The Sarah Jane Adventures: Season 2
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Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, one-time companion to hat strange wanderer in time and space known as the Doctor, is back for a second, expanded, series of alien-busting adventures. When Sarah's adopted son, Luke, first became part of Sarah Jane's life, he encountered a world of adventure - not just of dangerous aliens bent on invasion and destruction, but also an amazing world of wonder and excitement which showed him that the universe really is an amazing place. This is something that Sarah Jane is keen to keep from Bannerman Road, and Series Two's, newest addition, fourteen-year- old Rani Chandraand her parents Gita and Haresh. But sparky Rani is a wannabe journalistand, like Sarah Jane, is not the type to let a mystery go unsolved! Get ready for more danger, mystery and Get ready for more danger, mystery and wonder as incomparable Sarah Jane Smith returns for a second series of the spectacular, thrilling children's drama from the makers of Doctor Who and Torchwood.]]>
The three-disc set has an agreeable amount of extras, though many, like episode synopses for both seasons and character profiles, are text-based and therefore a bit underwhelming. More interesting are interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes footage, most taken from UK kids' series like Blue Peter. There's also an enjoyable quiz section that yields an amusing comic clip. --Paul Gaita
- Stories: The Last Sontaran, The Day of the Clown, Secret of the Stars, The Mark of the Berserker, The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith, Enemy of the Bane
- Interview with cast and crew
- Season synopses for all stories
- Investigating Tools: a gadget glossary
- Quiz with special footage prize
- Character and alien profiles
- Photo gallery
- Audio clips
- UK TV spots
Top Customer Reviews
The Last Sontaran: This is a direct continuation of the 10th Doctor's episodes Poison Sky & Sontaran Stratagem. It's loaded with science fiction movie references (Star Wars, Predator, etc.) and the 1st episode action is pretty good. There are some logical gaps that grate, but it's pretty well done.
The Day of the Clown: Good creepy show introducing some new characters. The Pied Piper features... Some filler, but mostly good.
Secrets of the Stars: Astrology, possession, Ancient Ones, and a Chosen One. But nowhere near as bad as that makes it sound! Still, my least favorite of the season.
The Mark of the Berserker: Sarah Jane doesn't feature prominently in this episode, rather it's like the Dr. Who & Torchwood episodes that focus instead on others having a singular experience with the unknown and alien. Rather well done tale of an alien pendant and family relationships.
The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith: Time Travel, the Trickster, and a Trap. A well-worn science fiction cliche of changing the past to horrible effect in the present, but nicely executed. More would be telling too much...
Enemy of the Bane: UNIT, the Brigadier, immortal aliens, Mrs. Wormwood ("Luke, I am your mother."), and the Bane attempt to take over the world again. Might be a bit too much packed in here, but, once again, pretty well done.
This isn't the greatest science fiction television of all times, but it's fun, smart, and very human.
Well, SJA has totally made up for that loss, albeit a bit late. The show so far, has great stories, great villans, and despite it's somewhat erroneous (IMHO)label as a "Kiddie show" has plenty of chills and thrills for the adult crowd as well.
One thing that truly amazes me is the youthful energy that Elizabeth Sladen puts into this role. Time has not disturned her acting abilites, nor her character's razor sharp wit, although I contribute a lot of that to Mrs. Sladen's acting.
Ah, what could have been... *Sigh*
However, I think that John Nathan Turner and Jon Pertwee would be well pleased.
But I digress. I am eagerly awaiting the Series 3 DVD release, as it alledgedly features the full time return of K9 to Sarah Jane's side, and the truly final apperance of David Tennant's wonderful 10th Doctor.
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This will be my 300th overall review on Amazon and the 49th review of this fine series.
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Few things in life exceed the joy of experiencing Sarah Jane Smith adventures. I view her as the matriarch of the Doctor Who universe.Published 12 months ago by n varney
This is a great follow up or introduction to Doctor Who, especially for kids. I'm watching this with 4 kids from kindergarten to high school. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Haven't viewed all the dvds, so I can't comment on the overall technical quality- so far so good.
For the content of the shows, that's a matter of personal taste that should... Read more
A wonderful junior version of Dr. Who. The characters weren't quite fully developed in the first two season, but they are a great deal of fun.Published on November 29, 2013 by Susan Benson