Friday, 29 January 2016

Peter Capaldi Leaving Doctor Who

The 57-year-old actor said he wants to give Chris Chibnall a chance to choose his own Time Lord, when he takes the mantle of show runner, according to the Mirror.
This comes after it was announced that Steven Moffat is also stepping down as show runner for the BBC show.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Hydroflax


King Hydroflax was a merciless conqueror and pillager whose subjects included the people of Mendorax Dellora and the Shoal of the Winter Harmony. He was infamous as "the Butcher of the Bone Meadows", who ate his enemies after battle, alive or dead. He consisted of a cybernetic head and a massive robot body with an autonomous computer. His bodyguards were warrior monks genetically engineered with anger issues and armed with sentient laser swords.

In 5343, Hydroflax led a raid on the Halassi Vaults. The Vaults exploded in the ensuing firefight, driving the Halassi Androvar into his skull. River Song, who had been tasked by the Halassi to retrieve the diamond, posed as Hydroflax's nurse and seduced him into marrying her. Days later, she crashed his flying saucer into Mendorax Dellora, knowing she would intersect the Doctor's timestream there.

Hydroflax discovered that River had hired a surgeon, who was the Twelfth Doctor due to a mix-up, to take his head to get at the diamond. He ordered them killed, removing his head to prove a point. River and the Doctor seized his head and fled to the TARDIS, with his body in pursuit. After taking the heads of Nardole and Ramone, Hydroflax's body located the TARDIS and gained entrance. All three were transported to the Harmony and Redemption, where River planned to sell the diamond.
With the help of Flemming, Hydroflax's body reunited with his head. However, a scan revealed that the embedded and still-moving diamond had caused irreparable tissue damage and would kill him in seven minutes. Hydroflax ordered his body to do whatever was necessary for him to survive; the body thus concluded that he needed a new head and blasted Hydroflax's head to ashes. Hydroflax's body intended to take the Doctor's head as a replacement, but was interrupted by a meteor storm. The Doctor then tricked it into interfacing with a device that connected to all the banks in the galaxy, causing the computer to be "deleted in a merger".

After the Harmony and Redemption crashed into Darillium, Hydroflax's body was found with Nardole and Ramone's heads alive inside. Sharing control of the body, they became staff at the restaurant near the Singing Towers. (TV: The Husbands of River Song)

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Sandmen


The Sandmen were lifeforms created from the accumulation of sentient human sleep dust which evolved as a side effect of the Morpheus process aboard Le Verrier station in the thirty-eighth century.

The Sandmen consumed the original human hosts within the Morpheus sleep pods. Once created, the Sandmen apparently began to hunt down the rest of the Le Verrier crew and attacked the military rescue team sent from Triton to investigate why the station had ceased all communication, where the creatures themselves were recorded to be notionally blind.

With the assistance of their creator, the scientist Gagan Rassmussen, the Sandmen appeared to be intent on infecting more humans, with the dust acting like spores, by having a single sleep pod containing an individual longest exposed to the Morpheus process escape Le Verrier station and arrive on the colony on Triton. This was referred to as the King Sandman.

This plan was thwarted with the assistance of the Doctor, who ultimately destroyed Le Verrier station and prevented any of the dust from leaving the station. By de-activating the station’s grav shielding, the gravitational shift aboard the base whilst in orbit of Neptune disrupted the cohesion of the creatures long enough to slip past them to escape.

The Morpheus pods on Triton and other colonies were ordered dismantled. However, with the Morpheus process – an electronic signal that affects the sleep centres of the brain – embedded in the only visual record of events aboard the station and transmitted before Le Verrier’s destruction, Rassmussen has ensured that even without the pods or his continuing research, the potential for others to be consumed by evolving sleep dust and new Sandmen to appear is huge.

The Sandmen are a chilling reminder why humanity must not again be permitted to experiment with sleep or revisit the Morpheus technology.

Under no circumstances are any personnel authorised to view the visual archive on this incident.
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