Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

This mini-arc may have curved all the way off the rails, but we don’t care. Ace is the embodiment of this very idea, and “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” gives us plenty to talk about. Including, of course, a significant tangent about the history of clowns in popular media. Because why not?

What do you think about Ace’s companion-collecting habits? And do you think she and Mags would have made a good TARDIS team? Let us know in the comments!

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Bonus links:
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Torchwood “Out of Time”

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Comments on: "Ep 166 – The Greatest Companions in the Galaxy" (5)

  1. Gary G said:

    Great episode Verities! On the 7th Doctor crowded Tardis idea I always wished that when the Doctor and Mel met Ace that we could have had a few stories with them as a Tardis travelling trio. I thought there were the beginnings of a really interesting relationship between Mel and Ace that made them a great team I would have liked to see more of.

    • Eric P Gjovaag said:

      Mel actually did rejoin the Doctor and Ace for several adventures from Big Finish.

  2. Eric P Gjovaag said:

    What? An entire episode about Ace picking up friends in every port, but not one mention of Susan Q in “The Happiness Patrol”???

  3. Eric P Gjovaag said:

    I want to correct the record on the circumstances of the tent: There was no strike or other industrial action. They couldn’t shoot in a studio because asbestos was found in Television Centre, and much of it was closed for emergency removal. (This also had a knock-on affect of shortening a lot of the rehearsal time for the next story to go into production, “Silver Nemesis”, as seen in “The Making of ‘Doctor Who'”, which really needs to be on a “Silver Nemesis” special edition DVD.) Fortunately, someone thought of a tent, and so the interiors were shot in a real circus tent.

    One other fun note related to this story: Jessica Martin, who played Mags, is best known in Britain as an impressionist. So her other part in “Doctor Who”? The voice of Queen Elizabeth II in “Voyaged of the Damned”, shouting up her thanks to the Doctor after he saves Buckingham Palace from the Titanic crashing into it.

  4. Neil A Ottenstein said:

    Looking forward to meeting some of you at WorldCon! It will be my second WorldCon – the first was 20 years ago.

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