Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! My theme is Doctor Who because its the topic my kids voted we do together. We're sticking with people, places, creatures, and episodes from the newer series starting with Christopher Eccleston's (#9) simply because we haven't watched all the Classics...yet.
You can find the list of other participants HERE. I'm #155.
Donna Noble is one of my favorite companions. Okay, I loved most of them, but Donna had spunk and attitude. I loved that she had no romantic inclinations toward the doctor. She had lots of names for the Doctor--skinny boy, Martian. I mean, what's not to like about Catherine Tate's sassy portrayal of this fast talking diva? She wasn't afraid to boss the Doctor around and it made for some really great times.
Here's the saddest moment in her time stream for me. The moment she knows she will be saying goodbye to all she's learned, all she's become. "Don't make me go back" breaks my heart. By forgetting all she becomes the old shallow Donna with self-esteem problems. Nothing could be sadder than that.
You can't talk about Doctor Who and not talk about...
Daleks--They are the oldest and most frequent foes of the Doctor, having faced him several times in every one of his incarnations. They first appeared in 1963! He fought them in the last great time war. The Daleks were created by the Kaled scientist, Davros as travel machines. He had deduced that the years of radiation and chemical poisoning from an ongoing war would lead his race to mutate into immobile organisms. (source) Like the Cybermen, they are without compassion or pity and view emotions as weakness.
I still think they would make the most awesome salt and pepper shakers. One of these days I'll buy these.
Diary--more specifically, the diary (Amazon) that the eleventh Doctor gives to River Song. I. WANT. ONE. Since River and the Doctor's relationship was complicated by them meeting in reverse time order--meaning he met her for the first time on the last day of her life--she needed a way to keep up with things. I'd shiver with delight every time she pulled this diary out of his reach and said, "Spoilers!"
Here's your question for today from my oldest daughter...