Slarvians were a species from Slarvia[additional sources needed], 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 were denied entry to the Galactic Federation. (PROSE: Childhood Living)

History Edit

They attempted to conquer Earth in 1979, but they were stopped by the Doctor, Susan, Edward Grainger, Linda Grainger and Guy Oliver. (PROSE: Childhood Living)

In the early 2000s, the Forge harvested a Slarvian from a peace conference. (PROSE: Project: Valhalla)

Other references Edit

The Third Doctor once told an amusing anecdote to Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart which involved a Slarvian in a Santa suit holding a rubber chicken. (PROSE: Faithful Friends: Part 1)

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?)

The Forge's base in the 22nd century could withstand the combined forces of the Dalek, Slarvian, and Cyber empires. (PROSE: Twilight's End)

Missy had plans to steal the Slarvians' Astral-Core. (PROSE: Lords and Masters)

Behind the scenes Edit

The Slarvians were created by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott for an abandoned Big Finish Productions project.[1] 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.

Footnotes Edit

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