Who Are The Sontarans? was the eighth in-universe webcast in the TARDIS Index Files series.
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- The Sontarans are a clone race from the planet Sontar. They revel in warfare and blindly believe in the 'honour' of battle.
- Sontarans are tough, hardy soldiers but have a weakness; a blow to a Sontaran's probic vent, a small, circular aperture at the back of their necks, can kill or render the warrior unconscious.
- The Sontarans invaded Gallifrey in an attempt to harness Time Lord technology to conquer the universe. They were defeated by the Doctor.
- Sontarans again tried to unlock the secret of time travel in 20th century Spain.
- A massive Sontaran fleet attempted an invasion on Earth in the early 21st century, but the Tenth Doctor and Luke Rattigan thwarted their plans to destroy mankind.
- In the distant future, Field Major Styre conducted a series of experiments on humans, ahead of a planned invasion. The Doctor persuaded Sontaran High Command that without Styre's findings, an invasion would be folly.
- Highly intelligent, Linx was a commander in the Fifth Sontaran Battle Group. Linx crashed in 13th century England and was killed by Hal the archer.
- Kaagh was a commander attached to the Tenth Sontaran Battle Fleet. He sought revenge on the Doctor and Luke Rattigan but failed. He briefly became a mercenary working with Wormwood. It didn't end well.
- Strax was a commander but later served as a nurse. Now a member of the Paternoster Gang alongside Vastra and Jenny Flint, he is a butler, a medic and a soldier.
- Strax was once a 'normal', warlike Sontaran who dreamt of dying in combat. He is now an ally and friend of the Doctor, fighting evil and injustice, there is much to hope for in Strax.
Story notes Edit
- This webcast is presented as an in universe fact-file available on the TARDIS.
- This webcast featured new 3D footage of the villains.
- Sontaran campaigns include an invasion of Gallifrey, (TV: The Invasion of Time) an attempt to achieve time travel in the 20th century, (TV: The Two Doctors) an invasion of 21st century Earth, (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky) and an aborted plan to conquer the galaxy in the far future. (TV: The Sontaran Experiment)
- Notable Sontarans include Linx, (TV: The Time Warrior) Kaagh (TV: The Last Sontaran, Enemy of the Bane) and Strax. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War, The Snowmen et al.)
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