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Altairian (Doctor Who)

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The Altairians are a sapient species which inhabits the jungle planet Altair III. They are large flying insectoids, with membranous bat-like wings and fierce claws. Yet, despite this intimating appearance, they aren't particularly hostile. Their language doesn't seem to be translatable to Humans, at least not by the TARDIS circuits; however the Doctor can speak it fluently. He once helped to get rid of a Dalek invasion on Altair III, prompting the Altairians to elect him as an honorary member of their race.


  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure (1989)
  • Big Finish's Doctor Who audio stories - The Ultimate Adventure (2008)

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