This is good. Give it a read.
Six of the actors who have played Doctor Who’s companions - Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Louise Jameson (Leela), Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman) - discuss their experiences of the long-running BBC TV sci-fi show
The Guardian will also have interviews with even more companions in tomorrow’s (September 28) Weekend Magazine.
tv meme: 5 tv shows
☞ [1/5] doctor who
Oh my sweet lord
Every lonely monster needs a companion
wibbly wobbly challenge:Doctor Who in laughter OR tears. (Or both.) [1/2]
My friends have always been the best of me.
Did I mention it also travels in time?
Wibbly Wobbly Challenge: Doctor Who in laughter
Doctor Who’s Quinquagenary → Companions
“You will have realized, of course, that you’re not the only human who has traveled with me in the TARDIS. The Time Lords have often wondered why I bothered. After all, we are capable of living for thousands of years; you can barely reach a hundred. And they came up with a theory. They thought you were all memento mori. Reminders of death. Quite common things really. On Medieval Earth, courtiers would often keep skulls on their mantelpiece. No matter how powerful you were, death was inevitable. You still had to remember your mortality. Time Lords need to remember all the more. I denied that was the reason of course, and as you said, friendship, companionship. But over the years, over my many lifetimes, as my friends all left me one by one, I began to wonder that they really might have had a point after all.” -Eighth Doctor, Scherzo
Tomorrow - Friday, 31 May, 2013 - is the fifth anniversary of River Song’s very first appearance in Doctor Who. The buccaneering archaeologist made her debut in Silence in the Library, crashing into the Doctor’s life with a flirtatious smile and a soon-to-be trademark, ‘Hello, sweetie!’
And so tomorrow we celebrate half a decade of River. We’ll have a special quiz that we promise not to call ‘name that Song’ plus wallpapers, some of our favourite River quotes, exclusive ‘spot the difference’ games, a new gallery and more.
Don’t forget, BBC iPlayer users can still catch River’s most recent appearance in The Name of the Doctor and if you want to get ready for tomorrow, why not download one of our new River Song wallpapers now?
We’ll also be supporting #River Song Day here on the Doctor Who Tumblr. Details in a bit.