Since it’s Memorial Day here in the U.S., how about an irreverent list? Here are my top five picks for companions whom Steven Moffat should bring back to Doctor Who immediately!
Rory! What? I love Rory (and Amy, too). So yeah, going back in time to rescue the Ponds would destroy New York and whatnot, but what about one Pond? What about Rory? Think about it, Mr. Moffat, sir—you know you want to.
My personal theory is that the Doctor would never be able to get “Ian Chesterton” right, regardless of whether he’s in his first incarnation or his eleventh. “Come along,
Pond Chatterton!” Ian would, of course, still do his adventuring in a suit and tie.
All hail the big talking bird! So what if Frobisher was never actually on TV? He’s a giant talking penguin shapeshifter. In the TARDIS. Playing off the Eleventh Doctor. That’s made of win.
Granted, Leela and Romana are currently lost in the Axis, trying to get home to their proper Gallifrey, which is a good thing; it would only make it that much easier to bring her back. Not sure if Louise Jameson could pull off the leather miniskirt these days, but perhaps something elegant from the latest Gallifreyan spring fashions. With janus thorns and a knife to accessorize. Yes.
1. Tegan and Nyssa
Yes, technically Tegan and Nyssa are two separate companions who both left the series in very different times and places, but come on—who can say no to Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton? Bring back #TeamFive!
Can’t put it better than my friend Brian who points out in the comments that Donna Noble really got the shaft. Mr. Moffat, sir, it’s time to correct this injustice—and just imagine Donna and Eleven together. Oh! Donna, Eleven, and Frobisher the big talking bird! Yes!
What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Which companions would you like to see return to Doctor Who? Tell us in the comments.
Daniel is the owner and Managing Editor of Time and The – !. He's been a fan of Doctor Who since watching Tom Baker regenerate into Peter Davison on his local PBS station as a kid. He launched Time and The – ! in 2011 after having the bright (?) idea to watch every Doctor Who story from the beginning and blog about it. (Yeah, he's way behind.)