posted by [identity profile] katherine-b.livejournal.com at 01:52am on 25/11/2013
Sadly I think the long history of the show, and perhaps also the fact that there are so many different characters to become 'favourites', are responsible for the tension.

Great comic and so very true!

*lol* Well, it's all finished and posted now, so you may read it without worrying that it is still going to grow. No more twitching. ;-) I hope you enjoy it!

*g* I will call Rose's fans 'passionate' and Donna's fans 'thoughtful'. Make of that what you will.

I have to say that I feel this is a difference between Moff and RTD. RTD's companions were special because of the circumstances in which they found themselves. Rose absorbed the tardis. Martha walked the Earth. Donna became the Doctor-Donna. But none of this was pre-determined and the Doctor had no idea it was going to happen until it did. Moff's companions, on the other hand, seem pre-destined to be special and thus OF COURSE their actions lift them above being average people. (Of the two, I prefer RTD's ideas because I like the fact that, given the right circumstances, I, too, could be special and save the day.)

The sad fact is that companions (female) were once known for doing what it says in my icon. Running and screaming from rubber monsters. That doesn't work with modern views of women so their roles had to change. The only time it upsets me is if/when they overshadow the Doctor (because, after all, it's HIS show).

Yes, the sonic has been overused a bit. I would love it if we could have a Doctor who didn't use one. Perhaps that might be the way Moff differentiates Eleven from Twelve. Gadgets are great, but they get a little dull at times. I mean, yes, the sonics got a lot of press in this story because they also represented the Doctors themselves (same engine, different case/body), but they did get a little tiresome.

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