Clara Oswald (played by Jenna Coleman) helped serve as a bridge between the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors (Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, respectively) on the hit BBC series ‘Doctor Who’, but after helping the Twelfth Doctor assimilate to his role as a Time Lord, Coleman exited the series and left a few plots unresolved, including why the time-traveling TARDIS didn’t like her, as shown in the episodes ‘The Rings of Akhaten’ and ‘Hide’.
Showrunner Steven Moffat has now disclosed why the TARDIS didn’t take a shining to Clara.
“The TARDIS, being aware of all time simultaneously, was also aware that Clara was the precise motivator that would drive the Doctor to an extreme that was dangerous for all time and space.
“She knew, that although the Doctor loved her very much, she was bad for him and that the coming of the Hybrid would be the result of their association.”
Clara served as the Doctors’ Companion, essentially the viewer’s identifiable character. Previous Companions include Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, Alex Kingston as River Song, Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones, and John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, who spun off into his own series ‘Torchwood’.
This antagonistic relationship was further embellished in the mini episode ‘Clara and the TARDIS’ which you can view below:
Though she was one of the most popular companions, it’s unlikely that Clara will ever return to the show. Fans do have a new companion to look forward to, Bill played by Pearl Mackie. And Clara’s former place of employment, the Coal Hill School is the setting for the upcoming spinoff series ‘Class’. Clara’s legacy will certainly live on.
The TARDIS is disguised as a police call box, but once the right individuals enter, it reveals itself as a sprawling space station that also navigates through time.
Was Clara your favorite Companion? Or do you think Bill could surpass her?
Source: Cult Box