The Meeps were a species of furry creatures, more dangerous than they appeared.
Meeps were spherical creatures with large ears, a short nose and almond-shaped eyes. Their dense fur concealed a pouch and their blood was green. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Star Beast) They had white fur and pink feet and hands. (COMIC: Star Beast II, PROSE: Placebo Effect)
Meeps used neutron drive star cruisers to travel, which used star jumps to travel vast distances. These ships produced Black Sun radiation, which could control individuals. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Star Beast) They also used laser pistols which had no stun settings. The pistols could be made to discharge constantly and harmlessly, causing them to be become less powerful over time. (AUDIO: The Ratings War)
Originally the Meeps were a highly advanced, peaceful race, envied for their happiness. The race was mutated by the rays of a Black Sun, which turned them into conquest hungry, planet-grabbing killers. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Star Beast)
According to one account, all of the Meeps apart from their leader Beep were wiped out when the Wrarth Warriors destroyed their armada at the Battle of Yarras in the 20th century. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Star Beast) Other accounts held that the race survived afterwards.
A drunken Meep on Maruthea approached the Seventh Doctor and his future incarnation to claim some kind of bounty. The Freefall Warriors attacked him and everyone began fighting each other. (COMIC: Party Animals)
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What colour is a Meep? Edit
The first reprint of a Meep story was in Marvel's US title Doctor Who. Andy Yanchus and the cover colourist George Roussos coloured the Meeps blue and the Wrarth Warriors green. David Leach in the Marvel UK title The Incomplete Death's Head (in a reprint of Party Animals) and Charlie Kirchoff in IDW Publishing's Doctor Who Classics coloured the Meeps grey, and the latter coloured the Wrarth Warriors green.
Doctor Who Classic Comics coloured Beep light grey and the Wrarth Warriors brown. The first UK reprint and the sequel comic (originally printed in colour) were both done by Paul Vyse, who made the Meeps white and the Wrarth Warriors brown. The novel Placebo Effect also describes Meeps in Vyse's colours.