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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.

Eventually, they returned to their peaceful nature, though they were still a cunning and resourceful species, taking advantage of their seemingly harmless nature. (PROSE: Placebo Effect)

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)

At some point before the 26th century members of the Slitheen family impersonated Meeps. (PROSE: The Monsters Inside)

In the 37th century, a Meep was at the Oriel art gallery. (COMIC: Art Attack)

During the 40th century, the Meeps successfully petitioned the Galactic Federation to stop the production of stuffed Meep toys, finding them offensive. (PROSE: Placebo Effect)

In the Olympics of 3999, several Meeps were participating, including one who competed against Kyle Dale in the discus throw. (PROSE: Placebo Effect)

Behind the scenes[]

What colour is a Meep?[]

DWM 19 (1980), DW84 1 (1984), DWCC 25 (1994), and DWC 4 (2008)

Doctor Who and the Star Beast was originally printed in black and white in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine but has been colourised three different times. This has lead to inconsistent colours for Meeps, namely Beep the Meep: