Saturday, April 23, 2011

"I'll miss you too, Sarah Jane"

Oh, damn.

Elisabeth Sladen has died.

Sarah Jane and Three...With Three...Sarah Jane and Four...with Four ...
Sarah Jane and Ten... with Ten ... Sarah Jane and the Doctor... with Eleven ...
Sarah Jane on her own... and on her ownSarah Jane Smith...

Her obit reads, in part:
[F]ans celebrated when, in 2006, 30 years after leaving the series, Elisabeth Sladen returned to Doctor Who, in an episode called “School Reunion”. The programme sketched out the path Sarah-Jane’s life had taken in the years since she and the Doctor had said their goodbyes on an Aberdeen street (the Doctor had intended Croydon, but erred in navigation).

Such was its success that she was invited to lunch by the show’s executive producer, Russell T Davies. Worried that she would be asked to appear in more bit-parts, she prepared her excuses. “I was actually thinking: 'How can I turn this down?’” In fact, Davies offered her the lead role in a children’s series of her own, entitled The Sarah Jane Adventures. Though filmed on the same set as Doctor Who, and sharing some monsters and characters (including walk-ons from the Doctor), the series recast the former sidekick as the heroine. It proved a smash hit, generating warm reviews, a Children’s BAFTA nomination, and three further series [Brit for "seasons" -me].
I always loved Sarah Jane. I enjoyed The Sarah Jane Adventures. I'm sad that she's gone.



At 9:29 AM, April 24, 2011 Blogger fev had this to say...

One of my favorites. What sad news that was.

At 1:48 AM, April 25, 2011 Anonymous Atlanta Roofing had this to say...

Thank you for this. We just got done watching with our 2 grand daughters, ages 5 and 7, and this was beautifully done. Lis was the measure by which we compared all the other companions, and the world of the Doctor is a sadder place this week.


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