|Stormageddon, Dark Lady of All (nentari) wrote,|
@ 2013-11-16 01:18:00
Played by: William Hartnell (and Richard Hurndall in The Five Doctors)Ah, the First Doctor. The king of grumpiness and cantankerousness - yet, at the same time, the grandfather we all wished we had (or maybe that's just me).
Also known as: Old Man, Sawbones, Zeus, Doctor Who
Catchphrase: "Hmm?" and "My dear boy!"
Preferred item: A ring with mysterious "magical" abilities (possibly Gallyfreyan in origin)
Theme song: Old Man - Love
Played by: Carole Ann FordWe cannot be really sure of the real reason why the Doctor left Gallifrey. He once said it was because he was bored, but there's also been hints at a disagreement with the Time Lords' mentality and his need to keep on running - and, of course, he needed to hide an artifact that was way too powerful to fall in the wrong hands, but that's something we'll only know years and years into the future. However, we can be sure of the reason why he took his granddaughter with him: she was clearly even more of an outcast within Time Lord society than he'd ever be.
Real name: unknown
Place of origin: Gallifrey
Played by: Jacqueline HillDoctor Who's answer to Minerva McGonagall. Actually, Minnie Mac wished she was the stern yet kickass teacher Babs was. She ran over Daleks with a truck. She was lusted after by Emperor Nero. She was the one who often spotted what nobody else could see. She was the main responsible for the Doctor falling in love with Earth. AND she was worshipped as a goddess by the Aztecs! You can't be more awesome than that.
Also known as: Yetaxa
Place of origin: 1963 Earth
Occupation: History teacher
Theme song: Lady Barbara - Herman's Hermits
Played by: William RussellWith the Doctor being a more or less unsympathetic character at the beginning of his reign, the audience needed a hero their could identify with and cheer. That hero was Ian. He provided the muscle needed for the action scenes but, being a science teacher, he was also more likely to use his brain (and his thumb) than his fists. He also had a rather dry sense of humour, which is always a plus.
Also known as: Chatterton, Chesterfield, Chetterton, Sir Ian of Jaffa
Place of origin: 1963 Earth
Occupation: Science teacher
Played by: Maureen O'BrienI once heard someone say that the two most important actors in the history of Doctor Who were Maureen O'Brien and Patrick Troughton. Why? Because they were the first replacements (companion and Doctor, respectively), and if neither had worked we wouldn't be celebrating the show's 50th anniversary now. I find this an interesting statement, and even more so when I consider just how overlooked Vicki tends to be even among the more dedicated fans of the Classic era.
Also known as: Victor, Cressida
Place of origin: 25th century Earth
Theme song: Little Miss Sorrow, Child of Tomorrow - Herman's Hermits
Played by: Peter PurvesOh, Steven. Life as a companion was not an easy one for him, which makes how long he's lasted aboard the TARDIS even more impressive. When the Doctor and his friends first found him, he had crashed on an uninhabited planet where he was kept a prisoner by a bunch of "friendly" robots, with only his panda bead, Hi-Fi, to keep him company. After that, it was all a fun ride for him, as he nearly died from (among other things) suffocation, blood poisoning, a mutated form of the flu, clowns, gunshot and a lynching mob, not to mention he got to see some good friends die. On the other hand, it's implied that he was the first companion to have sex during his travels with the Doctor, and said implication leads a great chunk of fandom to suspect he might be the great-great-great-great-great-grandfathe
Also known as: Diomede, Steven Regret
Place of origin: Earth in an unspecified point in the future
Occupation: Rocket pilot
Theme song: Rocket Man - David Fonseca
Played by: Adrienne HillKatarina has always fascinated me. She was the perfect idea for a companion, but presented at the worst time. At a point where the viewers were meant to identify with the companions and picture themselves in their place, we found ourselves with a girl who believed the Doctor was Zeus, the TARDIS was his temple, and she was now dead and travelling in the Underworld in search of what she called a Place of Perfection. By the end of her tenure, she was starting to understand some things (though most things still confused her immensely) and was even able to throw snark at people. It would have been interesting to see how she would have developed, if given the chance.
Place of origin: Ancient Troy, during the war
Occupation: Handmaiden to the priestess Cassandra
Theme song: My Katarina fanmix (Will re-upload link if requested)
Played by: Jean MarshOne of my Classic Who pet peeves is when people claim Sara was never a companion. Poppycock. She was in more episodes than Katarina and travelled aboard the TARDIS way more than she did - plus it's implied in the TV show (and clearly stated in the novelization) that several months had passed between episodes 7 and 8 of The Daleks' Master Plan, making the amount of time she spent travelling with the Doctor and the number of unaired adventures they very likely had increase exponentially.
Place of origin: 41st century Earth
Occupation: Security officer
Played by: Jackie LanePoor Dodo. She's regarded as one of the worst companions ever, and although I personally am very fond of her, I have to admit she never really stood a chance. Her introduction was hastily written, her departure felt like an afterthought, and everything in the middle showed that the powers that be didn't really know what to do with her. And that's a shame, because in my opinion she's an absolute sweetheart.
Real name: Dorothea Chaplet
Also known as: Dodo Dupont
Place of origin: 1960s Earth
Theme song: My Steven/Dodo fanmix (Will re-upload link if requested)