Lesbian alien companion rumored for Doctor Who
Fan favorite Madame Vastra could return in season 7 of the British science fiction show
While we know next to nothing about the future season of Doctor Who, there are rumors the Time Lord could be joined by a lesbian alien.
According to the Daily Star, Sirulian Madame Vastra is set to return in the latter half of season seven of Britain’s favorite science fiction show, airing in 2013.
Vastra, played by Neve McIntosh, found popularity with fans when she starred in the season six mid-series finale, A Good Man Goes To War.
In the episode, Vastra is seen living with her partner Jenny in Victorian London. She is asked by the Doctor to help protect the daughter of his companion, Amy Pond.
Fans loved the characters, and they were soon asking head writer Steven Moffatt to create a spin off show.
In an interview with magazine SFX, Moffatt said he too pitched a programme featuring the pair, although he then realized he did not have the time.
He did say he loved writing the characters, and said he would consider revisiting them.
‘I was pleased by the reaction to them, but not surprised. They really cut through as characters, given how little screentime they had,’ he said.
‘I certainly wouldn’t be averse to them returning. It’s just a thing that worked, isn’t it? I love that Victorian setting, and having it kicked it out of Sherlock Holmes I can always kick it in somewhere else!’
If Vastra does return she will meet the new companion played by Jenna Louise Coleman, who played a lesbian in British soap Emmerdale.