Sunday, 25 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Caught up with the second story of the new "Sarah Jane Adventures" series entitled "The Mad Woman in the Attic". A big improvement on the opening story last week, where Lis Sladen put in her worst/campiest 'possessed' performance (and she's had a lot of practice!) and the Judoon were the highlight.
This week had a real heart inside a tale of a grown up Rani who has become the titular 'mad woman' in 2059 owing to an earlier mistake which inadvertently erased the rest of the gang from existence. This one also cleverly previewed the Doctor's involvement in next week's story and finally retrieved K9 from cameo-hell (who oddly knows 'Master Clyde' even though I don't think they've met).
Anyways, a couple of things stood out for me, namely two guesting young actors Gregg Sulkin (above) and Toby Parkes (below) as Adam and Sam. They eventually turn out to be father and son. Adam looks far better than he should considering dad Sam shagged this week's 'villain' Eve (who was bright red) and must have been born when Sam was in his 50s.
Of course we had the regular male totty in the form of Luke And Clyde (Tommy Knight & Daniel Anthony) who are now both legal enough for me to say that. Here's a couple of Tommy from this episode. I had particularly unclean thoughts in the scene where Luke and Sam sit on Luke's bed together ...
They even managed to have yummy extras - I was particularly taken with this fairground zombie:
And the story was written by Joe Lidster, who is not only cute stuff, but is actually following me on Twitter (for which I am honoured sir!).
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
And it's heralded by this wonderful new extended trailer, which is making me squee a bit. Note added Doctor and K-9.
The series begins this Thursday on BBC One at 4.35, and is the "Radio Times' Pick of the Day for 15 October. Unlike previous series, there will be a second episode 24 hours later for the six week run so that's a full story per week split over Thursday and Friday afternoons. For some of us the early start time is a problem, but there's always iPlayer or the CBBC channel repeats. There's three opportunities the following weekend, all one-hour omnibuses. I'm going for the Saturday lunchtime-ish showing at 11.55am.
Meanwhile the series 2 DVD is coming out and those nice chaps at "Doctor Who Magazine" have stretched their remit and produced one of their specials on the subject of the three series of this spin-off (though no doubt touching on Sarah's TARDIS years).
Here's what to look out for:
Plus the regular edition of the magazine, handily appearing in newsagents on the 15th also, highlights the third story of the season where the Doctor crashes Sarah's wedding to someone bearing a remarkable resemblance to Nigel Havers ...
Monday, 12 October 2009
I've relented a little and will be posting these occasionally (but not daily).
This is the cover model of the October 2009 edition of Freshmen.