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You may be looking for the Andy Stone of The Dalek Book.

Andrew "Andy" Stone (18 January 2025-21 November 2059) was a crew member of Bowie Base One and the first of that colony to be infected by the Flood.

Biography[]

Early life and career[]

Andrew Stone was born on 18 January 2025 in a farming commune in Iowa, isolated from industrial life. The appalling storm conditions of 2040 forced the commune to adapt their way of life and develop revolutionary ways of growing food in bad weather. In 2045, Andy left the commune to bring this knowledge to the rest of the world, which was racked by climate change. His research on crop growth in hostile environments was picked up by Mia Bennett and her father, and he joined their research team. Andy was encouraged by Mia's father to join NASA. Despite his lack of formal qualifications, Stone qualified to be an astronaut and was selected to head up the Bio Dome on the Bowie Base One Project.

Infected by the Flood[]

In 2059, he was the first of the Bowie Base One colonists to be infected by the Flood, through consuming a carrot washed with the base's contaminated water supply, later infecting Maggie Cain and Tarak Ital. When the Tenth Doctor and Adelaide Brooke reviewed the maintenance log reports, they discovered an entry by Andy stating that the water filter had broken and that the replacements wouldn't fit, allowing the infection to spread through the base's water supply.

After Steffi Ehrlich and Roman Groom were infected by the Flood, Andy and the other infected personnel went to the glacier, and screamed in order to crack the ice. Andy and the other infected personnel were killed when Adelaide blew up the entire base. (TV: The Waters of Mars)

Behind the scenes[]

  • The details of his pre-Bowie Base career can be briefly seen in his obituary.
  • Despite the obituary stating he is from Iowa, the character speaks with an English accent.
  • Andy Stone's namesake was a Venusian character in Terry Nation's The Dalek Book.
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