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Old November 20 2012, 04:10 PM   #75
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Re: Children in Need 2012: Christmas Special prequel + trailer

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Why the need for a modern companion? By now we all know how the DW universe works. We don't need a companion to handhold us through it anymore.
It's nice for the Doctor to have someone to talk to. Indeed, that is one of the primary purposes of a companion according to RTD.

Of course, back in the 70s Tom Baker insisted he didn't need a companion, and we even got a companion-less adventure just to shut him up on the matter. Although The Deadly Assassin is generally well regarded, I'm not sure how much longer they could have kept that up. Take note, part 3 has practically no dialogue at all.

I may have misspoke. I meant we don't really need a companion to be from 2012 for us to empathize with them.
Oh sorry, I somehow missed that you said "modern companion" and thought you simply said "Why the need for a companion?" My bad.
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