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2012-09-28 02:00:46 PM
Good job on #1. I cried like a little girl watching that.
 
2012-09-28 02:03:31 PM

Serious Black: Good job on #1. I cried like a little girl watching that.


So did I, and when Sarah Jane left again.

List also wins by avoiding Rose like the black death.
 
2012-09-28 02:06:24 PM
More Donna pics, pls.

Seriously, the new series needs more companions like her. Romance is great and all, but the Doctor is more interesting when he has someone mouthing off at him.
 
2012-09-28 02:07:36 PM
Dr. Who? More like as the Tardis Turns or All My Companions. Whiney, preachey farking soap opera.
 
2012-09-28 02:08:09 PM
I've only seen new-Who, but Donna wins for most tragic departure so far.

My terrible prediction is that Rory is going to die, Amy is going to live, and Amy will hate the Doctor for the rest of her life. Having Amy hate him would gut the Doctor as much as having her die.

It will either be that or my absolute worst case scenario - the Doctor will have to kill the Ponds for some reason.
 
2012-09-28 02:09:16 PM
Stupid article... no one was sad when Mel left.

Plus, we got Ace out of the deal!
 
2012-09-28 02:09:43 PM
Leaving Rose off the list? Bravo, listmaker!
 
2012-09-28 02:16:36 PM
Romance is great and all, but the Doctor is more interesting when he has someone mouthing off at him.

Amy's done a pretty good job of that. She was only romantically interested in him for a few episodes. Now when she sasses him, the "sexy fighting foreplay" aspect of it is... well, it's still there, because she would clearly bone him in a New York minute. But it's not awkward because she doesn't need to.

The Doctor: She's a woman. And she's the TARDIS.
Amy: Did you wish really hard?
The Doctor: Shut up! Not like that.
Idris: Hello. I'm "Sexy."
The Doctor: Oh! Still shut up.
 
2012-09-28 02:17:58 PM
Lemmie guess:

1. Basement.
2. Basement.
3. Basement.
4. Basement.
5. Basement.
6. Basement.
7. Basement.
8. Basement.
9. Basement.
10. Basement.
 
2012-09-28 02:23:27 PM

quizzical: I've only seen new-Who, but Donna wins for most tragic departure so far.

My terrible prediction is that Rory is going to die, Amy is going to live, and Amy will hate the Doctor for the rest of her life. Having Amy hate him would gut the Doctor as much as having her die.

It will either be that or my absolute worst case scenario - the Doctor will have to kill the Ponds for some reason.


I thought Rory for a while, but I'm beginning to think Amy is going to save Rory and the Doctor by sacrificing herself to overcome the weeping angels.
 
2012-09-28 02:24:29 PM
My theory is that the Angels are going to send Amy back in time and, as it'll cross the Doctor's own time stream, he can't go back to save her, but he can send Rory. Unfortunately, the Doctor doesn't know exactly when or where Amy got sent back to, so Rory sort of blindly gets sent back to the past about the right time to find her (which they indicate he probably does), but for some reason they don't ever go back to the future to the Doctor.
 
2012-09-28 02:27:39 PM
Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.
 
2012-09-28 02:28:39 PM
I've seen all of NuWho, but I've only seen a handful of Classic Who serials. There's so many, it's tough to even pick where to start. That being said, I think I may have to look up the one that featured BRIAN BLESSED as a barbarian.
 
2012-09-28 02:30:42 PM

marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.


If Donna stayed like she was in The Runaway Bride, I'd agree with you. I thought she was a great companion during the regular series, though. After Rose and Martha, it was nice to see a companion who wasn't constantly fawning over the Doctor.
 
2012-09-28 02:34:36 PM

marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go?


More or less, yes.
 
2012-09-28 02:34:41 PM
Mel...

Really?
 
2012-09-28 02:38:58 PM
They spelled Sarah Jane wrong.
 
2012-09-28 02:39:39 PM
Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.
 
2012-09-28 02:40:36 PM

marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.


No, she always set me on edge. Probably 90% due to her voice.
 
2012-09-28 02:41:46 PM

kindasketchy: Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.


Yeah, that one was rough. That whole episode is just brilliant, though.
 
2012-09-28 02:46:44 PM

NeoCortex42: There's so many, it's tough to even pick where to start.


There's a lot, and a lot of crap and a lot of good stuff. So, if we're picking just one from each classic Doctor:
1) An Unearthly Child (the first story- there are better Hartnell stories, but it works)
2) Invasion (the animated reconstruction makes the Cybermen look more bad-ass than they ever do in the series)
3) Inferno (sort of "Doctor Who does the Mirror Universe")
4) City of Death (it has a long bit of "Tom Baker and Lalla Ward take a vacation in Paris", but it's also got some great wibblywobbly and Tom Baker being goofy.)
5) The Caves of Adrozani (possibly the best serial ever)
6) Vengeance on Varos (the only watchable 6th Doctor episode)
7) The Curse of Fenric (probably the closest the classic stories got to the modern style- a good example of how the 6th and 7th Doctors inform NuWho more than most of the classic stories)
 
2012-09-28 02:54:38 PM

Fish in a Barrel: kindasketchy: Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.

Yeah, that one was rough. That whole episode is just brilliant, though.


Fish in a Barrel: kindasketchy: Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.

Yeah, that one was rough. That whole episode is just brilliant, though.


It is brillant. No matter how may times I see it, I always laugh at "Biting is excellent. It's like kissing, only there's a winner" and always get sad at the end.
 
2012-09-28 02:56:36 PM

t3knomanser: NeoCortex42: There's so many, it's tough to even pick where to start.

There's a lot, and a lot of crap and a lot of good stuff. So, if we're picking just one from each classic Doctor:
1) An Unearthly Child (the first story- there are better Hartnell stories, but it works)
2) Invasion (the animated reconstruction makes the Cybermen look more bad-ass than they ever do in the series)
3) Inferno (sort of "Doctor Who does the Mirror Universe")
4) City of Death (it has a long bit of "Tom Baker and Lalla Ward take a vacation in Paris", but it's also got some great wibblywobbly and Tom Baker being goofy.)
5) The Caves of Adrozani (possibly the best serial ever)
6) Vengeance on Varos (the only watchable 6th Doctor episode)
7) The Curse of Fenric (probably the closest the classic stories got to the modern style- a good example of how the 6th and 7th Doctors inform NuWho more than most of the classic stories)


Thanks for the suggestions. An Unearthly Child I have on DVD, since the first serial seemed like as good a place as any to start. I've also seen Inferno based on the premise (and it ended up being pretty awesome). I'll have to check out some of the others.
 
2012-09-28 03:29:10 PM
Adam and Kamelion do not count as companions, so nobody cared. The list os about depressing departures... Kamelion had almost zero screen time after "joining up" with the doctor. Adam was a douche, only in 2 episodes, and his departure was well deserved and hilarious.

Katarina makes it through a few episodes, so qualifies on a technicality, but how attached were the fans to her when she left?
 
2012-09-28 03:31:46 PM

BumpInTheNight: Lemmie guess:

1. Basement.
2. Basement.
3. Basement.
4. Basement.
5. Basement.
6. Basement.
7. Basement.
8. Basement.
9. Basement.
10. Basement.


Unmitigated insipid trolliness aside, did the vast bulk of people grow up and/or live in their parent's basement? Barring the few that are really split-levels, I haven't been a really good basement to hangout/geekout/whathaveyou in. They were just basements. Hard concrete/tile floors, always a slightly damp feel and smell. Heck, I hear in Texas there aren't even basements. So, why this particular mantra?

\\just sayin'
 
2012-09-28 03:35:46 PM

marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.


No, I'm with you -- Donna was awful. Her character is basically a screeching fishwife. I found her voice and personality to be horrendously annoying. Her father was really cool, though.

Martha was cool, but I never really thought she "clicked". Rose and Amy, though, damn good companions.
 
2012-09-28 03:37:17 PM

escherblacksmith: Unmitigated insipid trolliness aside, did the vast bulk of people grow up and/or live in their parent's basement? Barring the few that are really split-levels, I haven't been a really good basement to hangout/geekout/whathaveyou in. They were just basements. Hard concrete/tile floors, always a slightly damp feel and smell. Heck, I hear in Texas there aren't even basements. So, why this particular mantra?

\\just sayin'


No, just the true nerds. I guess its a 'not a poor person' thing too because basements typically end up finished if you're going to spend your teenage years living in one.

/was a proud basement dweller myself
 
2012-09-28 03:40:53 PM

heypete: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.

No, I'm with you -- Donna was awful. Her character is basically a screeching fishwife. I found her voice and personality to be horrendously annoying. Her father was really cool, though.

Martha was cool, but I never really thought she "clicked". Rose and Amy, though, damn good companions.


Rose was alright, but the show just wouldn't let her go. They played up the romance between her and the Doctor way too much, and even had him pining after her when she was gone.

Also, as much as I enjoyed the series with Eccleston, the payoff for "Bad Wolf" sucked.
 
2012-09-28 03:40:54 PM

heypete: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.

No, I'm with you -- Donna was awful. Her character is basically a screeching fishwife. I found her voice and personality to be horrendously annoying. Her father was really cool, though.

Martha was cool, but I never really thought she "clicked". Rose and Amy, though, damn good companions.


Oh yes, I was hoping they'd take the dad along for a few episodes after Donna was gone.

Martha was one of my favourites, but it felt right to have her go.

Amy is my favourite so far, and not just because she's smoking. Rory took a bit to get used to, but I love the man now.

Gonna be odd without them. I'm hoping they somehow bring on the Dalek girl.
 
2012-09-28 03:43:19 PM
When does Rory get his own show?
 
2012-09-28 03:44:49 PM

marius2: Gonna be odd without them. I'm hoping they somehow bring on the Dalek girl.


I'm really curious to see how she gets back into the show. Either the Doctor goes back to earlier in her timeline (which raises the question of why she didn't recognize him), or the Doctor somehow rescues her at the last second before the Dalek attack and somehow makes her back into a human. The other option being that he simply picks up one of her ancestors, who happens to look exactly like her.

Regardless, we're stuck waiting until Christmas to see more Who after tomorrow. As if waiting for the second half of Breaking Bad wasn't bad enough.
 
2012-09-28 03:47:00 PM

Shazam999: When does Rory get his own show?


The Last Centurion. A show covering 2000 years of adventures as Rory protects the Pandorica from every sort of threat.

Hell, I'd watch it.
 
2012-09-28 03:51:01 PM
I absolutely HATED the character of Adric on that show, but his death was one of the saddest tv events ever.
 
2012-09-28 03:52:36 PM

NeoCortex42: marius2: Gonna be odd without them. I'm hoping they somehow bring on the Dalek girl.

I'm really curious to see how she gets back into the show. Either the Doctor goes back to earlier in her timeline (which raises the question of why she didn't recognize him), or the Doctor somehow rescues her at the last second before the Dalek attack and somehow makes her back into a human. The other option being that he simply picks up one of her ancestors, who happens to look exactly like her.

Regardless, we're stuck waiting until Christmas to see more Who after tomorrow. As if waiting for the second half of Breaking Bad wasn't bad enough.


That's why I'm kinda fearing she won't pop up, it just wouldn't make sense :S

Ah Christ, it doesn't start back up until Christmas episode? What a cock-tease.


Also I'd watch a Rory show.
 
2012-09-28 03:55:37 PM

kindasketchy: Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.


Agreed
 
2012-09-28 03:56:27 PM
Also what about this?

Catrin Stewart returns as Jenny
 
2012-09-28 03:58:43 PM

Fish in a Barrel: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

No, she always set me on edge. Probably 90% due to her voice.


Nope. I stopped watching Who for a while because of her.

I could deal with Rose for a while because it felt like Nine was a broken being and needed support. But she became a crutch...kinda like Amy is now.

The one that made me cry was Sarah Jane...and I really missed Harry Sullivan as well.

As for Ozwin...I think she uploaded herself to the TARDIS during the transport off of the asylum. How she becomes corporeal again...she is a genius, but who knows.
 
2012-09-28 04:01:12 PM

NeoCortex42: marius2: Gonna be odd without them. I'm hoping they somehow bring on the Dalek girl.

I'm really curious to see how she gets back into the show. Either the Doctor goes back to earlier in her timeline (which raises the question of why she didn't recognize him), or the Doctor somehow rescues her at the last second before the Dalek attack and somehow makes her back into a human. The other option being that he simply picks up one of her ancestors, who happens to look exactly like her.

Regardless, we're stuck waiting until Christmas to see more Who after tomorrow. As if waiting for the second half of Breaking Bad wasn't bad enough.


They really don't have to explain her when she comes back unless the Doctor recognizes her voice, but that's easily hand waved away as many people sound alike. He never saw her as a human just a Dalek. What the audience saw was her mental projection of what she thought was going on.
 
2012-09-28 04:35:55 PM
I'm not ready for Rory to leave. Oddly enough, I think it's time for Amy, but I'm really going to miss Rory.
 
2012-09-28 04:41:50 PM

marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.


I couldn't wait for that season to be over. The best episode from that season found a way to not have her in it. (Midnight)
 
2012-09-28 04:45:23 PM

heypete: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.

No, I'm with you -- Donna was awful. Her character is basically a screeching fishwife. I found her voice and personality to be horrendously annoying. Her father was really cool, though.

Martha was cool, but I never really thought she "clicked". Rose and Amy, though, damn good companions.


I couldn't stand Donna. It would have been nice for her father to have gotten a ride in the TARDIS.

I miss Martha, but they wasted that character. She was distractingly gorgeous and intelligent...and they turned her into a lovesick girl. What a waste.
 
2012-09-28 04:51:20 PM

marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.


I'll never understand the continued hate for Donna. Yeah, in that Christmas episode she blew more goats than a Tijuana hooker in goat bukkake video, but her reintroduction to the series changed her a bit and she was a fun character and nowhere near the shrill harpy she started as. She also had the most character growth of any of the new companions up to that point. (Rory currently holds that honor in my mind.)

Rose was ok until it was obvious her and 10 were in a relationship and then the constant pining for her when she was gone.
The writers ruined Martha's chances of being an awesome companion and about the only episodes she was any good in were the Family of Blood episodes.
 
2012-09-28 04:53:23 PM

kindasketchy: Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.


Fif'd! Some great lines in that one and the goodbye is gut-renching.
 
2012-09-28 05:26:54 PM

NeoCortex42: ... where to start


This site may be relevant to your interests:

Adventures with the Wife in Space
 
2012-09-28 06:11:52 PM

rickycal78: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.

I'll never understand the continued hate for Donna. Yeah, in that Christmas episode she blew more goats than a Tijuana hooker in goat bukkake video, but her reintroduction to the series changed her a bit and she was a fun character and nowhere near the shrill harpy she started as. She also had the most character growth of any of the new companions up to that point. (Rory currently holds that honor in my mind.)
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She wasn't a vapid piece of 20-something eye candy like the current companion, so she gets points deducted. Plus, her character showed actual growth instead of remaining the same stupid, self-centered ditz (like the current companion).

/one more episode... just one more. Here's hoping for a good Adric-ing!
 
2012-09-28 06:47:29 PM
The end of the Ponds CANNOT come soon enough. This season has been arguably the worst of the "reboot", and the Ponds have overstayed their welcome. Rory I don't mind, but when the smoking hot redhead goes from most-loved to irri-farking-tating in that short of a span, you have to wonder.

Don't let the door ....
 
2012-09-28 06:49:46 PM

FirstNationalBastard: rickycal78: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.

I'll never understand the continued hate for Donna. Yeah, in that Christmas episode she blew more goats than a Tijuana hooker in goat bukkake video, but her reintroduction to the series changed her a bit and she was a fun character and nowhere near the shrill harpy she started as. She also had the most character growth of any of the new companions up to that point. (Rory currently holds that honor in my mind.)
.

She wasn't a vapid piece of 20-something eye candy like the current companion, so she gets points deducted. Plus, her character showed actual growth instead of remaining the same stupid, self-centered ditz (like the current companion).

/one more episode... just one more. Here's hoping for a good Adric-ing!


and this is why I have FNB tagged "has hatefarked Amy Pond".
 
2012-09-28 06:54:50 PM

russlar: FirstNationalBastard: rickycal78: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.

I'll never understand the continued hate for Donna. Yeah, in that Christmas episode she blew more goats than a Tijuana hooker in goat bukkake video, but her reintroduction to the series changed her a bit and she was a fun character and nowhere near the shrill harpy she started as. She also had the most character growth of any of the new companions up to that point. (Rory currently holds that honor in my mind.)
.

She wasn't a vapid piece of 20-something eye candy like the current companion, so she gets points deducted. Plus, her character showed actual growth instead of remaining the same stupid, self-centered ditz (like the current companion).

/one more episode... just one more. Here's hoping for a good Adric-ing!

and this is why I have FNB tagged "has hatefarked Amy Pond".


I toned it down a lot this season, but everyone else ratcheted up the Pond hate!

And the writing this season so far didn't help matters. The whole Divorce thing, for example.
 
2012-09-28 08:16:28 PM

kindasketchy: Fish in a Barrel: kindasketchy: Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.

Yeah, that one was rough. That whole episode is just brilliant, though.

Fish in a Barrel: kindasketchy: Actually, I'd say it was Idris from the Doctor's Wife episode. She was (okay, still is) his compainion for the longest period of time and while it wasn't a departure in the traditional sense, the Doctor isn't going to see or talk to her ever again like he did that day.

Yeah, that one was rough. That whole episode is just brilliant, though.

It is brillant. No matter how may times I see it, I always laugh at "Biting is excellent. It's like kissing, only there's a winner" and always get sad at the end.


Such a good line it was reused in Jeckyll. 'Killing is like sex, only there's a winner.' I saw it on Who first, so I don't know which Moffat show used it first.
 
2012-09-28 08:41:59 PM

FirstNationalBastard: russlar: FirstNationalBastard: rickycal78: marius2: Am I the only one that was happy as a dog with two tails to see Donna go? Horrible character.

I could at least get used to Rose.

I'll never understand the continued hate for Donna. Yeah, in that Christmas episode she blew more goats than a Tijuana hooker in goat bukkake video, but her reintroduction to the series changed her a bit and she was a fun character and nowhere near the shrill harpy she started as. She also had the most character growth of any of the new companions up to that point. (Rory currently holds that honor in my mind.)
.

She wasn't a vapid piece of 20-something eye candy like the current companion, so she gets points deducted. Plus, her character showed actual growth instead of remaining the same stupid, self-centered ditz (like the current companion).

/one more episode... just one more. Here's hoping for a good Adric-ing!

and this is why I have FNB tagged "has hatefarked Amy Pond".

I toned it down a lot this season, but everyone else ratcheted up the Pond hate!

And the writing this season so far didn't help matters. The whole Divorce thing, for example.


I actually like the writing this season. In a way, it reflects The Doctor and the Ponds are beginning to drift apart. We see only highlights/lowlights of their life. The episodes concentrate on the actual story instead of dragging each plot point out for several episodes. I rather like that. YMMV.

But the the Ponds are ready to go. They really have examined every potential story of theirs

The only one who I thought wore out her welcome was Rose. And that in large was because of Davies wanting to write about relationships, not Doctor Who.

Martha was really wasted- A good actress playing a lovesick girl? Again Davis wanting to write about "People who are treated badly by their loved ones"

But Donna was clearly sad. A woman who was limited by her own personality, opened up to the entire universe. And then had it all taken away from her. By her best friend.

And Roses eventual departure: Again Davis wanting to write "Some one you love, going off with someone who is better than you"

At least Matt Smith Doctor recognized that Amy was a young earth girl with a crush. I actually enjoyed the Ponds because they were The Doctors friends.
 
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