33rddoctor wrote:my main problem is the whole love interest, there was always a love between the doctors and assistance but i never picked up on any hanky panky going on (maybe i was just not seeing it)
The whole love intrest thing was for me one of the most nauseating things about the RTD era.
In my opinion stuff like the overly protracted Rose-Doctor love story belongs in a soap opera and not a sci-fi drama as all it does is make the Doctor appear overly human and the whole premise of the character is that he's an alien so he rarely reacts to situations in the same way a human would.......RTD threw all that out the window and the character became too predictable and therefore not as intresting.
Tom has said on several DVD commentaries that whenever the script called for any kind of physical interaction with a companion he always made it look as awkward as possible as he reasoned that an alien would probably have very different ideas and ways about showing their feelings.....look how he carries Sarah Jane when she crawls out the air duct in "The Ark In Space" or the line in "City of Death" where he says to the Countess "You're a very beautiful woman.........probably".
The one time he seemed to have any romantic feelings for a companion was Romana II which wasn't too much of a stretch to believe as if the Doctor was going to fall for anyone it'd more likely be someone of his own race and of a similar intellectual level than a dimwit like Rose.
But even then there was just the occasional exchange of glances or a line such as the one in "State of Decay" where he says "You're wonderful".
It was never made a major part of the entire series and the Doctor never got pushed into the background so the companion and her family could be the focal point either.....series 1 of Nu-Who may as well have been called "Rose Tyler & Family Save the Galaxy also featuring the Doctor".
"I'm not a human being........I'm a Time Lord. I walk in eternity"