Respectful Insolence

which Presidential candidate would make the best companion for which Doctor.

I have to agree with Phil, though, in that McCain is probably too old. In the show, the Doctor’s companions are nearly always younger-appearing than the Doctor. McCain looks way older than the Doctor–and I’m talking about the Doctor’s real age.

Comments

  1. #1 Art
    May 13, 2008

    I’m not saying McCain is old but:

    He he grew up eating ‘primordial soup’.

    He is the Creationist’s best hope. If he says he rode to work on the back of a dinosaur … well … you pretty much have to believe him.

  2. #2 Karen
    May 13, 2008

    But all the doctors would probably welcome that bright young lad Richard Dawkins. Except perhaps for Doc #4, since Richard had the temerity to marry one of his companions. For that matter, I’m not convinced Richard isn’t a Time Lord himself. :-)

  3. #3 William
    May 13, 2008

    I’m not thinking of McCain as a companion… more as a villain.

    Has anyone seen the Meddling Monk recently? ‘Cause if not, I think McMonk would be in with a fighting chance. Hell of a rubbish regeneration, though.

    If we keep pulling on that thread, though, does that make Hillary the Rani?

  4. #4 GDad
    May 14, 2008

    I vote for Senator Obama to gad about the galaxy with Doctor #5.

    Senator Clinton would be a smashing companion for Doctor #8.

    Senator McCain would be an excellent companion for the Master. The Roger Delgado version.

    Former Governor Gravel would be a great companion for Doctor #6. It makes a kind of cosmic sense.

  5. #5 Trisha
    May 15, 2008

    I think maybe the Master took McCain’s body. Being prime minister didn’t work out for him, so now he’s trying for president of the U.S. Although Bush is much more evil.

    Which doctor would make the best president? Or vice-president to Obama?

  6. #6 Saffi
    May 17, 2008

    Obama would work with any of them except number Nine. Putting both sets of ears together in any kind of proximity would cause space and time to warp beyond even the power of the Tardis to heal over.

    I don’t see Hillary as a companion – more as Harriet Jones, a minor MP who was delightfully feisty and heroic. And who then unfortunately got a taste of power and became both ruthlessly and trigger-happy, party to the killing of thousands of aliens just because they represented a potential threat.

    McCain, on the other hand, I see as the Marshal of Atrios, the insane leader of a planet devastated by war and sinking into fascism. He insisted on continuing to bomb his enemies even after Four (Tom Baker) discovered there was no longer any point to fighting.

    Cheney (since I’m on the topic) is the lost emperor of those baby-eating giant spider-creatures, the Racnos: “a race thought wiped out billions of years ago by the Fledgling Empires during the Dark Times of the universe.”

  7. #7 Orac
    May 17, 2008

    My Doctor Who geek cred is assured in that I know exactly what you meant by every reference, including the Marshal of Atrios.

    But couldn’t he also be like Morgus, the amoral functionary who only cared about keeping the Spectrox supply flowing, no matter what the cost? I see that as a good metaphor for how McCain, whom I actually liked and supported in 2000, has since sold his soul to the Bush wing of the party and the religious right in order to get elected.

  8. #8 HCN
    May 17, 2008

    Okay, you guys are just weird.

    Sorry, I only got interested in Doctor Who with the recent incarnation on the SciFi channel. Perhaps I do need to catch up. Then again, I completely missed Blakes 7, and I do not feel the lesser for it.

    So there! :-p

    (Though I am enjoying the Mary Jane Smith series, and the new series. Except I have not seen this evenings broadcast yet. I am willing to wait until later in the week when I can watch with child who works while it is being broadcast. I don’t even know how to do bittorent.)

  9. #9 Orac
    May 17, 2008

    Then again, I completely missed Blakes 7, and I do not feel the lesser for it.

    Sacrilege! Infidel!

    Though I am enjoying the Mary Jane Smith series, and the new series. Except I have not seen this evenings broadcast yet.

    I presume you mean The Sarah Jane Adventures? Sarah Jane Smith was one of the most popular companions of the Doctor of all time and one of my favorites. She was with Doctors number three (John Pertwee) and four (Tom Baker).

    I probably wouldn’t have corrected you if you hadn’t dissed Blakes 7;-)

  10. #10 test
    May 17, 2008

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  11. #11 HCN
    May 17, 2008

    Yes, you are correct!

    I feel so unworthy!

    Can I still post comments here since I had not heard of Blakes 7 until you started the Oracknows blog? I followed you here from Usenet! Does that give me any leeway?

    Does it help that I really do like the present incarnation of Doctor Who? Still, it is Saturday evening and I have not yet fired up the DVR to see Friday’s broadcast. In my defense I am catching up on Farscape Season 3 DVDs that I need to return soon. I am about to return to the basement to watch those DVDs (with the system that allows me to speed up the DVDs with sound), where it is nice and cool.

    I promise to write down Sarah Jane a few times to remember correctly… really! I had to write down the formula s-prime (image location) = 1 over (1 over focus length minus 1 over s(object location)) several times because I had reversed some key bits in the homework. Oh, yeah… I’m back in college taking physics. Do you happen to know where a poverty stricken college student can score some of that pharma shill money for posting on Usenet? I could really use some of that to pay for books, and my brand new shiny graphing calculator (an HP-50!).