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Re: Killer pterosaurs, scifi angle --- further adrift.....
I sse that Tim is a student of The Doctor.
The epsode takes place in the 26th century. At that time, the Cybermen
attempt to destroy earth by killing a bunch of world leaders meeting at a
peace conference, along with whoever else they can by smashing a space
freighter containing massive bombs into the earth. The Cybermen lock the
controls with one of their own gizmos. Adric manages to crack part of the
Cyber controls which sends the ship backward in time by 65 million years.
While Adric attempts to crack the last control, a damaged Cyberman destroys
the ships controls and dooms Adric as the ship slams into Earth.
(I don't know, when I jam my cruise control, I don't travel into the past
Perhaps, since Adric was from n-space, his biology was sufficiently
different, that when he was vaporized in the explosion and crash, the
resulting dust was contaminated with his alien dna, which caused illness -
killing the remaining non-avian dinosaurs. (See - I brought it back to
From: Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Killer pterosaurs, scifi angle --- further adrift.....
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:49:53 -0500
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.