I've never got the big deal about Rose. I don't hate her, I just don't see her as the trail blazer that everyone else does.
"Finally a companion that can look after herself." Except Ace could do that. Come to think of it so could Romana and Sarah Jane.
"She's a match for the Doctor." Not nearly as much of a match as Liz Shaw.
But it was the complaints about the implied relationship between the two that annoyed me. "The Doctor wouldn't fall in love with a human."
Wouldn't he? Tell that to Sarah Jane, Grace, Emma or Romana. The Doctor has always been close to his companions and the line always had a tendency to be blurred with some of the female ones. None more so than Jo Grant as featured in today's comic.
To my mind Jo was the first time the Doctor fell head over heels for a human. Don't believe me? Then have a look at this clip of them saying goodbye and tell me the Doctor isn't broken hearted.
Yet despite this people still get upset about the Doctor and Grace in the TV Movie.
But we're all ignoring the really obvious question here; just how did the third Doctor smuggle Jo into the Matrix?
Anyway, this is the start of a new arc and there's only going to be more questions as time progresses.