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A Retrospective on the Doctor’s Companions

Submitted by Jim Smith

As we prepare to wish Amy and Rory farewell, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the companions who have helpedshape the show.

Susan Foreman (the Doctor’s Granddaughter).   Susan is with the Doctor at the start.  She refers to the Doctor as “grandfather,” and the two of them had a very warm relationship.  That would make her a Time Lord, though we have never seen her referred to as such.  When they started their travels in “An Unearthly Child,” she appeared to be an average teenage girl.  In “The Sensorites,” we learn that she has telepathic abilities, but beyond that, there is nothing special about her...

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Wibbly Wobbly, Timey Wimey

The Difficulty of Continuity in Doctor Who
By Jim Smith

Ian: ”Doctor, I don’t understand this at all. We saw the Daleks destroyed on Skaro, we were there!”

Doctor: “My dear boy, what happened in Skaro was a million years ahead of us in the future.”

The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 2

***Warning: if you are new to the series, this article may be somewhat spoilery.***
Doctor Who is a television show that, while, built around an amazing concept, that of a traveler in time and space, it also is fraught with the threat of continuity problems.  In any given story the circumstances of not only where, but when have to be established...

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