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The Death of Doctor Who’s Sarah Jane Smith – R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen

After a reported fight with cancer, Elisabeth Sladen, the British actress most fondly remembered as Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who. Elisabeth was 63 and her passing has left a great number of fans that grew up watching her saddened.

Sarah Jane Smith – One of the Favorite Doctor Who Companions

Elisabeht Sladen and Jon Pertwee in Doctor Who

Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladen in a publicity photo as the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith

I grew up watching Doctor Who on Saturday nights in rural North Texas on Channel 13 KERA. It was the late seventies and early eighties and I couldn’t wait for the adventures of the third and fourth incarnations of the Doctor, played respectively by Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. The transition from the third Doctor to the fourth Doctor was made a bit easier for my young mind because the continuity that Sarah Jane Smith provided.

Sarah Jane Smith was a journalist who after infiltrating a military base ends up accompanying the third incarnation of the Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee. Sladen stayed on for three seasons with the third Doctor until his regeneration. She then stayed on with the fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker until her departure at the end of  “The Hand of Fear” series.

Elisabeth Sladen and Tom Baker as Sarah Jane Smith and Doctor Who in The Ark in Space series

The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, played by Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen, in "The Ark in Space"

Sladen actually was the first character to have a spin off project from Doctor Who. She starred in the pilot of the K-9 and Company series, but it was not further developed. She would appear as a guest in The Five Doctors episode in the early eighties as well as several other non-canonical Doctor Who related projects.

The Return of Sarah Jane Smith

I was thrilled when the BBC relaunched the Doctor Who franchise in 2005. The quality of the series was perhaps at it’s highest values (although I love the old Doctor’s!). But I was thrilled when Elisabeth Sladen reprised her role as Sarah Jane Smith in “The School Reunion” two part episode. This appearance led to further guest spots as well as ultimately her own spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. In the course of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sladen was involved in cross-over story arcs with both Doctor Who and Torchwood, as she worked to detect aliens on earth.

David Tennant and Elisabeth Sladen as the Tenth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who

The return of Sarah Jane Smith to the world of Doctor Who

Sarah Jane Smith – The Favorite Companion

For a lot of us who grew up with Sarah Jane Smith, there is no doubt that she is probably the companion that we think of when we think of the Doctor. I suppose a lot of it depends on when you watched Doctor Who and just how many versions of the Doctor that you have experienced. Personally, Elisabeth Sladen will always be my go to companion, just as she was for the Third and Fourth Doctors.

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Doctor Who: Desktop Patrol Red Dalek

Doctor Who: Desktop Patrol Red Dalek

  • Don’t look now, but there’s a Dalek patrolling your desk!
  • Based on the infamous villains from Doctor Who.
  • Uses onboard sensors to detect the ground around it!
  • it about 4 inch tall
  • Requires 3 X AAA 1.5V batteries (batteries not include)

This eye-catching red Dalek patrols your desktop for hours, never falling off or bumping into anything! Simply turn on the approximately 3-inch tall villain from Doctor Who and place it on your desk (or other flat surface). The robot has built-in se

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Doctor Who: Ep.143 – Revelation of the Daleks

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Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series [Blu-ray]

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series [Blu-ray]

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan star as the new Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who. After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash! After falling from the sky, he pulls himse

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Doctor Who?

Blog post about this video: charliemcdonnell.com For those that are clueless, is a very brief sum up of the TV Show “Doctor Who” and a run down of my reasons for liking it as much as I do. Let me know, what do you think of Doctor Who?
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Doctor Who – Dalek Rotating LED Mobile Phone Charm

Doctor Who – Dalek Rotating LED Mobile Phone Charm

  • Every time your mobile gets a call watch the Dalek flash ‘n spin round !
  • Figure about 1.75 inch tall
  • Phone charm is compatiable with GSM Networks and may not work with all 3G Networks

Doctor Who Dalek Mobile Phone Charm (Brown)

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Doctor Who – Destiny of the Daleks [DVD]

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Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Replica (Light & Sound Effects)

Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Replica (Light & Sound Effects)

  • Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Replica
  • Requires 3 x L1154 batterie
  • This sonic Screwdriver measures aproximately 9 inches long
  • Makes a great costume prop
  • For ages 5+

The Doctor’s multipurpose tool is a Gallifreyan device, with numerous settings, easily controlled at the press of his thumb. The Doctor has had many sonic screwdrivers of different designs throughout his life, and this latest one was created from wit

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Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan star as the new Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who. After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash! After falling from the sky, he pulls himse

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