DOCTOR WHO: THE DEADLY ASSASSIN of Your Face

“THE DEADLY ASSASSIN” – Season 14, Serial 3, Story 88 – Written by Robert Holmes; Directed by David Maloney – It’s a highly unique serial in DOCTOR WHO lore as the Doctor gets a solo adventure, free from any Companion. With Sarah Jane having departed and Leela yet to arrive, the Doctor is left to…

DOCTOR WHO: Rip Your Face Off For THE ANDROID INVASION

“THE ANDROID INVASION” – Season 13, Serial 4, Story 83 – Written by Terry Nation; Directed by Barry Letts – We’ve got lots of returning all-timers this serial: Terry Nation, Barry Letts, Sergeant Benton, and Harry Sullivan are all back to help the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith for a good ol’ invasion of…

DOCTOR WHO: Nessy is the TERROR OF THE ZYGONS

“TERROR OF THE ZYGONS” – Season 13, Serial 1, Story 80 – Written by Robert Banks Stewart; Directed by Douglas Camfield – It’s the start of Tom Baker’s second season and the end of the line for poor Harry Sullivan. The crew is off to Scotland when the Brigadier calls in the Doctor to help…

DOCTOR WHO: THE ARK IN SPACE Will Put Green On Your Face

“THE ARK IN SPACE” – Season 12, Serial 2, Story 76 – Written by Robert Holmes (from a story by John Lucarotti); Directed by Rodney Bennett – It’s the first TARDIS adventure for the Fourth Doctor and Harry Sullivan, which makes Sarah Jane Smith the veteran. If this was New Who (or really, any non-Third/early…

DOCTOR WHO: A Fourth of ROBOT

“ROBOT” – Season 12, Serial 1, Story 75 – Written by Terrance Dicks; Directed by Christopher Barry – It’s time for a new Doctor as Tom Baker takes over from the departed Jon Pertwee. The Brigadier, Sergeant Benton, UNIT, and Sarah Jane Smith are still around, and as a welcome to life present, the universe…

DOCTOR WHO: A Viewer’s Guide for Beginners

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Godspeed, Sarah Jane

Sad, awful news tonight from the UK, where the BBC has announced that Elisabeth Sladen has passed away from cancer. Russell T Davies offers some wonderful, touching thoughts on Ms. Sladen and Sarah Jane here. I’m rubbish at writing tributes to people I don’t know personally because it seems almost disrespectful to talk about them…