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(io9)   The twelve most ridiculously embarrassing moments in Doctor Who's long history   (io9.com) divider line 18
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2013-03-28 01:24:58 AM  
6 votes:

RatMaster999: Missing from the list:  Every episode with Donna Noble.

God damn, but that harpy was annoying as fark.


I'm sorry, you mean the best modern companion?
2013-03-28 12:56:48 AM  
2 votes:
Missing from the list:  Every episode with Donna Noble.

God damn, but that harpy was annoying as fark.
2013-03-28 02:50:32 PM  
1 votes:

roughridersfan: TuteTibiImperes: Martha has been my favorite of the recent ones - just the right mix of smartass and badass.

Martha had two issues. First, they turned her into a lovesick girl, which was a waste of her intelligence (she was a doctor!) and abilities.

Second, she was too gorgeous. It was distracting having her on the screen because she was so damn beautiful. If her and Olivia Wilde were on the screen at the same time during a show, I wouldn't remember a single word and would be caught looking back and forth between them.


Either because of (or in no way related to) the fact the actress playing Martha wasn't white, I think the writers felt like they couldn't do what they usually do with companions: make their lives vaguely loser-esque with a giant TARDIS shaped hole in the middle.  I suspect the writers felt like if they'd written her that way it might have been seen as 'saying something' (or something) about race.

And *this* is why she became one of my fav companions: she wasn't just sitting around like a bump on a log waiting for someone (cough::a guy::cough) to enter her life and make it work for her.  They took pains to show she was smart, ambitious, and close to her family.  This made her decision to leave it all behind a lot more interesting.

Also, her big 'effing deal was not tied to something she was (human timelord, the bad wolf, etc...) but something she did, walking the Earth to bring people over to the side of the Doctor.  She didn't get the best episodes (perhaps for a fantasy show such a grounded character just wouldn't attract the best eps) but she's the companion I feel most closely resembles people I know/would get drunk with.

/though at least with Amy, they made it so she had actually seen what her life was left empty for
2013-03-28 12:20:40 PM  
1 votes:
Screw you, io9. Talons of Weng-Chiang is one of the best stories ever.
2013-03-28 11:37:51 AM  
1 votes:

t3knomanser: PizzaJedi81: What is this Fear Her of which you speak?

It was an episode of Doctor Who that existed for a time, but the Doctor when back and removed it from the Time Stream before anyone ever saw it- anyone but an unfortunate few, anyway.


I think it got edited out of the rebooted universe during the Big Bang episode, which is why the London opening ceremonies happened a different way.
2013-03-28 11:04:46 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: Martha has been my favorite of the recent ones - just the right mix of smartass and badass.


Martha had two issues. First, they turned her into a lovesick girl, which was a waste of her intelligence (she was a doctor!) and abilities.

Second, she was too gorgeous. It was distracting having her on the screen because she was so damn beautiful. If her and Olivia Wilde were on the screen at the same time during a show, I wouldn't remember a single word and would be caught looking back and forth between them.
2013-03-28 09:04:20 AM  
1 votes:

NeedlesslyCanadian: The Doctor should've just dumped her somewhere and called it a wash.


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Next companion?
2013-03-28 08:37:22 AM  
1 votes:
50 years to choose from and they could only come up with 12 embarrassing moments, 2 of which aren't even cannon. It really must eb a quality show.
2013-03-28 06:27:10 AM  
1 votes:
Some of the fans are more embarrassing than anything Doctor Who could conjure up.
2013-03-28 05:57:31 AM  
1 votes:
Donna Noble has left the library. Donna Noble has been saved.

Donna Noble has left the library. Donna Noble has been saved.

Donna Noble has left the library. Donna Noble has been saved.

Donna Noble has left the library. Donna Noble has been saved.

Donna Noble has left the library. Donna Noble has been saved.
2013-03-28 04:31:35 AM  
1 votes:

Christian Bale: Yes, it was a contrived plotline in order to justify naked breasts, and complaining about that is legitimate. But given the situation the Doctor's comment is spot on. Anyone unwilling to get naked to save a group's lives is being insanely prudish. But no, somehow the Doctor's perfectly logical comment is "creepy."


I agree that anyone unwilling to get naked to save a group's lives is being insanely prudish. But at the same time the human mind goes:

Wait

"What situation is ever going to come up where i'm going to have to be naked to save our lives? Why is my date rape sensor kicking in? What sort of farked up kafkaesque reality must i be trapped within that hauling out my tits is going to save a life? Am i... Am i about to get raped? I think so..."


I would suggest anyone suggesting we could save someones life by being naked is actually just a big creepy perv.
2013-03-28 04:15:13 AM  
1 votes:
Rowan Atkinson is still the best Doctor.
2013-03-28 02:10:39 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: wraith95: Mad_Radhu: JosephFinn: RatMaster999: Missing from the list:  Every episode with Donna Noble.

God damn, but that harpy was annoying as fark.

I'm sorry, you mean the best modern companion?

Donna was good, but Rory and Jack are my two favorite modern companions, although Clara looks like she could be fun.

The Doctor needs companions who won't take his crap. Donna was great. Jacks run was too short, and also involved Rose who I hated. I stopped watching after the first Matt Smith season, even though I liked him in the role. Too many episodes where the villain could easily simply shoot the Doctor in the face but inexplicably doesn't. Maybe I'll pick it up again sometime.


I didn't ever much care for Rory, too whiny. Jack was fun, but Martha has been my favorite of the recent ones - just the right mix of smartass and badass.


Martha was alright. I just expected more intelligence than she generally displayed. She was also way too in love with the doctor, I had enough of that with Rose.
2013-03-28 01:40:50 AM  
1 votes:

wraith95: Mad_Radhu: JosephFinn: RatMaster999: Missing from the list:  Every episode with Donna Noble.

God damn, but that harpy was annoying as fark.

I'm sorry, you mean the best modern companion?

Donna was good, but Rory and Jack are my two favorite modern companions, although Clara looks like she could be fun.

The Doctor needs companions who won't take his crap. Donna was great. Jacks run was too short, and also involved Rose who I hated. I stopped watching after the first Matt Smith season, even though I liked him in the role. Too many episodes where the villain could easily simply shoot the Doctor in the face but inexplicably doesn't. Maybe I'll pick it up again sometime.



I didn't ever much care for Rory, too whiny. Jack was fun, but Martha has been my favorite of the recent ones - just the right mix of smartass and badass.
2013-03-28 01:29:44 AM  
1 votes:
One of the women, a princess, refuses to strip down, leading the Doctor to have an internal monologue: "Don't let the fact that it might save all our lives influence you." The whole thing is a bit, well, creepy.


So...does her right to not expose her breasts outrank their right to live? That is somehow "creepy" because a woman is being told to be naked against her will, which I guess is worse than death? Wow, we have gotten so P.C. it is insane.

Yes, it was a contrived plotline in order to justify naked breasts, and complaining about that is legitimate. But given the situation the Doctor's comment is spot on. Anyone unwilling to get naked to save a group's lives is being insanely prudish. But no, somehow the Doctor's perfectly logical comment is "creepy."
2013-03-28 01:11:21 AM  
1 votes:

spamdog: We sure do have a lot of Doctor Who articles lately.


Because it comes back on Saturday.

/follow the money
2013-03-28 12:54:14 AM  
1 votes:
We sure do have a lot of Doctor Who articles lately.
2013-03-28 12:48:29 AM  
1 votes:
I09 is too negative. This whole article is complaining and nitpicking. If they don't like the show, they should just quit watching.
 
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