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Re: Killer pterosaurs, scifi angle --- further adrift.....
Christian Darkin wrote:
perhaps Adric had a cold? - or maybe it was cyber-flu
Or Alzarian flu?
Allan Edels wrote:
Also, Dr. Who had an explanation for the destruction of the dinosaurs - the
Cybermen tried to crash a very large spaceship into eath, but one of the
doctor's companions (Adric) sacrificed himself in order to cause the
crashing ship to go back in time over 65 million years, thereby killing off
the dinosaurs. (See, it wasn't a meteor of asteroid or comet that hit the
Yucatan, it was a very large spaceship! :-).
The first episode of this story ("Earthshock") also featured a dinosaur
skeleton in an underground cavern. The story begins with a military
expedition investigating the massacre of a team of paleontologists in the
Also, it was my recollection that Adric didn't actually cause the spaceship
to go back in time; he was trying to steer the ship off course. The ship
traveled back in time as an unintended consequence of the cybermen meddling
with the ship's controls. I think.