Welcome back to another edition of The Dan Cave! Have you lost weight? Not that you needed to, but you’re looking healthy. This week, we’re talking about, you guessed it, Doctor Who! Whovians across space and time are rejoicing because this week brings with it the premiere of Doctor Who Series 8 and, with it, the beginning of Peter Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor (Thirteenth if you’re pedantic, but really, he’s the Twelfth. Right, Kyle Anderson?). Yet, before Peter Capaldi could even go full Malcolm Tucker on some bumbling Daleks, news came out of the UK tabloids that Jenna Coleman might be leaving her role as the Doctor’s Companion Clara Oswald come Christmas time! Say it ain’t so, Doc!
While the rumors are currently unverified, it isn’t unheard of for Companions to leave the show, and considering that Coleman has played the role for eighteen-plus months, it’s more than likely she’ll be moving on sometime in the near-ish future. Rather than sulk in a dark corner of the TARDIS, I decided to put my wibbly wobbly brainy wainy to the test and see if I could come up with some suitable replacements for Coleman. So, say allons-y with me as we try to answer the question of who will replace Jenna Coleman as the new Companion on Doctor Who?
In order to expand my search for Coleman’s replacement, I took to Twitter.
@osteoferocious Antonia Thomas (who was great on Misfits) would be cool, I would really like some diversity in casting too
— michelle buchman (@michelledeidre) August 20, 2014
— Nerd Husband (@NerdHusbandry) August 20, 2014
— Julia's Boy Toy (@LYTrules) August 20, 2014
While I agree that our social media manager Charlene would make an excellent Companion, I’m just saying: the bookies in the UK have vindicated some of my picks. Part of me, though, wants to start a grassroots campaign to get Kim Kardashian on the show as a 1-episode Companion, so I can make bank with those sweet, sweet 500-1 odds. Just kidding — we all know she’s a Weeping Angel.
— Jason Waterfalls (@shegotagronk) August 19, 2014
Who do you think should replace Jenna-Louise Coleman if and when she leaves the show? Let me know in the comments below or tell me on Twitter using hashtag #TheDanCave.
You can catch previous episodes of The Dan Cave right here. Want to learn even more about the storied history of Doctor Who’s traveling buddies? Read Kyle Anderson’s phenomenal “Companion’s Companion” series, then dominate at your next nerdy trivia night.