Thursday, 7 April 2016
A is for... Adherents of the Repeated Meme
The Adherents of the Repeated Meme were guests aboard Platform One, when it was being used to observe the destruction of the Earth by the expanding sun in the year 5 Billion (5.5/Apple/26 to be precise). They appeared to be black robed humanoids, with hidden faces, and gold chains around their necks. Only the hands were seen, which were cybernetic. Like all the guests they handed out gifts - in this case small metallic spheres. These actually contained robotic spiders, programmed to sabotage the Platform's systems. The mastermind behind this was "the last human" - Lady Cassandra - who wanted to engineer a hostage situation so that she could pay for further plastic surgery. The Doctor quickly realised that the Adherents were merely robot drones from their name - a meme being an idea or concept and nothing more. When he pulled the arm off of one of the Adherents, the whole group collapsed, lifeless.
Voiced by Silas Carson. Appearances: The End of the World (2005).