Mike Power was a technician who worked on the 1963-1989 run of Doctor Who. He was most notable for his role as the software designer for the Kamelion prop. When the decision was made to create the character, an actual android was used in place of an actor in silver makeup. The prop was found from a local junkyard, and Power was appointed to readapt its functions so that it could be operated during filming. However, not too long after his work was finished and the android was accepted for filming, he suddenly died in a boating accident before he could write down instructions on how to operate Kamelion, making the prop extremely difficult to work with.