Sergeant John Benton and Captain Mike Yates were the Third Doctor’s companions and part of UNIT they were in the show from around Season 7 to 11 and Benton is in episodes in season 12 and 13 (also he was in season 6 and met the second Doctor, He was in The Three Doctors as well). Mike makes an “appearance” in The Five Doctors and is in Dimensions in Time. Ok so if you are going to say they are not companions well what the hell is this then The what chronicles? the COMPANION CHRONICLES
now if you do not agree with me on this please go away i do not have time for people who do not love the UNIT boys.
"one off characters" they were in the show like every single episode for years do you understand what "one off character’ means
Mike travelled in the TARDIS (like real companion travel) with two different Doctors, Benton met at least five different Doctors (including two at once)!
If you have no problem with RTD setting most of his era in modern day London so the Doctor can have adventures with the companion’s families, I don’t see why you should upset about Moffat occasionally visiting Victorian England so the Doctor can have adventures with the Paternoster Gang.
Also we did spend YEARS with Benton, Yates and the Brigadier. Personally I like it when Doctor Who has an Occasional Supporting Cast, be it the Tylers, UNIT, the Paternoster gang or single characters like D.I. Menzies or Glitz. It grounds the show in a good way, gives the era a specific feel.
(that being said, I still enjoyed the new episode)
It’s almost as if the Daleks have been overused and there’s not a lot left to do with them! Perhaps they should be sidelined for a bit and used only for the most creative (and cohesive) of plots. For instance, Big Finish’s Dalek story this year actually sounds really cool!
Also, in regards to good Daleks, ALPHA BETA OMEGA ALPHA BETA OMEGA