Staying just safely within the bounds of professionalism and good taste, we spend a few minutes chatting and laughing with Noel Clarke, our beloved Mickey Smith, recorded live from the festivities at the third annual Long Island Doctor Who convention.
When you have a program that has spanned the decades as few like Doctor Who have done, and have at times both intentionally and unintentionally replaced actors within the principal cast, you have a rather large set of characters to draw upon for any sort of trivia game you might devise. Take three so-called “fans” of the program, and pit them against each other in attempts to identify which character delivered a single line from a single episode across that five-decade-plus span, and you’ve got a recipe for a good old fashioned geek slap fight.
This week, the GPR trio tests one another on their ability (or complete lack thereof) to identify quotes from companions who have ventured with the Doctor. The winner of this fierce competition gets…well, nothing. Probably a delicious, gourmet, home-cooked pizza, because you know for a fact who ISN’T going to win…
We have months to go before Series 10 even begins production, and possibly longer before we have definitive news on who the new companion(s) will be. You know what that means: pot-shot guesses and wild fan speculation!
Vote your conscience on the companion poll, and if you have some specifics on what you think will (or should) be done for the 12th Doctor’s company in the TARDIS console room, share it in the comments below. Let’s get hyped, and hypothesizing!
What sort of companion are you hoping for in Series 10?
- A mature female human (26%, 13 Votes)
- Multiple humans (20%, 10 Votes)
- An alien species (12%, 6 Votes)
- A series of short-run companions (10%, 5 Votes)
- A younger female human (8%, 4 Votes)
- Another Time Lord or Lady (8%, 4 Votes)
- The Mistress (6%, 3 Votes)
- A younger male human (4%, 2 Votes)
- None, let the Doctor travel alone (4%, 2 Votes)
- A mature male human (2%, 1 Votes)
- An android or other AI (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 50
“You. Now, you listen to me. You’re going to be alone now, and you’re very bad at that. You’re going to be furious and you’re going to be sad, but listen to me. Don’t let this change you. No, listen. Whatever happens next, wherever she is sending you — I know what you’re capable of. You don’t be a warrior. Promise me. Be a Doctor. Heal yourself. You have to. You can’t let this turn you into a monster. So I’m not asking you for a promise. I’m giving you an order. You will not insult my memory. There will be no revenge. I will die, and no-one else, here or anywhere, will suffer. This is as brave as I know how to be. I know it’s going to hurt you, but…please…be a little proud of me. Goodbye, Doctor.”
“Let me be brave.” A final credo repeated by Clara Oswald, and very likely uttered by many Whovians as they reached the end of an exceptional freshman script from writer Sarah Dollard. This week, we discuss this compelling story, crowned by a heart-wrenching exit by one of the most surprisingly beloved companions of the program since the 2005 revitalization.
The BBC has confirmed that both Missy and Kate Stewart will both be returning for Series 9, and this got us wondering; who else might we see return? More accurately stated, who is most likely to return in the season ahead? Then of course, being the rabid fanatics we are, we descend quickly into postulating who should-would-could-ought-to, and…well, you get the idea.
This week, we start by putting concerted effort into predicting those characters who would make the most sense appearing in Series 9. That exhausted, it all turns left, and we end up putting proverbial wishes in bottles, and hoping for character cameos as impossible as…well, assassin astronauts. Join us as we try desperately to keep it on the rails, only to rattle off course and fling ourselves wildly into theories that could (or should?) never come to pass.