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6 Things Learned About DOCTOR WHO's Danny Pink from "Into the Dalek"

Doctor Who (2014) Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson)

What did we learn about Doctor Who's new character Danny Pink? Last Saturday, was the latest episode of Doctor Who called "Into the Dalek." It's noticeable for several things.

Warning: May contain spoilers

 It's the latest Doctor Who Dalek episode, but it's also noteworthy as the first appearance of Danny Pink, played by Samuel Anderson. He's the third Black companion - after Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke) and Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) - and the second Black male companion. He's a school teacher like the first Doctor's companion Ian Chesterton (William Russell), but a soldier like Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney).

As a primer, Doctor Who is about a time-traveling alien known as "The Doctor" who often travels with others - nicknamed "companions" by the fans - that are often female and very often hot females.

So, here's what we know about him so far.

1. He's a Hard-Nosed Military Man
Like the Brigadier, he's a hard-core military man. But apparently not completely in touch. When we first meet him he's yelling at several young men standing at military attention.
Danny Pink: Look at you lot! I've never seen such a miserable bunch. What are you, children?
Fleming (Bradley Ford): Yes sir.
Danny: Think you're funny, Fleming?
Fleming: Yes sir.

2. He's a Moral Guy
After Clara makes fun of him for being a soldier,  Danny says, "There's a bit more to modern soldiering than just shooting people. I like to think there's a moral dimension."

3. He's Not Afraid to Cry
Clara: Ah. You shoot people and then you cry about it afterwards. Is something wrong?
Danny: Nothing. No. Sorry, no. Nothing. I just didn't think they would say anything, that's all.
Clara: Sorry?
Danny: Have they told everyone?

4. He's a Little Awkward
After he and Clara have a flirty conversation he chastises himself for not being more forward and bangs his head on the desk. He turns to see Clara standing in the doorway.
Clara: Is the wooden sound you or the desk?
Danny: How long have you been there?
Clara: Longer than you would like.

5. He's Not There for the Doctor
Many of the companions are there because they were invited by the Doctor or are following the Doctor, but Anderson has said this isn't the case with him. “I’m not really a Companion,” Anderson told MTV News and on another occasion he said that he's the "companion's companion."

6. He's Clara's New Love Interest
There's obviously a spark between the two of them and Clara boldly asks him out. Clearly we're in for another interracial romance.

7. He's Not Just an Angry Black Man
Jenna Coleman says he's perfect for her character because he's so loveable. Coleman said, “He’s so laid-back. He’s a good counterpart to her uptight, control-freak nature. He brings her back to earth, literally and theoretically." Anderson says, "His experiences in the army have molded him to be the kind of guy who stops to smell the roses. He’s a normal bloke."

Some information from Planet Claire

What do you think about the Doctor's new companion? Do you think he's a good addition to the show?

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  1. I absolutely loved the introduction of Pink! I have a feeling that the Doctor might have a problem with him being a soldier. He didn't let Blue travel with them because of that. Pink...Blue...next we will have a character named Red.

  2. Its awesome how the tardis is bigger on the inside than it appears on the outside.

  3. I've heard he has a big problem with Mr. Pink but he has to put up with him because of Clara. Gonna be fun! Maybe Purple is next.


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