Tuesday, 20 December 2016

SJA 2-02: The Last Sontaran Part Two

A Guide to Classic Who references (and other references) New Who (including The Sarah Jane Adventure episodes.)

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 2 episode 1 (Story 7 part 1) in which Sarah Jane and friends meet a Sontaran.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for

"The Last Sontaran Part Two"

Viewing Order:

  • Sarah Jane Adventures 1-00 - "Invasion of Bane" (Suggested viewing - introduction of characters & Premise.)
  • Sarah Jane Adventures 1-01 - "Revenge of the Slitheen Part 1" (Suggested viewing - introduction of character.)
  • Doctor Who (2005) 4-04 - "The Sontaran Stratagem" (Part 1) (Suggested viewing - events.)
  • Doctor Who (2005) 4-05 - "The Poison Sky" (Part 2)" (Suggested viewing - events.)
  • Sarah Jane Adventures 2-01 - "The Last Sontaran Part 1" (Required viewing - first part of two-parter.)


[OLD] - Things that first appeared in the classic series of Doctor Who (1963) or the movie.

For context, the following are also covered:
[1ST] -  The first appearance of things in Doctor Who and related shows.
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new series of Doctor Who (2005).
[SJA] - Things that first appeared in Sarah Jane Adventures.

Ongoing References:

  • [SJA]  Mr Smith - Sarah Jane Smith's alien computer, first seen in the first Sarah Jane Adventures episode "Invasion of the Bane".  As noted above it is based on a Xylok, and needed to be rebooted to stop it destroying the Earth.

From Part One:

  • [OLD]  The Sontarans - A race who frequently appeared in Doctor Who (1963).  They appeared in Doctor Who (2005) for the first time in  "The Sontaran Stratagem"/"The Poison Sky," the events of which Kaagh is the sole survivor.  As Sarah Jane notes she's met the Sontarans twice before, once in 13th Century England (The Third Doctor story "The Time Warrior" (Season 11)) and a second time on Earth in the year 16807 (The Fourth Doctor story "The Sontaran Experiment (Season 12)). 

  • [SJA] TYCHO - First appearance of this organisation.  A similar organisation, the Pharos Project, appeared in the Fourth Doctor story "Logopolis" (Season 18).

  • [1ST]  Neural Control Implant - The first appearance of this device.  As Sarah Jane points out the Sontarans have previously used hypnosis.

  • [1ST]  Sontaran drones - The first appearance of these devices.

  • [OLD]  Sontaran pod - A similar ship to the one Linx had crashed in the Third Doctor story "The Time Warrior" (Season 11or the one that Styre tries to leave in in the Fourth Doctor story "The Sontaran Experiment (Season 12)).

From this episode:

  • [OLD]  Probic Vent - The Sontaran's primary weaken, ever since their first appearance in "The Time Warriors" (Season 11).

Previous:  "The Last Sontaran Part 1"
Next: "The Day of the Clown Part 1"


The Time Crash blog was created to help New Who fans understand Classic Who references - and to know if something isn't a reference but a new idea.  If there's a reference I missed or a subject that you feel needs more explaining, please comment.

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