Daniel Martin has listed his five favourite – and five worst – Doctor Who companions. In doing so he exposes himself as a member of that odd bunch of people: Doctor Who fans who liked Ace.
There’s a lot of them, but I’d love to know why. As an attempt to make the companion a central part of the series, prefiguring Rose Tyler, I suppose it was a noble effort. But, seriously. The bomber jacket. The ‘attitude’. The bombs. At least K9 was knowingly stupid.
And Brian Cant was better on Playbus as well.