Anytime a show reaches season 10, it means there are a lot of die hard fans out there. Especially for Doctor Who. Today, BBC is announcing the new companion for season 10, and lots of people are freaking out (including me). It's always hard to let go of a companion. In all 9 seasons of New Who (Doctor Who since 2000s), there have been five legit companions and around six more important people who weren't exactly considered companions.
In seasons 1-2, Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper) was the doctor's companion. They met at the store where she worked when some sort of alien made all the plastic mannequins start killing people. It was a very... "interesting" episode. Anyhoozles, she was one of my favorite companions, and tenrose is my otp. Later on, her boyfriend Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke) started to travel with them, and a whole bunch of crazy stuff happened that I won't say because you have to watch it to get it. Also, Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) makes his first appearance in season 1.
In season 3, Martha Jones (played by Freema Agyeman) has a crush on the doctor, but he never notices cause he's still reeling after losing Rose. I really liked Martha because she eventually becomes independent and does a lot of awesome stuff.
In season 4, Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate) is the extremely sassy companion that everyone loves. She has a lot of funny lines and sarcastic comebacks.
In seasons 5-6, Amy (Amelia) Pond (played by Karen Gillan) is the stubborn companion. She travels with the doctor for a while before getting married to her fiance, Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), who then goes with them. These two seasons are my favorite, because they have an ongoing story line that leaves you in suspense until the end of the season. Then there's a whole bunch of crazy stuff about River Song (Alex Kingston) which I won't mention because spoilers. (props to you if you get it)
In seasons 7-9, a whole bunch of stuff happens, but Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) is basically the companion. Lots of crazy stuff happens with her too, and she is my other favorite companion. Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson) has a pretty big part in season 8, and Ashildr/Me (Maisie Williams) has a couple important appearances in season 9.
For season 10 (airing in spring 2017), BBC has a new head writer (formerly Steven Moffat, now Chris Chibnall) which should be interesting. I'm really excited for the new season and the new companion.
Speaking of the new companion, it was just announced that Pearl Mackie will be Bill, the new companion next spring. Me: *flips out*