Monday, 31 July 2017

SJA 2-03: The Day of the Clown Part One

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 8 part 1) in which Sarah Jane and friends meet a new friend... and a clown who abducts children...




Warning: May contain Spoilers for

"The Day of the Clown Part One"




References:

[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]  Alien Detecting Watch - First appearred in "The Invasion of the Bane" (The Sarah Jane Adventures series 1), although the Third Doctor had a TARDIS finding watch and the Seventh one that detected danger.  The source of Sarah Jane's scanner watch isn't given on-screen, but other material states the Doctor left it inside K9 for her.

  • [SJA]  Sonic Lipstick - Sarah Jane's Sonic Lipstick, obviously based on the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver.  Like the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver it doesn't work on Deadlock Seals.  The source of Sarah Jane's scanner watch isn't given on-screen, but other material states the Doctor left it inside K9 for her.

From this episode:





  • [SJA]  The Gorgons - Faced by Sarah Jane and friends in "Eye of the Gorgon Part 1" and "Part 2" (The Sarah Jane Adventures series 1)  The Second Doctor faced the Medusa in "The Mind Robbers" (Doctor Who (1963) season 6) but it was a manifestation of the Greek myth.




  • [OLD]  Animated mannequins - A technique used by the Nestene, when creating the Autons.

~DUG.

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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