16 September 2015

After Clara

"See you don't need the Doctor!"

Is it time to rebalance the Doctor / Companion dynamic?
It now seems an open secret that Jenna Coleman will leave the series at the end of this forthcoming season becoming the longest running companion of modern times. However the main issue many have is not so much the length of her tenure rather the significance her character has taken on. Ever since Rose Tyler it’s been the case that the companion character is very much seen as a co-star to the Doctor. They have their own story properly seen through rather than the old tradition of running away from monsters or having to be rescued. It is a refreshing more modern approach and has inspired some of the best drama the series has ever had. The question now is whether, with Clara, this has gone too far.

9 September 2015

Edge of Destruction Part 3

"Yes, very good dance Susan."

Exclusive!! Script extract from the planned episode 3 of Edge of Destruction recently discovered underneath a church in Balham.
It is the morning after the night before. The crew have been sleeping on uncomfortable flat beds within inches of each other. The Doctor is up early, jettisoning scissors into space. Susan is in the kitchen cooking futuristic pancakes which look exactly like pancakes except they are triangular. Barbara strolls in.
Susan - "Hello, Miss Wright, I'm terribly sorry .. "
Barbara (confused)- "What, for talking too quickly and screaming all the time?"
Susan bursts into tears and accidentally drops half a bottle of oil into the pan which flares up.
She rushes over to Barbara who cuddles her.
Barbara- "Don't worry Susan it'll be alright"
Susan - "Oh, I'm sorry, I really am it's just that since you came on board the ship, Idon'tknowwhatdayitisorwhatl'mtalkingaboutandl'mfrightenedofeverything ... "
Barbara- "What?"