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Martha Jones Goes Up In The World, Apparently

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The latest issue of British TV Guide magazine, Radio Times, contained an interview with Torchwood's John Barrowman that seemed to make old school fans of the current Doctor Who series very very happy indeed.


From the keyboard-mashing of fans:

"In the new Radio Times John Barrowman says of Martha [Jones, former-Who companion who's appearing in both Doctor Who and Torchwood this year] that she joins Torchwood as a member of U.N.I.T. This is the first official confirmation of the long standing rumour that Martha is now in the employ of U.N.I.T. in TW and in S4 of Dr Who."


"He out and out says she's in UNIT, not just talk about some important organisation? Seriously?"

"'Martha = Teh Awesomes. UNIT! Martha = Teh Uber Awesomes of Doom. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...."

"Squee!for Martha coolness."

For those who aren't familiar with UNIT, it's a military organization from the '70s incarnation of the series (the name is an acronym for "United Nations Intelligence Taskforce") that has been mentioned in all three of the current Doctor Who-universe series. Quite why Martha's new credentials are cause for squeeing, I'm not so sure. Maybe there are a lot of people who want to see her in uniform out there.


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Martha being in UNIT is just too cool.

I really like her character, you never see that sort of tragic character anymore, and she had the backbone to walk away. That was courage, forget leading the secret war against the plans of the Master, try walking away from a hopeless relationship.

As for Rose. Was she really a chav? I'm not from the UK, but my understanding of chav is more Ali G and much less Rose. The middle class white hip hop kid was what I thought chav was, perhaps working a mockney accent for effect (like Lily Allen.)

Please correct me if I am wrong.