Sister Corvin wrote a thesis entitled "The Echo of Life", concerning the migration of sentience. (TV: New Earth) According to Jingo Linx, the variety of sentient life forms was infinite. (TV: The Time Warrior)
By the Dalek-Movellan War, Davros, creator of the Daleks, was deemed by Tyssan to have committed "crimes against the whole of sentient creation", for which he was to stand trial. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)
Behind the scenes
- Though the original philosophical definition of "sentience" focused on the ability to feel, as distinct from the ability to reason, the term is often used in science-fiction and fantasy to refer to beings possessing consciousness akin to a human's, which is the meaning which seems to be reflected by the term's use in Doctor Who fiction.