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Steven in The Chase[edit]

Steven should be listed for The Chase - I know he only appears in the final episode, but that ois also true in other situations, such as Katarina in The Myth Makers, Dodo in The Massacre. It is also very similar to Ben and Polly in War Machines - they stow away in the tardis at the end, and don't become "proper" companions till the next story. Now if we removed them for War Machines, it would give the misleading impression that they were not introduced till season 4 (like the companions in the new series being introduced in the first story of a season) In the same way, not having Steven for The Chase creates a misleading impression - as people may think that Time Meddler was his introduction. (talk) 15:14, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Adjustment for mid-serial entrances/departures[edit]

It is certainly an interesting idea, and I agree that companions joining mid serial could use being denoted in some way. On the other-hand, it does look untidy and I am not sure people are not going to assume it is an error in formatting rather than an attempt to get across information? AlexanderJBateman (talk) 14:34, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for not noticing this for so long. I'm not sure it's ideal, and I'm not pleased with the circumstances where only a tiny sliver of the character's box is seen on there first serial (ie. Dodo and Tegan's second tenure at {{Fifthdoctorcompanions}}, especially when the latter re-joins in the second of six episodes), but I was unhappy particularly with Katarina and Sara appearing to be in the show at the same time when one took over from the other within the same serial. I consider it better to have more accuracy in this way and personally don't consider it untidy, but it would be understandable if it was considered an over-complication so I wouldn't protest a reversion. U-Mos (talk) 15:04, 19 August 2010 (UTC)