Monday 27 May 2013


The Land Of Fiction 1968 

The Time Monster 1972 

The God Complex 2011 see also

The Minotaur was a creature from Greek mythology. It was said to have the head of a bull and the body of a man. The Second Doctor and Zoe Heriot encountered the Minotaur in the Land of Fiction. It vanished when they denied its existence. (TV: The Mind Robber) The Third Doctor learned that the Minotaur was real during a trip to Atlantis. The creature was formerly a member of Dalios's court, a great athlete who desired the strength of a bull and a long life in which to use it. Kronos granted him his wish, and the creature was made guardian of the Crystal of Kronos until the Doctor defeated it. (TV: The Time Monster) The Greek hero Theseus was renowned for fighting the Minotaur. The Fourth Doctor claimed to have given Theseus the ball of string that he used to find his way around the labyrinth in which the Minotaur resided. (TV: The Creature from the Pit) It is unknown if this is the same Minotaur from Atlantis or a different one. Extraterrestrial life forms which resembled the Minotaur included the Nimons, a related species called the Minotaurs who were the Nimons' "distant cousins", the Tauride and Taureau's race. (TV: The Horns of Nimon, The God Complex via

Sunday 26 May 2013


Kronos was the Chronovore who destroyed Atlantis and the offspring of a forbidden union, made unlawful by the Ancient Covenant, of a Chronovore, Prometheus, and the Eternal known as Elektra. (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel) He described himself as "beyond good and evil". (The Time Monster 1972)

At the moment of his conception, Kronos was trapped in a crystal, and was cast down to the Ephemeral universe. Eventually, the crystal would land on the planet of the Constructors of Destiny, where he influenced their culture and became a godlike figure to them. Kronos continued to have this effect on other planets and culture he encountered, including the Dæmons. The Dæmons then sent the crystal to Atlantis on Earth, so it could destroy it, because the Dæmons deemed it a failed experiment. In the 1970s, the Master used a crystal named after Kronos on Earth, to cause him to manifest so that (he thought) he might bind Kronos to his will. This failed and the Master went back in time to the last days of Atlantis. Kronos ruined the city. In the aftermath, he stopped both the Doctor's and the Master's TARDIS in the Time Vortex and, appearing as a huge, translucent female face, asked the Third Doctor whether he wanted Kronos to destroy the Master. The Doctor demurred, Kronos let him free, and the Master vanished into his TARDIS. via


Friday 17 May 2013


Cybermites are cybernetic insects, controlled and made by the Cybermen. According to the Doctor they were a heavily upgraded form of Cybermat. Even one could partially convert people, but to have a full upgrade would take a very large swarm. Because of this, they usually travel in small swarms, and go directly for the victim's head. They are not used in the upgrade process for a full cyber-conversion. (Nightmare in Silver 2013) via

Thursday 16 May 2013

Celebrity Appearances - Diana Rigg

In 2013 she appeared in an episode of Doctor Who in a Victorian-era based story called The Crimson Horror alongside her daughter Rachael Stirling, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. The episode had been specially written for her and her daughter by Mark Gatiss and aired as part of series 7

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Mr Sweet

"Mister Sweet" was the wholly fictitious name that Winifred Gillyflower gave to a red leech she discovered in the year 1893. He resided on Gillyflower's chest, giving her his "nectar". He was immediately recognised by Madame Vastra as being from the late Cretaceous Period, and a known menace to the Silurians. When Strax killed Gillyflower and he tried to escape, Ada Gillyflower killed him with her cane. (The Crimson Horror, 2013)