Ha ha, oh dear, all right, um it seems like a lot of Classic fans are taking my commentary on that last piece the wrong way? I should clarify—I do know that in the literal scene in The Cave of Skulls it’s Ian who holds the Doctor back. If I wanted to illustrate that scene, I would have.
What I’m more interested by is the parallels between Classic and New Who, however, so I focused more on a symbolic representation of their relationship, for which the rock was a convenient vehicle. Since the point of using the quote was to illustrate their similarity, I don’t really see any more slight in calling Barbara the “first Donna” than calling Donna the “second Barbara.” I love and respect both of them as characters, and I’m sorry that my phrasing made it sound as though I was dismissing Barbara!
Anyway, thanks everyone who recently followed, I hope you like what I continue to produce <3 Please send me a note personally if something upsets or confuses you, I am only too happy to clarify.