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Old 02-08-2006, 05:53   #1
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Arrow The Sarah Jane Adventures. - Doctor 11 and Jo Grant to appear in new series!

The BBC's in-house newsletter Ariel today released information suggesting the identity of the second Doctor Who spinoff series that has bee rumored for the past several months.
This one will bring back Elisabeth Sladen , who appeared last season in the episode "School Reunion":
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"CBBC is developing a spin-off series from Doctor Who based on the adventures of investigative journalist Sarah Jane, played by Elizabeth Sladen, and to be written by Russell T Davies. Sladen, who originally played the Doctor's assistant in 1973, returned for the last series where she was seen vying with young Rose Tyler for the Doctor's affections."
Outpost Gallifrey has also reported this & states that they have heard from a variety of sources that the working title on this is Sarah Jane Investigates. There is currently no word as to when this might appear.

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Old 02-08-2006, 06:44   #2
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Mixed feelings about this one, to be honest. Is two spin-offs going to be overkill?

And is K9 going to be in it?
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:58   #3
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Mixed feelings about this one, to be honest. Is two spin-offs going to be overkill?

And is K9 going to be in it?
I think this has got a bit of a way to go yet.

I think there could be room for the 3 shows if they target them to different audances. If this comes off you would get:
Doctor Who - Family (6-8pm slot)
Tourchwood - 15+ (9pm slot)
Sarah Jane Investigates - 5-15 (5-6pm slot)

Just need a Nicholas Courtney, John Levene & Katy Manning; old style "Good Old Days variety show now for the 50's + audance now

I would think K9 would have to be in it for it to help hit its target audance (my kids love him), as I dont think Sarah would have enough pulling power on her own.
The only doubt is if the use of K9 would clash with the non BBC K9 spin off.
The BBC do own joint copyright on K9 so maybe the fact they are letting it be used by another channel means the co-owners will also be allowed it in this one?

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Old 02-08-2006, 07:47   #4
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What's the non-bbc k9 spin-off?
What about that animated Dr who show on CBBC?
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:21   #5
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What's the non-bbc k9 spin-off?
What about that animated Dr who show on CBBC?
I think your getting your wires crossed.

The non BBC K9 spin off was original reported to be an animated show for Jetix(a childrens channel) called K9 Adventures. From the BBC News back in April:
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Doctor Who dog K9 gets spin-off

K-9 Adventures will feature a new-look version of the trusty robo-dog
Doctor Who's robotic dog K9 is to get its own TV spin-off featuring a mixture of live action and computer animation.
Children's TV channel Jetix Europe is joining forces with former Doctor Who designer Paul Tams and K9 co-creator Bob Baker for the 26-instalment series.

Baker, co-writer of the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit feature film, said he was "delighted to be giving K-9 a new lease of life and a new look".

The original K9 appeared on Doctor Who between 1977 and 1981.

He subsequently appeared in a 1981 one-off show, K9 and Company, and 1983 special The Five Doctors.

'Space fantasy-adventure'

The metallic canine is set to make a guest appearance in this week's instalment of the current Doctor Who series alongside former doctor's assistant Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen.


John Leeson provided the voice of the original K-9
According to industry newspaper Broadcast, the BBC opted out of the K9 series in order to concentrate on its own upcoming Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood.

Michael Lekes of Jetix Europe said the new series, to be called K9 Adventures, would be "an excellent space fantasy-adventure series that we are sure will be immensely popular".

"K9 holds a very special place in the hearts of all Doctor Who fans." added Jim Howell of distributors Park Entertainment.

However its now reported as being a live action show BUT K9 will be CGI & look very different from his Doctor Who look:
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Bob Baker has revealed that the new K9 series is to be a mix of live-action and CGI, and not animated. K9 himself will be CGI, but the rest of the cast will be "live". This was announced at the "Dine with K9" event (with guest stars Elisabeth Sladen and Eugene Washington) which took place on Saturday 8 July. Mr Baker stated that the idea that the series is to be an animated one was simply press rumour, but was never actually the intention at any stage. Scripts have been written for 26 30-minute episodes. A model of the new K9 was unveiled at the event, along with a short section of test footage specially filmed to show the look of the new series, and how the CGI K9 interacted with "real people". The series is expected to air in early 2008.

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Old 02-08-2006, 08:22   #6
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Definately seems like overkill to me... of course I will watch Torchwood with an open mind but some of the stuf I've read so far doesn't inspire much confidence...

I guess wait and see is the key here, although it just seems like too much too soon.
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I guess wait and see is the key here, although it just seems like too much too soon.
My fear is that they'll completely over do it all, and people will get sick of the franchise.

We've got:

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Confidential
Totally Doctor Who
Torchwood
Sarah Jane Investigates

and unrelated:

K9 Adventures.

I suppose the Holby City / Casualty thing suggests that DW and TW could survive side by side, but I would hate to see the main show suffer because everything had been spread so thinly.

That aside, SJS isa great companion, and it COULD be a great show. For my money, the best thing for it to do would be completely unrelated to Dr Who apart from a very occasional nod to the main show. My main criticism of the last season was the continuous shoe-horning of Torchwood into every episode, making the main show just a big advert for what is suppost to be a 'secondary' spin off.
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Guardian Unlimited quotes the title as "Sarah Jane Adventures".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/st...rc=rss&feed=11


Could be good, but then they tried this before with K9 & Company and that was awful. Aiming this squarely at kids though may be better.
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I look forward to next series when every other episode we get a report of a new spin-off or outlandish guest star from the tabloids (and by proxy on here) every day.

"The Super Soarway Sun can exclusively reveal that the bloke who looked shocked when he saw a Yeti in the episode last Saturday is being considered for his very own spin-off series. BBC top-brass were reported to be impressed by the perfomance of the uncredited extra and believe the programme will prove a huge hit for Heat readers and the brain damaged. We contacted Russell T. Davies who declined to comment but an insider revealed that he said "Fabulous!" when the idea was proposed before touching himself while he proof-read his latest draft."
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"A special one-off acts as a taster for the new children's series"

4.50-5.50pm new years day - Investigative journalist....joins forces with 13yr old girl...fight evil aliens... First case, the scheming Ms Wormwood.
Written by Gareth Roberts and Russel T Davies.

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Seems to me that they have these spin-offs arse about face!
Torchwood should've been for the kiddies and Sarah Jane for grown-ups. I think it'll be a wasted opportunity not to use all that adult experience, regret and touching emotion she showed in the Who episodes to it's full grown-up advantage. Ah well.
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I think it'll be a wasted opportunity not to use all that adult experience, regret and touching emotion she showed in the Who episodes to it's full grown-up advantage. Ah well.
Has Torchwood taught you nothing? That's not adult! Her being ****buddies with K9 would be adult.
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Has Torchwood taught you nothing? That's not adult! Her being ****buddies with K9 would be adult.
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Although K9's retracatible lazer will also prove its not how big it is, it's what you do with it.
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Oh FFS! Barely 10 minutes in, and she uses a sonic screwdriver-like contraption.

Unbelievable.

/waits for Samantha Bond / Elisabeth Sladen to come up with assorted gay references between themselves.

Just noticed the bluetooth headsets on the bad guys are there as well. Talk about cookie-cutter writing.

p.s. thread title needs changing from "investigates" to "adventures".

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Still looking better than Torchwood though.
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Sonic Lipstick ???

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Damn I forgot about this. Is it repeated?
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