mercredi 27 mai 2009


Planet of Origin: The Wirrn claim to originate from Andromeda (whether they mean the galaxy, the constellation, or a planet named "Andromeda" is unclear).
Wirrns are a colonial parasitic insectoid species which was driven from its homeworld or breeding colony by human settlers. They stand from two to three meters in legnht, and look like giant dark green wasp-like. Their bodies are a self-contained system, their lungs being able to recycle waste carbon dioxide. They live mostly in space, touching ground on planets for food, oxygen and breeding. The Wirrn's life cycle involves laying their eggs in living hosts. The larvae emerge to consume the host, absorbing its memories and knowledge. A Wirrn larva is a green slug-like creature, varying in size from a few inches to 1 or 2 metres across. It can "infect" another organism through contact with a substance it excretes, mutating them into Wirrn and connecting their consciousness to the hive mind.
Source: Doctor Who Universe. The Wirrn have made their debut in the 1975 Fourth Doctor story The Ark in Space. They also appeared in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel Placebo Effect by Gary Russell, and in the audio play Wirrn: Race Memory, produced by BBV and the Big Finish audio story Wirrn Dawn by Nicholas Briggs. A dead Wirrn appears briefly in the Fourth Doctor story The Stones of Blood.

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