|"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.