Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Return of Rose Tyler

I am not sure about this, her leaving seemed pretty conclusive. That said, it does seem to be a habit of bringing back companions, albeit briefly (Sarah Jane Smith, Captain Jack Harkness), why don't they go the whole hog and bring some more from the classic series.

Ian Chesterton

School teacher, travelled with the First Doctor

Jamie McCrimmon

Highlander from the Eighteenth Century. Travelled with the Second Doctor

Drawbacks: Had memories of his travels with the Doctor wiped by the Time Lords, so introductions would be rather interesting


Liz Shaw

Third Doctor's assistant when he was UNIT's Scientific Advisor whilst exiled on Earth

Harry Sullivan

UNIT's Medical Officer. Travelled briefly with the Fourth Doctor and Sarah

Drawbacks: Ian Marter, who played him, has been dead for about twenty years and getting another actor might not be ideal.

Nyssa of Traken

Scientist, travelled with the Fifth Doctor (although joined just at the end of the Fourth Doctor's adventures)

Peri Brown

Travelled with the Sixth Doctor. (Joined at the end of the Fifth Doctor's adventures)

Drawbacks: The Doctor having to explain why she was dumped on a Planet in the Twenty-Third Century and why he was nasty to her beforehand.

Ace

Travelled with the Seventh Doctor


And to those who are fans, admit it. You are rather glad Adric can't return, aren't you! ;)

5 comments:

James Diggs said...

I agree, Rose's departure seemed pretty conclusive to me too. I’ve been trying to work out where the character can go and I don’t think there are many options. You’re welcome to check out my thoughts about it on my blog if you like.

Oh, and don’t forget Leela on your list of returning companions. (probably would have to be recast- but that’s ok as long as you keep her costume)

Peace,

James

Pertwee era fan said...

What about Jo Grant and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart?

Paul Burgin said...

Well Leela was last seen having settled down on Galifrey, so maybe not :/
As for Jo and the Brigadier, well I was never a particular fan of Jo Grant (although she did have one or two good one liners), but I forgot about the Brigadier (is he a companion?), and have wanted to see him make an appearance ever since the return of the series

Tim Roll-Pickering said...

Drawbacks: The Doctor having to explain why she was dumped on a Planet in the Twenty-Third Century and why he was nasty to her beforehand.

We don't know that he was nasty - the sixty-six viewers who remember that can just dismiss it as the Matrix lying. And Peri didn't try to kill the Doctor in the Age of Chaos did she?

As for Adric, have you seen Earthshock part 5?

Paul Burgin said...

Tim, I get your point. In any case remind me about Earthshock Part 5?