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4.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P. Sarah Jane, 3 Dec. 2011
This review is from: The Sarah Jane Adventures - Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
A short final season of the very enjoyable Doctor Who spin off that feels more like classic Doctor Who than the new Doctor Who series thanks to the cliffhangers and half hour episodes. The first story introduces new girl Sky who Sarah Jane goes on to adopt. The girl's one of those annoying kids that keeps asking why every 5 minutes but sadly as it's only a short season due to Elizabeth Sladen's death half way through filming she's never given a chance to develop. The remaining 2 stories are enjoyable and the final episode is a fitting tribute to a fine actress allowing the series to go out on a high. A fun show and while it's sad to see it go the BBC did the right thing cancelling it after Elizabeth Sladen's death as it wouldn't have been right to carry on without her.
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2012 01:27:52 GMT
Voltaire 808 says:
Nice review R.W. Just would like to know how the BBC would have continued the series without its main character? Surely they had no option but to cancel it. Mind you, with the smorgasboard that is the new series one can never be too sure!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2012 17:00:33 GMT
I suppose they could have continued it with just the kids or have a new sarah jane like character show up or even replace her with jo grant who appeared in season 4 but it would have seemed wrong somehow as you certainly can't regenerate the character like you can with The Doctor. Cancellation was definately the right move.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2012 15:52:42 BDT
I still have this lined up on my Sky + box but have never trusted myself to watch it as I know I will burst into tears. For heaven's sake I am almost 65 but her death was viciously real and she can't come back from beyond the grave. As a programme it was a good partner for the infinitely more complex current Dr.Who. For me, both work although the latter makes me feel that e=mc2 is an equation for toddlers. Thank you Elisabeth Sladen, cast & production team. Also, thanks BBC for making the only possible correct decision by cancelling. A completely separate Jo Grant series with a different cast and premise could work. I would like to see it tried out but in no way as a replacement or parallel for SJA. Sleep well Elisabeth. Thanks for the memories.
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