Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Leggi ovunque Read anywhere
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
A Pocketmags si ottiene
Fatturazione sicura
Ultime offerte
Web & App Reader
Loyalty Points

“Come on, Ace, we’ve got work to do!”

The Prom ise, a new trailer for the Season 26 Blu-ray box set, sees the return of the SeventhDoctor’s com panion, Ace. Its author reveals how the story cam e about.
Pete McTighe withSophie Aldred, during the recording of The Promise on 2 March.

I love Ace. I’d always been disappointed that such a brilliant, groundbreaking com panion, and such a fantastic actress as Sophie Aldred, never had the ‘proper’ on-screen exit she deserved. There she is, in the final shot of Survival (1989), walking o into the sunset withthe SeventhDoctor – an inseparable, perfect partnership – and the next tim e we see him, seven years later, he’s alone. So what happened?

Over the years we’ve been o ered m ultiple potential exit stories courtesy of various novels, com ic strips and audio adventures – but none of them ever felt quite right to m e. I always believed that Ace would have grow n up and channelled her experiences into som e greater good, and that her adventures withthe SeventhDoctor would never be truly ‘done’. W herever he was, he’d always com e back for her.

I was thrilled when Russell T Davies snuck a m ention of Ace into Deathof the Doctor, his story from the fourthseason of The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2010. In a lovely com panion recap, we learned from Sarah Jane that “Dorothy Som ebody” was running a com pany called A Charitable Earth(ACE) and had “raised billions”. Thank you, Russell! Finally – canonical proof that Ace was still out there, that she was OK. Better than OK, she was brilliant. That felt right. But dam n, I really wanted to see her. In 2017, Russell told m e over co ee that should The Sarah Jane Adventures have continued, the return of Ace was “next on the list”. Sadly it was not to be.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Doctor Who Magazine - 545
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 545
Or 549 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,15 per issue
Was €39,99
Now €27,99
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,92 per issue
Was €17,99
Now €37,99
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,15 per issue
Or 2799 points

View Issues

About Doctor Who Magazine

THE WORLD CUP OF THE DALEKS Thirty-two Dalek stories battled for supremacy in our epic Twitter contest. Which is the fans’ favourite? Other highlights of this issue include: • A 16-page celebration of the Daleks, including the results of DWM’s online tournament. • An exclusive Series 12 update. • Writer and director Pete McTighe goes behind the scenes on The Promise, his new trailer for the Season 26 Blu-ray box set. • Sophie Aldred discusses her on-screen return as Ace. • Production designer Arwel Jones gives DWM a tour of the Thirteenth Doctor’s TARDIS. • The first part of an exclusive interview with former script editor Andrew Cartmel. • A preview of Tiny Rebel’s final Doctor Who: Infinity games. • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters. • The answers to last issue’s fiendishly difficult quiz about the first 40 years of DWM. • Part Three of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • The Blogs of Doom, audio and book reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!