Friday, November 30, 2012

The Best of Me: Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright

After a long hiatus, I have decided to resume my series of companion introductions/fic recommendations for classic who.

The Best of Me: Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright

The original human companions, Ian and Barbara were teachers at Susan's school who followed her to the Totter's Lane junkyard and were kidnapped by the First Doctor. Because of One's rather crusty manner, most modern viewers will more easily identify with them, not the Doctor (I actually confused Ian for the Doctor several times in Unearthly Child). But they have an important role in his character development.

Awakening He shouldn't be having these thoughts.

Lies Told To Children The Doctor explains why he travels with humans, or possibly just spins a tale.
Lost in Translation The TARDIS's translation circuit is sabotaged by small, furry aliens. Then it all goes downhill from there.
RelaxA nice day out ends with a mad dash back to the TARDIS.
What's in a Picture? While exploring the library, Ian stumbles upon a painting that evokes some rather strong emotions from the Doctor. 

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