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I'm with @Ampersandrew, I loved Martha Jones. First, Freema Agyeman is an amazing actress, beautiful and compelling, and probably the only really intelligent nuWho companion (River Song is smart, but not really a proper companion, Clara seems brilliant, but it is too soon to really pass judgement). She had a great story arc, and was very believable as the frustrated woman competing with a memory. At least they did bring her back several times during the following season, and I was happy to see her epilogue married to Mickey, another quasi-companion who really grew on me.

 

I never liked Donna though, she was a shrew her first appearance, and even when they tried to soften her for her run as companion, I never warmed to her. It really bugged me when they'd try and use her 'vast' experience as an office temp to hep solve a crisis. It's not even a knock on the actress, because I like her on the office, and her brief hybrid time lord persona was pretty good. I actually think she was the only nuWho character I never liked.

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It took me ages to get around to watching the Donna season, because I didn't think I'd like Catherine Tate as a companion, but I thought she turned out to be one of the better main ones of nuWho.

 

Still tend to prefer the side companions though, I wish there had been a few more episodes with Donna's Grandfather.

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It took me ages to get around to watching the Donna season, because I didn't think I'd like Catherine Tate as a companion, but I thought she turned out to be one of the better main ones of nuWho.

 

Still tend to prefer the side companions though, I wish there had been a few more episodes with Donna's Grandfather.

Ahh, Wilf, played by the marvelous Bernard Cribbens. Cribbens also had a rôle in the 1966 "Doctor Who" movie, making him the only actor who has faced Daleks on both the big screen and TV.

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I'm with @Ampersandrew, I loved Martha Jones. First, Freema Agyeman is an amazing actress, beautiful and compelling, and probably the only really intelligent nuWho companion (River Song is smart, but not really a proper companion, Clara seems brilliant, but it is too soon to really pass judgement). She had a great story arc, and was very believable as the frustrated woman competing with a memory. At least they did bring her back several times during the following season, and I was happy to see her epilogue married to Mickey, another quasi-companion who really grew on me.

 

I never liked Donna though, she was a shrew her first appearance, and even when they tried to soften her for her run as companion, I never warmed to her. It really bugged me when they'd try and use her 'vast' experience as an office temp to hep solve a crisis. It's not even a knock on the actress, because I like her on the office, and her brief hybrid time lord persona was pretty good. I actually think she was the only nuWho character I never liked.

Until Clara came along Martha was my favorite nuWho companion, now she(Martha) is my second fave. Freema is the only reason I continue to watch L&O UK when BBC America actually shows it. Wasn't a fan of River Song until recently now I think she is/was pretty cool just not in my top five. Still don't care for Donna, has nothing to do with her being on the original The Office, I just don't lke the character.

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Honestly, Donna is one of my favorite companions. The thing that made her so effective, moreso than other companions in the new series, is that she didn't buy into the myth of the doctor. She didn't view him as a messiah figure. She didn't view him as a great savior. When he messed up, she was always willing to call him on it. She was always willing to say, "That was wrong, what you just did." Sure, quite often the Doctor was right, but not always. He elfs up every now and again, and a lot of other companions have been reluctant to call him on it because, well, he's the Doctor. And even when he's right, he's paternalistic. He meddles. He makes choices for others that he refuses to let them make for themselves. Especially 10. Which was why it was so vital for him to have a companion who could make him stop and ask if he'd really done the right thing.

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EDIT: Whoops! What Pingo said. Not Lalala.

 

Darn but its hard to type with your fingers in your ears.

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