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Jun. 21st, 2012

So I come back to the internet after a stressful semester at university to find out Caroline John has passed on. Such a shame. She was a wonderful actress, and brought to life a very amazing companion. I'd write something more substantial, but I don't think my brain's processing this right now.

And the story goes on....

Series five was some of the hardest things on television I've ever had to sit through, seeing Elisabeth Sladen so full of life and more beautiful than ever, knowing that this would be it, that Sarah Jane would be around no more. It was all leading up to the end of an iconic companion, and I almost didn't watch. It was still too raw, but I did it. I made the effort, and I'm so glad I did. Once again, the stories were top notch, and everyone was still as fantastic as normal. Mina Anwar, Ace Bhatti, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Floella Benjamin... the unsung heroes of The Sarah Jane Adventures who could hold their own up against Lis Sladen. I'm glad we had five extra series featuring Sarah Jane. As Katy Manning so rightly said, she was the quintessential Who girl, and I'm so grateful for RTD and BBC Wales for allowing a new generation to fall in love.

THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, A TRIBUTE
PART FIVE OF FIVE
[01-32] - Sky
[33-62] - The Curse of Clyde Langer
[63-94] - The Man Who Never Was


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Series four was a very bittersweet season for me. The Sarah Jane Adventures was growing the beard. It was dark, it was fantastically plotted, and, dare I say it, better than it's parent, even though I did love Doctor Who that year. It makes me sad that, as the series was finally defining itself, it was cut tragically short. Series four was by far my favourite, and had some of the best stories in the Whoniverse (singling out Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith here...)


THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, A TRIBUTE
PART FOUR OF FIVE

[001-026] - The Nightmare Man                  [085-114] - The Empty Planet
[027-052] - The Vault of Secrets                 [115-142] - Lost in Time
[053-084] - Death of the Doctor                  [143-178] - Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith



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No-one's ever going to forget you...

I would like to welcome Jenna-Louise Coleman to the Doctor Who family. I'm very open minded about how her character will turn out, and it is Steven Moffat, I have the utmost faith in him. He did create the rather awesome Lynda Day, after all.



THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, A TRIBUTE
PART THREE OF FIVE


[001-026] - Prisoner of the Judoon                        [091-112] - The Eternity Trap
[027-050] - The Mad Woman in the Attic               [113-138] - Mona Lisa's Revenge
[051-090] - The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith       [139-162] - The Gift

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A side note, it has been nineteen years since Jacqueline Hill passed away. That makes me very sad.






THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, A TRIBUTE
PART TWO OF FIVE


[001-040] - The Last Sontaran            [093-122] - The Mark of the Berserker
[041-070] - Day of the Clown              [123-154] - The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith
[071-092] - Secrets of the Stars         [155-190] - Enemy of the Bane

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It's no secret to anybody that I found The Sarah Jane Adventures the far superior spin-off of Doctor Who, in part due to it's almost Classic-Who feel, and in part to the outstanding performances given by everybody in the cast (especially Elisabeth Sladen, but that goes without saying...). Here is my tribute to that little series that managed to enthrall a generation, and gave them - and us - the gift of Elisabeth Sladen and Sarah Jane Smith...


THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, A TRIBUTE.
PART ONE OF FIVE

[001-036] - Invasion of the Bane                [099-124] - Warriors of Kudlak
[037-068] - Revenge of the Slitheen           [125-154] - Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
[069-098] - Eye of the Gorgon                   [155-188] - The Lost Boy

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Don't throw the ashtray...

So, here is the next batch of icons I made late last year. Hope you enjoy.

[116] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 icons
[64] Press Gang icons
[51] The Wizard of Oz icons

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So, there’s part two of this large batch. The last of these should be posted soon. So, anyway. If you’ve liked any of these icons, feel free to take, but remember to follow these simple rules…

- Hotlinkers will have an ashtray thrown at them.
- Comments aren’t necessary, but appreciated.
- Textless icons are NOT bases.
- Please credit me.

An icon post...

So, here it is. 2012. Let us hope that this year is a better one than the last. Just in case, we need to kidnap the surviving Who cast and wrap them up in cotton wool, just to keep them safe.

2012 looks to be an awesome year, however. More Hex from Big Finish, new Tom Baker adventures, and more Jago and Litefoot, which is rather amazing and features Oscar Wilde. What else could you want?

Anyway, I made these icons at the tail end of 2011. These are only some of a large batch, the rest of which will be posted at a later date.

[60] The Sarah Jane Adventures icons.
[48] Death Note icons.
[40] Dorian Gray icons.

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I'd be rather disappointed if you didn't know the news already, but here it is again, just in case.

Galaxy 4: Episode Two and The Underwater Menace: Episode Two have been found. The first new episodes to be recovered since The Daleks' Master Plan: Episode Two in 2004.
(source: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2011-12-11/doctor-who-two-long-lost-episodes-uncovered)

Yep. The lost episode count now stands at 106. It feels good to say that. 106. It excited me to no end typing that.

I love The Underwater Menace. I don't care if it's perceived as a terrible episode. It has Ben and Polly and Fish People and Jamie and Patrick Troughton. I don't think anything else matters.

I have the audio release of Galaxy Four, but haven't gotten around to listening to it. I may do so now. This is all so exciting!

I see the Radio Times is reporting leads on 'new' lost episodes too. Now that these episodes have shown up, nearly FIFTY years later, I am hopeful. Incredibly excited. (Fingers crossed for The Evil of the Daleks and/or The Daleks' Master Plan...)

(Was that as jumbled as I read it to be? If so, blame it on the excitement.)

Also, NUZZINK IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!
(It HAD to be said...)
Wow. Long time no post. I can't believe the last time I posted was just after the death of Elisabeth Sladen, which I'm still not over. I received my tribute edition of Doctor Who Magazine yesterday, and have been crying over the memories. The happy and the sad. Such a tragedy...

Anyway, the last seven months have been pretty uneventful, I just haven't had anything to post. But I do now. I rewatched The Trial of a Time Lord from start to finish last weekend. It was better than I remember. The wonderful model shot opening the episode, the performances of everybody involved, the always elegant Pussy Galore/Cathy Gale/Honor Blackman (delete as applicable), BRIAN BLESSED, warrior queen Joan Sims, Lynda Bellingham and Michael Jayson wearing silly hats... and Bonnie Langford. I don't get the Mel hate. I found her very likable in the two serials she was involved in... And the Vervoid/Human hybrid actually did creep me out. Just saying. Anyway, many, many icons. 220, to be exact.

[1-44] The Mysterious Planet
[45-92] Mindwarp
[93-160] Terror of the Vervoids
[161-220] The Ultimate Foe

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