Thoughts on Doctor Who, Part 2: Companions
You already know my thoughts on the three most recent Doctors, but what do I think about all of the recent companions?! AREN’T YOU DYING TO FIND OUT.
This includes major spoilers for the series, because I’m going to talk to you about every single companion. AND IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING and you think that Rose Tyler is the companion forever, you’re already spoiled. See how dangerous reading the rest of this article is gonna be??
Also this is really rambly. HAVE FUN
Thoughts on Doctor Who, Part 1: The Doctor(s)
A little over a month ago, I’d never seen an episode of Doctor Who. So I fixed that, by watching six and a half seasons of it.
ALL OF IT. From 2005 on. INCLUDING SPECIALS. Not including animated spinoffs because THAT’S OKAY GUYS, I DON’T NEED TO.
I didn’t really know the context of Doctor Who when I started. I knew what the things were (TARDIS, sure! Daleks, yeah. Sonic screwdriver, okay) but I didn’t know how everything fit together. From episode 1 of series 1, it seemed like a funny Britishy thing with built-in plot hold avoidance. Yes, it’s paper that makes itself look like whatever I want to do! It’s a screwdriver that fixes anything (except wood apparently)! The TARDIS is basically all the good parts of a time machine and a spaceship and also has the equivalent of a babel fish that worms itself into your brain!
Two Blu-ray sets, some buttons, one TARDIS keychain, and one T-shirt later, and FINE. YOU WIN.
I think I might love this show, even for all its flaws, even for all the inconsistencies, even for all the hand-wavey time energy paradox polarity reversing plot armory cheats. Don’t Google it.
What follows are some thoughts I’ve had on the series, which are full of spoilers, and probably not very funny. MORE BEHIND THE JUMP!!