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Plastic

Plastic doll heads. (TV: Spearhead from Space)

Plastic was an artificial substance created on Earth by humans. The Nestene Consciousness had the power to control it.

Overview[]

Plastic could be moulded and shaped into objects when warm. It was used to make such items as mannequins, (TV: Spearhead from Space, Rose) telephones, dolls, inflatable chairs and artificial flowers. It was unusual for plastic to have a cold, clammy feeling. (TV: Terror of the Autons)

Only at close range could regular bullets penetrate and blow plastic apart. (TV: Spearhead from Space, Terror of the Autons) A cork fired at high speed from a champagne bottle could also penetrate plastic. (TV: Rose)

Anti-plastic was a substance specially designed to eradicate plastic. (PROSE: Autonomy, TV: Rose)

Plastic was made in factories, some of them being Auto Plastics, which specialised in automotive plastics, (TV: Spearhead from Space) and Farrel Plastics, which created everyday plastic. (TV: Terror of the Autons)

According to an online article in 2005, Dr Rhenborg was known for his "living plastic creations". (TV: Rose)

Fallout from the Last Great Time War rewrote the biology of the Nestene Consciousness, causing it to be made of plastic. (PROSE: Rose)

In the clean-up of Operation Mannequin, (PROSE: Operation Mannequin) the attempted invasion of Earth in 2005 by the Nestene Consciousness, (TV: Rose, PROSE: Rose) Sgt Catherine Petts and her UNIT personnel cleaned melted plastic, the remnants of the "mannequins", off the street. She quipped to her fellow UNIT officers on a secure operations board that the smell of melted plastic was a "shocker". Another UNIT officer, Staff Sergeant A. Frederick, attempted to seed a false theory with the press that the "mannequins" were made from faulty plastic that reacted to a gas explosion that only gave the appearance of movement. (PROSE: Operation Mannequin)

In the Unbound Universe, plastic was purged from Earth following an attack by plastic flowers. (AUDIO: Sympathy for the Devil)

Other instances[]

Polyethersulfone was a plastic produced at least on the planet Lakertya. (TV: Time and the Rani)

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