This weekend, as an alternative to the rugby (try living in Wales and not liking rugby ... you get very funny looks), I sat down and went through some old Doctor Who stories. And the more I watched, the more I realised how lucky we are to have The Sarah-Jane Adventures heading our way. Over the last two days, I have seen adventures with Leela, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Turlough and Peri.
What if one of them had been given the return appearance in School Reunion? Would we be here today talking of how great Invasion of the Bane was when Leela jumped the Bane Mother and beat her with a stick? Or wondering where Tegan's zany & wacky career as an air steward would take her next?
So, why Sarah-Jane? The obvious answer is simple. As a journalist, she would be investigating things, getting into scrapes, seeking new life and new civilisations ... oh hang on ... that's someone else .. but you get the point. I feel there is more to it.
Now, not to detract from any performances or writings relating to other companions, but Sarah Jane just has more to her as a character. Personally, I feel she represents how I hope I would behave if the Doctor whisked me away this afternoon (even though chances are I would be a big girls blouse and scream and run away a lot)
Well, I could go on for pages, but will now hand over to you! What is the Sarah-Jane appeal to you? (keep it clean). Are there companions you would like to see turn up and assist Sarah-Jane for one adventure? Comments in the box as usual please!