Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Sarah Jane Investigates

Even as an avowed fan of the character of Sarah Jane Smith, I greet the announcement of a new Doctor Who-spinoff, Sarah Jane Investigates, with some trepidation. This new series is to be written by Russell T Davies, the Who-helmer who's also responsible for the forthcoming Torchwood, and I hope that he's not spreading himself too thin. While I actually preferred David Tennant's Doctor to that of Christopher Eccleston, and The Girl in the Fireplace and Love and Monsters rank among my favorite Who episodes to date, the second series of Who overall was considerably weaker than the first, and I wonder how much of that was due to potential distractions from the Torchwood preproduction. Still, it'll be great to see Elisabeth Sladen back in harness again.

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