sarah jane smith

doctor who graphic: Farewell, Sarah Jane

After the sad little minisode I really wanted to do something to… I guess not necessarily celebrate it, but acknowledge it, or something. So here are some of the remnants of Sarah Jane’s long life, with the Doctor standing over them.

The middle picture is actually Lis Sladen out of character. It just seemed appropriate.

The Doctor Who s4 finale rewatch (2/2, Journey’s End)

You’ve read the first one right? Let’s crack on.

Aww bless them.


The Doctor Who s4 finale rewatch (1/2, The Stolen Earth)

Okay so the rewatch of the Doctor Who season 4 finale was a BIG undertaking and loads of the cast and crew joined in! And some wonderful person actually put them all together in a list so the whole watchalong was made easier! Woo!

However, I’m gonna do the same thing I did for some of the other rewatches and put all the most interesting tweets together and in order. (Also I added Georgia Tennant’s tweets because they were friggin’ hilarious.) So first I’ve done The Stolen Earth and tomorrow I’ll do Journey’s End. There’s a wealth of fascinating information in there and well, this blog isn’t called Overly Devoted Archivist for nothing.

(Freema is utterly and totally delightful throughout all of this)

(I absolutely love all the Noel-Freema interactions here. Hey hope springs eternal Mickey and Martha will be back one day…)


Farewell, Sarah Jane

It’s here, and I’m so very sad. But since this is canon… Mickey and Martha canonically have a son now, and Luke is married to Sanjay, and Tegan and Nyssa are a couple (wow!) and just, it was lovely to see all these characters again. It really was.

But oh, I still miss her.

From Russell T Davis’s Twitter

I’m really glad this is what they chose to do and that they got permission from her family.

I didn’t realise this – I assume they must have picked the date for the season 4 finale rewatch for this exact reason – 19 April is the ninth anniversary of Lis’s death.

Sarah Jane Smith recasting revealed — Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!

For the special Lost Story, Return of the Cybermen, Sadie Miller will be playing the part of Sarah Jane Smith, the role created by her mother, Elisabeth Sladen. The news was revealed in an interview with Miller in the new Doctor Who Magazine, #550, which arrived with subscribers today and will be on general release […]

Sarah Jane Smith recasting revealed — Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!

Oh, that’s lovely. :)

Everything that appeared in that one scene from The Timeless Children

You know the one.

Honestly, whatever you think of the episode… WHAT A SCENE. Over five decades of Doctor Who history (Whostory?) packed into a few seconds. With the theme tune! I loved it to pieces.

So being me I’ve gone through it frame by frame to pick out everything that appeared. (This gets pretty long, as you may have expected, sorry)



If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving. Remember the best. My friends have always been the best of me.

happy mothering sunday/nuWho 12th anniversary!