The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand. You say ‘no.’ You have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away!
You’re a mother, aren’t you? There’s kindness in your eyes.
And sadness. But a ferocity too.
It [having a companion] makes the show richer, if it was just the Doctor, he’d have no one to talk to. Which I think would make quite quiet TV. - BBC America Special, The Companions
Traveling with you, I love it…
companions and their gallifreyan name
If you happened to be on Broadway last Friday, you might have had the fortune of coming across Arthur Darvill beginning a run in the hit show Once!
Somehow defying the laws of Doctor Who fandom Darvill takes up the role of Guy in the production which was previously held by Steve Kazee – and is believed to be signed up until December, thanks to an exchange program between the US and UK Equity unions.
I have lost things you will never understand!
btw the other companion who didn’t wander off.
Brian Williams, Doctor Who Series 7: The Power of Three
Sometimes I think I should take up running, just in case I meet the Doctor.
The route into the TARDIS can be a surprisingly common one, if you happen to be (or have been) female, youngish, human and British during the last 50-odd years of Earth history. All you have to do is wait for an alien invasion of some sort, and keep your eye out for a big blue box. If you see one, chances are there will be an eccentric man somewhere in the vicinity, barking strange orders and running about.
Now, here comes the tricky bit, you need to make yourself useful to him, and sort of insinuate your way into his attention. This can either be because you need saving from the aliens and he can’t resist a damsel (or mansel) in distress, or because you’re in a position of authority and he needs you to do what he says right away. It might help to see if you can join your nearest branch of UNIT, or, if you’re a journalist like Sarah Jane Smith, just barge your way in and start asking questions until you and he are face to face.
What you need to do is be ready to be won over by him, be enchanted by his personality, and then occasionally bring his rampaging ego up short. It’s a bit like looking after a toddler, if a toddler had access to weaponised Lego.
The best part is that the post starts off with this phrase:
“Note: this is not a guide for budding actors and actresses, on how best to audition for the role of a companion on Doctor Who.”
I only know w h o
The first full episode of each new (New Who) companion.
Favourite Characters from the Whoniverse 3/?
↳ Mickey Smith
‘There’s nothing wrong with a van. I once saved the universe with a big yellow truck.’
Happy Birthday Elisabeth Sladen (1February 1946 - 19 April 2011)