The Companion Conundrum: Now rebloggable

G’day Neil. After seeing the pic of yourself and Jenna at the Doctor Who read through I was hoping you could share some words about her to maybe ease the minds of those of us who aren’t yet fully sold on her as a companion.

You haven’t even met her as a companion, yet. Why would you be fully sold?

You know, the glory and the greatness of Doctor Who is that the companions die or leave, and the Doctors regenerate. It’s a feature, not a bug. It’s kept the show fresh and exciting for almost fifty years.

You’re always suspicious, distrustful, unimpressed when they turn up. Then one day you realise that this person you weren’t sure of really is the Doctor, or that the person who looked awkward in the newspaper pictures really is a real companion.

And, if you’re lucky, they leave before you’re finished with them, when you still want to know more about them, still love them, still want to go on adventuring with them.

I’m telling you nothing about Jenna. Other than I loved writing dialogue for her, and I loved hearing her say the words I’d written for her at the table read.

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    I agree with most of what Gaiman says here, but an equally valid position is that it’s completely OK to just *not like*...
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    —- looking forward to this season.
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