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WATCH: Sophie Aldred is back as Doctor Who’s greatest companion… Ace

September 3rd, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ah, yes, now this brought a smile to my face.

As a kid my first introduction to Doctor Who was during the McCoy years and, yes, Ace, played by Sophie Aldred, was my all-time favourite companions and, yes, I had a bit of a crush on here.

And while the actress has always maintained her love for the character and in both the novels and the Big Finish audio adventures, her leaving the role in 1989 was more or less the last official sighting of her.

But now she’s back.

The 26th Series of the classic years is getting released on December 23rd and it’s McCoy and Aldred’s time to shine again, but the actress has now filmed a cool new tease for the collection.

Returning to the role, Aldred tells us as Ace that the Doctor left her to look after the earth while running A Charitable Earth (I see what they did there), all the while she has waited for the return of her Doctor.

A return that seems imminent… in the trailer at least.

Now, have the duo filmed more than this? I’ve idea, but I’ll be waiting with baited breath to find out.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….