The Sarah Jane Adventures, Season 1Closed Captioning
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From award-winning writer Russell T Davies, The Sarah Jane Adventures are thrilling stories for children. Big adventures, superb effects, wicked comedy. Sarah Jane Smith is a truly remarkable woman. A former journalist and companion to Doctor Who, she inhabits a world of mystery, danger, and wonder. A world where aliens are commonplace and the Earth is constantly under threat. A world that her young friends — Maria, Luke, and Clyde — could only dream of before they met Sarah Jane. Nothing will ever be ordinary for them again as they join her and become embroiled in a world of adventure, chases, alien objects, and monsters. From the monstrous Slitheen to the mysterious veiled Abbess and the sinister Mrs. Wormwood, Sarah Jane and her companions fight to confound Earth’s foes — with a little help from Mr. Smith (her highly advanced alien computer), a sonic lipstick (which can open locked doors), and her scanner watch (which can detect alien life forms and identify them — a present from a very special friend).
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoRevenge of the Slitheen, Pt. 1||It is Maria, Luke and Clyde's first day at their new school and something is not quite right. The food keeps going off, there is a funny smell in the air and the new technology block is hiding some dark secrets. The friends soon make a shocking discovery: the Slitheen (an evil alien race) have disguised themselves as teachers.||27:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoRevenge of the Slitheen, Pt. 2||Under attack from the monstrous Slitheen child, Maria, Luke and Clyde escape, thanks to some deodorant and Sarah Jane's sonic lipstick. Back in her attic, Sarah Jane's super-computer Mr Smith reveals the aliens' evil plan to drain Earth of its energy. But as a power blackout spreads across the globe, Mr Smith goes out of action.||27:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoEye of the Gorgon, Pt. 1||Sarah Jane and her young friends investigate reports of a ghostly nun which is haunting the local old folks' residential home. And when one of the elderly residents entrusts Luke with a mysterious alien talisman, it becomes clear there is even more to the story than meets the eye.||27:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoEye of the Gorgon, Pt. 2||Maria's dad Alan has been turned to stone. The alien talisman is now in the possession of the Gorgon and her evil nuns, and they are preparing to open the portal to their world. Can Sarah Jane and her young friends free Alan from his stony state and prevent the nuns from unleashing more deadly aliens on the Earth?||28:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoWarriors of Kudlak, Pt. 1||Sarah Jane and Maria investigate the mysterious disappearance of local boy Lance Metcalf, and soon discover that a number of children have gone missing across the country. Remarkably, the disappearances all occurred during freak storms and in cities that are home to a laser tag game called Combat 3000.||27:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoWarriors of Kudlak, Pt. 2||A Carcaroth has arrived on Earth, seeking soldiers to help fight his endless intergalactic war back home. Using Combat 3000 to sift out the best, most aggressive and instinctive fighters, he then transports them to his spaceship, awaiting transfer to the war.||28:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoWhatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, Pt. 1||Sarah Jane mysteriously disappears, just as a huge meteor threatens to crash straight into Earth. When Maria wakes up one morning, it's as though Sarah Jane and Luke never existed.||28:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoWhatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, Pt. 2||Maria finds herself taken back in time by the alien Graske to a pier in 1964. There, she meets a young girl her own age called Sarah Jane Smith who, with her friend Andrea (Jane Asher), is about to embark on a fateful adventure. Taken by the Graske again, Maria is then reunited with the present-day Sarah Jane.||28:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Lost Boy, Pt. 1||A news report on a couple looking for their missing son, Ashley, brings a surprise for Sarah Jane when she discovers that the missing boy looks exactly like Luke. And when Mr Smith confirms that Luke is a genetic match with Ashley, Sarah Jane sends him back to live with his parents.||28:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Lost Boy, Pt. 2||Maria and her dad, Alan, dig deeper into the mystery of Luke's new parents and discover that Luke has actually been kidnapped by the Slitheen. There are more shocks when Sarah Jane and Maria find out that Mr Smith, Sarah Jane's super computer, is one of the bad guys.||28:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Spin-Off for Doctor Who Fans
As someone more than a little fond of Doctor Who (and Torchwood too), I find this series to be interesting in the way it follows life PTD (Post The Doctor). Though Torchwodd also takes place on Earth, it lacks the reality of everyday life. Sarah Jane and her young companions manage to divert crises, educate themselves and others about extraterrestrial life, and still come back home to water the plants. In a way it is 'Reality Plus,' a delight to watch as either a veteran fan of Doctor Who or a newcomer (whether that be child or adult).
I enjoyed this series greatly, although splitting every ep in two took some getting used to. Much better than torchwood. More attention to family and adventures rather than sex and "alternative" lifestyles.
Great Dr.Who spin-off...for KIDS
Don't get me wrong: The Sarah Jane Adventures are pretty much in the tradition of Dr.Who and Torchwood but this is not a TV show made for adults and it shows. It looks and feels less "mature" than Dr.Who/Torchwood, it is more naive and with a much lower level of suspense, gore and violence. I don't say it is bad, it isn't...if you're 12 years old. If you're an adult and if you enjoyed Dr.Who and Torchwood, you may want to think twice before buying this. I'm a huge Dr.Who/Torchwood fan and I regretted deepfully buying The Sarah Jane Adventures. For kids? Definetely a nice way to introduce your kid to the world of Dr.Who/Torchwood. For adults? Pretty much an insult for your eyes, ears and...your patience. ;-)