A Companion To The Doctor’s Companions: Craig Owens
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
It always makes me laugh when Whovians debate whether someone counts as a true companion or not, as if there’s a badge of service you get, after more than three trips in the TARDIS. Clearly the Doctor is a very friendly fellow, and so you can’t really say that everyone he meets counts, even though he treats pretty much everyone as a bosom buddy within seconds of first saying hello.
But whichever yardstick you may choose to measure these things by, you can’t deny there is something a little bit special about <a class="fplink fp-53982" href="/Craig+Owens+1">Craig Owens</a> (played with endearing bewilderment by James Corden). Over the course of the last 50-odd years we’ve had companions who blundered into the Doctor’s life, companions who deliberately stowed away, companions whose delight in their new friend was so infectious he invited them for a trip and companions who were sent aboard to try and kill him.
What we’d not had before Craig was a companion who invited the Doctor to m
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