Know Your Idols #21 : Ace

by honeybadger

Another of our Dr Who companions, much beloved of British girls. For me, much as I loved Rose, Martha and Pond, there is only really one companion, the companion of my childhood. Ace.

What’s her deal? Ace was a tomboy with a bomber jacket and a baseball bat. She was tough, practical, scared of clowns and utterly loyal to the Dr even though he was nothing to look at in those days. Ace liked to blow stuff up (got her into trouble at school) and seems to think the Dr is pretty much going to get himself killed if she doesn’t keep an eye on him. Similarly the Dr tries to educate Ace a little on their travels. She breaks tradition and gives him her own nickname ‘Professor’. She met the Dr on another world having had a troubled life on earth. Love this girl. Her real name btw is Dorothy.

Dr Who: Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis and Curse of Fenric among others.

Ace was fantastic, just a regular tom boy kicking ass and travelling the universe. She’d have made a good Apocalypse Girl I think. Sadly I haven’t found a source of quotes but if any one else does let me know.

Honeybadger out.

One Response to Know Your Idols #21 : Ace

  • Jenny Barber says:


    For such gems as:
    “Professor, I’m not a little girl.”

    “And the half time score: Perivale, six hundred million; Rest of the Universe, nil!”

    “Have to move faster than that if you want to keep up with me. Faster than light.”

    “Do you know any nice people? You know, normal people. Not power-crazed nutters trying to take over the universe.”

    The Doctor: We all have a world of our own terrors to face.
    Ace: I face mine on my own terms!

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