Mia Bennett

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Mia Bennett

TARDIS Data Core

Mia Bennett (born 2032) was the geologist at Bowie Base One on Mars from July 2058 to November 2059.

Mia was born in Houston, Texas, and her father was an astronaut. She was fascinated by his work. After graduating from Stanford University, she followed him into his research in planetary geology. Working with with her father and using soil samples from Mars, she proved that Earth plant life could grow on Martian soil with the help of chemicals. This was a major breakthrough in Mars colonisation. Her research dovetailed with Andy Stone's and the two worked together.

She travelled to Mars in 2058. After seventeen months, one of the crew, Stone, was infected by the Flood. The Tenth Doctor arrived at the same time. Mia witnessed six of her fellow crew members be infected by the Flood. The Doctor knew her death was a fixed point in time, but he saved her and two other members of her crew. He took her back to Earth in 2059, where she ran off in shock, followed by Yuri Kerenski.

Biography from the TARDIS Data Core article, licensed under CC-BY-SA

Notes for Mia Bennett

Escape from the Water Zombies
Adelaide Brooke discovers some of her crew have been infected with a mysterious life form which takes over the host body and causes it to gush copious amounts of water.

The Last of The Time Lords
As Ed prepares the shuttle for take-off, Maggie infiltrates the shuttle and blasts water up the shaft into the pilot room, which cascades over Ed's arm, infecting him with the virus. However, just as the infection consumes him, he triggers the self-destruct system

Gadget to the rescue
The Doctor, realising they have one chance, uses Gadget to roll across the Mars landscape and bring the TARDIS to the base.

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