doctor who meme revamp | six companions (2/6) | Martha Jones
I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best, but do you know what? I am good.
Made rebloggable by request. :)
Okay, no, ill-advised responding to tumblr meta time! I mean no disrespect to the OP, but I see this argument going around a lot and I think it’s pretty disingenuous. It’s perfectly legit to prefer RTD’s take on the show, of course, but to say that his companions have agency and arcs while Moffat’s don’t is not particularly convincing. I love all New Who companions to pieces, and I think they all have a lot of great moments and great writing, and all of them get a bit screwed over by their narratives at various times.
Donna is a wonderful character, but er, let’s not forget how her story ends, shall we? Her entire character arc is reset in a scene in which she is crying and begging the Doctor not to and it’s all horrible. Rose, Martha, Mickey, Jack, all of them get pretty badly treated at times - abandoned, rebuffed, having choices taken away from them.
Moffat era companions: also badly treated sometimes! But they also absolutely do have huge character arcs and moments of awesome. Rory gets a classic RTD-style progression that reminds me a lot of Mickey, and although River’s arc happens in reverse it is very much an arc, and the River of s5 and s7 has come a long way from 6x08. But let’s talk about Amy, because that’s my favourite hobby.
With Amy, I agree that the show doesn’t adequately deal with the storylines around her motherhood and ongoing relationship with River, although there are some great moments — the scene of the two of them drinking wine in the garden at the end of 6x13 is one of my favourite things ever. But, hold up, Amy Pond is more than a plot point and she is certainly more than an ‘incubator’, good god. Her arc over her two and a half seasons is about a lot more than having a baby!
Her arc is one about growing up. We first meet her aged 7, and she’s in her 30s in her final episode. In between those two she changes hugely. She deals with fear of commitment, fear of abandonment, loss of faith, and having to make hard choices. She has countless kick ass moments and saves the universe more than once - my personal favourite being the time she rewrote reality with her mind by remembering people who never existed. She’s a storyteller, she’s a dreamer, she’s a hero, and she is amazing.
In her own words: There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two-thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived and save a whale in outer space.
You can despite Moffat’s take on Doctor Who and everything it stands for if you like, but Amy Pond is not a plot point.
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Do you hear that?
That’s me, screaming.
… someone hold me I can’t go any longer
can we just agree that all the ladies of Avatar are superfine and just sit back and enjoy the show? c:
I can’t wait for this OT4 to get started
GET IT GURL
Bringing this back on account of reasons.
There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea’s asleep and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, and somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on, Ace, we’ve got work to do. [x]
Description: Magazine spread of Freema Agyeman with the pull quote “I’d never say never about returning to Doctor Who - as long as Martha’s over the Doctor. All that pining was wearing a bit thin!”
LOOK, EVEN FREEMA AGREES!
omg i’d want some Martha back!!!!!
Her pining was the only reason why I disliked her as a companion.
MARTHA AND JACK SHOULD COME BACK.
I would hope Moffat would not mess up Martha like he did in Blink.
If she came back I might be able to watch Who again. Maybe.
I’d like to see her completely out of the Doctor’s shadow. Maybe they could put together a UNIT-based show for her.
I always sensed Freema felt that way.
Martha could carry a show.