Tag Archives: Harry Sullivan

Harry the Unfazed Everyman

Companion Tropes 13 In most long-running genre television series there exists a character who is just an average bloke, with no special powers or dark secret.  Just a simple audience identification figure.  He is the “everyman”, which is generally defined … Continue reading

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The Dr Who Annual 1977

So here we have it, the infamous 1977 annual, the low point of the annual range.  It puts you in a bad mood before you have even opened it up, towering over the other annuals and poking out from the … Continue reading

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The Dr Who Annual 1976

The 1976 annual has a gorgeous frontispiece, depicting the Doctor and his companions exploring a beautiful alien landscape with monolithic ruins.  However, there is something a bit odd going on.  Who are the companions?  In particular, who is that scraggy … Continue reading

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The Sontaran Experiment

You know those press conferences that happen before boxing matches, where the opponents do a bit of pre-fight trash talking?  I’m still waiting for the one where somebody calls the other one an “unspeakable abomination”.  But that’s beside the point. … Continue reading

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Terror of the Zygons

While we got endless Dalek and Cybermen stories during the classic era of Doctor Who, there are some monsters that seemed to have a lot of unexplored potential. Apart from a cameo appearance in The Five Doctors, the Yeti never … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Cybermen

I’m playing a monster.  They can’t see my face. I’m a creepy dude from an emotionless race. But I can’t show my face, not even my lips, So I’ll talk deeply and put my hands on my hips. Revenge of … Continue reading

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Genesis of the Daleks

So here we are, at the start of the Time War.  OK, that’s not quite the whole truth because an episode in the Big Finish Gallifrey series explores the motivations behind sending the Doctor on his mission, and also it’s … Continue reading

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