|Place of origin:||Serenity|
|Appearances:||PROSE: The Astronomer's Apprentice|
TV: The Keeper of Traken
AUDIO: The Guardians of Prophecy,
The word Melkur literally meant "a fly trapped in honey". The peaceful atmosphere of Traken rendered the evil creatures immobile and harmless. Several Melkurs were attracted to Traken. They became like stone through the immobilisation. Most decayed without causing any long-term harm.
The Melkur that seduced Kassia was more hostile than previous Melkurs and was revealed, shortly after the arrival of the Fourth Doctor and Adric, to be the Master's TARDIS. The Master utilised the Melkur form to become Keeper and take control of the Source. (TV: The Keeper of Traken)
In Culture Edit
Traditionally, a feast took place annually, called the Feast of Melkur, at which those attending participated in poetry, music, dance, recitals and performing arts of all varieties and calibres, to ease its passing. (PROSE: The Astronomer's Apprentice)
The Melkur were created by Malador in the Dark Times as his silent army. After Malador's imprisonment they slept throughout the universe in wait of their master's revival. (AUDIO: The Guardians of Prophecy)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The word "Melkur" is similar to "Melkor" (later called Morgoth Bauglir), a character from J.R.R. Tolkien's books The Silmarillion, and The Children of Hurin. Melkor was also a malevolent creature, capable of causing weeds to sprout in the ground around him, much like the Melkur.