Well, at least in the U.K.
Hopefully the Sci-Fi Channel here in the States will pick up the second season of The Sarah Jane Adventures as it did the first (available October 7 on DVD from Amazon.com).
For a review of the first episode of season 2 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, click here.
For a review of The Sarah Jane Adventures season 1 DVD box set, click here.
Here’s an interesting piece of Sarah Jane trivia: Did you know that in “Turn Left” , a season 4 episode of the “new” Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Smith, along with her son Luke and his teenage friends Maria Jackson and Clyde Langer, are reported to have been killed while thwarting an alien threat to Earth?
“Turn Left” is a grim (but highly entertaining) examination of what would have happened to a number of characters related to Doctor Who and its two spin-off shows (Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures), as well as to the rest of the citizens of the planet, if the character of Donna Noble (the Doctor’s traveling companion throughout season four) had not met the Doctor and saved his life at a crucial point in the timeline of the series. Thus Sarah Jane and her young companions are killed defeating an alien menace the Doctor would have encountered and defeated in the Doctor Who episode, “Smith and Jones”. (The real timeline is eventually restored by Donna at the end of “Turn Left” due to the intervention of the Doctor’s former traveling companion, Rose Tyler.)
To view the news broadcast in “Turn Left” that announces the death of Sarah Jane Smith, click here.
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Blast from the Past: The Return of Doctor Who’s Sarah Jane Smith
What Sarah Jane Did Next
She’s So Lovely
Impossible! . . . It Can’t Be!
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A recent interview with Elisabeth Sladen of The Sarah Jane Adventures