Some fans of Doctor Who have for a while been calling for a male companion to the show's leading character, but showrunner Steven Moffat has spoken about his own views, and it looks like the companion will be remaining female until Moffat's time on the show is over.
Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat said: "Science-fiction is notoriously male. You can tell that because everyone wears uniforms and marches around talking about rules. But Doctor Who has always felt to me, rather female. It's full of kindness and compassion and eccentricity and wisdom instead of violence. And from that point of view it is important that the main character, the Doctor's best friend, should be female. I think it would be damaging to Doctor Who if that voice and viewpoint were not represented."
The comments are sure to draw some passionate replies from the Doctor Who fandom, especially from those who were big fans of the Rory Williams and Jack Harkness companions.
Fortunately for those looking for a bit of a change, season 11 of Doctor Who will see Chris Chibnall take over as showrunner, and reports claim that he's looking to completely change the series once he's in the driving seat. We could be seeing a male companion despite Moffat's wishes sooner rather than later…
Doctor Who returns with a Christmas Special this year before season 10 airs in Spring, 2017.
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