Primer for the Spiral Politic (Postwar Edition) 2: The Sontarans.
Era: Last thirteen million years. Technology: Military (blatant), limited time-awareness. It's perhaps unwise to think of the Sontarans as a species, as such. A homunculus breed hatched by the million and engineered for full-engagement warfare, the Sontaran military machine is regarded by many time-active cultures as an occupational hazard : a force of nature rather than a race, compelled by duty and genetics to acquire new technologies for its endless war effort. It should be remembered, however, that with the backing of a higher power even the crudest of breeds can become something quite different.
Written by Lawrence Miles. Directed by Nigel Fairs. Postproduction and music by Nigel Fairs. Produced by Bill Baggs. Cast: Suzanne Proctor (Cousin Justine), Ellis Pike (Godfather Morlock), Caroline Burns-Cook (Lolita), Emma Kilbey (Cousin Eliza / Godmother Quelch), Nigel Fairs (Lord Ruthven / General Kine), Linda Bartram (The Voice).
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