Russell Davies is so damn lucky he’s leaving Doctor Who…
Finally finished watching the last of Season 30 (Season 4 to all of you with no sense of history).
It’s bloody well bad enough that Rose became a complete Mary Sue as soon as Tennant took over, and I rejoiced at her departure, especially at the idea we’d never have to see her and the Doctor making eyes at each other again. I got nothing against Billie Piper (unless the whole romantic angle was her idea), but I came to despise Rose by the end of Season 28.
It eased up a bit during Martha Jones’ tenure as companion, but there was still way too much “Oh, sorrowful lonely Doctor!” going on.
Donna (and her grandfather), I just love, and I love the way the Doctor finally started to loosen up. I wanted to see her stick around for a couple years. Best Companion since Ace and Captain Jack.
Now, I realize that in the world of Doctor Who, ‘forever’ means ‘until we need the character back for some reason’. And I was delighted to see Jackie and Mickey again, and there was nowhere near enough K-9, and why don’t they ever bring back one of the cool companions like Ace or Jamie or one of the Romanas (they can bring back the Master, they can bring back a Romana), and especially I love seeing more Captain Jack.
‘Scuse me a sec. Minor heart palpitations. Oh, Cap’n Jack…
Where was I? Oh, yeah. Sorry, I was think about Captain J… *ahem!*. Anyway. So I was resigned to seeing more of Herself after ‘Partners in Crime’, and even I have to admit that Rose with a big honking gun is at least an entertaining Rose.
But come on.
Mary Sue Tyler gets her very own human Doctor to take home with her—poor Mickey! Thrown over again, this time for a genocidal clone!—but Donna has her brains sucked out and reverts to being her original shallow self, forbidden to ever remember what she and The Doctor did. Funny, I don’t remember Rose being made to forget after, oh, ABSORBING THE TARDIS CORE!
Doctor Donna would have rocked. We could have at least kept that for a season.
Screw you, RTD. Screw you hard, fast, sideways, and without lube.
The only saving grace is that ‘forever’ means ‘until we need the character back for some reason’. And that RTD is leaving, hopefully taking his Mary Sue with him. Forever-forever, not TV-forever.
Russell, don’t let the script-room door hit you on the ass on your way out.