bug-eyed monster was a generic term for an alien creature.
John and the First Doctor called the Kleptons bug-eyed monsters. ( COMIC: )
The Klepton Parasites Sarah Jane Smith, during an argument with the Fourth Doctor, said that she was sick of, among other things, being savaged by bug-eyed monsters. ( TV: )
The Hand of Fear Captain Cook acquired a set of two-headed coins from a bug-eyed monster on Leophantos. ( TV: )
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Ace once asked the Seventh Doctor why bug-eyed monsters always chose to invade Earth. ( PROSE: )
The Left-Handed Hummingbird Sam Jones called a Janusian a bug-eyed-monster upon seeing it on the TARDIS scanner. ( PROSE: )
The Janus Conjunction
Eighth Doctor, upon first seeing the Face-Eater, noted that UNIT would have called it a bug-eyed monster. ( PROSE: )
Clyde Langer, while distracting Lieutenant Koenig and his Nazis, claimed that he'd fought hideous bug-eyed monsters and defeated them all with his mobile phone. ( TV: )
Lost in Time
Behind the scenes Edit
Sydney Newman's concept for , bug-eyed monsters were to be avoided. Because of this he initially opposed the inclusion of the Doctor Who Daleks; however, they ended up ensuring that the series would be successful.