The Ice Warriors

Ice Warrior doctor who patrick troughtonFrom : Mars

“If you value life……obey!….. and do not anger us!” Vardan, Ice Warrior – Ice Warrior’s – 1967

Lumbering lizards with breathing problems

The Ice Warriors, Ice Lords or ‘Greenies’ [derogatory] – as they were sometimes known, hailed from the planet Mars. They were large imposing armoured reptillian biped’s with flat faces, large black eyes, fangs and large clawed hands.

ice warriors doctor whoThey preferred the cold Martian or Earth Arctic climate but were herbivores in nature. Ice Warrior’s were driven by honour – fighting for pride and karma.

Their first appearance was in the Second Doctor’s serial The Ice Warriors – 1967, with the Earth in the grip of a new ice age – in the year 3000.

A team of Scientists discovered a Warrior ship, buried beneath the ice – in the Artic. Once revived, the Ice Warrior’s went on the rampage through the Scientist’s base but were overcame by the Doctor who caused their ship to explode, on an intended take-off to return home to Mars.

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Their next sortie to Earth, happened in The Seeds Of Death – 1968, The Ice Warrior’s took over a human molecular Transporter (T-Mat) base on the moon. Their intention was to use the T-Mat to transport toxic seeds onto Earth, which were intended to alter the atmosphere – to more like that of Mars.

Ice Warrior doctor who sarah jane monster peladonThey made brief cameo appearances as visions in the Second Doctor final adventureThe War Games – 1969 and the Third Doctor serial The Mind Of Evil – 1971.

The final appearances were in the Third Doctor linked serials The Curse Of Peladon- 1973  and The Monster Of Peladon – 1974. This time around, the Ice Warriors had renounced their previous war-like ways and were acting as peace keeping troops, as part of an Galactic Federation coalition.

Although in The Monster Of Peladon – 1974 a small breakaway group of renegade Ice Warriors invaded Peladon, under the banner of the Federation but where infact secretly working in collusion with the Federation’s enemy; Galaxy-5.

After this time, the Ice Warriors fell out of favour with future Who producers. Which was most likely, due to keeping their peaceful ways; none of the future (classic) Doctor’s ran into them again.

Classic Doctor Who

Appearances :

Season Four – 1967

The Ice Warriors🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪

Season Five – 1968

The Seeds Of Death🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪

Season Six – 1969

The War Games (cameo)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Season Eight – 1971

The Mind Of Evil 🔵🔵🔵⚪⚪

Season Ten – 1973

The Curse Of Peladon🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪

Season Eleven – 1974

The Monster Of Peladon🔵🔵🔵🔵🔘


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