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Sil (Doctor Who)

Sil is a fictional alien from the television series Doctor Who, first appearing in the 1985 serial Vengeance on Varos. Sil was portrayed by Nabil Shaban.

Sil was the representative of the Galatron Mining Corporation present on the planet Varos to extract concessions from the current Governor. Unbeknownst to the Varosians, the mineral Zeiton-7 which was abundant on their planet was not as they thought nearly valueless, but in fact rare, particularly to time travellers. The Varosians lived barely above the poverty line due to the exploitation of companies like the Galatron Mining Corporation and others.

Sil was a particularly vile creature by any standard, more so since a fault in his translation device made his voice sibilant, with a ululating laugh. Devoid of morality and dedicated to getting the cheapest price he could for Zeiton ore by any means, he also enjoyed the various tortures which passed for entertainment on Varos, taking particular delight in making the Sixth Doctor's companion Peri suffer a transformation into an avian creature. The Doctor interfered with Sil's plan and informed the Varosians of the true value of their natural resources, forcing Sil to concede to offer the true value of the Zeiton-7.

The Sixth Doctor and Peri encountered Sil once again on the planet Thoros Beta, where he was that time involved in arms dealing. At the end of the segment of evidence presented by the Valeyard in the Doctor's trial, it appeared that Sil was killed by a rampaging King Yrcanos. It later transpired that the evidence of the Matrix had been tampered with, so it is not clear whether Sil in fact survived.

Sil (river)

The Sil is a river in León ( Castile and León) and Galicia, Spain, a tributary of the Miño. Its total length is . The source of the Sil is in the Cantabrian Mountains in the Leonese town of Villablino. It flows through the provinces of León and Ourense. The largest city on the Sil is Ponferrada (León). The Sil flows into the Miño upstream from Ourense.

Usage examples of "sil".

Lady Silber was busy telling Toodles to be a good doggie, mumsy would be home soon.

I suppose, for though the Ri Sil is the elder, the Tas Sil is the more highly honored.

You will need the permission of both Ri Cer Sil and Tas No Sil-and of the Warriors of the Voice as well.

But Moth has so little chance- Tas No Sil said that Moth may undergo the initiations for Silver and gold, but only if the smith initiating him will bequeath him his own tools.

King took another step, and the Sil Masters of all but one of the eighty-two lesser Sils stepped from behind their screens to prostrate themselves before their King.

Méla and síla show the same relationship to the simple verbal stems mel and sil-: the present-tense forms are derived by lengthening the stem-vowel (this is denoted by supplying an accent, of course) and adding the ending -a.

But Sil was quite serious, and he planned to carry the torch of his father's dream.

Then he was lifting Petra up in his arms - Rojer had got taller all of a sudden and muscled up, Damia noted, testing the strength of him - while Big and Sil affectionately flapped against legs which surely had got longer.

This is Major Sil Sorannan of the Black Sword Command, Imperial Navy--acting captain of the Star Destroyer Intimidator and commodore of the Camp Pa'aal Squadron.

That was followed by simple, reflective silence, all three silling, none moving to be the first to speak.