Okay, so Strax is already one of my favorite characters. He’s a usually antagonistic Sontaran, but he’s befriended the Doctor and even came to his aid in “A Good Man Goes to War.” The Doctor thought he died there, but Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint saved him. Thus, this oddly friendly Sontaran went to be the butler for a Silurian detective and her human wife in 19th century London. Best odd trio ever.
I love these three together. They’re prime examples of the weirdness of Doctor Who working beautifully. Strax’s attempts at being decent are hilarious, I love that Vastra might be the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, and Jenny’s a badass in her own right. I thought about the Doctor and Winston Churchill being a great friendship in the franchise, but they don’t come close to the Paternoster Gang.