Wearing the uniform on behalf of His Majesty, the Queen, Franklin starred in the role of 'Captain Mike Yates,' and his tour of duty within the wide, wide world of Doctor Who lasted an incredible 42 episodes.
But ... that's not all, as they say ...
... for, in 2016, the man enjoyed a role -- albeit a vastly smaller one -- in the guise of one of the doomed engineers that helped usher in the age of true Imperial oppression by completing the Death Star on behalf of the Galactic Empire. His character -- along with several others -- met a grisly end on the planet of Eadu as depicted in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Sad. Yet, characters come and go.
However, a quick glance at Franklin's resume indicates that these weren't his only forays into the realms of the Fantastic. He also enjoyed some work aboard such other entries as Blake's 7, The Tomorrow People (podcast), Sapphire & Steel (podcast), and Chemical Wedding (2008). With only thirty screen credits to his name, it's nonetheless grand to see so many in projects we here at SciFiHistory.Net find so compelling.
Our warmest thoughts and prayers are extended to the family, friends, and fans of Richard Franklin.
May he rest in peace.