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Published on July 3rd, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Epic Companion Infograph

Infographics- the fine art of distributing vast amounts of information in a colour coded, eye catching, anorak baiting style has again helped us to understand the finer points of the vast Whoinverse.

Eschewing the charity abomination that was Dimensions in Time and side stepping the Brigadiers appearance in Battlefield this fantastic infographic of the entire history of the Doctors companions currently doing the works on Geeks of Doom has turned the canon into can do!

Although you may grumble about the graph not even paying lip service to Big Finish continuity- seriously if they did you it would be twice the size and unreadable- it’s a great reminder of just how the companions have shaped the Doctors world and how they’ve gone from being ‘space pilots’ ‘Sevateem tribe-women’ to ‘London secretary’ and ‘airline stewardess’ as the show has evolved.

In that long and lustrous history there are always those who deserve a special mention for outstanding feats such as Most Episodes for Jamie McCrimmon (Frazer Hines) and one for Rory Williams for, well, dying a whole bunch of times.

Hurrah!

The whole thing is amazing and looks like it should be hung in classrooms around the world.

(Big thanks to Mu | See the original infographic in its full glory at www.onlinedating.org/doctor-who-companions)

 

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




One Response to Epic Companion Infograph

  1. avatar 23skidoo says:

    They made a few boo-boos, like having Leela appearing in The Five Doctors, and if they’re listing Sara Kingdom and Grace they need to include the other one-offs from the Christmas and 2009 specials, plus I contend the TARDIS should be now included as a companion, but otherwise this is a very impressive piece of work!

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