HEROES OF DOCTOR WHO MIKE YATES RICHARD FRANKLIN

MIKE YATES WAS THE BRIGADIER’S RIGHT HAND MAN, TAKING PAR IN MANY ADVENTURES AGAINST THE MASTER, AXONS, AUTONS AND MANY OTHER CLASSIC PERTWEE STORIES. MIKE WENT UNDERCOVER WHEN MINERS WERE DYING FROM A MYSTERIOUS GREEN SUBSTANCE THAT SPAWNED GIANT MAGGOTS. HE WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE SUPERCOMPUTER BOSS. IT WAS AT THAT TIME MIKE MADE CONTACT WITH A GROUP THAT WANTED TO RETURN THE EARTH TO A GOLDEN AGE BEFORE MAN WRECKED IT WITH TECHNOLOGY. HE BETRAYED EVERYONE HE HAD WORKED WITH IN THIS MAD PLOT WHICH SAW DINOSAURS RETURNING TO THE PRESENT DAY. BUT HIS CONSCIENCE STOPPED HIM AND HE HELPED AVERT THE DISASTER. BEING DISMISSED FROM UNIT HE WENT TO FIND SOLITUDE AND PEACE OF MIND AT A RETREAT WHERE GIANT SPIDERS FROM METEBILIS 3 WERE TRYING TO RETRIEVE THE CRYSTAL THE DOCTOR STOLE SO THE QUEEN COULD COMPLETE HER PLAN OF DOMINATION. DRAWING HIS OLD FRIENDS IN VIA SARAH JANE SMITH TO STOP IT, HE HELPED STOP THE INVASION AND THAT WAS THE LAST OF MIKE YATES IN THE SERIES. HE DID HOWEVER RETURN IN THE MISSING ADVENTURES WHERE HE GOT TO TRAVEL IN THE TARDIS WITH THE DOCTOR AND JO AND HAS COMPLETED 2 AUDIO SERIES WITH THE FOURTH DOCTOR. RICHARD ALSO DID A STAGE PLAY CALLED THE TEA BAG MYSTERY WITH THE BRIGADIER HIMSELF BUT IT WASN’T A SUCCESS. RICHARD HAS BEEN A CONVENTION REGULAR FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HAVING MET HIM HE IS STILL ENTHUSIASTIC AS EVER ABOUT HIS TIME IN THE WORLD’S BEST LOVED SERIES.

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