|Stormageddon, Dark Lady of All (nentari) wrote,|
@ 2013-11-24 01:05:00
Played by:Patrick TroughtonEven if you don't agree that Two is the best Doctor (you'll be wrong, by the way), you'll have to agree that he's the cuddliest. And the shaggiest, what with his ill-fitting, crumpled clothes, Beatles hair (way too long for a grown man to have at that time!) and sad puppy-dog eyes. Don't underestimate him because of how he looks and his tendency to act like a wee innocent child, by the way. Behind that seemingly harmless appearance there's a keen intellect and an almost ruthless sense of justice. He's ready to test the limits of a madman to avoid others triggering said limits. He brought death and destruction to the Daleks in such a way that, while the First Doctor might have defeated them on several occasions, it's with Two that we can consider that the Oncoming Storm has finally began. Cybermen fear him in spite of having no sense of fear. And any villain who shrugged him off as nothing more than an annoying nuisance has lived to regret it. Well, perhaps died regretting it might be an accurate depiction in some cases.
Also known as: John Smith, Doktor Von Wer, Doctor W., "that funny little man"
Catchphrase: "Oh my giddy aunt!" "Oh no no no no!" "Oh dear!" and "I would like a hat like that!"
Preferred item: His beloved recorder (which also doubles as a spyglass)
Theme song: Theme from The Littlest Hobo (WATCH THAT CLIP!)
Played by: Anneke WillsAh, the Duchess. Clear evidence that Amy Pond was not the first leggy hot companion in a miniskirt - and with a less caustic personality to boot.
Also known as: Duchess (by Ben), Little Dolly Rocker (by Ben), Paul
Place of origin: 1966 London
Theme song: Anything from my Ben/Polly fanmix (Will re-upload link if requested)
Played by: Michael CrazeCute, check. Blond, check. Sailor suit, check. Cockney accent, check. All in all, Ben had all the requirements for a drool-worthy male companion. It's such a shame that, because of his time period, his chivalristic nature would sometimes translate in a bit of chauvinism. It was endearing to see how worried he was about Polly's well-being all the time, and how he'd dismiss the Doctor's warnings just to make sure she was all right, but sometimes this would lead to overprotectiveness and trying to keep her away in situations where she could take care of herself, thank you very much.
Also known as: Benjamin (by Jamie), Shorty
Place of origin: 1966 London
Occupation: Able Seaman in the British Merchant Navy
Theme song: Anything from my Ben/Polly fanmix (playlist linked above)
Played by: Frazer Hines (and Hamish Wilson (bottom-right picture above) for a short stint)MY BOYFRIEND. Or actually the Doctor's boyfriend. Well, and he had that semi-unrequited crush on Victoria too... Oh, who cares. I don't mind sharing. *grins*
Full name: James Robert McCrimmon
Place of origin: 1746 Scotland
Catchphrase: Craig an tuirc! (battle cry of the McLaren clan)
Occupation: A piper in service of the McLaren clan during the Jacobite rebellion
Theme song: Anything from my Jamie fanmix or my Jamie/Victoria fanmix (Will re-upload any of the links if requested)
Played by: Deborah WatlingLike Jamie, Victoria is another past companion, and another character who wasn't meant to have become a companion - that position was meant to have been occupied by Samantha Briggs, played by Pauline Collins (whom, years later, would return to Doctor Who as Queen Victoria in Tooth and Claw), but since Collins decided against it Victoria's role in her introduction story was expanded, and instead of bowing out in episode 5 of Evil of the Daleks like the other Victorian characters of that story she ended up being carried on to another world and, after that, being adopted by the Doctor both as a companion and as a surrogate daughter.
Also known as: Vic
Place of origin: 1866 England
Theme song: Anything from my Jamie/Victoria fanmix (playlist linked above)
Played by: Jack WatlingTechnically, Edwart Travers is not a companion. He never set foot aboard the TARDIS, and was more of an antagonist when he first met the Doctor, out of a misguided sense of greed and revenge. However, he became so close to the Doctor and so important to a certain plotline that has recently made a comeback, that I feel he should be included as one of the protagonists of Two's era.
Full name: Edward Travers
Place of origin: 20th century Earth
Occupation: Anthropologist and explorer
Known family: A daughter, scientist Anne Travers
Played by: Nicholas CourtneyUNIT is more closely associated with the Third Doctor era, but since they began with Two I think it makes sense if I discuss the Brig (and Benton) here.
Full name: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
Also known as: The Brig
Place of origin: 1960s Earth (or is that the '70s? Damn UNIT dating...)
Occupation: He's a Colonel in the Scottish Army when we first see him, though he eventually gets promoted to Brigadier and put in charge of UNIT when the organization is created
Known family: First wife Fiona, second wife Doris, daughter Kate
Played by: Wendy PadburyZoe is yet another brilliant idea for a companion: a teenage girl who, through a combination of eugenics and mental conditioning, has become a sort of living computer. Her upbringing, however, has made it hard for her to understand feelings and emotions and think outside the box; her meeting with the Doctor and Jamie shows her just what she's missing, and she decides to stow away aboard the TARDIS and have adventures.
Place of origin: A futuristic-looking city on Earth (which looks a lot like Brasilia) in that wondrous time known to us as "how the sixties imagined the 21st century would be like"
Occupation: "Librarian" in the space station known as The Wheel (in reality, she's an astrophysicist with a major in Pure Mathematics, and is there to be used as a second opinion because her brain is more accurate than the station's computer)
Theme song: Anything from my Zoe fanmix (Will re-upload link if requested)
Played by: John Levene, Darren PlantAwwwww, Benton. If there's one person in the whole of the Whoniverse who deserves to be labelled a "sweetheart", it's him. In many ways, Benton is the Brig's right hand man, even if there's higher-ranking characters like Jimmy Turner, Jimmy Munro or Mike Yates (more on him next time) around who would seem like more likely candidates.
Full name: John Benton (never given onscreen)
Place of origin: 1960s/'70s England
Occupation: UNIT soldier - a Corporal during the Second Doctor era, promoted to Sergeant during Three's era and lately to Warrant Officer when Four took over