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Matt Smith to Appear on 'The Sarah Jane Adventures'

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 20th 2010 9:21AM

Doctor WhoMatt Smith has only just taken the reigns of the title role in 'Doctor Who' and he is already slated to make a guest-appearance on the spin-off series 'The Sarah Jane Adventures,' according to the BBC Press Office. For those unaware, the spin-off follows the adventures of former 'Doctor Who' companion Sarah Jane Smith as played by Elisabeth Sladen.

Also joining them in the same episode is former 'Doctor Who' companion Jo Grant. She'll be played by Katy Manning, who is stepping into the role for the first time since 1973.

And to round out the news trifecta, the episode will be written by the creator of 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' and the man responsible for bringing 'Doctor Who' back to television, Russell T. Davies. This would mark Davies' first time writing for the character of the Doctor since he left the series (and it could be argued that it's his first time writing for Smith's Doctor).

Mind you, Davies writing was never particularly impressive on the series in terms of science fiction. Davies' strength tends to be writing about relationships, and having the Doctor in a room with two of his ex-companions (which for the Doctor would be the equivalent of ex-girlfriends) is enough reason to tune in.

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I'm glad to see this happening, even though I don't watch The Sarah Jane Adventures. I was worried that the "new" Doctor Who wouldn't do any crossovers (in case of Torchwood...although I quite honestly don't know where that show stands at this moment). This gives me hope that it might be possible to see the Doctor and Captain Jack together again!

April 20 2010 at 7:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Jen's comment

I would love to see Torchwood dealing with the eleventh Doctor. There's not a whole lot of fun or lightheartedness at Torchwood. It would be good to see 11 and Jack Harkness catching up...wonder what Jack would say about his new look...

April 21 2010 at 9:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Axel Harris

My only question is when?

April 20 2010 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Davies is better at writing sci-fi than many people realize. He simply realizes that the most interesting sci-fi concept in the world won't hook a large audience if it's tied to two-dimensional characters to whom the audience can't relate. That's why he didn't make 'Flash Forward'.

April 20 2010 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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