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Some more sad news for Doctor Who fans (well, of the Classic variety at least): Deborah Watling has died, aka companion Victoria Waterfield. A lot of people have linked to the clip from Tomb, but it is such a beautiful scene, so I'm going to do it as well:



(Forgive the embed outside the cut this once.)

Victoria was a companion that I always liked the idea of more than what they actually did with her most of the time, but Debbie Watling always seemed pretty lovely, and she had a very good relationship and rapport with both Patrick and Frazer. My old telly adventures have also led to me watching her (at least briefly) appear in The Power Game, along with her father, Jack, who was a regular (a favour which she returned in DW, getting him cast as Professor Travers in two of the Yeti stories).

Date: 22 Jul 2017 05:54 pm (UTC)
persiflage_1: Martha/SJS Epic! (Martha/SJS Epic!)
From: [personal profile] persiflage_1
Life sucks. 2017 needs to die RIGHT NOW!

Date: 22 Jul 2017 08:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ravenskyewalker
However, 2017 is also the end of the Twelfth Doctor, so it's not my favorite year. It's possibly better than 2016, but I do wish people I respect would stop dying. (Ridiculous wish. Proves I'm gettin' old.)
Edited Date: 22 Jul 2017 08:58 pm (UTC)

Date: 23 Jul 2017 05:12 am (UTC)
persiflage_1: One Question - Why (1 Question - Why)
From: [personal profile] persiflage_1
Is Doctor Thirteen outweighed by all the deaths AND DumpsterDonald in the WH AND May and her fascist fantasists though?

Date: 23 Jul 2017 07:14 am (UTC)
persiflage_1: Pen and ink (Writer's Tools)
From: [personal profile] persiflage_1
Fair enough...

Hey, totally OT, but have you seen my original writing blog on Tumblr? It's @scribblelark: https://scribblelark.tumblr.com/

Date: 23 Jul 2017 08:47 am (UTC)
persiflage_1: Pen and ink (Writer's Tools)
From: [personal profile] persiflage_1
Okay. 'V pretty and inspirational' are rather surprising descriptors, but hey, if that's how it looks to you, then good!

Date: 23 Jul 2017 09:27 am (UTC)
persiflage_1: Pen and ink (Writer's Tools)
From: [personal profile] persiflage_1
*giggles* Fair enough... I admit, I love the colour blue, esp that particular shade so I can see where you're coming from.

Date: 22 Jul 2017 07:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] flowsoffire
RIP! Bless her soul ♥

Date: 22 Jul 2017 11:52 pm (UTC)
swordznsorcery: (tardis)
From: [personal profile] swordznsorcery
When I was a kid, all my Targets seemed to be either Ian & Barbara, or Jamie & Victoria. And yes, I would have to agree that she was better as an idea than in reality. All that screaming! Still (from what I've seen - that era has suffered so badly from deletions), Deborah Watling made the character very likeable. Apparently she was like that in real life. And she really was much too young to go.

Date: 29 Jul 2017 09:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] newmoonstar
Definitely do watch 'The Ice Warriors' if you can, Victoria has some great instances of being incredibly brave in it, and some very cute moments with the Doctor when she's helping him defeat the Ice Warriors.

(And as an interesting side note, there's a blog on tumblr that actually did a survey of every Doctor Who episode for how often companions scream, and statistically, Sarah Jane is the official champion screamer for Classic Who, with all the female New Who companions beating every classic companion in the 'screams per episode' department, lol! But Victoria is definitely the only companion to actually kill a monster with her screams, so maybe she still *is* the champion screamer in that regard!)

Date: 30 Jul 2017 08:39 am (UTC)
newmoonstar: (Doctor Who: Victoria)
From: [personal profile] newmoonstar
Oh my gosh, Deborah Watling screaming into a microphone? I'm surprised half the people at that con didn't end up with hearing loss lol. She definitely had one of the most high-pitched screams, and I think that's why people remember it so well. Loudly and believably screaming on cue is actually pretty difficult from an acting standpoint, so all the ladies of doctor who are pretty badass in that respect. :)

Date: 23 Jul 2017 07:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jhall1
That's sad news. It somehow seems particularly shocking when all my memories of her are as a beautiful young woman. Where did the time go?

Date: 23 Jul 2017 01:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
:(

I did enjoy Victoria in 'The Abominable Snowman' being feistier than normal. Companions could vary from story to story!

Date: 23 Jul 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evelyn_b
;_;

Thanks for posting this clip. <3

Date: 24 Jul 2017 05:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scripsi
How sad. :(

Date: 29 Jul 2017 09:44 am (UTC)
newmoonstar: (Doctor Who: Victoria)
From: [personal profile] newmoonstar
That's one of my favorite scenes in the whole show, played so beautifully by the two of them. Victoria is, and always will be, one of my favorite companions, and I will miss Deborah terribly. ;_;

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