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Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman quits role as Time Lord's assistant and will leave at Christmas - Mirror Online

This excerpt from the article rubbed me the wrong way:

The Doctor’s “companion” has become a key part of the success of the iconic sci-fi series, which returns to our screens on Saturday.

There have been almost 60 since the launch in 1963.

Other stars who have occupied the role include Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, ­Catherine Tate as Donna Noble and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler.

They mention how the role of the companion has been a staple and “key part” to the series then blatantly skip over Freema Agyeman! 

They apply this term “star” to Jenna Louise Coleman by saying, Other stars who have occupied the role…” I know Jenna’s fame has grown since her time with the Doctor (ex. Death Comes to Pemberley)  and I hope she has even more success in the future. But if the title is given based on work then I think Freema is also deserving of it. 

 I understand that some people may not consider Freema a “star” but she has gone on to have success after Doctor Who liker her NuWho counterparts listed in the article (ex. Law & Order UK, The Carrie Diaries). 

Before this the article says, " The Doctor’s “companion” has become a key part of the success of the iconic sci-fi series…" by excluding Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones it inherently diminishes the “key part” she contributed to the show. 

I just want people to give Freema the credit she deserves.




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