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Mystery of the missing Ninth Legion Solved?
#1
I thought the thread title might attract attention!

The forthcoming Dr Who episode 'The Eaters of Light' on 17th June is set in Roman Britain and involves the fate of the missing Ninth Legion.

Aliens I suspect!

Graham.
"Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream" Edgar Allan Poe.

"Every brush-stroke is torn from my body" The Rebel, Tony Hancock.

"..I sweated in that damn dirty armor....TWENTY YEARS!', Charlton Heston, The Warlord.
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OMG... Wink
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#3
I know the fate of the Ninth - or at least where some are buried - or at least I've got a very good idea where I'd start digging.
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#4
This should be interesting. I always thought the 9th was massacred by the Seal People. Angel
Alan J. Campbell

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#6
best news since disappearance
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#7
Photo 
Not just aliens: a pan-dimensional alien released by a Pict!

For those who didn't see it, or are still not sufficiently horrified, here are a couple of pics of their latest legionaries (or centurions, as the entire squad were referred to as!!):

   
   


It's interesting to compare with their effort from back in 2010:

   
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#8
In the earlier episode you refer too 'The Ermine Street Guard' were also involved, mainly as background figures but also some of their kit was used. It all seemed totally different this time around.

I think the 'centurion's' reference was supposed to be a bit of an in joke among the soldiers.

However Doctor Who's father in law was a Roman centurion!
"Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream" Edgar Allan Poe.

"Every brush-stroke is torn from my body" The Rebel, Tony Hancock.

"..I sweated in that damn dirty armor....TWENTY YEARS!', Charlton Heston, The Warlord.
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