Within the Doctor Who Novels, Audios, Comics and TV stories mentioned to be companion within the stories or within official summaries "by creators or Inc." Kamila_064 talk 01:19, December 30, 2014 (UTC)
First, I'm not really familiar with the non-TV stories. Second, in TV stories, the term "companion" is only rarely used. The Ninth Doctor did use it of Rose in "Aliens of London", when he was being questioned by the police about Rose's year-long absence. That, though, is the only relevant occurrence of the term I can think of at present. (When it occurred in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", it was used by Amy of the people with her: "I will not have flirty companions!") As the Tardis Data Core says, "companion" occurs far more often in fan comments about the show than it does in the show itself or in BBC statements.
I realise that this isn't much help to you but there just isn't any agreed definition of what qualifies a character as a "companion" & there's no agreed list of characters who are "companions". --18.104.22.168 01:42, December 31, 2014 (UTC)
To take a multipool docter companion character (the only on screen): Sarah Jane Smith was written as a companion with Herry On the back cover of DVD "terror of the zygons" I'm sure other DVDs have it too but I could only find a limited amount of episode back covers as I don't own doctor who episodes myself, so I had to look on the internet (not finding all episode covers): http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_h-ngrTzivqw/SWSs7NPi7wI/AAAAAAAAAKU/W_I5Jcvi4S8/s1600/080-Terror+of+the+Zygons.jpg (at the start of the last paragraph) Kamila_064 talk 18:42, December 31, 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the way the word "companions" is used there seems just the same as in (say) "The Hogfather, Discworld's Santa Claus, is missing. Death and his companions must keep belief in him alive until he can be restored," a summary of one of Terry Pratchett's novels. It may just mean "the people who happen to be with the Doctor" & it also doesn't say which of the characters it includes as "companions".
For your purposes, the problem is (a) that the word may have only its ordinary dictionary meaning & (b) even if it does have a special meaning, it doesn't say to whom that special meaning applies. --22.214.171.124 18:18, January 4, 2015 (UTC)
- Maybe you should just write "characters traveling on adventures (not necessarily in the tardis) with multipool doctors or "called" companions that might work.
- Here is some off the top of my head:
- Sarah Jane Smith (Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor and Tenth Doctor)
- Bernice Summerfield (Seventh Doctor and Eighth Doctor)
- The next 4 is the only Big Finish companion of multipool doctors according to Tardis.wiki (in Big Finish stories that is):
- Charlotte Pollard (Sixth Doctor and Eighth Doctor)
- Thomas Brewster (Fifth Doctor and Sixth Doctor)
- Evelyn Smythe (Sixth Doctor and the Seventh Doctor)
- Liv Chenka (Seventh Doctor and Eighth Doctor)
K. K. may have at least part of the solution. It depends, of course, on what you actually want to know. For example, you might not need to specify "traveling on adventures", if you don't mind whether travel was involved or not. You could start with something like "What characters have appeared (in any media) with more than one Doctor?" & then try to exclude characters you don't want -- minor characters, villains & so on.
Some characters have appeared in multi-Doctor stories only, so you might wish to say "... appeared (in single-Doctor stories in any media) with ...?" You might also want to say "... media) and worked with ...?". Queen Elizabeth II appeared -- briefly & without being named -- in both "Silver Nemesis" (Seventh Doctor) & "Voyage of the Damned" (Tenth Doctor) but didn't work with him in either story. That phrasing would also exclude most of the villains, since they tend to work against, not with, the Doctor. --126.96.36.199 21:43, January 10, 2015 (UTC)
Hi K. K. and 188.8.131.52
- K. K.- I'm so happy you got time to come on here as you so rarely do these days (I know you have things to do), I got some ideas from your message that I'll try, and If we resolve this and you got some time you could put your list on as an answer maybe I'll get more names than or someone that say that there isn't more.
- 184.108.40.206- I don't feel work with is completely right in this one, since not all characters called companions (at least in the classic) can all be said to work with or help the situation and The Master did help but isn't ever call a companion by anyone (even though that could be cool in his earlier incarnations at least). Kamila_064 talk 22:59, January 10, 2015 (UTC)