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Post by alanultron5 on Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:38 am

I suppose we each have our `favourites` I do have a few!

Firstly Jamie! Played superbly by Frazer Hines, Jamie and the 2nd Doctor I feel became the finest double-act in the series history! It is a shame many of the episodes from this era are missing as those that do exist show a tremendous partnership which I fell has never been equalled in the shows history!

The way Jamie slowly got used to all kinds of futuristic devices and places was portrayed very ably by Frazer. What a shame that Jamie was `reverted` back to his early self by the Time Lords.

Next is Liz Shaw-who I think was the most independant of the doctors companions in that she didn't rely on him that much and never even travelled in the tardis! She was very much her own woman-so to speak!

Then there was Nyassa who was such a even natured companion and one that the 5th doctor truly warmed to! Nyassa was a character who should have stayed longer and it is now known that Peter Davison was most unhappy that JNT would not allow Sarah Sutton to stay on as Nyassa!

Finally - and I'm most likely in a minority of one here - there was Mel (Bush) A companion full of energy and enthusiasm to help anyone in distress! A little `overblown` as played By Bonnie early on-she looked to be shaping up as a very good companion but Bonnie got fed up with the way JNT wanted her to play Mel (She intimated this in subsequent interviews) and departed too soon I think! I suppose Mel would not have worked so well in the Cartmel Masterplan involving a more devious 7th doctor! But I liked her!

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Post by codywillis1 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:16 am

My favourite companions are Ian and Barbara (especially Ian - with a super-cool name like that, how can you not like him? Wink), Vicki, Zoe, the Brig, Romana 1 and 2 (esp 2), K9, Ace, Amy and Rory. Smile

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Re: Favourite Companions

Post by alanultron5 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:26 pm

Can I guess that your name is Ian `Cody`? I just about remember Ian and Barbara as I was 8yrs when the programme started. In the very early days - they were the characters that viewers most identified with!

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Post by codywillis1 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:29 am

lol Correct. Wink

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Re: Favourite Companions

Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:26 am

My favorite used to be Rose, but that's only because I was young and stupid then. Now it's definitely the Brigadier.

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Re: Favourite Companions

Post by tony ingram on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:13 am

Fandom still seems divided on whether or not the Brig counts as a companion, which I find odd since one-off characters like Astrid Peth are now apparently considered companions...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:25 pm

Of course the Brig counts as a companion! He even got a special mention when he died Sad

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:01 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Of course the Brig counts as a companion! He even got a special mention when he died Sad
Ah, but does that mean that Sgt. Benton, Mike Yates and Jackie Tyler are companions? (Personally, I'd say the first two are but the Tyler woman isn't. But then, I'm biased...)

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:48 pm

Jackie Tyler isn't.

'Companion' is a sort of nebulous status. It doesn't just mean they travelled in the Tardis, 'cos loads of people have done that. I'd say it depends on the Doctor's attitude towards them. It's sort of like how, in your own life, you can tell who are your friends and who are really just acquaintances, even if you refer to them as friends.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:22 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Jackie Tyler isn't.

'Companion' is a sort of nebulous status. It doesn't just mean they travelled in the Tardis, 'cos loads of people have done that. I'd say it depends on the Doctor's attitude towards them. It's sort of like how, in your own life, you can tell who are your friends and who are really just acquaintances, even if you refer to them as friends.

I agree on both counts.

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Re: Favourite Companions

Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:25 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:I agree on both counts.
By the way, if there was a prize for best avatar on this forum, you would totally win it.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:16 am

Lucy McGough wrote:
Sam_Vimes wrote:I agree on both counts.
By the way, if there was a prize for best avatar on this forum, you would totally win it.

Thank you, but I feel it might need more rainbow wig.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:21 am

What makes you think she's wearing a wig, Commander?

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:49 am

If that is not a wig then that is the most amazing hair I've ever seen.

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Re: Favourite Companions

Post by tony ingram on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:52 am

Huge multi-coloured afro's are currently very fashionable in urban Britain. No doubt they'll cross the Atlantic soon. Why not steal a march on your friends and get one now?

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Re: Favourite Companions

Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:10 am

I'll make an appointment with a hairdresser at once.

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