Friday, September 7, 2012

Not Yeti Friday - Ogron

In the 1970s Doctor Who universe, Ogrons are [according to Wikipedia] "low-intelligence, ape-like hominids who live in scattered communities on an unnamed planet on the outer fringes of the Milky Way, far from the central spaceways. The dominant lifeform on their home planet is a giant slug-like lizard named the Eater, and the Ogrons both pray to and are preyed on by it."

Ogrons are hired mercenaries -often employed as police officers.

My impression is that they aren't very popular. People are way more into another guy named Ogron - the handsome red-headed leader of the Wizards of the Black Circle, from the 2004 cartoon Winx Club.

Maybe it's that the creatures look too much like Klingons.  Or that their name sounds so obviously like someone unimaginatively tried to convert the word "ogre" into a sci-fi alien what Comes From Outer Space.

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