Name: Raston Warrior Robot
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TV Show and Book.
Time of Origin: Unknown, but precedes
even the Time Lords.
Five Doctors", "The
Eight Doctors" and "World
Doctors: The Second
Doctor, and the Eighth
Jane Smith, Tegan
Jovanka, Turlough and
History: The origins of the Raston Warrior Robot
are a mystery to even the Time Lords. All that is known is that it
was created by a race that were old when the Time Lords were young,
but who were so skilled at creating weapons that they destroyed themselves.
Unfortunately, some of their weapons, including the Raston Warrior
Robot, survived, and were taken into the Death Zone by the TIme Lords.
The Doctor's earliest encounter with a Raston
Warrior Robot took place in his second incarnation ("World
when a Time Lord allied with The Players used a Timescoop to send
the Robot after The Second
Doctor and his companion Serena. They were nearly
killed, but the intervention of French troops brought them time to
briefly immobilise it with a torpedo from a submarine the Players
were trying to develop for Napoleon, The Doctor then convincing one
Player, the mysterious Countess, to send the Robot back before it
could regenerate and kill everyone.
was in the Death Zone that The Doctor next encountered the Raston
Warrior Robot - specifically, the Third
Doctor, trying to enter the
Dark Tower to rendezvous with his first, second and fifth selves
Five Doctors". He and Sarah
Jane Smith were unable to get into
the tower as the Robot was in the way, forced to stand utterly still
as the motion-sensitive robot sought them out. At the last moment,
the two of them were saved when a Cybermen patrol
arrived in the pass. The Robot immediately set upon them, and the
were no match for the sleek, incredibly fast killing machine. The
Doctor and Sarah fled and managed to steal some of the Robot's spare
armaments while it was occupied.
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The Doctor's last encounter with a Raston
Warrior Robot took place in "The
Eight Doctors"', when the Eighth
Doctor visited his past seven selves to regain his lost memories,
taken from him by a trap set by The Master.
Wanting to kill The Doctor, a rogue Time Lord called Ryoth was given
access to the Timescoop by the Celestial Intervention Agency, then
using it to locate the Fifth
Doctor on the Eye of Orion and send the Raston Warrior Robot
after him. The Eighth Doctor arrived just in time, and the Raston
robot, confused by the presence of two identical brain patterns in
separate locations but equally far away from it, was unable to decide
which to attack first and seized up. Ryoth, furious, transported
a Sontaran patrol to deal with The Doctors, but the Eighth Doctor
managed to convince Commander Vrag that the
Raston Robot was a vital part of the TARDIS operating
system. Vrag thus reactivated it, and the robot slaughtered its way
through the Sontarans until Vrag was able to stop it momentarily
by tearing its head off. The Doctors then rigged up a device to generate
temporal feedback, and when the infuriated Ryoth attempted to send
a Drashig after them, it materialized instead in the Timescoop chamber,
where it ate both Ryoth and the Timescoop machinery before being
caught and destroyed by Chancellory guards.
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date, a Raston Warrior Robot has yet to reappear, although in "The
King of Terror" there was reference to a crisis called 'The Death
of Yesterday' where a Captain with a slight speech impediment gave
an order to 'Westwain the Waston Warrior Wobot!', although we have
yet to hear anything more about this.