For fifty years, the Doctor has traveled alongside the likes of Ian, Barbara, Susan, Romana, K-9, The Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith (just to name a few). But which companion does actor Matt Smith think should come back for the 50th anniversary season?
Disappointingly, it’s Rose Tyler.
Smith says that he’d love to see the first new series companion come back to celebrate 50 years of the long-running show.
“If I wanted a companion from the past I would say Rose because I am good friends with Billie [Piper],” Smith says.
Smith shared screen time with Piper on The Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Honestly, I hope they don’t bring Rose back–ever. She was a good companion in the first series back, but she quickly wore out her welcome in the first Tennant season. And the fact that her ghost hung over the show for the entire RTD era got really old, really fast.
With a long, rich history for Doctor Who, I’d hope we’d get to see some classic series companions back for the 50th anniversary, if we get any at all. Let’s use them before they’re tragically no longer with us.
May I suggest we bring back Peri?