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The Women of Doctor Who, “Just Cos”

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s Just Cos, it’s another visit to the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention with Chloe. This time, Chloe looks at the women of Doctor Who with writer Jane Espenson.

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  • Going to cosplay Turlough at a local event on Nov. 23rd, D. Male companions have not been neglected. Got the suit, edited the collar on a shirt, waiting for ordered necktie, looking for shoes and a wig and I’ve got a substitute for a crystal just in case I need to go all Black Guardian Trilogy for pics and role play.

  • Male companions:
    Ian Chesterton
    Steven Taylor
    Ben Jackson
    JAMIE MCCRIMMON
    BRIGADIER SIR ALASTAIR GORDON LETHBRIDGE-STEWART
    Sergeant John Benton
    Captain Mike Yates
    Dr. Harry Sullivan
    Adric
    Vislor Turlough
    Mickey Smith
    Captain Jack Harkness
    Wilfred Mott
    Jackson Lake
    Rory Arthur Williams

    Please don’t neglect these amazing people. And please look more at Classic Who and not just New Who.

    Personally, I’d like to see more companions from different time periods and planets.

  • I’ve seen a female Doctor in fan films. It actually turned out really good back in the 90s. In fact Ryan K. Johnson’s (http://www.eskimo.com/~rkj/) 3 short Doctor Who episodes with Barbara Benedetti as the Doctor were fun to watch and balanced out well with Randy Rogel as the male companion.

    Of course that was well before the new series and the addition of the romtic tension to the TARDIS. Nowadays people would find it harder to see the change, I think.

    BTW, I’ve seen a male TARDIS cosplay too. Last year at Chicago TARDIS I remember a guy in a nicely done TARDIS suit that I seem to remember being a tux. I’m not 100% sure but I believe he paired it with a fez. So it can be done!

  • I have been a fan of Dr Who since the 1970’s. I never concidered, or thought of a femaie Dr Who. It might work, however I am used to a male Dr. Who and a female companion, from watching and reading Dr Who over the years.