Thursday, 27 October 2016
A is for... Ashley
One of the scientists at the North Pole research base, encountered by the Doctor and Clara after they had just met Father Christmas on the roof of Clara's house. Ashley (surname Carter) appeared to be in command of the base.
It transpired that this was all a dream construct by the alien Kantrofarri - aka Dream Crabs. These parasitical creatures latched onto their victims as they slept and produced vivid dreamscapes which acted as a diversion whilst they fed.
Ashley was really fast asleep in her bed back in England. She awoke in time to see the Dream Crab that had been attacking her reduced to dust, once the Doctor - and Santa - had helped break their influence.
Played by: Natalie Gumede. Appearances: Last Christmas (2014).