Ro

Ron

06/10/2012 9:55 AM

The Companion Roll Call

I just saw the Sarah Jane adventure, Death Of The Doctor, and found myslf
curious about the roll call of companions who were mentioned at the end.
I can understand why companions like Adric, Turlough, and Bernice weren't mentioned-- even Peri-- but when SJ said there was a Dorothy something
running a charity it took me a moment to know that she meant Ace. That
was strange enough, but since she also mentioned the Chestertons still
being alive, I wondered what about the only other human companion of the
Doctor that didn't get mentioned, Dodo-- Dorothea Chaplet. She was around
with both Ben & Polly, who also were mentioned, but how is it Dodo gets no mention?

Ron


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Ron

in reply to Ron on 06/10/2012 9:55 AM

16/10/2012 4:17 PM

On Oct 7, 1:42 pm, Daibhid Ceanaideach <[email protected]>
wrote:
> On 07 Oct 2012, "gerard.morvan" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
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>
>
>
> > "Ron" <[email protected]> a crit dans le message de news:
> > [email protected]
> >>I just saw the Sarah Jane adventure, Death Of The Doctor, and found
> >>myslf
> >> curious about the roll call of companions who were mentioned at the
> >> end. I can understand why companions like Adric, Turlough, and
> >> Bernice weren't mentioned-- even Peri-- but when SJ said there was a
> >> Dorothy something running a charity it took me a moment to know that
> >> she meant Ace. That was strange enough, but since she also mentioned
> >> the Chestertons still being alive, I wondered what about the only
> >> other human companion of the Doctor that didn't get mentioned, Dodo--
> >> Dorothea Chaplet. She was around with both Ben & Polly, who also were
> >> mentioned, but how is it Dodo gets no mention?
>
> >> Ron
>
> > Well, according to some spin-off novels, her fate was not the best.
> > That might be the reason why she's not mentioned by Sarah Jane. Or
> > it's entirely possible that our intrepid journalist didn't learn about
> > her.
>
> Maybe it was just the way I saw it, but least part of the point of the
> Where Are They Now? stuff seemed to be to undo the horrible fates of
> companions in the spin-offs, most obviously with the statment that Liz
> (who died in the NAs while on a UNIT mission to the Moon in 2003) can't
> make it to the funeral because she's on UNIT's Moonbase. With this
> interpretation in mind, the failure to mention Dodo is even odder.
>
> --
> Dave
> The problems in this world are not caused by those who love.
> They're caused by those who hate.
> --Arthur, King of Time and Space.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Well, there's a bigger problem when you try to reconcile th books and
the show: yes, Liz is on the moon in Eternity Weeps, but in that book
besides Liz dying, about a quarter of the planet gets wiped out either
by the alien disease or by the Doctor's cure for Agent Yellow. Such a
big event and it never gets mentioned, even in passing, in any of the
shows? So if that didn't happen, maybe Dodo didn't get the chop in Who
Killed Kennedy... But it's strange to mention Ben and Polly and yet
completely forget Dodo who would be in her 60s or so by the time of
this episode.

Ron

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in reply to Ron on 06/10/2012 9:55 AM

07/10/2012 9:22 AM

Please note their point of departure.

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"gerard.morvan"

in reply to Ron on 06/10/2012 9:55 AM

07/10/2012 3:53 AM

"Ron" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
[email protected]
>I just saw the Sarah Jane adventure, Death Of The Doctor, and found myslf
> curious about the roll call of companions who were mentioned at the end.
> I can understand why companions like Adric, Turlough, and Bernice weren't
> mentioned-- even Peri-- but when SJ said there was a Dorothy something
> running a charity it took me a moment to know that she meant Ace. That
> was strange enough, but since she also mentioned the Chestertons still
> being alive, I wondered what about the only other human companion of the
> Doctor that didn't get mentioned, Dodo-- Dorothea Chaplet. She was around
> with both Ben & Polly, who also were mentioned, but how is it Dodo gets no
> mention?
>
> Ron
>
Well, according to some spin-off novels, her fate was not the best. That
might be the reason why she's not mentioned by Sarah Jane. Or it's entirely
possible that our intrepid journalist didn't learn about her.

Gérard Morvan

"Kentoc'h Mervel !"

Te

"Tahiri"

in reply to Ron on 06/10/2012 9:55 AM

07/10/2012 3:50 AM

>I just saw the Sarah Jane adventure, Death Of The Doctor, and found myslf
> curious about the roll call of companions who were mentioned at the end.
> I can understand why companions like Adric, Turlough, and Bernice weren't
> mentioned-- even Peri-- but when SJ said there was a Dorothy something
> running a charity it took me a moment to know that she meant Ace. That
> was strange enough, but since she also mentioned the Chestertons still
> being alive, I wondered what about the only other human companion of the
> Doctor that didn't get mentioned, Dodo-- Dorothea Chaplet. She was around
> with both Ben & Polly, who also were mentioned, but how is it Dodo gets no
> mention?
>
> Ron
>
Are you sure she meant Ace? I assumed it was Dodo that she was referring to.
They were all companions from before Sarah's time with the Doctor except
Tegan. I can't see Ace as a charity worker. She was a mercenary in the
one-off (Mindgame?) with a sontaran and another alien. Sorry, I can't
remember who made that or how 'official' it is as it is a long time since I
saw it.

DC

Daibhid Ceanaideach

in reply to Ron on 06/10/2012 9:55 AM

07/10/2012 4:42 PM

On 07 Oct 2012, "gerard.morvan" <[email protected]> wrote:

> "Ron" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
> [email protected]
>>I just saw the Sarah Jane adventure, Death Of The Doctor, and found
>>myslf
>> curious about the roll call of companions who were mentioned at the
>> end. I can understand why companions like Adric, Turlough, and
>> Bernice weren't mentioned-- even Peri-- but when SJ said there was a
>> Dorothy something running a charity it took me a moment to know that
>> she meant Ace. That was strange enough, but since she also mentioned
>> the Chestertons still being alive, I wondered what about the only
>> other human companion of the Doctor that didn't get mentioned, Dodo--
>> Dorothea Chaplet. She was around with both Ben & Polly, who also were
>> mentioned, but how is it Dodo gets no mention?
>>
>> Ron
>>
> Well, according to some spin-off novels, her fate was not the best.
> That might be the reason why she's not mentioned by Sarah Jane. Or
> it's entirely possible that our intrepid journalist didn't learn about
> her.

Maybe it was just the way I saw it, but least part of the point of the
Where Are They Now? stuff seemed to be to undo the horrible fates of
companions in the spin-offs, most obviously with the statment that Liz
(who died in the NAs while on a UNIT mission to the Moon in 2003) can't
make it to the funeral because she's on UNIT's Moonbase. With this
interpretation in mind, the failure to mention Dodo is even odder.


--
Dave
The problems in this world are not caused by those who love.
They're caused by those who hate.
--Arthur, King of Time and Space.

gg

"gerard.morvan"

in reply to Ron on 06/10/2012 9:55 AM

07/10/2012 5:07 AM

"Tahiri" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
[email protected]
> Are you sure she meant Ace? I assumed it was Dodo that she was referring
> to. They were all companions from before Sarah's time with the Doctor
> except Tegan. I can't see Ace as a charity worker. She was a mercenary in
> the one-off (Mindgame?) with a sontaran and another alien. Sorry, I can't
> remember who made that or how 'official' it is as it is a long time since
> I saw it.
>
Well, given that the name of this Dorothy is A Charitable Earth (A.C.E.),
and that Dodo's first name was Dorothea, and not Dorothy, I would say that
the Dorothy mentioned by Sarah-Jane was indeed Ace. But YMMV.

Gérard Morvan

"Kentoc'h Mervel!"


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