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Episodes Of The DR. WHO SpinOff THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES Appear On YouTube!!

Merrick here...
Two episodes of BBC's DR. WHO spinoff THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES have appeared on YouTube. The show just started airing in the UK. You can see them, for the moment at least, via the YouTube windows below. I haven't had a chance to watch these all the way through myself (I wanted to post this quickly 'cause I know DR. WHO fans are legion); what little I've seen appears to have a NANCY DREW/SCOOBY-DOO kinda vibe.






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  • Sept. 27, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    You do know TSJA is intended for kids, right?

    by SpyGuy

    The next thing you know, we'll start seeing demands for a HANNAH MONTANA talkback.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Not sure...

    by kbass

    that we need another Dr. Who spinoff after Torchwood. Although I enjoy the show it's gets a little thin after you get away from the central character of the Doctor.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    The point, kbass,

    by raw_bean

    is that Torchwood is for the grown-up Who fans to get a fix of more serious stories, while SJA is for the kiddies to get something that won't terrify or bore them.<p>That said, I'm sure there're grown-up Who fans who're interested enough that they'll be grateful for Herc putting this up, SpyGuy.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    When I was a lad....

    by eyeball22

    Sarah Jane was pure w@nkfodder.... Those were the days...

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    TSJA is the anti-Torchwood

    by The Handsome 12th Doctor

    Where Torchwood is meant to be the adult spin-off of Doctor Who, a show that kiddies aren't supposed to watch, but invariably do due to suitably relaxed parenting. TSJA is meant to be the kid's version that grown-ups aren't supposed to watch, but invariably do because we're all just big kids really. <br> <br>For what it was TSJA was a good prog. Well made, well paced, fun. And the Slitheen, rubbish monsters in Doctor Who, were far better placed here. That is to say, farting is funny when used in the correct timeslot.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    She still is, eyeball22

    by Meglos

    At least to me.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by INWOsuxRED

    another show aimed at kids is called doctor who. So is every film made by Pixar. So are the Spider-man movies...

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    when is Herc going to start calling this season 2?

    by INWOsuxRED

    because we all know "K-9 and company" was season 1, right?

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    You're right Meglos..

    by eyeball22

    Just watched the clips, damn, she still has her figure... I'm just going up to my room for a bit...

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Screw Sarah Jane, give us Blake's 7

    by Mr Squirrel

    Before Avon needs a stanna stairlift.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Dr Who = Amazing Slitheen however, = bollocks

    by Seph_J

    Thats about all I have to say about that.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST

    INWOsuxRED:DR.WHO is aimed at the family, not just kids

    by SpyGuy

    TORCHWOOD is intended for adults and older kids, DOCTOR WHO is intended for the entire family (kids and adults), and THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES is intended for kids. It's not that hard, really.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Better than many episodes of Who

    by performingmonkey

    Hopefully now we've got a kids show they won't feel the need to go too kiddie in Doctor Who. Although I suppose season 3 was the least kiddie so far, even though it was full of shit episodes like '42' and 'The Lazarus Experiment'.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Dr Who is the kiddy show

    by papabendi

    meant to scare the shit out of kids a certain age. Kids are probably to decensitised these days. I remember cowarding under a hosptal bed during 'Pyramids of Mars' when I was 6.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Evil? Your evil is my good.

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I am Sutekh the Destroyer, Where I tread I leave nothing but dust and darkness. I find that good.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I'm back

    by papabendi

    under that bed.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    is this legally sanctioned by the BBC?

    by punto

    because if not, why not just post a link to the torrent?

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Any Word on When TSJA Will Air in USA?

    by Deandome

    My 6y.o. likes the Doctor...I'm sure he'd love this. But youtube ain't gonna fly. Can we expect it on BBC America soon?

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    BBC and Youtube

    by EPE

    Actually the Beeb and Youtube have an agreement, so you can watch Who, Torchwood, TSJA and other Beeb shows on Youtube instead of paying through the nose for DVDs or waiting for them to pop up on Sci Fi or BBC America. So yes, it is legal. I wouldn't expect to ever see TSJA in the US, unless Canada picks it up and you can watch it over the border.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Trik_Ster: No *probably* about TORCHWOOD on Sci Fi

    by SpyGuy

    TORCHWOOD is already airing on BBC America, so Sci Fi *probably* wouldn't want sloppy seconds on a British import...or thirds if you count the original BBC transmission. <p>"Adult content" may not be an issue, however. The network did air LEXX and TRIPPING THE RIFT once upon a time, and Skiffy could simply chop out the more sensitive bits and insert more in-house commercials for their craptacular FLASH GORDON series.</p>

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Bring Back Sally Sparrow!!!

    by wowsah156

    We all know RTD is a pigs bollock. And the hideous Catherine Tate character needs to be kiiled horribly soon and replaced by Sally Sparrow from the "Blink" episode. RTD has sexualised The Doctor to the detriment of his true asexual alien character.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I'll second the Sally Sparrow request......

    by hansello

    Not looking forward to missing season 4 of Who next year. Is Catherine Tate really going to be in every episode!!! It's not too late, change her role. Perhaps she could just play a mysterious stranger who appears in the background of every episode (but doesn't speak) then in the very last episode she reveals herself to be slightly important, but explains everything within 2 minutes. By doing this the Doctor would have no choice but to select one of the shows most promising companions-to-be, the one and only, Sally Sparrow. Oh, and they'd be room for Martha when she returns. Hate the Tate.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Yes Tate will be in all the season 4 episodes...

    by V'Shael

    I think RTD is adopting a scorched earth policy. He's loving the cred he's getting for resurrecting the show, and doesn't want his successor to show that anyone else can do the job. <p> I mean, the characters and aliens RTD creates (and the script he writes) are sub-par, compared to the ones done by Moffat, for example. I'm sure that grates against RTD's enormous ego.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I thought Who was aimed at preteens while TSJA

    by Yeti

    are aimed at the under 10 set. Torchwood is aimed at adults (more or less)

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Glad to see Sarah's alive and well

    by EldradMustLive

    Just watched her original Doctor Who swan song "The Hand of Fear" on dvd last night. The dvd has a great doc on the Sarah Jane Smith years of Who, plus some good archival footage of Elisabeth Sladen and Tom Baker on some random British kid call in show.

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    K9 GOTTA EAT....

    by Super Moo

    ...Sarah's naughty parts

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Torchwood is also on HDNET

    by INWOsuxRED

    in actual HD, so that would be two outlets that air it before sci-fi. Also, it isn't terribly good, not that that would stop sci-fi. Does Sarah Jane air in HD in England?

  • Sept. 27, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    another vote for Sally Sparrow

    by kabong

    What I learned from this msg brd: <p> Sutekh is the kwisatz haderach. <p> Now it all makes sense to my un-mentat brain.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Doctor Who is still on because it's the best and longest running science-fiction programme in the history of the world, one of the 3 or 4 highest rated shows currently airing here in the UK and winner of BAFTAs and Hugos galore.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Can't argue with those stats, kwisatzhaderach.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Who is science fiction gold, my friend.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I hope Donna will be the first new WHO companion to die

    by SpyGuy

    Thankfully, Martha's coming back halfway through Series Four, so here's hoping the season finale ends with Donna being exterminated by Davros or the Rani or whoever the new Big Bad turns out to be. We really need someone else to bust on because all those Adric jokes became stale years ago.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    My teacher is a Dalek!

    by Tiki-421

    ED-U-CATE! </p> ED-U-CATE! </p> ED-U-CATE!!!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Tate isn't worth killing

    by INWOsuxRED

    It makes it harder to comment about how much they suck when they die because people feel bad about it. Just get rid of her.