A few weeks ago, Doctor Who announced its latest companion, and let’s just say they seem to have kept a theme going. That theme is that for the last 30 years, every Dr Who companion has been either a contemporary human female, or has joined the show via a contemporary human female. In fact earlier this month was thirty years since the last non-human, male, standalone companion.
It’s an odd observation, and certainly one that most current fans, especially those that started with the reboot 9 years ago are probably unable to make. To them, that companions are female, human, and ‘from around out time’ seems normal. But it wasn’t always that way. Continue reading