Subject: my Sarah feelings

Posted on: January 17 2009 @ 01:40 PM
By: Chase

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Or rather my feelings about this show. I am rather ambivalnt about Torchwood and less so about Sarah Jane's adventures. I always liked actin where kids vs adults or kids vs monsters or crooks and this has that feel to it…only it has a hindrance…Sarah Jane. I mean this would work as a Tmorrow People series minus the stuffy Sarah Jane. I also feel that they have her very very wrong here. Sarah was always the warm one, who could wander in and make people like her immediately and make others warm to the Doctor, too. Here, she’s just…played like a lone loser (wh pined awy for the Doctor all those years and never married or even seemed to have any social life) who needs others around her because she got…weird thanks to the Doctor. Also her insistence at being called Sarah Jane and not just Sarah strikes me as odd too. Since when did she want to not be called Sarah alone? The strong point to the seasons are Luke and Clyde, the young actors being just right for each part and acting their socks off amid middle to great scripts, some of which have been ripped off from other things and other shows and stories including the clown thing. The series…I feel this and Torchwood would be better off not existing so we could have more Doctor Who and more stories per season and more energy from the crew and creators of DW put into DW and not these two series. If I had to pick one to go it would be the dark, gutter trash Torchwood though. I love the cast of Sarah Jane. I just think they are grasping at straws setting two series on Earth and basing them around alien invasions almost all the time. Sigh. The scripts have been kay of late though



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my Sarah feelings

Posted on: January 19 2009 @ 04:00 AM
By: hypocaust

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[QUOTE BY= Chase]The series…I feel this and Torchwood would be better off not existing so we could have more Doctor Who and more stories per season and more energy from the crew and creators of DW put into DW and not these two series.[/QUOTE]

I don't watch either show, so it wouldn't bother me if they axed them or not, but that would surely have no effect on the number of episodes of DW you would get.

The BBC would just use the SJA or TW budgets on other shows to fill those timeslots, not reallocate the budget to DW.

As for wasted creative effort, if the shows are just rip-offs of other things as you point out, surely they aren't expending much extra energy on SJA and TW? Wink


my Sarah feelings

Posted on: February 21 2009 @ 05:18 PM
By: Chase

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Yeah they are. The effects, costumes, sets, cameras, acting budget, etc are all used...and would be best be spent on Doctor Who itself.


my Sarah feelings

Posted on: February 22 2009 @ 05:30 AM
By: capricorn1

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[QUOTE BY= Chase] Yeah they are. The effects, costumes, sets, cameras, acting budget, etc are all used...and would be best be spent on Doctor Who itself. [/QUOTE]
Well skipping the fact that these shows have fantastic ratings so they will continue to be made regardless of your views, if they were not made it would not mean more Dr Who. The BBC give a production a budget and they have to stick to that, cancelling production "X" doesn't mean production "Y" can have the their money.

Look at the facts, it already takes 9 months to get 13 episodes of Doctor Who out, just throwing more money at it won't necessarily speed up the process and besides, even if it did quality would suffer. Likewise, this isn't the way the BBC works so this money would NOT be given to the doctor Who production, it would be given used to produce other new shows. Finally, there is some sharing of resources between the 3 shows but they all have separate production teams working independently of each other.

If you don't like Torchwood or SJA (which I personally think is fantastic) then that is fine, you're entitled to your views and the world would be boring if we all liked the same thing but please don't delude yourself that these show existing is depriving you of more Doctor Who.


my Sarah feelings

Posted on: February 22 2009 @ 01:39 PM
By: T Baker(notTom)

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[QUOTE BY= capricorn1]
If you don't like Torchwood or SJA (which I personally think is fantastic) then that is fine, you're entitled to your views and the world would be boring if we all liked the same thing but please don't delude yourself that these show existing is depriving you of more Doctor Who.[/QUOTE]

In fact it is quite the opposite. Because of the success of Doctor Who the two spin-off shows were born. If Doctor Who hadn't been so successful the other shows would not have been created.


my Sarah feelings

Posted on: February 22 2009 @ 01:49 PM
By: Idiom

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[QUOTE BY= Chase] I also feel that they have her very very wrong here. Sarah was always the warm one, who could wander in and make people like her immediately and make others warm to the Doctor, too. Here, she’s just…played like a lone loser (wh pined awy for the Doctor all those years and never married or even seemed to have any social life) who needs others around her because she got…weird thanks to the Doctor. [/QUOTE]
That's sort of the point though, isn't it? This is a much older sarah. A sarah who maybe did waste a lot of her life pining for the Doctor. Maybe not in a professional sense but rather in her personal life. Nobody could ever live up to him or maybe she was scared of commiting in case they just up and left like the Doctor. Either way she is an attempt to show how the Doctor can affect people negatively as well as positively. A underlying theme that has existed since the series returned.


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