Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: The Perfect Companion Edition
Over the years, the Time Lord known as The Doctor has traveled with a great many companions, from his own grand-daughter to a gobby Australian to (depending on what you consider to be official) a shape-shifting space-penguin. The interactions have ranged from paternal to buddy-buddy and back, with a rare few clearly romantical in nature. Sometimes the characters overshadow the work (like Clara), sometimes the work overshadows them (like poor Turlough) and sometimes they just flat don’t work at ALL (the android known as Khamelion.) But in each and every case, the travel-mates chosen bring out new sides of our immortal protagonist, and even the ones that I hate are part of stories or moments that I truly enjoy.
Except for Adam, because $&#* that guy. In any case, this discussion does raise a particular query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) decided to limit it to the primary modern-era solo companions, not to discount Rory, Cap’n Jack or Ricky the idiot, asking: If you were the Doctor at this very moment, would you prefer to travel with Rose, Martha, Donna, Amelia or Clara, and WHY?