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     Saturday, September 16 2006 @ 09:49 PM EDT
    I'm another Tegan fan too. Tegan had a wide range of emotions and always seemed to keep the Doctor and the other companions in check.

    Nyssa was great when she was focused on a project. But otherwise she was way too serious for my liking. Adric turned into a bumbling, naive little kid and it got annoying after a while. Although I liked his heroic exit.

    But once Turlough sided with the Doctor after "Enlightenment," I thought the interaction between the three of them was quite good. Of course once Turlough no longer wanted to kill the Doctor the writers didn't know what to do with him.

    I heard Janet Fielding has finally agreed to do some Big Finish Audios. I'd be interested in hearing those.

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     Tuesday, February 19 2008 @ 11:29 AM EST
    This may inspire a lot of criticism, but I liked the way in which Peter's Doctor and Perri interracted. I know they only had one story together, but they played off each other well. I always thought Perri played off Peter Davison far better than Colin Baker. I liked Turlough and Tegan, as well. I just found myself affectionate for Perri, and wished she had more stories with Peter.

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     Tuesday, April 22 2008 @ 08:47 AM EDT
    Davison is flatly wrong. He just wanted the spotlight so throw out the interesting companions for a more traditional one. Tegan started out terribly and grew more awful by FOUR TO DD. She mellowed a bit after KINDA and when Adric died but...she's very loud. Nyssa had potential: a kind of peace planet girl out in the cold harsh universe but they hardly made anything of that: sure she drew a gun in Arc but alone with the Doctor she and he are just the series's most boring couple. She's also a one note character really until some of her more bizarre Big FInish's. Davison had no chemistry with Peri really and that sort of is fixed by BFinish however it's hard to really believe so many Peri 5th Doc stories can fit into that tiny gap between PLANET OF FIRE and CAVES...it's just another alt universe because in CAVES Peri is still the novice she was in PLANET Of FIRE which is impossible if she went through all those BF adventures.

    For me, Adric was fine. A truly diverse and intersting real life -ish teenager with some alien qualities. Sure, the writers, mostly Eric Saward just didn't get him at all and didn't really use him well until he was ready to die. The show never had an alien male comp until he came into it and never had a male comp as young as he was nor a male comp that was as intelligent science and math wise as he was. Thus, combined with hidden alien talents that were never used, he might have made a great developing companion and was certainly more interesting than Nyssa, Tegan, Kamelion (awful comp), and Turlough. Which is why Davison felt he had to go.

    Tegan could be interesting but mostly she was a negative influence. Instead of...and Davison is right on this point...instead of being interested and amzed by the universe and history, she was mostly whining about wanting to go home. Compare this to Rose or Donna...and DOnna's most like Tegan in a way...and you see what I mean. She was sort of a nag.

    So for me, Adric should have lasted for a long, long time, certainly into Colin's "era" and maybe stayed until Ace joined, however, the two of them together might have been interesting, too. Certainly, Adric, if he had lived, would have changed as he matured and grew up...it would have been interesting to see a character grow up wiht the Doctor, something we never really got to see with maybe the exception of SUsan, who was actually 16 when she was seen and maybe 17 when she left.

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     Tuesday, April 22 2008 @ 09:14 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  jeramsey1184]I just found myself affectionate for Perri, and wished she had more stories with Peter.


    Time for you to delve into the Big Finish archive if you haven't already. Several stories with Doctor #5 and Peri. The Roof of The World stuck in my mind as a pretty good one.

    If half the art of survival is running away, the other half is knowing when to keep a straight face.
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     Friday, June 06 2008 @ 04:50 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Chase] So for me, Adric should have lasted for a long, long time, certainly into Colin's "era" and maybe stayed until Ace joined, however, the two of them together might have been interesting, too. Certainly, Adric, if he had lived, would have changed as he matured and grew up...it would have been interesting to see a character grow up wiht the Doctor, something we never really got to see with maybe the exception of SUsan, who was actually 16 when she was seen and maybe 17 when she left.
    This is a really interesting point that I've rarely heard expressed. I don't think Matthew Waterhouse was up to portraying the kind of growth you suggest, but I have to say that you see glimmers of truth in the notion of a strong duo in his solo sequences with Tom. I think the character may well have been up to the challenge in a way that the actor probably wasn't.

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     Friday, June 06 2008 @ 04:56 AM EDT
    I loved Tegan and at the time I didnt really connect with Nissa - I was too young to enjoy her last story for the reasons others seemed too Wink

    But thanks to audio (and meeting SS) I have a new found respect and love of Nissa - not too sure about the curent audio choices of new companion but that a diffrent can of worms)

    Tegan gave me a healthy and no so healthy love of stroppy women. Rolling Eyes

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     Friday, June 06 2008 @ 04:57 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  JeffL] I heard Janet Fielding has finally agreed to do some Big Finish Audios. I'd be interested in hearing those.


    Just one and its not the best of the bunch... i want to say more but its spoilerfific. Mind you it was one of the Few BF's I didnt sell when I got skint

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     Friday, June 06 2008 @ 06:41 AM EDT
    Peter was wrong.

    I'm in the Tegan camp. I thought Nyssa was so one-dimensional that she was almost see-through when she turned to the side.

    Tegan brought real emotion to the show. I think that if Adric wasn't around, the Doctor and Tegan would have gotten on fine.

    Sean.

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