Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane

In writing last week’s Warriors of Kudlak, I mentioned that the series was still firmly in a safe place for kids.  With this weeks Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane, we begin to see just how solid the story telling can be and … Continue reading

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Sword of Orion

This idea of not looking at the covers is paying off really well.  Since the stories don’t even announce the titles, I go in blindly and see (ha, pun) what turns up.  This story starts out with setting the scene.  … Continue reading

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Warriors of Kudlak

With the third story, SJA goes back to something a bit more kid-friendly, after last week’s disturbing nun story.  But like classic Star Trek, this does seem to have an allegory about the negative side to video and war games.  … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

I’ll open with the reminder that I have been very cautious taking these CDs off my shelf so that I don’t see which one I’m about to listen to next.  So when this story started with the opening theme from … Continue reading

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Eye of the Gorgon

After two fairly silly stories, I was wondering how The Sarah Jane Adventures would play out.  Farting aliens is just a little too junior for my tastes.  Then we get a nun story.  Nuns can be a bit scary; they … Continue reading

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The Mutant Phase

No matter how good the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa are together, I really have a hard time getting past the Daleks.  The Mutant Phase is the 15th installment in the main range of Big Finish Doctor Who stories and I’m beginning to … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Slitheen

After a very kid-friendly pilot, The Sarah Jane Adventures (SJA, for short) has to prove it can hold up as a series of its own.  Thankfully, they got rid of Kelsey so there was an automatic improvement from the outset.  … Continue reading

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