DOCTOR WHO’S HEROES HARRY SULLIVAN

THERE ARE POINTS IN DOCTOR WHO WHICH MAGIC IS CREATED AND TOM BAKER’S DEBUT SEASON IS ONE OF THEM.

THE TRIO OF THE 4TH DOCTOR, SARAH JANE SMITH AND HARRY SULLIVAN HAVE CEMENTED THEMSELVES IN THAT GENERATION’S MEMORIES AS ONE OF THE BEST. AND NOW THANKS TO DVD A WHOLE NEW GENERATION IS DISCOVERING IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

HARRY SULLIVAN WAS CREATED IN CASE THE NEW DOCTOR WAS TO BE PLAYED BY AN OLDER ACTOR. HARRY WOULD SERVE AS THE MUSCLE. BUT THE RESULT WAS QUITE DIFFERENT.

BASED AT UNIT DOCTOR SULLIVAN WAS BROUGHT IN TO CARE FOR THE NEWLY REGENERATED DOCTOR WHO PROMPTLY STUFFED HIM IN A CUPBOARD.

AT THE END OF ROBOT, HARRY TOOK HIS FIRST STEP INTO THE TARDIS AND FOUND HIMSELF ON A SERIES OF VIRTUALLY ALL CLASSIC STORIES.

HARRY’S OLD SCHOOL CHIVALRY CLASHED WITH SARAH’S WOMEN’S LIB VIEWS AND HE WAS A BUMBLER WHO NEARLY CAUSED VOGA TO EXPLODE AND CAUSED THE DOCTOR TO FALL INTO A RAVINE IN THE SONTARAN EXPERIMENT.

BUT HIS MEDICAL SKILLS WERE OFTEN CALLED INTO PLAY, ON THE ARK FOR EXAMPLE AND THRUST INTO THE WAR BETWEEN THE KALEDS AND THALS ON SKARO, HE PROVED HIS METTLE AS THEY FOUGHT DAVROS AND THE DALEKS.

WHEN THE DOCTOR WAS RECALLED TO FIGHT THE ZYGONS IN SCOTLAND, IT WAS HARRY, A PRISONER OF THE ALIENS, WHO SAVED THE DOCTOR’S LIFE. THE SCENE WHERE A DUPICATED HARRY TRIED TO KILL SARAH JANE WITH A PITCHFORK BURNED ITSELF INTO KIDS’ MINDS EVERYWHERE, A TRUE TESTAMENT OF THE HORROR THESE MONSTERS BROUGHT THAT HARRY COULD EVER HURT SARAH. BUT HARRY OPTED TO STAY BEHIND AND RESUME HIS NORMAL LIFE RATHER THAN TRAVEL ON IN THE TARDIS.

THEY WERE TO MEET ONCE MORE IN THE ANDROID INVASION AND RETURNED IN HIS OWN NOVEL, HARRY SULLIVAN’S WAR SOME YEARS LATER, ONE OF ONLY TWO COMPANIONS TO DO SO, 3 IF YOU COULD K9 AND COMPANY.

UNFORTUNATELY, IAN MARTER DIED OF DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS SOME YEARS LATER, HAVING BEEN A STALWART AT CONVENTIONS  BUT HE HAS NEVER BEEN FORGOTTEN.

THERE IS EVEN A PICTURE OF HIM IN SARAH JANE’S ATTIC IN HER NEW SERIES.

HARRY AND IAN ARE LOVED ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HIS PLACE IN THE TARDIS WILL FOREVER BE THERE.

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