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What the author seems to have forgotten is that Martha and Mickey have nothing in common apart from being black.
Mickey is a car mechanic turned freelancer alien hunter. Although he became much braver in later years and his strategic thinking also must have evolved, his cultural awareness is largely limited to Eastenders.
Martha, on the other hand, is a certified doctor. She went to college (to study medicine, one of the toughest subjects out there), she loves and knows Shakespeare's works, basically she is clearly one of the most objectively smart companions of the Doctor (only River exceeds her, because she is a professor, and Clara comes as close third, as she also has a college degree).
So we have two people here who have nothing to talk about apart from alien stuff. When they go home after a long day of alien hunting, Mickey probably just wants to watch the match in the pub (we know he likes that), while Martha would prefer to see that new Macbeth she has been hearing about that is playing on the Westend. If you have ever been in a relationship or have ever seen somebody else being in a relationship close up, you are going to realise that this is a recipe for failure.
Of course, there is a way to explain it without saying that it is racist (ie. that they were both looking for somebody that travelled with the Doctor - although this suggests an eventual divorce after they realise their mistake), but let's face it, that's not what most people will see. What most people will see is that the only two black companions of the Doctor got together. And that is RTD's fault, unfortunately.
But then again, RTD has never done justice to Martha's character - here we have a beautiful, intelligent woman who is fully aware of how impossible a relationship with the Doctor is, and there she goes and falls in love with him. None of the later companions did that (well, apart from River, but she is a special case) and they were nowhere near as smart as she was.
2 months ago on The Matrimony of Mr and Mrs Smith
With the recent trailer for Gracepoint, I think we can all agree that a remake of a British TV show just doesn't work sometimes. The UK is just different from the US.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Could An Overseas Version of Doctor Who Ever Work?
Wow, I am normally not one for non-telly DW, but I will probably grab this, it sounds pretty good.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The War Doctor Returns in “Engines of War”
@Ivegotkidneys Umm, but Blink *is* better than Midnight, sooooooo... When you prefer chocolate ice cream over vanilla, then you might still have vanilla from time to time, but if anyone asks you what your favourite ice cream is, you'll still say chocolate.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 9-13, Specials)
@Oodkind Oh my goodness, did you just call Moffat's Christmas specials boring without making a special exception for Christmas Carol (the one single episode that has made me cry every single time) and Time of the Doctor (the one episode where Moffatt explains three series worth of stuff in 60 minutes, therefore it's extremely fast-paced)? I know you said 'most', but still, 2 out of 4 are amazingly good.
@stargazer0118 How did you make that calculation? 7 episodes were during Smith's tenure and only 5 were during Tennant's? Even if we add one to Tennant because of Day, that's still only 6?
Well, I'm just gonna quietly be happy about the fact that Moffat completely and utterly destroyed all opposition. :P Oh, how much I love the Moffster. :)
@DaireConstantineOReilly Well I dunno, maybe because NuWho is better and more people have seen it? I mean, the Classic Series had its moments, but it was not nearly as good as NuWho.
3 months, 1 week ago on Series 1-7 Face-Off Results: Dream Run (Episodes 1-8)
I'd like to draw the attention to the fact that 5(!) of these were written by Moffat and only one by RTD. If tomorrow goes as predicted, then this will be an overwhelming victory for Moffat (and he has actually written fewer episodes than RTD), and, quite separately, his showrunning, as he currently stands at 5 episodes for that, as well.
@Pockydon I was there myself and dare I say it was an amazing experience! :)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Best of Matt Smith: The Day of the Doctor
All my love goes out to all the Doctors, but I'm sorry, Matt Smith's version of the Pandorica speech is the absolute best. Then again, it *was* written for him. :D
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
Ah, one of my faves, for sure. So epic, so cool and rewatching it now is such a treat, now that we all know what it all meant. Also, special like for the end screen and the mini-trailer straight after it, good way to wind us up! :)
5 months, 1 week ago on Best of Matt Smith: A Good Man Goes to War
@Gustaff Hmm, I agree on the premise, problem is that this was a mid-series finale, so we would have been left with a bitter taste in our mouth for months.