact it could have on humanity.
In the 1970s, he turned away from the conventional path of a career scientist and embraced the new movement of alternative technology, becoming a public advocate of living modern life in a way which would impact less harmfully on the planet.
In this revised edition of Cyberman – The Quest for Pedler, Michael Seely traces the path of Kit’s life, and with help from his friends, family and colleagues, explores the many fascinating ideas and campaigns that Kit Pedler took to his heart.