When Doctor Mordley (P.J. Ochlan) arrives at Doc Lauren Anderson's (Jo
Castleton) clinic for all kinds of hopeless cases to test his new cure-all
Cyberon, she is more than sceptical, and his enthusiasm for the drug
doesn't convince her otherwise - even though she feels drawn to the man
and they eventually become romantically involved. Then George (Oliver
Bradshaw), one of her patients Cyberon was tested on, dies, and even
though his death is declared a heart failure that has nothing to do with
Cyberon, Lauren's sceptisism only grows. Together with her roommate Ray
(David Roeciffe), Lauren finds out that Cyberon is actually some kind of
living organism feeding from those it's injected into, but when she wants
to confront Mordley with this fact, she finds him injecting Cyberon into
himself - and now that she's found out, Mordley injects it into her as
With Cyberon running through her body, Lauren feels she has
become a better person, she feels fitter, is able to remember more,
memorize better, needs less sleep, less food - in short it seems to have
improved her. Her patients the Cyberon was tested on seem to be much
better as well. Then though George, Lauren's deceased patient, comes back
from the dead to warn her, and he opens her eyes to the aliens that are
behind Cyberon to take over humankind. Lauren goes off Cyberon.
tries to open Mordley's eyes to the dangers of Cyberon, as he was no more
aware of the alien threat behind the drug than her. He believes her, too,
but is way too addicted to the stuff to really do anything about it.
Almost against his will, he tries to stop her from abandoning the Cyberon
experiments in her clinic, but when he threatens her, she stabs and kills
him - to give herself up to the police almost immediately afterwards. But
then at the police station, Mordley shows up alive and unharmed, just to
have all charges against Lauren dropped. Then he disappears for good ...
and it seems he had just enough humanity left in him to care for Lauren
and put her out of harm's way.
The next day, without Cyberon, Lauren's
patients are back to being hopeless cases ...
house BBV has become known for its many Doctor
Who spin-off movies, but this one is none of the sort. Sure,
the Cyberons in their alien form look quite a bit like Doctor
only without the ears, and the names sound similar of course, but that's
about as far as similarities go, as the Cyberons differ vastly in origin,
character and modus operandi from their more prominent counterparts, and
if they looked a bit different, nobody would have found any similarities
This all of course is saying nothing about Cyberon the film
itself - which is an interesting medical drama/science fiction flick, a
film that probably could have done with a bit more action and a more
inventive directorial effort, but on the other hand, it's based on a very
original concept and features nicely fleshed out characters to carry it.
genre classic most certainly, but a very interesting movie nevertheless.