Zygons - Imagine a seven-foot
cucumber with arms, legs and octopus-like suction cups all over
its body and Viola!...you have a Zygonian, a grotesque creature
featured on the episode "Terror of the Zygons" during the 13th
season of the British syndicated sci-fi series DOCTOR
WHO/BBC/1963-89. Centuries ago, the Zygons sent a scouting ship to
Earth as a prelude to invasion. The spacecraft crash-landed into
the watery depths of a lake later to be called Loch Ness.
Stranded, the Zygons attempted to repair their damaged starship.
To scare away any intruders while they rebuilt their ship at the
bottom of the lake, the Zygons unleashed the Skarasen, a huge
creature (part animal and part machine).
When the Zygons learned
that a fleet of spaceships from their former home world (now
destroyed) was searching for a new home, the Zygons began their
plan to subjugate Earth.
Fortunately their plan for total
domination of the planet failed with help from an eccentric Timelord named Doctor Who (Tom Baker). With the Zygons destroyed,
their aquatic monster, the Skarasen (an "armored cyborg of
devastating power") was left to roam the lake as the Loch Ness
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