Krail

TheTenthPlanet

Facts

Name:

Krail

Appearances:

TheTenthPlanet/SpareParts

MainActor:

RegWhitehead

Biography

KrailwasaCybermanfromtheplanetMondas.HewasoneofthefirstwaveoftheCybermenforcewhichinvadedtheSnowcapBaseinAntarcticainDecember1986withtheintentionofdetonatingaZ-Bombinitsmissilesilo.(TheTenthPlanet)

“Krail”wasoriginallyEricKrailford,ayoungmanandfriendofYvonneHartley,livingonMondas.HewasrecruitedbytheCentralCommitteeofMondastoworkasoneofthe”Surfaceteams”thatworkedonMondas’propulsionenginesonthesurfaceoftheplanet.However,duetothefreezingnatureoftheconditionsonMondas’surface,hewasconvertedintoaCybermantobeabletoworkonthesurfaceofMondas,likealloftheothersurfaceteams.(SpareParts)

KrailactedasCyber-Leader,(DoctorWhoandtheTenthPlanet,TheFiveCompanions)andspokesmanoftheCybermenandrefutedtheFirstDoctor’sstatementthatemotionshadvalue.WhenheandtheotherCybermenofhiswaveinvaded,KrailexplainedthattheywereCybermen,andexplainedbrieflyabouttheirbackgroundbeforeCutleractivatedacontrolwhichgaveanemergencysignaltoEurope.KrailorderedCutlertocontactEuropeandtellthemthatnothingfurtherhadhappenedandthatallwaswell,butCutlerrefusedandwasknockedunconsciousbyanotherCyberman.

KrailforcedBarclayintocontactingEuropebysayingthathewoulddestroycommunicationswithZeusIV,andBarclaybrisklydidashewasbid.Then,BarclayandeveryoneelsewereallowedtotrytohelpZeusIVgetbacktoEarth,butKrailclaimeditwasawasteoftimeandaforlornconclusionasthepullofMondaswastoostrong.AfterBenJacksontriedtouseagunontheCybermen,Krailtookitfromhim,brokeitwithhisstrengthandhadhimlockedintheprojectorroom.Thecapsulethenexploded,andKrailusedthistobackuphispointthatEarthwasn’tsafe,andinordertosaveeveryone,herequiredeveryone’snameandageasheintendedtotakethembacktoMondastobecomelikethem.Hedidn’tseewhyheandtheCybermenshouldmindifeveryoneonEarthdied.

AlongwithShav,KrailwaskilledbyahandheldCyber-weaponusedbyCutler.(TheTenthPlanet)

BEHINDTHESCENES

KrailwastoappearintheabandonedscriptofGenesisoftheCybermen.

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