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Just Spin-offs!

It’s another “Big Idea” segment! Join Deb, Erika, Kat, and Tansy as we talk about Deb’s Big Idea — Doctor Who guest actors who could carry their own show (and what kind of show that might be)!

And yes, we do spend some time talking about The Big News about Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall leaving the show. Thus the dearth of Happy Things.

Which guest characters do you think could carry their own series? And what would that series entail? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


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Ep 66 – Companions Who Never Were

VerityEpisode66Our year of companions kicks off in delightful style! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we discuss those Doctor Who characters who were almost companions–those who were slated to become TARDIS travelers but never did, as well as those who we wish had stuck around. Deb accidentally invents a new word*. Kat is thoroughly predictable. Erika unabashedly cheats. And Tansy has a list!

Which guest stars do you wish had become full-time companions? Let us know in the comments!

*comfanionnoun; a Doctor Who character not generally considered a companion of the Doctor, but whom a viewer loves so much, they think should have been. The viewer may even argue against popular opinion, claiming their favorite *is* a companion. (Examples: “Bret Vyon is my favorite companion.” “He was only in one story! He’s a comfanion, at best.” — “Sally Sparrow is my favorite comfanion. I wish the Doctor would’ve invited her onto the TARDIS.”)


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Bonus links:
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who
Vote in our 2015 companion poll!

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