Who New and Review #55 - Is It April?

Monster – Autons
Episodes: Spearhead from Space, Terror of the Autons, Rose, The Pandorica Opens
Planet of Origin – polymos (nestene consciousness)
Technology - blaster embedded into hand
Autons are essentially life-sized plastic dummies, automatons animated by the Nestene Consciousness, an extraterrestrial, disembodied gestalt intelligence which first arrived on Earth in hollow plastic meteorites. The consciousness part is a nestene, a sort of  disembodied life force, a hive mind race and a singular entity existing as energy with the ability to possess plastic. The Third Doctor described the Nestenes as "ruthlessly aggressive [and] intelligen