classic-who-companions

Turn Left AU where instead of Rose warning Donna it’s every companion ever showing up and helping her out and Martha Jones isn’t killed off in the first ten minutes.

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By Willbrooks1989

A fun, kind of old quiz for you guys that I just stumbled upon. I’m curious what other people get. Don’t let the cover photo fool you, this thing’s hard as hell. I got 9/35 to give you an idea. I personally thought it was pretty ridiculous (like the question that asks which episode of “Trial of a Timelord” is shown based off a screenshot of the Doctor’s face), but it’s been a while since I’ve been really active in the fandom so who knows?

Classic Who: alien companions

I just realized that for the 7-8 years that I was most into watching classic Who, the TARDIS crew was alien:

  • 1976 - The Hand of Fear - Sarah Jane leaves at the beginning of Tom Baker’s third season, last Earth-born companion for 5 years.
  • 1977 - The Face of Evil - Leela is the descendent of a (probably human) survey team that crashed on an alien planet.
  • 1977 - The Invisible Enemy. K-9 joins. Aliens now outnumber humans.
  • 1978 - Leela leaves. No more humans aboard TARDIS until Logopolis.
  • 1978 - The Ribos Operation - Romana joins from Gallifrey.
  • 1980 - Full Circle - Adric joins. An Alzarian from e-Space.
  • 1981 - Keeper of Traken - Introduces Nyssa of Traken, although she doesn’t join TARDIS until next story.
  • 1981 - Logopolis - human Tegan Jovanka blunders into TARDIS partway through the story (and she’s Australian, not English).
  • 1982 - Castrovalva - The Fifth Doctor starts with one human, one Trakenite, one Alzarian. Sorry, Tegan, it’s three to one.
  • 1982 - Time-Flight by this time Adric is dead, but the aliens still outnumber Tegan two to one, and then they strand her.
  • Audio adventures: the Doctor and Nyssa travel for years as a nonhuman crew, although they occasionally pick up a human companion.
  • 1983 - Arc of Infinity - Tegan comes back to be the odd human out again.
  • 1983 - Mawdryn Undead - Turlough, a Trion, joins the crew, making it three aliens to one again. 
  • 1983 - Terminus - Nyssa leaves, so it’s back down to two aliens, one human.
  • 1984 - Resurrection of the Daleks - Tegan leaves, making it an all-alien crew again (there’s a few Turlough & Five audios).
  • 1984 - Planet of Fire - Peri joins, but Turlough leaves, so the following and LAST story of the Fifth Doctor era has one Time Lord, one human. Who is still not English.

Additionally:

  • In the audios, Peri and Five travel for a bit before Caves of Androzani and pick up Erimem, but she’s Egyptian. So the most English crew member in the entire Fifth Doctor era is the Doctor.
  • Of the classic Doctors, only Three first meets all his companions on Earth. (Mel’s situation is complicated, and Ace is born on Earth but living on Svartos). One, Two, Four and Five all have companions born off-Earth.

siderumincaelo  asked:

so, as someone who's seen all of classic and new who, which companion would you say is the unluckiest, both from an in-universe and out-of-universe perspective? (this question brought to you because i've been listening to six and peri's audios and holy fuck does peri get put through the wringer, my poor bb, and i'm curious about how it compares to other companions.)

lmao good question

hmm, my first instinct was to say Adric/Katarina/Sara K. because they…die.

But tbh yeah it’s probs Peri. Her send-off is terrible, she gets to live through the worst regeneration, and her character’s legacy is basically being the biggest ‘hashtag4TheDads’ companion. Every other companion faces some hardships, but they usually have some redeeming things in return (like good overall story lines, and character development).

And then, there’s the accent, of course.