Wednesday, October 6, 2010
THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES: "Death of the Doctor" Spoilers
According to the UK's The List, the upcoming "Death of the Doctor" story for The Sarah Jane Adventures will feature more Doctor Who connections than appearances by the Eleventh Doctor and former companion Jo Grant.
Fans of the sci-fi shows will see characters Sarah Jane and Jo pair up to rescue The Doctor after they are tricked into believing he has been killed, and invited to his funeral.
But the pair quickly realise the ceremony is a trap, and learn that a group of aliens called The Shansheeth have captured the TARDIS, leaving the Time Lord stranded on a planet.
These vulture-like aliens then attempt to use a "memory weave" to connect with the pair's brains and past thoughts, and learn how to unlock the time-travelling machine through their past experiences with The Doctor.
As they reminisce, viewers of the show will watch video flashbacks of previous Time Lords William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, whilst their iconic nemeses The Daleks, Sea Devils, Sontarans and Davros also make a return.
As diehard Whovians know, Jo has only met the First, Second and Third Doctors, the Daleks and the Sea Devils of those listed (as far as we know), so it seems like most of these flashbacks will come from Sarah Jane's memories. If so, I have to wonder if Peter Davison and David Tennant's Doctors will be included in the footage as well.
"Death of the Doctor" is written by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies (using animal monsters yet again, go figure) and is scheduled to air in the UK on October 25th.