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Friday, February 12 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Larger than Life: The Role of the Companion in Modern Who

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The modern series of Doctor Who has featured each companion doing remarkable and sometimes super human things… but in the meanwhile, there are massive cries for returning back to the old paradigm of a perfectly normal ‘regular person’ stepping into those shoes for the next round. We’ll discuss the evolution of the role of the companion, including addressing some of the reasons why people might be over the larger than life companion role (and why there are sometimes sexist notions behind that), and debating why developing the companion back into a supporting player might not be the best thing for the show in 2016.

Guests
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Joseph Scrimshaw

Comedian, Writer, Podcaster
Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and host based in Los Angeles. As a comedian, he’s appeared at SF SketchFest, Chicago Improv Festival, Dragon Con, headlined on Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruise, appeared on Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, and more. Joseph has written for Adult Swim... Read More →
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Robert Smith?

Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modelling at the University of Ottawa. Using mathematics, he studies infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, human papillomavirus, neglected tropical diseases and zombies. He has published 13 books on academia and pop culture (including "Who's... Read More →

Panelists
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Kim Rogers

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels
I just have a lot of feelings
avatar for Risa Romano

Risa Romano

Writer Type Thing/Podcast Creator, Co-host, A Disused Yeti Vodcast/Podcast
Screenwriter, vodcaster, blogger, geek, and short form educational writer (that last one's my pay-the-bills job). And a Whovian, of course, New Who , Classic Who, I like 'em both. My blog, Ramble On: Nerdy Poderings, is in the website link. | | My Vodcast/Podcast, A Disused Yeti... Read More →
avatar for Sage Young

Sage Young

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels

Friday February 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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