Doctor-Who-Companions

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Doctor Who Companions Aesthetic ➤  Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Amy Pond, Clara Oswald & Bill Potts.

I’m a human being. Maybe not the stuff of legend but every bit as important as Time Lords, thank you. 

you know what i want to see on doctor who? i want to see a companion who  knows a lot about outer space. i want someone who studies astrology and already knows that there’s stuff out there - they just can’t see it. i want the doctor to show them a planet and they say “i knew it!” because they fucking knew that humans aren’t alone in the universe - that there is plenty of life among the stars, you just need to know where to look.

Since Bill has been announced as the first openly gay Doctor Who companion…. 

- Bill who flirts with all sorts of 19th century women until the doctor has to pull her away because planet to save Bill, come on!

- Bill who almost accidentally destroyed the hierarchy of an alien monarchy by giving the cute princess a flower (a violent declaration of war on their planet)

- Bill who makes amazing food for anyone and everyone

- Bill who sits people down and gives the best, and bluntest, advice when they’re having girl trouble

- Bill who heard that all of these women fell in love with the doctor and just started fucking laughing

- She was in hysterics for the next ten minutes 

- She still finds it hilarious, even now 

- Because all these pretty women

- And him?

I really don’t understand why people hate companions. I just don’t get it. Yeah, some may not be your favorite, but to sit there and say you HATE them? I loved every companion. I loved Rose, I loved Martha, I loved Donna, I loved Amy and Rory, and I loved Clara. And I know I will love Bill. Why?  Because they are flawed, because they aren’t perfect, because they represent real people like us, because they sometimes get on my nerves and because the Doctor chose them. I love all the companions because I can see little bits of myself, good and bad, in all of them. 

Unfortunately, I feel like I’m one of the few who feel this way. 

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Companion Moodboard Rose Tyler.

“Planet Earth. This is where I was born. And this is where I died. The first nineteen years of my life, nothing happened. Nothing at all, not ever. And then I met a man called the Doctor. A man who could change his face. And he took me away from home in his magical machine. He showed me the whole of time and space. I thought it would never end. … Well, that’s what I thought. But then came the Army of Ghosts. Then came Torchwood and the war. That’s when it all ended. This is the story of how I died.”

You know…it always made me sad how nuWho Doctors treated the companion who came after “their” companion. Ten was so hung up on Rose that he completely overlooked how sharp, kind, and devoted Martha was. Eleven was so bitter everything that happened with the Ponds that he became less trusting and questioned Clara at every turn, when she was only ever just a regular young woman. They both deserved better than what Ten and Eleven gave them. They were bright, brave individuals in their own rights who deserved to be treated as such, but Ten and Eleven never really saw them as their own people—as a friend, as a fellow traveler.

And then there’s my Twelvey. Twelve, whose older and less charming traits were embraced because Clara knew him so well and loved him so much. Twelve, who was so intensely close with and similar to Clara that he had to remove himself from her in order to keep the universe safe. There will never be a pair quite like them again. I couldn’t blame him if he couldn’t bring himself to make a new friend. 

Instead of retreating into himself and refusing to let another young human into his life, he…did the opposite. He noticed a young woman who is clever, who loves to learn, and he wanted to meet her. He took it upon himself to teach her, because she can’t afford to attend the university. He went out of his way to get to know her, to learn her story, and to give her a glimpse at her late mother, because it mattered to her. He acted so very much like a Doctor. Like the Doctor Clara deserved when she first met Eleven. Like the Doctor Bill deserves now. 

Clara must be so proud to call that guy her Doctor. I know I am.

Bill and Heather get reunited and travel with the doctor as super cute gfs. We get to watch them flirting and being shy and finally starting dating, and when they leave it’s because they’re off to get married and no-one dies ever.

RTD vs Moffat {Companions}

Look at this picture.

I have so much to say about this and no idea how to pit it to paper.

When I look at the RTD companions do you know what I see? I see normal women, women who had nothing magical or ‘special’ about them. They were just people, full and complete people with lives that we cared about and could relate to. Donna was a woman with low self esteem when we first met her, she had no cofinidence. Ive been there. Martha was a smart woman who had family drama and fell in love with a man who was still in love with another. Ive been there. Rose was a shop-girl, living a mundane boring life, Ive been there.

Point being is that when I look at the RTD women espicially donna’s confident pose {Talk about charachter development!} I feel strong, proud and confident. I can relate to them and I feel like I know them and am interested in their feelings. They are full whole and complete people.

The Moffat women on the other hand are special. 'The girl that waited’, 'The woman meant to kill the doctor.The woman who marries the doctor’, and 'The Impossible Girl/ The girl meant to save to doctor’,

These women are special, there is something 'amazing’ about them that caused the Doctor to pick them up. We know next to nothing about their family lives, their own pasts before the doctor and honestly? we really aren’t made to think we should care.

For god sakes, River is Amy’s daughter! Literally that’s two generations that traveled with the doctor! And not just traveled, they were both in love with him at some point! Both Mother and Daughter were love interests for the doctor. And almost at the same time!

How are the fans supposed to relate to women whose only function is to boost up The Doctor? Where is the diversity when they’re all feisty, flirtatious, 'badass’ women and that is literally how you describe their personalities?

 Osgood could have been a return to the RTD style companion but nooo, Moffat had to kill her off to prove how evil his cardboard cutout version of The Master {Missy} is.


My point being is that when I look at The RTD girls I feel so much fucking pride in who they are and when they accomplished. The Moffat companions, when i consider their entire arc’s, I feel less than nothing. They’re just cookie cut outs of each other.