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     Home »  Sarah Jane Adventures - Series 1 »  SJA Episode 3 - Eye of the Gorgon
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     Monday, October 01 2007 @ 07:56 PM EDT
    So according to Wikipedia, "Eye of the Gorgon" is episode 3, and we've just seen part one of two. Episode 2 was "Revenge of the Slitheen" and Episode 1 was "Invasion of the Bane".

    So what did everyone (who saw it) think of "Eye of the Gorgon"?

    I thought it was excellent. Still keeping in mind it's a kids' show, it does a great job keeping a tense atmosphere, some lovely characters this time out, some extra good family strife for Maria, excellent wordplay "This is how we solve a problem like Maria", says the nun.

    This was every bit as good as a Doctor Who episode in my opinion.

    And the short, half-hour episodes keep the action flowing.

    Oh, I'm liking this show more and more.

    How am I going to get through to next week?


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     Monday, October 01 2007 @ 10:14 PM EDT

    Wiki aside, count "Bane" as a Pilot or a Holiday special not as ep1. Then you have "Revenge" as being eps. 1 & 2 with "Eye" being 3 & 4.

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     Monday, October 01 2007 @ 10:19 PM EDT
    Loved the old lady, with her references to the Sontarans.


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     Monday, October 01 2007 @ 10:22 PM EDT
    I'm with you, Sean - I'm totally loving this show!


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     Monday, October 08 2007 @ 07:16 PM EDT
    So now that we've seen the second part of "Eye of the Gorgon", what did you all think?

    I thought it was certainly MUCH weaker than the first part. The lovely atmosphere they gained in that one was squandered in this one, with the scene with Maria's mom and the statue.

    The conflict and climax were too small and sudden and too easy.

    Not as happy. Still, it's better than most TV.


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     Tuesday, October 09 2007 @ 01:37 PM EDT
    I also thought that the climax was just a little too obvious.

    That said, I still think this series is fabulous.

    Some people have been critical, but I think they need to remember that this is a genuine kids program (that because of the obvious connections, will be watched by adults).

    I was critical of the Slitheen in the first 2 parter (they make good action figures, & to me thats about it), and I thought the end of this could've been stronger. All the above makes it sound like I'm unhappy - far from it; this is quality kids TV (and I like quality kids TV).

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Saturday, October 20 2007 @ 04:36 PM EDT

    I too thought that part 2 was a bit disappointing compared to part 1.

    Overall, it isn't bad as a children's series. Mind you, I have to use that caveat or qualifier with it.


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     Sunday, October 21 2007 @ 04:06 AM EDT
    I was out with my boss the other evening and we went back to his house for something to eat before we went. His kids were there and they were watching CBBC. Whenever I see them they'll always talk to me about Doctor Who and show me they're latest toys and stuff. I asked them if they'd been watching SJA and they clearly think it's wonderful. They both got very animated about it - it's definitely a BIG hit with the children in that household.

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