HEROES OF DOCTOR WHO LIZ SHAW CAROLINE JOHN

LIZ SHAW WAS DRAFTED FROM CAMBRIDGE TO ASSIST THE NEWLY FORMED UNOT BY BRIGADIER LETHBRIDGE STEWART TO INVESTIGATE ALIEN GOINGS ON.

AT THE SAME TIME THE NEWLY REGENERATED DOCTOR WAS EXILED TO EARTH, BROUGHT TO A HOSPITAL AND SECONDED BY UNIT TO LOOK AT METEORITES THAT WEREN’T METEORITES AT ALL BUT PART OF THE NESTENE INVASION USING THE PLASTIC AUTONS. LIZ WAS  A MATCH FOR THE DOCTOR AS A FELLOW SCIENTIST AND WAS INVOLVED IN SOME UNFORGETTABLE STORIES INCLUDING THE SILURIANS, INFERNO WHERE SHE PLAYED AN ALTERNATE GESTAPO LIKE VERSION OF HERSELF AND AMBASSADORS OF DEATH WHICH INVOLOVED A STUNNING CLIFFHANGER FOR HER.

LIZ SHOWED GREAT RESOURCEFULNESS IN HER TIME WITH THE DOCTOR BUT SHE WAS RETURNED TO CAMBRIDGE AT THE END OF THE SEASON AS THE PRODUCERS FELT AN EQUAL TO THE DOCTOR WAS A MISTAKE AND NEEDED A MORE SCATTY TRADITIONAL CHARACTER.

IN REAL LIFE CAROLINE JOHN WAS PREGNANT BUT MANY FANS FELT SHE DESERVED BETTER. HER TRUE LEAVING STORY APPEARED IN THE MISSING ADVENTURES BY GARY RUSSELL CALLED SCALES OF JUSTICE AGAIN INVOLVING SILURIANS AND AGAIN IN THE BIG FINISH AUDIO STORIES AS COMPANION CHRONCLES. AND FAMOUSLY SHE RETURNED AS A PHANTHOM IN THE FIVE DOCTORS TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY.

SHE ALSO RETURNED WITH THE 3RD DOCTOR AND JO GRANT IN A BBC NOVEL INVOLVING RASPUTIN. IT’S NICE TO KNOW SHE HAD A LIFE AFTER THE SHOW AND HER CONNECTION WITH THE DOCTOR NEVER DIED.

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