- For the audio series, see Kaldor City (audio series).
According to one account, Kaldor was in fact Japetus, one of the moons of Jupiter (PROSE: Legacy), but most other sources agree that it was a planet outside of Earth's Solar System. (AUDIO: Occam's Razor, COMIC: Crisis on Kaldor)
Kaldor was situated on the edge of a vast sandy desert. The city itself was surrounded by the Outer Zones, which were inhabited by less wealthy members of society. The richer businessmen of Kaldor made their living running the sandminers that searched the desert for minerals such as zelanite, keefan, and lucanol (which was most prized), effectively giving the Kaldor City Company control of Kaldor. (AUDIO: Occam's Razor) By the 39th century, minerals were sent to Io for distribution throughout the Galactic Federation. (PROSE: Legacy)
The Kaldor civilisation consisted of humans and the sandminer robot servants that tended to their whims and helped manage the sandminers. (TV: The Robots of Death) While the people of Kaldor were aware that they were descended from off-world colonists, by the 29th century they purposefully isolated themselves from any contact with other planets for generations, as the Company feared that it might lead to loss of profits. (AUDIO: Occam's Razor). Later, however, the people of Kaldor were in contact with other planets, such as Ventalis, to which the Company sold robots. (AUDIO: Robophobia)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The comic Crisis on Kaldor has the Doctor stating the planet's name to be Kaldor, while the name was previously only thought to be applied to the city. Legacy claimed that Kaldor City is on Japetus, but this is contradicted by both earlier and later stories..
- Kaldor City was later the subject of the audio series Kaldor City.
- In the book Doctor Who: 100 Scariest Monsters, Kaldor is misspelled Caldor.