Thursday, 29 March 2012

Time for a male Doctor Who companion?

Now we know, the new Doctor Who companion is Jenna-Louise Coleman. But even this morning, while fans waited for this news, one thing was never in doubt: Matt Smith's Doctor would once again be joined on his voyages through space-time by a lady. That's the rule, one as fixed as any of the laws of physics: male Doctor, female companion.

That's not to say we never get an extra shot of testosterone in the Tardis – the dappy, lovesick Rory and the uber-dashing Captain Jack spring to mind. But these men have never been companions in their own right; they only appear alongside female companions. Even in the original Doctor Who series, where there were more companions in the mix, it was rare to find the Doctor with only male company. more

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