Playing Along: American DOCTOR WHO Gets Companions

Posted: February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized


So, over at Buzzfeed, there’s a fun little bit where someone asked “What if Doctor Who was American?” with the idea being the show had generated in the United States instead of the U.K.

OK. It’s an interesting list, and it’s quickly gained its share of love and hate (Nic Cage as 9?). But there’s something missing from the article. Something that really should be a necessary part of the speculative process. So, we’ll bite. Here’s our answer to Buzzfeed’s American Doctors with our (not completely inclusive) American Companions.

1st Doctor: Susan, Barbara Wright, and Ian Chesterton


To offset the eccentricity Burgess Meredith brought to the Doctor, producers at NBC decided they needed someone with grace and poise to play Susan. Enter Audrey Hepburn, who already had an established movie career going with Sabrina, Roman Holiday, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She spent two years on the show…

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