New ‘Doctor Who’ companion’s Prince t-shirt was just ‘a weird coincidence’

The Prince t-shirt worn by new Doctor Who companion Pearl Mackie in her introduction video wasn’t actually a planned tribute to the late musician.

It turns out that the ‘Friend from the Future’ minisode, which aired yesterday on BBC One, was in fact filmed over a week before the American singer died on 21 April.

The show’s brand manager Edward Russell tweeted today: “People asking about Bill’s ‘Prince’ T-shirt in Friend From The Future. It was shot 11 days ago. Just a very WEIRD coincidence”

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Mackie has hinted that her character Bill is “cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in.”

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What are your hopes for Bill? Let us know below…

  • russell

    WELL, Bill is now a time traveller- so there we go….If the t-shirt thing is to be apart of her image, I hope she wears something of The King of Pop. Michael Jackson truly was a Thriller!

  • Dr_Syn

    Ah, but if Bill’s supposed to be from 2017, it IS a tribute of sorts because Prince is already dead there.

    • Eter Puralis

      Except of course, the series won’t air until 2017, so the title would refer to the doctor, not Bill.

      Based in her attire plus her complete ignorance of Daleks, I’d say she’s from the late 80s, early 90s.

      • I’m confused, does the general population remember Daleks any more? Or did they lose that memory in some rebooted time being rewritten?

        • Dr. Moo

          The latter is what the writers are going with at the moment, I think.

  • Dr. Moo

    I’m hoping she’s from the past, maybe the eighties? Her fashion sense would indicate it and calling 2017 “the future” could imply that to be the case.

  • Smegtasticus

    I get slight Ace vibes off of her. That’s a good thing, I suppose.