A new companion is about to set foot on the greatest ship in all of time and space and now we know who. The BBC have announced that Brixton born actress Pearl Mackie will portray the brand new character Bill. The announcement comes in the form of a two minute clip as the Doctor attempts to save Bill from his eternal enemy the Daleks, all while trying to avoid the urge to kill her himself due to her enthusiastic chatter and jokes.
This might just blow your mind a little. But first let’s get it out of the way that there has been fan speculation for years that the exterminating Daleks on Doctor Who appear to have served as inspiration for the design of R2D2 in Star Wars, and the Daleks made their television debut in 1964 too — more than a decade before Star Wars hit theaters in 1977. While there’s no official source to confirm this, the similarities are undeniable — just Google R2D2 Dalek and there’s pages and pages of fun stuff, like this and this and this and this and this and especially this.