The Tenth Planet
The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Wheel in Space
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Five Doctors
Attack of the Cybermen
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[image: whovian confessions image of Amy Pond, with caption that says “a friend of mine once asked me if I could tell her anything about Amy’s life which doesn’t include the Doctor, Rory or the fact that she’s a kissogram. I could not answer”].
BUT MOFFAT IS SUCH A GoOD WRITER GUISE.
I mean, how many companions can really pass this test?
Name one thing about Rose’s that doesn’t involve the Doctor, her mom, her dad, Mickey, or her job when she met the Doctor. I’m drawing a blank.
When she was sixteen she dropped school and moved out because she was in love with Jimmy Stone, which resulted in her never getting her A-levels. He later broke her heart and she returned to live with Jackie.
Is that enough?
RTD may have his flaws when it comes to writing (nobody’s perfect anyway) but at least he made the effort to give us glimpses of the life the companions had before meeting the Doctor. Moffat doesn’t care because that’s obviously not that important.
Rose got the bronze in an under-sevens gymnastics tournament; Rose’s best mate was named Shareen, and they used to skip school sometimes to go to the shops and look at boys; Rose loves chips and likes pizza and tolerates football; Rose has never learned French, though Jackie thinks she should’ve.
These are all things we learn within the first six episode of series one. And that’s not counting the remarkable depth and breadth provided when one fully incorporates her parents, which were restricted despite not being on Amy’s list. And you can say BUT THAT’S NOT FAIR, AMY DIDN’T HAVE PARENTS, but lol now she does and they’ve never explored how that changed her, and LOL PETE’S DEATH HAD A MASSIVE, VISCERAL EFFECT ON ROSE AND THE PLOT OF THE SHOW AND WAS MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE IT WAS EXPLORED AND IT’S A PART OF HER.
Rose’s life on the Powell Estate is more vividly rendered and thoroughly examined in just the Aliens of London/World War 3 two-parter than Leadworth has been in the two seasons we’ve known the Ponds. It’s not just Rose we learn about; we learn about her family in her absence, we see Mickey and Jackie interact and learn and grow together, painting a picture of their past and building a future, because they have a relationship COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF ROSE. We learn that Rose is the kind of person who knows exactly where things are in her boyfriend’s kitchen, even when he doesn’t, even when she hasn’t stepped foot in his flat in a (technical temporal) year. We get cut aways to the British *and American* newscasts of plot events, for chrissake.
I mean, I’d make similar lists for Martha and Donna, or heck, even for any of the one-off guest companions from SINGLE EPISODES in Rusty’s era who’ve had more thoroughly-painted backstories than Amy Pond, but I’d give myself carpal tunnel and sacrifice several hours typing it all out.
The two showrunners are incomparable.
I was about to say the whole bronze under sevens thing but professor spork did a much better job. None of Moffat’s companions even compare. He just doesn’t flesh them out at all.
I think I’m going to ask this post to marry me I love it so much
I’m not even a Doctor Who fan and I love this analysis.
Reblogging this again. I like Amy as a character, for the potential of what she could be. But Moffat…well, he doesn’t make it easy to love her because though she is a strong, somewhat likable character, she is quite one dimensional. Her character revolves around Rory and the Doctor. I can’t name one thing she does exclusively for her. Unlike Martha, Rose, and Donna.
The worst thing to me is that there are really intense things that HAPPEN to Amy, things that should impact her, change her, shape her as a person, yet we only get to see those things in relation to the Doctor and Rory.
Take the single most horrific and vomit inducing storyline Moffat has given us as an example: Amy being kidnapped and held pregnant without her knowledge or consent for 9 months, having her child stolen from her, leaving her infertile and unable to ever bear a child and raise them.
How does Amy feel about that? Did SHE want a family? Does she mourn the loss of this possibility in her life? Does she wake up having nightmares about her captivity? About what happened to Melody? Does she even want more children after what has happened to her, or does the idea of bringing another baby into the world after Melody terrify and sicken her?
We don’t fucking know.
All we know is that RORY wanted kids and AMY feels bad that she can’t give RORY kids. That’s literally the only exploration of her feelings on this topic.
-flips a table-
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This is a game for if you ever wanted to travel with the doctor! The link to the game is here!
I’VE PLAYED THIS GAME AND IT FEELS LIKE THE DOCTOR IS REALLY TALKING TO YOU!! SJBGKBGKGJSG IT’S BRILLIANT. :D :D :D
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I’m doing a 24 hour stream in about an hour, so y’all should come on down!
Can’t go to Otakon to meet the CoLab members? Come and hang out with Skittles instead! He’s doing a 24 hour stream that starts at 9 PM EST, so come down for some fun gaming times!
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I’m so sad yet so happy I LOVE THE NEW DOCTOR BUT MATT…. MATT NOOOOO.
I AM SQUEELING SO HARD I’M FLIPPING OUT AND JUMPING AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW
when people think that moffat wrote every doctor who episode
when people think moffat wrote every sherlock episode
wait what just happened here
We’re waving at fat.
I’ve been waiting on this to return to my dash
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I just realized something
Amy is first introduced talking out a letter (Dear Santa) and ends in a letter (this is how it ends)
It starts with “Dear” and ends with “ends”
as in “The End”
“we’re all just stories in the end”
“a name in a fairy tale”
Amelia Pond was actually a fairytale
Literally a story
as told in a letter
She was always talking about her “imaginary friend”… What if she was the Doctor’s?
OH MY GOD
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