Archive for Elizabeth Sladen

Sarah Jane & the Doctor, together again.

Posted in 10th Doctor, David Tennant, Elizabeth Sladen, Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Video Clip with tags , , , on May 28, 2009 by Mr M

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The fantastic Sarah jane Adventures has always lacked one thing, a real cross over from Doctor Who of some of the other characters. Well in this “gap year” for the 10th Doctor, Russell T davies has confirmed that David Tennant will make a crossover appearance in a two part story of the third season of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Russell confirms that it won’t just be a 5 minute grinning appearance at the end, but a full blown participation in the story. He states that it will be a 50% Sarah and 50% Doctor story; both reunited to fight a fearsome foe.

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School Reunion – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Billie Piper, David Tennant, Elizabeth Sladen, Episode Guides, K9, Krillitane, Mickey Smith, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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Headmaster Finch walks the staircases and corridors of his school, before approaching his office only to find a young girl sitting outside. She explains that she is ill with a headache and Matron has sent her to see him. He asks why she cannot just go home and she explains she lives in Ambrose Hall, the local orphanage. He sympathises and ushers her inside his office. It’s nearly time for lunch. As he closes the door he takes a peek back outside before closing it completely. The shadows through the frosted glass window shift and change, as the girl lets out a scream.

Elsewhere in the schoolchildren are rushing to lessons at the sound of the bell. Some of them pile into a science lab, followed by their teacher. He walks to his desk and sets down his bag before greeting his students. It’s the Doctor. Continue reading

Planet of the Spiders

Posted in 3rd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Classic Series, Elizabeth Sladen, iTunes, Jon Pertwee, Regeneration, Sarah Jane Smith, Theme Tune, UNIT, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2009 by Mr M

I’ve always considered Jon Pertwee’s last story, Planet of the Spiders, to be one of the best. My earliest memories of Doctor Who are of this story and the giant spiders were the stuff of nightmares. I was very pleased to find that iTunes have included this story as a download. It ‘s one of the Jon Pertwee stories that have, as yet, not been made available on DVD, however has previously been released on VHS.

I’ve now added this story to my digital collection of Doctor Who. I have also created a new piece of artwork, based on the Region 2 DVD covers and inspired by the original VHS cover artwork.

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The plot of the story is as follows;

Sarah is invited by Mike Yates to visit him at a Buddhist meditation centre where he has been staying. A group of people there, led by a man named Lupton, are misusing the meditation rituals in order to make contact with powerful alien forces, which manifest themselves as a giant spider. The spider is an emissary from the ruling council on the planet Metebelis 3, sent to recover the blue crystal that the Doctor previously found there and that has now been returned to him by Jo.

The Doctor and Sarah journey to Metebelis 3 and aid its human colonists in an attempt to overthrow the ‘eight legs’. They then return to Earth in the TARDIS. The Doctor recognises the meditation centre abbot K’anpo as his former Time Lord guru and, at his prompting, returns to Metebelis 3, where the humans’ revolt has ultimately failed. He demands an audience with the Great One – a huge mutated spider revered by the others – and offers her the crystal.

The Great One uses it to complete a crystal lattice, which she believes will increase her mental powers to infinity. Instead, the rising power kills her. The other spiders also die as their mountain explodes. K’anpo has meanwhile been killed while protecting Yates from an attack by the spider-controlled residents of the meditation centre, only to be reborn in the form of his assistant Cho-je – his own future self.

Some weeks later, the Doctor is brought back to UNIT HQ by the TARDIS, having been fatally affected by the radiation in the Great One’s cave. K’anpo appears and, with his help, the Doctor regenerates, see YouTube clip below with updated regeneration effects.

 

The Stolen Earth – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness, Dalek, Davros, Donna Noble, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jackie Tyler, Judoon, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, New Series, New Series Season 4, Regeneration, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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At the beginning of the episode—which immediately follows the episode “Turn Left”—the Earth is teleported out of its spatial location shortly after the Doctor and his companion Donna Noble arrive to investigate Rose Tyler’s warning. The Doctor contacts the Shadow Proclamation, a universal police force, to find Earth. They determine that twenty-seven missing planets—including Earth, Adipose III, Pyrovillia, the Lost Moon of Poosh—reorganise when placed near each other. Donna mentions the disappearance of bees on contemporary Earth; this allows the Doctor to trace the planets to the Medusa Cascade, an interuniversal rift.

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Journey’s End – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness, Catherine Tate, Dalek, David Tennant, Davros, Donna Noble, DVD Release, Elizabeth Sladen, Episode Guides, Freema Agyeman, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, iTunes, Jackie Tyler, K9, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, New Series, New Series Season 4, Regeneration, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2008 by Mr M

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The episode continues from the end of “The Stolen Earth”; the Doctor (David Tennant) is regenerating inside the TARDIS. Once his body has healed, he halts the transformation by transferring the remaining energy into his severed hand. The TARDIS is captured by the Daleks and transported to the Crucible—the Dalek flagship.

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