I also think the role of the assistant has changed since Steven Moffat started overseeing Doctor Who. Rose, Martha and Donna were chosen to travel with the Doctor because they showed in one way or another that they were smart and up to the challenge. Amy and Clara both come to the Doctor first and foremost as mysteries. Amy is the little girl who grew up with a rift in time in her bedroom wall, who doesn’t know why she doesn’t have parents. She spends many episodes being mystically both pregnant and not pregnant but doesn’t know a thing about it and all our information about it comes through the Doctor. What the fuck is that?
Some version of Clara dies on screen twice before she is taken on as the assistant, and it seems like the Doctor takes up with her to find out why. In both cases, the woman is not of interest for her character or her abilities, but for some fundamental mystery in her being. The mystery isn’t even a secret she’s keeping, something over which she has control — it’s something she does not know about, that the Doctor must puzzle out in his own mind. It’s not about her — it’s about what’s wrong with her. When Steven Moffat took over Doctor Who, women became a problem."
If there is ever a female doctor, I have only one request.
I want her to find her new outfit, and then go to put her sonic in her jacket. And then, the sonic falls to the floor. And she looks down, and realizes she has no jacket pockets.
So then every episode her sonic moves. Like one day it’s in her hair, and then her belt, and then tucked into her shirt, and she just constantly complains about the lack of pockets.
THE PART IN HEY JUDE THAT LEADS UP TO THE NA NA NA PART WHERE IT GOES THEN U BEGIN TO MAKE IT BETTAH BETTAH BETTAH BETTAH BETTAH BETTAH OHHHH AND U GET THAT FEELING IN UR CHEST AND TURN IT UP AND GO JUDE JUDY JUDE WAAAHH OH YEAH BC THIS SONG IS UR LIFE AND IT JUST LIKE GIVES U FEELINGS MAN