Friday, 23 March 2012

The Companion Poll Part Three

The third and final article looking at the Bar's selection of companions to the last three Doctors. As before, choose which companion you think was best and vote for the story we have chosen. The most voted for companion's story will be played on our special Bar Birthday session on Saturday pressing Play at 8:00pm.

Companion 9: Rose Tyler (Played by Billie Piper)
Stories Chosen: The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances

Rose Tyler, another streetwise girl, who doesn't take no for an answer but wears her heart on her sleeve. Someone who saved the Doctor's life and would literally die for him. A companion who had a boyfriend and was in constant conflict with her emotions for both her boyfriend Mickey, and the Doctor.

In The Empty child/ The Doctor Dances, Rose finds herself dangling from a great height only to be rescued by the dashing Captain Jack Harkness. She also helps the Doctor solve the mystery of a strange child wandering around in a gas mask which it transpires wasn't because of the feisty Gallifreyan curry the Doctor had the night before.

So, if you think Miss Tyler deserves to win, vote on The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances.

Companion 10: Donna Noble (Played by Catherine Tate)
Stories Chosen: The Fires of Pompei / Turn Left

The Doctor had many companions who spoke their mind and wouldn't take no for an answer. Then Miss Noble bumped into the Doctor on her wedding day.

Other companions step aside, this girl is the definition of feisty. Donna renders the Doctor speechless (unheard of) as she's bolshy, and not one to upset in an argument. Yet again however, she is another companion who is deep down very sensitive and caring about the Doctor, and individuals suffering or in pain.

This underlying tender character is clearly seen in The Fires of Pompei, and in Turn Left she needs to control her stubbornness to save the world.

So, if you'd like to see Donna, vote for The Fires of Pompei / Turn Left.

Companion 11: Amelia 'Amy' Jessica Pond (Played by Karen Gillian)
Stories Chosen: Amy's Choice / The Girl Who Waited

Who can forget little Amelia Pond who had to do an impromptu Ready Steady Cook session for a recently regenerated Doctor who had a ravenous, yet strange appetite. Then she waited for years for the Doctor to return by which time he was in serious trouble. Another strongwilled companion with a soon to be husband (cue the confusion again for a companion between the man she loved and the Doctor) but also had a softer interior.

In Amy's Choice, the gang catch up on their beauty sleep and find it hard to differentiate between dream and reality, and the choice Amy makes is crucial to their survival. The Girl Who Waited, Amy is stranded for many years and becomes cold and battle weary. Thinking back on the last time she was abandoned by the Doctor it becomes difficult to make the older Amy save her younger self in a different time stream.

So, if you'd like to see Pond run along, vote for Amy's Choice / The Girl Who Waited.

Don't forget to vote for our Birthday Poll!

1 comment:

  1. Wow... I like them all! LOL
    The stress of it all, I can't choose!