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…there are a lot of parallels with the new series TARDIS teams. Check this out. You have:
Team Underappreciated 1
A more reserved, less eccentric Doctor that sometimes gets overshadowed by his more charismatic successor. One of the all time great companions but not with her Doctor. Pertwee doesn’t have the anger of Eccleston, but they both have a strong sense of dignity to them.
For many people, this IS the TARDIS team. This is the iconic Doctor with the iconic companion. A highly eccentric and well dressed Doctor. A capable and inquisitive companion. Both Baker and Tennant made the role their own by basically being themselves. And hell, Sarah Jane was in an episode WITH Rose and they made the parallels pretty explicit.
Team Underappreciated 2
The companion that unfortunately gets left out of the conversation of great companions more often than not, despite the fact that she’s in some of the greatest stories of the whole run of the show. Martha and Leela as characters don’t really have much in common. Instead, what they have in common is that they are sandwiched between two more well-liked companions and thus still deserve their due.
I feel like I’m cheating by including both Romanas, but they’re both the same Time Lord, so I’m not cheating by much. Plus, Donna combines the best traits of both Romanas. Like Romana I, she basically gets plopped onto the TARDIS for the first time without the Doctor expecting it and isn’t super happy about it. And, like Romana I, she calls the Doctor on his shit and keeps him from getting too pompous. At the same time, Catherine Tate and David Tennant have the same great chemistry that Tom Baker and Lalla Ward had. Plus, the DoctorDonna was the closest thing that the new series has to a Time Lord as a companion.
Team TARDIS Family
The most crowded that the TARDIS ever got. The babyfaced Doctor with the curious outfit. The strong willed redhead who doesn’t take anyone’s shit. The curly haired other one who’s only sometimes there. The male companion that’s mostly famous for dying. (After Rory dies the first time, he’s reborn as Turlough, I guess.) Matt Smith and Peter Davison were both incredibly young at the time and following the most popular Doctor in the history of the show. They also took over around the time of a major sea change in the production of the show.
Team We Hardly Knew Ye
The companion who wasn’t as strongly characterized as her predecessors and shows up right before the regeneration.
Team Argue Mainly
The prickly, argumentative Doctor. The companion who becomes more of a character as she’s paired with this Doctor. The actor who was already on the show as another character before playing the Doctor. The show taking a consciously darker turn after the fireworks of the anniversary year.
I sincerely believe that by 7th year Ravenclaws would just tell the door to their common room to fuck off and it would open for them