DOCTOR WHO HEROES LEELA

ORIGINALLY DEVISED AS AN ELIZA DOOLITTLE TYPE CHARACTER, LEELA STORMED HER WAY ABOARD THE TARDIS MUCH TO THE DOCTOR’S AND TOM BAKER’S CHAGRIN. TOM DIDN’T WANT COMPANIONS AND TREATED LOUSIE BADLY DURING HER TIME ON THE SHOW, A PROBLEM THEY HAVE RESOLVED SINCE OVER LUNCH.

LEELA WAS THE RIGHT SORT OF CHARACTER TO REPLACE SARAH JANE SMITH, STRONG YET SENSITIVE, BEMUSED BY TECHNOLOGY BUT ADORING THE ROBOT DOG K9, YET TRUSTED THE DOCTOR IMPLICITY.

LEELA SAW THROUGH SOME OF THE CLASSIC STORIES, ROBOTS OF DEATH, TALONS OF WEN CHIANG AND IMAGE OF THE FENDAHL AND LEELA’S LOYALTY TO THE DOCTOR NEVER WAVERED.

SHE IS THE ONLY COMPANION TO CHANGE THE COLOUR OF HER EYES  IN THE SERIES, AS THE CONTACTS WERE HURTING LOUISE. SHE LEFT IN THE INVASION OF TIME ALONG WITH K9 ON GALLIFREY AFTER FALLING IN LOVE, AN EXIT LOUISE DIDN’T APPROVE OF.

IN THE INTERVENING YEARS SHE HAS RETURNED IN BIG FINISH AUDIO PLAYS MOST PROMINENTLY GALLIFREY WHERE SHE HAS BECOME FRIENDS WITH ROMANA AND EVOLVED AS A STRONGER CHARACTER IN HER OWN RIGHT, CAUGHT IN THE MACHINATIONS OF TIME LORD SOCIETY.

THE SKIMPY OUTFITS WERE FOR THE DADS AND KIDS ADORED THIS SAVAGE WOMAN WHO FOLLOWED THIS MAD DOCTOR THROUGH TIME. SHE WILL ALWAYS BE A CLASSIC.

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