Yeti (Doctor Who)


Yeti (Doctor Who)

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name=Yeti
type=Robots
affiliation=The Great Intelligence
planet=Earth
start=The Abominable Snowmen
The Yeti of the British science fiction television series "Doctor Who", although resembling the cryptozoological creatures also called the Yeti, are in actuality alien robots. Their external appearance, that of a huge hairy biped, disguises a small spherical mechanism that provides its motive power. The Yeti serve the Great Intelligence, a disembodied entity from another planet, which tried to form a physical body in order to conquer the Earth. The Yeti are initially a ruse to scare off curiosity seekers, and later form an army serving the Great Intelligence.

The Great Intelligence and its Yeti minions were thwarted twice by the Doctor's second incarnation, played by Patrick Troughton, in the serials "The Abominable Snowmen" and "The Web of Fear". A Yeti was also one of the creatures in the Death Zone featured in "The Five Doctors".

The sound effect of a Yeti's roar is created by slowing down the sound of a flushing toilet.fact|date=July 2008

Other appearances

Yeti also feature in the spin-off video "Downtime", which was also novelised as part of Virgin's "Missing Adventures" range. The Yeti also appear in the Missing Adventure "Millennial Rites" by Craig Hinton. "Rites" follows the New Adventure "All-Consuming Fire" by Andy Lane in identifying the Great Intelligence with H. P. Lovecraft's Yog-Sothoth, a being from the universe before this one. The Great Intelligence also appeared in a "Doctor Who" back-up comic strip in Doctor Who Weekly #31–#34. The canonicity of these spin-offs is unclear.


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