The 10 Hottest Doctor Who Companions

By Shaun Clayton in Daily Lists, TV
Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 7:57 am
There's a few things that are synonymous with The Doctor - his TARDIS, his Sonic Screwdriver, and some hot lady following him around. The Doctor is a lonely man -- er, Time Lord -- and while he enjoys showing anyone around the wonders of the universe and all of history, he especially enjoys showing those same wonders to attractive ladies. Is the Doctor just a horndog? We say nay -- but if you're 900 years old, you'd probably want your traveling companions to be as easy on the eyes as possible.

But since the Doctor likes the ladies, we've decided to follow his lead. At the risk of projecting a voice akin to a lonely pathetic Doctor Who fanboy crying into his 12-foot scarf/burrito, here now are the ten hottest Doctor Who companions.

10) Rose Tyler
There was always a problem with Rose and that was she was very clearly and specifically supposed to be a love interest for the Doctor, what with the sad longing from the 10th Doctor and all. Somehow the wanting made her less hot. It's like being told chocolate is the best flavor of ice cream over and over again somehow makes lemon ripple more awesome.
Regardless, yes, Rose Tyler with her little blonde hair pouty lips and Brooke Shields-esque eyebrows did make her nice to look at, otherwise, Billie Piper would not have been cast as a call girl in a show post-Doctor Who where she coincidentally gets it on with Matt Smith.

9) Susan
Susan was the Doctor's Granddaughter. Or maybe not. Considering the show is still called "Doctor Who" and not "Doctor Bob Stevenson" there are still many things that are a mystery about the Doctor's past. Still, Susan at least called the Doctor "Grandfather" and he was very protective of her, which means that if you ever broke her heart, you may find the Doctor flinging you into the event horizon of a black hole. Still, hard not to find Susan attractive -- she's got that little short cut and soft but angular features and acts so alien, like those girls we occasionally meet in our lives who you can never quite tell if they are on a lot of medication or desperately need them, which make them damn alluring. In essence, she's got the magnetism of Björk.

See here the first part of the first episode of Doctor Who, "An Unearthly Child," where Susan's schoolteachers Ian and Barbara discuss her odd behavior:

8) Leela
Perhaps there is something about a woman who goes around in a skimpy leather outfit? Oh, okay there is something about a woman going around in a skimpy leather outfit. So much so, in the episode "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" she does get dressed up like a proper lady because Victorian London would not tolerate that sort of indecency. Then again, Victorian London would probably consider a woman taking off her shoes to be a strip show. Regardless, Leela in her leather outfit? Sexy. Oh also she can paralyze you with Janis Thorn darts and then skin you alive. A woman who can easily kill you is like chugging a bottle of Jack Daniel's -- while jumping out of an airplane -- very dangerous yet somewhat seductive.

Here's a collection of clips from the "Talons of Weng Chiang" where she is dressed like Eliza Doolittle, but retains her savage ways. By the way, she does get extra points for having the same name as the Futurama Leela , although there's no relation.

7) Perpugillium "Peri" Brown
Breasts breasts breasts. This is the companion where you were most aware of her breasts, mostly because her character was not nearly as developed as the breasts were. Perhaps it was because her character was supposed to be an American, which was difficult to believe as she occasionally dropped into a British accent and used words like "lift" and "lever." Regardless, the producers clearly tried to make up for her lack of character with her fashion sense -- I think Peri wins the prize of "Doctor Who Companion Most Consistently Wearing Tight Outfits." Peri had the misfortune of being abducted by the ruthless Sharaz Jek, (who was apparently copying Lady Gaga's style before she invented it) and got poisoned, then heroically saved by the Fifth Doctor, who heroically gives his own chance to save his life to save her, regenerates into the Sixth Doctor and then almost immediately tries to strangle her. Who said pretty girls get all the breaks? Yeesh.

Anyway, to reiterate the breasts, here's Peri in her first appearance, which clearly shows what aspects of her they were promoting.

6) Martha Jones
How can one look at Martha Jones and not think she's hot? She's almost problematically hot, like you couldn't possible even think of asking her out on a date because if you did go on a date with her you would be constantly interrupted by people trying to ask her out on a date.
"Excuse me but can I get your phone number?"
"We're on a date."
"I've been in line for fifteen minutes!"
...and so forth.

Also, one has to wonder where she keeps the hairstylist. She always seems to have supernaturally perfect hair.

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