Best Of The Specials - 02x07 - The Companions

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Best Of The Specials - 02x07 - The Companions

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[ Star Whale singing ]

Some planes
have WiFi.


We must be one hell
of a target right now.

You, me, box,


Lachele Carl: The Doctor
has a new jacket,

a new TARDIS, and,
more importantly,

a new companion.

Say hello
to Clara Oswald.

But --
but it's --

Shut up, please. Short
hops are difficult.

Bigger on the inside.
Actually bigger.

But just what does it take
to win that coveted place

on the TARDIS?

We've moved.
It's a spaceship.

We flew away.

Away from the plane?

Ha ha, not exactly.


[ "Doctor Who"
theme plays ]

After years
of time travel,

you'd think the doctor would
be able to go it alone,

so why, exactly,
does he seek company?



I think the doctor
without the companion

is just a sort of lonely
old guy pottering around,

but the doctor
with a companion,

he's invigorated, he's
adventurous, ignited.

[ TARDIS engines ]

Welcome, everybody.
This is so exciting

because I feel like
we've said this

so many times,
because we have,

but this is Jenna's
first read-through

as Clara.
Welcome, Jenna.

Clara is a huge
amount of fun

and I think that
she is someone

who isn't thr*at
by the Doctor.

I think that she's someone
who is just excited

to be on the TARDIS
and I think that,

although he probably is the
cleverest man in the universe,

she's not intimidated
by that.

She's smart, too, and I think
that she doesn't suffer fools

and she is
very much his equal,

in terms of
their relationship.

Still parked in the front
garden is the TARDIS.

I fixed that rattling noise
in the washing machine,

indexed the
kitchen cupboards,

the photosynthesis

in the main
flower bed,

and assembled
the quadricycle.

the what?

Well, I found a disassembled
quadricycle in the garage.

I don't think
you did.

I invented
the quadricycle. Ha.

He's got someone to share it
with, which, I think,

ultimately, is what
every human/Time Lord

is looking to do.

Coleman: I suppose, approaching
the part, you begin to think

"What kind of person
would run off

with a man in a blue box,
offering to take you

anywhere in time
that you want to go?"

What happened to me?

Don't you remember?

I was scared.

Really scared.

Didn't know
where I was.

Do you know now?


Then you should go
to sleep.

Because you're safe
now, I promise.

It has to be somebody
who's very open and curious,

a sense of fun
and adventure,

somebody who's kind of fearless,
and all these things,

I've been trying
to incorporate into Clara.

Are you
guarding me?

Yes, I am.

She's definitely got
a lot of feist.

She definitely
holds her own.

She definitely finds the doctor
absolutely amazing,

but wouldn't necessarily
tell him so.

Are you seriously going to
sit down there all night?

Yeah, I promise. I won't
budge from this spot.

Well, then.

I'll have to
come to you.


What's quite interesting,
in the dynamic, so far,

is that she kind of
really does hold her own.

just get inside.

Both of us?

Oh, trust me,
you'll understand

once we're in there.
I bet I will!

In relationship to the doctor,
I suppose she is

a fellow traveler,
a fellow adventurer,

a student, a teacher,
a friend.

Clara, please!

What is that box, anyway?
Why have you got a box?


Is it like a snogging booth?
A what?

Is that what you do?
You bring a booth.

There's such a thing
as too keen.

I think the companions
are really important

to "Doctor Who,"
for a number of reasons.

You know, ( ) It stops him
from going mad.

I choose my friends
with great care.

Otherwise, I'm stuck
with my own company,

and you know
how that works out.

[ Chuckle ]

It makes
the show richer.

If it was just the Doctor
traveling on his own,

he'd have no one
to talk to,

which I think could make
quite quiet TV.

The role of the companion
in the "Doctor Who" series

is hugely
important because

it's what the audience
identifies with.

, take .


[ Sigh ]

I've lost
the signal.

I got so close!

We've moved.
Does it fly?

It's the closest we,
as the audience,

will get to the Doctor
and understanding him --

through the companion.

And it's also the dream of
everybody sitting, watching,

and being a fan of
"Doctor Who."

They would love to be
a companion

and to ride
in the TARDIS

and there's very few of us
who have had that privilege.

What's a police
public call box?

It's a telephone box
from the s.

It's a disguise.

The companions that come
with the new doctor

always bring that new energy,
that new interest.

You have everything to
rediscover again about them

and them about him.

And this living plastic,
what's it got against us?

It loves you.

You got such
a good planet.

Lots of smoke
and oil,

plenty of toxins and
dioxins in the air --


Even though the Doctor's
the same guy,

there's always differences,
there's always sorts of things

that he's discovering
about himself

and, you know, that kind of
thing really keeps freshness

in a show.

Any way
of stopping it?



But, first,

we've got to find
where it is.

How can you hide
something that big

in a city
this small?

Hold on.
Hide what?

The companion is always there
as the audience's touchstone

and, on a very basic level,
as the person to ask the Doctor

what's going on,
so that you can just

keep moving the story forward
and explaining the story

and sort of
breaking it down

and making it transparent,
what is happening.

The transmitter.

The consciousness
is controlling

every single piece
of plastic,

so it needs a transmitter
to boost the signal.

What does it look like?

Like a transmitter,
round and massive.

Somewhere slap-bang
in the middle of London.

A huge, metal,
circular structure,

like a dish,
like a wheel,

close to where
we're standing.

Must be completely



What is it?



And cut.

Rose really develops,

in the respect that she becomes
this girl who knows nothing

about all this stuff and then
just becomes so used to it

and such a worldsaver,

such an adventurer.

Right, then,
I'll be off.

Unless, uh,
I dunno,

you could come
with me.

This box isn't just

a London hopper,
you know,

it goes anywhere
in the universe,

free of charge.

Don't. He's an alien,
he's a thing.

He's not invited.

What do you think?

You could stay here,

fill your life with work
and food and sleep,

or you could go,
uh --


She's the audience,

You know, the audience go
on this journey with her.

They learn with her,
you know,

especially because it was
the reinvention of the show

and I think it was
a great portrayal

of a normal girl.

By the way,
did I mention?

It also travels
in time.


Thanks for what?


To be in with a chance
of an invitation

to time-travel
in the TARDIS,

the first thing
a companion has to do is

impress the Doctor.

With over billion
earthlings to choose from,

you have to stand out
from the crowd.

So, what, exactly,
is it

the Doctor
is looking for?

[ TARDIS engines ]

And action!


I can do it.

the planet burns.

Run to your loved ones
and say goodbye

or stay and help me.


I'm sorry?

So, to be a companion,
you need --

you might want
to write this down.

You need to have
a bit of attitude.



What are you doing?!

A bit of substance,
and a bit of edge.

Sorry, Mr. Henderson.
Official police business.

Amy! Are you
out of your mind?

Who are you?
You know who I am.

No, really,
who are you?

Look at the sky. End of
the world, minutes.

Well, better talk
quickly, then.

Amy, I am going to
need my car back.

Yes, in a bit. Now,
go and have coffee.

Right, yes.

And you need to...

Be able to sort of be
vulnerable, at the same time.


Look at it, fresh as the
day you gave it to me.

And you know
it's the same one.

I'm going to get
laughed at so much

from Matt and Arthur
for this,

but you need to be sassy and
vulnerable at the same time.

It's true!

And you need to be able
to show that through your lines

and, particularly,
the amount of questions

that you will have to
deliver, such as --

what was it?
What do I do?

So can I open my eyes now?
What is it?

"What's happening?"

What's happening?
Just tell me!

what do you mean?

"Doctor, what's that?"
What's that?

That sort of thing.

Fairly obviously, the Doctor
has to find brave people

to be his companions,
brave, adventurous people

who are slightly bored
where they are,

otherwise, they wouldn't
run away with him.

What sort of person
is going to run

through those big, blue doors
and off into sort of

insane adventures

with a man who is clearly,
however kind,

however clever,
absolutely mad.


You pulled
his arm off.



The Doctor is fairly fussy about
who he takes in the TARDIS.

I mean, I think that
they all need to have

a spirit of adventure
and a kind of

"What the hell, I'm
going to try it" factor.

Very clever.
Nice trick.

Who were they then,

Is this a student
thing, or what?

Rose Tyler -- here, again,
was a girl, she's a bit gutsy

and she wasn't
going to stand down

and she kind of
told the Doctor off,

but the Doctor had
never had that before.

Why would they be

I don't know.
Well, you said it. Why students?

'Cause to get
that many people

dressed up
and being silly,

they got to be

That makes sense.
Well done.

They're not students.

When "Doctor Who"
came back in ,

the story was very much told
through Rose's eyes.

The first episode is called
"Rose" and I think,

at first, she was
the protagonist, really,

and we sort of learnt
about the Doctor

at the same time
she did

and then the show became
a sort of two-hander,

it was as much about Rose
as it was about the Doctor.

[As Elvis] You goin'
my way, doll?

Is there any other
way to go, Daddy-O?

Straight from
the fridge, man.

Ah! You speak
the lingo.

Gillan: I thought the part
was really believable,

but, mainly, it was because
this is vital to the show.

It was the chemistry between
her and David Tennant.

Yeah, well,

me, mum,
Cliff Richard movies

every bank
holiday Monday.

Oh, Cliff.

I knew your mother
would be a Cliff fan.

Gillan: It looked real

and I could buy into that
and I think that's the key.


It's called

time and relative
dimension in space.

Your spaceship's
made of wood.

There's not
much room.

We'd be a bit

[ Door squeaks ]

Take a look.

In series ,

it was Martha Jones's
feisty spirit and bravery

that prompted the Doctor
to offer her a place

onboard the TARDIS.

But it's just
a box.

But it's huge!

How does it
do that?

It's wood.

It's like a box
with that room

just rammed in.

It's bigger
on the inside.

Is it?!
I hadn't noticed.

Agyeman: I think, when the
Doctor first meets Martha,

he's not actually looking
for a new companion.

But what's interesting is,
because of her reaction

and because of --

it's not that
she's not afraid,

and many of the Doctor's
journeys, you know,

are kind of quite risky

and there's an element
of danger involved,

it's not that she's
without emotion,

but it's how
she deals with that.

Is there a crew,

like a navigator
and stuff?

Where is everyone?

Just me.

All on your own?

I think he does look
for certain things

and there are certain
aspects that all

of the companions have
in common.



Off we go.

[ Engines engage ]



If you're a Doctor,

why does your box
say "police"?

[ Cough ]

That's disgusting.
What is that?

An apple.
Apples are rubbish. I hate apples.

You said
you loved them.

No, no, no,
I love yogurt.

Yogurt's my favorite.
Give me yogurt.

Whilst some of the
companions' relationships

may only be short-lived,

others spread
across a lifetime.

So the first person
to actually play

the character of Amy Pond
was not me,

it was my cousin Caitlin,

Who set up the whole
character, essentially.

And she set it up
so well.

I mean, she was this sort of
vulnerable little child

with a lot of attitude
already there,

so it was kind of
this amazing thing

where I just had to
follow on from that.

And, yeah, she could teach me
a thing or two about attitude.

I hate yogurt. It's just
stuff with bits in.

You said it was
your favorite.

New mouth,
new rules.

It's like eating after
cleaning your teeth --

tastes wro--

ah ah ah ah!

I mean, there was this one
line in it where it said

"you're funny."


Am I? Good.

She delivered it like

Like, I just think
that's genius,

like, to sort of think up
that sort of thing.

And, yeah, so I think
she did an amazing job.


I've got to
get in there!

The engines are phasing!

It's going to burn!


Uh, it's just
a box.

How can a box
have engines?

It's not a box.
It's a time machine.

When Amy first meets
the Doctor,

she is a very young child and
he crash-lands in her garden

and tells her that he's going to
take her on a big adventure

and then doesn't come back
for quite a while.

Can I come?

Not safe in here,
not yet.

Give me minutes.

I'll be right back.

But people
always say that.

Am I "people"?

Do I even look
like people?

Trust me.

I'm the Doctor.

So she's been waiting,
which I think

is such
a brilliant thing,

it's such a kind of
fairytale thing.

It makes Amy's character

so feisty, because
she's been waiting,

she's been so angry
for so much of her life

because he's promised her
the universe.

[ TARDIS engines ]

The one thing that's consistent
with the TARDIS crew is

that it never stays
the same.



[ TARDIS engines ]

The genius
of the show, really,

is that the actors change
on a semiregular basis,

which means that it's fresh
and new and exciting,

regularly, so that's
a really clever concept.


Alex Kingston -- I have to
mention her in all of it

because she's basically
a companion to the Doctor

and a wonderful

Follow that ship.

In many ways,
the story of "Doctor Who"

is almost more the story
of the companion,

each of them in succession,
than it is about the Doctor,

which allows the show
to renew itself

every me there's
a new one.


They're going
into warp drive.

We're losing them.
Stay close.

I'm trying!
Use the s*ab!

It doesn't have s*ab!
The blue switches.

Well, the blues ones don't do
anything, they're

Yes, they're blue.

They're the blue


[ Cloister bell
clangs ]


Yeah, well, it's just
boring now, isn't it?

They're boringers.

They're blue...

Doctor, how come she
can fly the TARDIS?

You call that flying
the TARDIS? Ha!

We want to see
as much as we can

from the actor
playing the Doctor

and the way that we get that is
through seeing him interact

with different people
because different people

bring out different sides
in the Doctor. didn't make
the noise.

What noise?

The "waah! Waah!"

The --

It's not supposed
to make that noise --

you leave
the brakes on.

Yeah, well, it's
a brilliant noise.

I love that noise.
Come along, Pond,

let's have a look.

It's a brand-new show
every so often.

Actually, every really quite
often, it's brand-new.

Somebody else comes
aboard the TARDIS,

the Doctor himself
changes radically.

It becomes a completely
different show,

depending on, you know,
to whom the Doctor

and the TARDIS
is now happening.


Wait! Environment

Oh, yes, sorry.

Quite right.
Environment checks.

Nice out.

You're always trying
to stir it up a bit

and just find new flavors
in the Doctor's personality

and having different companions
can help to set that off.

How come you can fly

Oh, I had lessons
from the very best.

Well, yeah.

It's a shame you
were busy that day.

It has to change
and it has to always.

If it becomes the same,
in any way, every week,

then what would be
the point?

And, every now
and again,

a companion turns up
who brings about change

on more than one

Sarah Jane.

It's you!

Sarah Jane Smith is very unique,
in that she had been

a traveling companion
of the Doctor

for several years,
she'd been with him

when he was the third Doctor
and the fourth Doctor

and then, years later,

Russell T. Davies,
the writer,

had brought her back.



Oh, my God,
it's you, it's --

There's always been
an effort

to sort of break the mold
of "Doctor Who" companions

just being pretty girls who
stand there in tight costumes,

going "aah! Help, Doctor!
Tell me."

(A) "Explain what's going on"
and (B) scream.

And I think there was,
you know,

in giving Sarah Jane Smith
a professional life,

there was an effort to sort of
move away from that.


What are you
doing here?

UFO sightings,

school gets
record results --

I couldn't resist.
What about you?


She had, you know,

her own investigative
abilities and her own mind

and her own strengths.

I can't believe
it's you.

Mickey: Waaah!

Now, I can.

When Sarah Jane came back in
to "Doctor Who,"

that was one of
the most glorious

fan moments
for everybody.

I'd grown up watching Sarah,
played by Lis,

and, suddenly, there
she was, part of my g*ng.

It was heady
and slightly bizarre.

You grew up with this woman
and, you know,

Elisabeth Sladen,
who played Sarah Jane.

Sarah Jane,

she was boisterous,
she was gutsy,

she stood up to the Doctor,
she was vulnerable.

She was put into situations
that, you know,

those of us, as companions,
look at and go "wow!"

And we learn something
from her.

To have a little bit of
Sarah Jane in your companion

is to be
a good companion.

Sorry. Sorry,
it was only me.

You told me
to investigate,

so I started

through some
of these cupboards,

and all of these fell
out on me.

Mickey meets Sarah Jane
and it was good for him

to meet and see
a past companion

and see how her life's
changed for the better

and how things have
gone for her

and that she's
constantly been,

in a weird way,
in love with this man

that brushed into,
that stormed into her life,

the Doctor, and then left,
and it's kind of

an example of what he does,
as the Doctor,

just storm into people's lives,
change them forever,

and then go.

I don't mean to be
rude or anything,

but who, exactly,
are you?

Sarah Jane Smith.

I used to travel
with the Doctor.

Oh, well, he's
never mentioned you.

Oh, I must've done.

Sarah Jane, mention
her all the time.

Hold on...


not even once?

He didn't
mention me once?

Ho ho, mate!
The missus and the ex.

Welcome to every man's
worst nightmare.

"The missus and the ex" line,
again, is another great line,

but, you know,

it's got to be difficult
for a guy to say, you know,

when that's his former
girlfriend as well, you know?

"The missus and the ex"
and it's sort of --

but, you know, in character
progression, I feel,

that's the line that's
acknowledging now

that your ex-girlfriend is now
with someone else, you know,

because he can actually say
"the missus and the ex",

you know, "every guy's
worst nightmare."

Yeah. He could've said
"plus, she's my ex, too,"

but that would've been
too complicated.

Can I come?

Not with you.
I mean with you.

Because I'm not
the tin dog,

and I want to see
what's out there.

Oh, go on, Doctor.

Sarah Jane Smith,
a Mickey Smith.

You need
a Smith onboard.

Okay, then, I could
do with a laugh.

Sarah Jane Smith,

she's instrumental
in saying to the Doctor,

"Yes, do take Mickey
on the TARDIS.

You need a Smith on

when Mickey finally decides
that he wants to go with them.

Rose, is that okay?

No, great.
Why not?

B marker.

Why does the Doctor
need a companion?

Could it be that, when
you're saving the world

on a regular basis,
you sometimes need

a helping hand?

Out, out, out!
Everybody, out!

Don't breathe the smoke,
just get out!

Amy: Where are we?!
A room!

Rory: What room?!

I don't know what room --
I haven't memorized

every room in the universe
yet -- I had yesterday off.

[ TARDIS engines ]

We're in h*tler's
office today.

The TARDIS has crashed
through the window

and embedded itself
in the wall.

About to f*re a g*n,
which is pretty big news.

And I get to punch
h*tler in the face.

Good day, really.
It's a good day.

This box --
what is it?

It's a police
telephone box

from London,

That's right,

The British
are coming.

I'm about to punch
h*tler in the face,

which is not something
that happens every day.


Stop him!

Sit still,
shut up.

Thanks very much.
Cut there.

Getting to punch
h*tler in the face

was one of those
things which,

I still haven't quite dealt
with it, I don't think.

I still haven't quite
come to terms with

the fact that I got
the chance to do that.

I read it in the script and
was just like "Oh, yes! Great."

He was going to k*ll me.
Shut up, h*tler!

Rory, take h*tler
and put him in

that cupboard over
there. Now, do it.

Right. Putting h*tler
in the cupboard.

Cupboard, h*tler.
h*tler, cupboard.

Come on.

What are you doing?
Take your hands off me.

But I am
the Fuehrer!

Right, in you go!

Who are you?!

What's been amazing,
you know --

some of the scripts,
I've opened and gone

"Wow, this is great" --
is the fact that

he's had to kind of man up
and grow with it.

I think it's been great
because, you know,

Amy's such
a feisty character

and such a brilliantly
strong female character

that, for Rory
to keep her,

if he'd have stayed
like that,

I think she'd have
left him ages ago,

but he's really stepped up
and proved himself

and it's all through
his love for her

and just wanting to make
sure everyone's safe.

So he's become more
and more

of the hero.



Rory! Rory!
No no no no no.

I've got to stop
the bleeding.

How bad is it, Rory?
What can we do?

Just look at me.
Hey! Hold on.

Moffat: Rory
gets good at it.

He makes himself good at being
a "Doctor Who" companion

because that's the way
he stays with Amy

and that's how
he keeps her safe.

Rory just says "well, if I
have to be good at it, I will

and I'm competent
and I'm clever

and maybe cleverer than
these two have ever noticed,

but I'm never, ever, going to
particularly care about it."

At the end of season ,

it was Martha's turn
to quite literally

save the world.

Martha's journey with
the Doctor was,

again, strange, but different.

What's your name,

Tom. Milligan.

No need to ask
who you are.

The famous
Martha Jones.

How long since you
were last in Britain?


It's been a long year.

She toughens up
quite quickly, you know,

and becomes a very strong
character in her own right,

goes through a lot herself

and is quick to become
a freedom fighter.

There's a lot of people
depending on you.

You're bit of
a legend.

What does
the legend say?

That you sailed
the Atlantic,

walked across America,
that you're

the only person to get
out of Japan alive.

"Martha Jones,"
they say,

"She's going to
save the world."

Bit late for that.

And so, again, you know,
it's just an example

of how the Doctor
can change lives.


I think it's time we had
the truth, Miss Jones.

Legend says you
traveled the world

to find a way of
k*lling the Master.

Tell us --

is it true?

Four chemicals

slotted into the g*n,
inject him,

kills a Time Lord,

Four chemicals?
You've only got three.

Still need the last one --
'cause the components

of this g*n
were kept safe,

across the world,

and I found them.

Martha has to
go it alone,

save the world,

have her family
in all sorts of trouble

and I think, at that point,
she's a very different person

to the one we see
at the beginning.


Could you do it?

Could you actually
k*ll him?

Got no choice.

You might be
many things,

but you don't look
like a k*ller to me.

And sometimes even the
most unlikely candidate

steps up to the mark

and becomes a true hero.

Take .
B-camera only.

Stand by.

Mickey really came into his own
and really, you know,

became a true
"Doctor Who" companion

who was not, again, there for
the reason of chasing the girl,

which is what he was
originally there for,

he was there
for the greater good.

Mickey comes back

as a very different,
very heroic figure,

someone who seems
to have found who he is

and what he needs to be.

Keep back. We don't
know what's in there.

I know what's in there.

And I'm ready for them.
I got just the thing.

This thing is going to
blast them to hell.

Samuel, what
are you doing?

The name's Mickey.

Mickey Smith.

Defending the Earth.

That's not Cybermen.







What it enabled was

the character to go
on this journey

that ended with him being
a freedom fighter

and a bearded sort of
hero by the end.

And the journey had
everything in between

and you gradually saw
that progression

of him changing.

Barrowman: He was there
for the good of the planet,

for the good of humanity.
It wasn't about himself.

It became about
something bigger.

And I've hit on it again.

That's what makes the
companions brilliant --

they realize they're there
for a bigger purpose.


If you're going to be
the Doctor's next companion,

you'll need to keep
a strong rein

on the Time Lord when
he gets out of control.

The companion just kind of
humanizes the Doctor

and definitely
keeps him in check

[ TARDIS engines ]

[ Sigh ]

[ Cries out ]

What happened
to them?

They've had
all the moisture

taken out of them.

I think the main thing,
for Rory, you know,

being such a caring person --
he's a nurse,

he does want everyone
to be safe --

the Doctor keeps putting
people in danger.

He keeps putting Amy
in danger and him in danger

and I think he spends
a lot of time,

throughout the whole
of their relationship,

keeping the Doctor
in check with that

and making sure that,
you know,

when he's taken it
a step too far,

to actually stand up
for himself

and stand up
for the situation.

Why did they die?

Why aren't they like
the girls in the school?

Maybe not everyone
survives the process.

You know what's
dangerous about you?

It's not that you
make people take risks,

it's that you make them
want to impress you.

You know,
you make it

so they don't want
to let you down.

You have no idea

how dangerous you make
people to themselves

when you're around.

Me and Matt have really
enjoyed those scenes,

of having a bit of a spar
and a bit of a head-to-head

because I think
that's something --

because the Doctor can get
so carried away with it all

that he forgets that
it's people lives

that he's putting
at risk

and Rory is there
to tell him.

That's what the beauty
of a companion is.

A companion that
can teach the Doctor

something about himself,
without directly

letting him know
that they're doing it,

that is a good companion.

The Doctor really needs
his companions.

They're as much a part
of his life as his TARDIS.

He can't save the universe
without them.

All of you, inside!
Run! In, in, in!

Sarah, Jane, rose,
Jackie, Jack,


Cut there.

One of the fun gags that Russell
did in "Doctor Who" was to try

and account for the fact that
the TARDIS has this, you know,

multisided console
and there we have,

for the first time,
you see it

being flown properly by all
the companions at once.

It was a great celebratory
moment of the Russell era,

where we saw
all the companions

flying the TARDIS
with the Doctor.

With two Doctors,
in fact.


Off we go.

And cut!

Thank you.
Cut there.

At the end, when all the
companions have come together,

it was a really special
time for us onset

to actually participate

and be present for that,
as well as it be important

to the storyline
and for the fans,

because that, you know,

had never happened,
up until that point.

Who knows if it'll ever
happen again?

Everybody is there.

It was one of the most
iconic moments,

not only for me,
as a fanboy,

but also as Captain Jack,
because you realize

that you were part
of that team

that would never, ever,

be there,
ever again.

[ "Song of Freedom"
plays throughout ]

We were all there
around the TARDIS

and doing our
individual bits

to help show how
we all are parts

to one big machine, when
it comes to the Doctor.

We're going to fly
planet Earth

back home.

Right, then.

Off we go.

[ Cheering ]

The Doctor's
always going to

come across new people
to travel with,

learn new things from them,
new things about them,

but it's always nice, every
so often, to remind the audience

that there's a reason
for that.

It's not just because he gets
bored and wants to move on.

It's because
all these people

have something to offer,
in their own way,

and are equally important,
in their own way.

And they mean
a lot to him

and they're his friends,
so it was a lovely day

and, hopefully,
a lovely scene for fans.

Man: Stand back.
Hold the line.

Everyone will get
their picture.

Whilst the show will always
evolve and change,

being part of the
"Doctor Who" family

is something that
will never change

for companions
old and new.

Thanks, guys.
See you later.

Six years later,
and counting, no doubt,

after first being involved
in "Doctor Who,"

it amazes me,
how every day,

someone will talk to me
about "Doctor Who"

like it was just
last month.

And it was
a long time ago,

but, in some ways,

it does feel like
no time has passed at all.

Everybody, from the cast,
David, the producers,

[crying] made me feel like
part of the "Who" family,

from the minute
I stepped onset.

We refer to it as
"the 'Doctor Who' family"

because it is,

it's beyond
just being a show.

It's kind of like

a family in the sense
that the involvement

and the contributions
and, you know,

go beyond it just
being a drama.

Barrowman: If I could have
a "Doctor Who" moment

and go back in time

and travel back
to the moment

I got the job
as Captain Jack,

what would I say
to myself?

[ Sigh ]

"Don't worry, kid,

your life
is going to change

and you are going to have
an amazing journey."

That's how it makes me --
and this would be it,

that's how
it makes me feel.

I don't have to
say anymore.

In ,

the Doctor sadly lost
his two closest friends

and companions,
Amy Pond

and Rory Williams.

Rory: I always
wanted to visit

the Statue of Liberty.

[ TARDIS engines ]

The first stage of the end
is the big moment

they take on the rooftop
and, in a way,

in a way, that's when
they leave the Doctor.

Although it's not quite
the very end for them,

that's when they leave
the Doctor.

This is the right
thing to do.

This will work.
If I die now,

it's a paradox,

The paradox will
k*ll the Angels.

Tell me I'm wrong.

Go on, please, because
I am really scared.

That is unequivocally,

where Amy says
"I'm with him

and not
with the Doctor."

You said we'd both
come to life.

"Money where your
mouth is" time.

Amy, no!

Shut. Up.


Or not at all.

What the hell
are you doing?!

the future.

It's called

Amy! Amy!


So they take matters
into their own hands,

they save the world,
they defeat the Angels,

and, in doing so,
make it absolutely clear

that they are together
and he's standing over there.

And that's always been
the case,

but, now, it's
absolutely stated

in a very concrete way.

Whoa! Whoa.

Where are we?

Back where
we started!

You collapsed the timeline.
The paradox worked.

We all pinged back
where we belong.

The next stage,
of course,

is a restatement
of that, of course.

He thinks, for a moment,
he can cling to them,

oh, it's worked out
all right.

Rory's flung back
in time.



And Amy is faced with
the most stark choice --

one or other man,
she can never see again.

I just have to
blink, right?


It'll be fine.
I know it will.

I'll -- I'll be with him,
like I should be.

And, of course, the man
she chooses to see again --

and never even hesitates
over it -- is Rory.

Just -- come back
into the TARDIS.

Come along, Pond,

And the Doctor,
for the first time,

realizes how terrible
he finds that

because he will not see her
again and knows it,

when she turns round and says
"Goodbye, raggedy man,"

that that will be it, that he
will never, ever see her again.

Raggedy man,



Smith: It's sad
to see them go.

It's Amy Pond, you know,
it's the Doctor's

great love, I think,
you know, for my Doctor.

And Rory as well, you know,
and they became such a team,

such a g*ng, in space.

Even though it was
a devastating way to go,

at the end of the day,
she ended up happy

and so I think
it's perfect.

Although, you know,
we're very sad to leave,

we're also, you know,
really excited to see

what happens next with it
and I can't wait

to watch it without
knowing what happens.

B-camera, mark.


Thank you!

Magic blue box.

All donations
gratefully accepted.

Roll up, roll up, roll up.
Give us your dosh.

Ooh, thank you
very much.

p, p, p. You're
very rich, sir.

Oh! Yes.
Keep collecting.

We need enough
for breakfast.

Just popping back
to the garage.


Smith: Next is kind of
Jenna-Louise Coleman

and the character
of Clara

and it's onward
to new adventures.

So, so this is
tomorrow, then.

come early.

No, it came
at the usual time.

We just took
a shortcut.

Thank you!
Thank you!

Tomorrow --
a camel!


Coleman: It's so funny, joining
a show like "Doctor Who,"

because it's everywhere
and it's huge

and just being welcomed

into this world,

it's been amazing
and mad

and every single day
is different.

[ Honk-honk ]


Smith: Every time
someone leaves,

you get to start again,

but you get to start again
with potential

and prospect and adventure,
and that is what the show

is about, at its heart,
it's about adventure.

If you've got
a flying time machine,

why are we
on a motorbike?

I don't take the TARDIS
into battle.

Because it's made
of wood?

Because it's the most
powerful ship

in the universe
and I don't want it

falling into
the wrong hands.

Ah! Again!

By having
somebody different,

it's absolutely a different
dynamic, just in itself.

Smith: The exciting
thing is

the Doctor gets to meet
someone new

and therefore we all
get to meet someone new

and then we get to meet,
you know,

a slightly different
version of him

and it's just a sort of endless
world of storytelling

which is very
cleverly conceived.

Right, then,
Clara Oswald,

time to find out
who you are.

[ Engines engage ]
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