Monday 25 March 2013


Spiridons, also known as Zalerians, were the invisible humanoid natives of Spiridon. Anti-reflecting light waves made the Spiridons naturally invisible at all times to all but the eye-plants. This ability made them the target of the Daleks, although the high energy demands and the risk of light wave sickness made this invisibility difficult to achieve in other species. After death, a Spiridon would become completely visible. The Thal scientist Codal believed that their invisibility was a trait evolved as the ultimate survival strategy on a planet where all other life was unrelentingly hostile. It was possible for them to make themselves visible by undergoing many painful treatments including the regular ingestion of certain chemicals and nutrients which added pigmentation and caused cellular decay. A Spiridon’s genetics, however, would constantly attempt to correct these changes. (Planet of the Daleks 1973) more

Sunday 24 March 2013

Memory Worm

A memory worm was an alien worm that could remove the memories of those it touched. A memory worm was covered with a substance that could remove an hour's memory from any being who touched it. The substance was also in the worm's fangs; if a worm bit an individual, the individual could lose decades worth of memories. (The Snowmen 2012)

A memory worm was in the possession of the Eleventh Doctor in 1892 London. He intended to use it to wipe Clara Oswin Oswald's memory of meeting him. However, his cohort Strax neglected to wear protective gauntlets while handling the worm, losing both his memory and the worm twice. Afterwards, Clara convinced the Doctor not to use the worm on her, as she needed to retain the memory of how to avoid conjuring the alien snowmen. The memory worm was later recovered and used by the Doctor as part of a trap; the Doctor hid the worm inside a modern lunchbox, and gave it to Walter Simeon. The worm bit Simeon, causing him to lose the memories of his entire adult life.

Friday 22 March 2013

Series 7 - Part 2 Episode Titles & Synopses

The BBC have confirmed more episode titles from Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2. Starting with The Bells of Saint John (airing on March 30 in the UK and North America), it is followed by The Rings of Akhaten (written by Neil Cross), Cold War (Ice Warrior story from Mark Gatiss) and Hide (Neil Cross). Check out the synopsis for each episode below.

The Bells of Saint John
The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

The Rings of Akhaten
Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

                           Cold War
The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?