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If you could take a companion from one of the Doctor’s regeneration and match him/her with a Doctor from another regeneration who would you match up and why?

We have always had the transition companions. Starting with the first regeneration Ben Jackson and Polly Wright was there when the Doctor regenerated for the first time. Patrick Troughton took over the role of the Doctor. Lots has been written and said about the transition from William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton. Much less has been done about the role Craze and Wills played in this transition. Many fans don’t even know about Ben and Polly due to the time they were companions and the number of their stories that was erased by the BBC. The way Craze was treated by the production team is also an issue.

Other transition companions are Sarah Jane Smith 3-4, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka 4-5, Peri Brown 5-6, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart 3-5, 7, John Benton 2-4, Melanie Bush 6-7, Rose Tyler,
Mickey Smith, Jack Harkness 9-10 and Clara Oswin Oswald 11-12. Then K-9 4, 10 is not a true transition.

Big Finish has done some of this. River has been with several Doctors 4-8, 10-12. Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot has been with 6. The chemistry between Troughton and Frazer Hines is legendary. The chemistry between Hines and Colin Baker seem to not be far off from the Troughton/Hines chemistry. Mike Yates worked with 4 in a BBC Audio (Hornet’s Nest). I’m sure I have miss some.

So who would you pair up? Maybe Big Finish could make it work.
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If you're talking about the regular TV show, then Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart started with the 2nd Doctor, in Web of Fear and Invasion, and gets to meet the 1st in The Three Doctors. He also finally got his scenes with old Sixie in Dimensions of Time. Eight also gets his Brigadier moment with Big Finish and Eleven gets the honour of announcing the death of his character, with Twelve finally getting to salute Cyber-Brig. So only War, Nine, Ten and Thirteen get to miss out on Lethbridge-Stewart scenes, though Tennant does get to share a few scenes with the Brig in Big Finish's Unbound series, but Tennant wasn't playing the Doctor, the Doctor in this case was the Alternate Universe Third Doctor played by David Warner.

So Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart has a fairly extensive history in the show.

As for a new combo I'd like to see - Thirteen, River and Captain Jack would make for some very awkward conversations ;-)
19 hours ago
For sure.
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