First, it confirms that Series 7 will be filming in Spain and promises some more news.
The mag features an in-depth interview with 7th Doctor companion Ace, aka, Sophie Aldred. Some choice quotes include: “Producer John Nathan-Turner looked down his nose and said ‘ Who do you think you are?’”
“I assumed Russell T Davies didn’t like the character.”
And: “It would be interesting to see what Amy Pond thought of Ace.”
Plus: The TWO Cantons; Doctor Who takes on America; School Reunion; The Keys of Marinus.
(via Doctor Who TV)
Oh I do love a jam session.
There’s a powerful argument to be made that Ace, companion to the Seventh Doctor and posh girl pretending to be street-scruff (her real name is Dorothy, y’know), is the Scrappy Doo of the Whoniverse: she’s a terrier, likes a fight, has a big mouth and a lot of what I believe you Americans like to call “addy-chewd.”
She’s also pretending to be something she isn’t (tough, in Scrappy’s case, streetwise in Ace’s) and possibly only exists because the producers of the TV show were worried about losing the younger viewers.
There again, she got rid of the over-sibilant panto bickerfest that existed between the Doctor and Mel, and that’s no small thing. Plus she walks around with a bunch of explosives on her back, and you can’t imagine Nyssa ever doing that.
read the rest (complete with clips) at Anglophenia