Anglo’s ‘Greatest Woman of Doctor Who Ever’ is down to two finalists — Rose vs Sarah Jane Smith:
Blonde/brunette, modern/classic, shop assistant/roving reporter – the differences between Rose Tyler and Sarah Jane Smith abound. But for many reasons, they are the two companions to which all others must be compared: Sarah Jane for creating the template that all succeeding companions have followed, and Rose for successfully ushering viewers into a brand-new era of the series. In short, Doctor Who as we know it today would not exist without these two women. But who is the greatest ever?
Voting ends Saturday, August 11 at 12 pm ET.
Doctor Who name meanings
And you are all I ever remember.
↪The Doctor’s Companions
You will always be my Romana, Mary…we will all miss you. :(
TRIBUTE GIFS AND PICTURES (do not own)
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Mary Tamm, the first Romana from Doctor Who has died at age 62.
Anglophenia’s Fraser McAlpine wrote it better than any of us could:
I’m writing this on behalf of every Doctor Who fan who finds it hard to know what the appropriate response may be when one of the many actors who gave their favorite show life, loses theirs. I’ve never met the actress Mary Tamm – whose death from cancer at age 62 was announced today – most likely very few people reading this have, and yet, ever since her stint as the first Romana in the last ’70s, playing an impossibly glamorous Time Lady opposite Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, she (or rather Romana) has been a very real part of my mental landscape.
Doctor Who Meme ✖ [~6~/6] Companions
“I’m clever, and I’m listening. Now don’t patronise me, ‘cause people have died and I’m not happy. Tell me.”
“But… how do you know? I mean if no one can go outside.”
“You are a medical doctor, aren’t you? You haven’t just got a degree in cheesemaking or something?”
“The Cybermen - they blew up! I blew them up with love!”
A beautiful tribute video to Caroline John by the always awesome Babelcolour.
The BBC have confirmed that Caroline John, the actress who made her name playing Liz Shaw opposite Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor in 1970, died on June 5. She was 72.
Caroline had a long and varied career, including a stint in the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre, before taking on the role of Doctor Liz Shaw, a scientific rival for the pompous and boffiny Third Doctor, in the first color series of Doctor Who.
She took the companion role in such definitive Who stories as Spearhead from Space, The Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death & Inferno. After leaving the show, she also briefly appeared in the 20th Anniversary special The Five Doctors and the Children in Need special Dimensions in Time, as well as several of the more recent audio adventures.
You are enormous parts of my life. And you are all I ever remember.
“It was a better life. And I don’t mean all the travelling and seeing aliens and spaceships and things, that don’t matter. The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You know, he showed you too. That 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.”
(as if you needed them)
Reasons to love Martha Jones, #2
Because when the light hits her face just so, and all her bravery and strength and intelligence and dignity pours out of her… she is the most beautiful person. Ever.
“I’m Doctor James McCrimmon, from the township of Balamory.” — Tenth Doctor, Tooth and Claw
dw meme: four brotps - [1/4]
The Doctor: And you decided to scream.
Mickey: It took me by surprise!
The Doctor: Like a little girl!
Mickey: It was dark, I was covered in rats!
The Doctor: Nine, maybe ten years old. I’m seeing pigtails and a frilly skirt.