Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Doctor Who - Top 50 Companions: Part 3

Sorry for the delay with this blog but last week was a bit hectic, so to make it up to people, there will be two blogs (the second one on Friday or Saturday) to make up for the lack of posting. Anyways, onto the third part of my Top 50 companions of Doctor Who ...

36: Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford)

There have been many important people who have travelled with the Doctor and surely the most important of them all has been his own granddaughter. I know there are some who kind of don't believe that Susan is actually related to the Doctor but I definitely do. Like with Ian and Barbara, Susan was the first companion we've had on the show and while we've had stronger companions, her impact on the series has never been forgotten. Plus her exit in The Dalek Invasion Of Earth is still one of the best companion exits the show has done in it's 50 year history.

37: Molly O'Sullivan (Ruth Bradley)

Or the woman known as 'Dark Eyes' as well. It's amazing that it's taken Doctor Who so long to actually have an Irish companion in any medium and casting Ruth Bradley in the role of WW1 nurse, Molly O'Sullivan is making me wish she'd appear on the actual show itself. As a companion for the Eighth Doctor, Molly is certainly one of his best yet and exactly what he needed following the departure of Lucie. And thankfully for us with recording on Dark Eyes 2 starting up, we should hopefully be having more adventures with this wonderful Irish lady very soon.

38: Polly Wright (Anneke Wills)

She might have started off with the First Doctor but like with her fellow companion (and probable love interest) Ben, Polly certainly felt more associated with the Second Doctor and while I wish she had lasted a bit longer, she was a great companion to watch. Definitely one of the show's most underrated of companions I'd say.

39: Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman)

Remember the days where the Doctor had an archaeologist travelling with him who wasn't River Song? Well, it did happen and has been happening on and off since 1992 as Bernice Summerfield has made quite an impression on both his Seventh and Eighth incarnation. More to the point, Bernice herself has even bagged her own ongoing spin-off, which has been going pretty fine for over a decade now. 

40: Melanie Bush (Bonnie Langford)

And the award for the most polarising companion (who isn't Adric) would probably go to this lovely redheaded lady. Melanie might have literally taken the screamer aspect of being a companion too far at times but for a series and a half, she was a decent companion to both the Sixth and Seventh Doctor. Plus, if you ever get the chance to listen to her on audio (particularly The Juggernauts), you'll realise that a) the writers did Bonnie Langford a massive disservice and b) Langford can actually act and pretty damn well too.

Part 4 will be up either Friday or Saturday.

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