Slarvians were a species from Slarvia (PROSE: Project Wildthyme), described by the Fourth Doctor as "huge bionic snails". (AUDIO: The Eternal Battle) The First Doctor heard tales that the Slarvians enslaved whole planets. They also had a base on Slarvos. (PROSE: Childhood Living)
Other references Edit
The Fourth Doctor claimed that a Slarvian had once asked to become his companion, but he refused, saying "it never would have worked". His main reasoning involved slime in the TARDIS control room. (AUDIO: The Eternal Battle)
While living a simulated life of fame and fortune in the Pleasure Prison, Panda told an amusing anecdote involving a Slarvian and a man wearing a Quark suit in a bar. (AUDIO: Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme?)
Behind the scenes Edit
The Slarvians were created by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott for an abandoned Big Finish Productions project. They were first mentioned in the Scream of the Shalka sequel short story The Feast of the Stone, where the Ninth Doctor makes a joke involving a Slarvian and a "fellah in a Quark suit" at a bar. However, their first actual appearance was in Mark Wright's audio drama The Slarvian Menace, part of the Big Finish Productions' The Tomorrow People series.