Time to wrap up our companions’ companions mini-arc. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about the phenomenon of a companion collecting their own companion throughout the ages of Doctor Who.
What other examples are you find of? Let us know in the comments!
This time we feel like we’re fully on track when it comes to companions picking up companions. Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we chat about the amazing Isobel Watkins and her relationship with Zoe (and the rest of the TARDIS crew) in “The Invasion”.
What do you think of Isobel? Is she subversive in her femininity? Is Zoe actually her companion? Or is she flighty and not as great as we think? Let us know in the comments!
Tansy completed Frankentastic!, her gender-swapped podcast reading of Frankenstein!
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!
Mini-arc #3, companions collecting women companions, starts with the realization that new-Who doesn’t have many great examples of this. Join Deb, Liz, and Lynne as they discuss why that might be and how it works (or doesn’t) in the case of “Mummy on the Orient Express”. Poor Erika, who is absent, takes some serious guff.
What do you think about companions’ companions in the modern era? Are they sparse because of lack of screen time? Is it simply a different type of storytelling? Or something else? Let us know in the comments!