Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Media Whore

Shopping around town today it seemed that everywhere I turned Elisabeth Sladen was staring down at me from magazine shelves and the such. Honestly, "The Sarah Jane Adventures" are on the front page of every major cult magazine at the minute; which includes the latest TV Zone Special, Cult Times and the new issue of Doctor Who Adventures!

DWA run an eight page pull out special on the series, with short interviews with all the regular cast. The magazine previews all five adventures, and drops some further hints about what to expect from the series finale, "The Lost Boy". It states: "Life suddenly becomes very different for the team. Is it time for Sarah Jane to stop adventuring?". Doctor Who Adventures issue 39 is out now priced a very modest £2.10.

Meanwhile the TV Zone Special (number 78) is a new season special. Not only does it preview all the latest US imports such as "Pushing Daises" and "The Bionic Woman" but it also features a neat interview with Elisabeth Sladen, where the actress talks about walking with both Graeme Harper and Charles Martin - and what it means to be a heroine in the 21st Century...

"We recorded them out of order. We did one/two, three/four, then we did seven and eight, then we did nine and ten. Then we did five and six! And while we were doing five and six we were still picking up nine and ten, and then we had the extra scenes for one, two, three... so it's all, 'Oh, what story was that?!' "

The 78th TV Zone special is out now priced £5.99.

The Cult Times article doesn't feature any interviews - instead it's an overview of the series as a whole, exploring Sarah's origins from way back in 1973 all the way through to this new 10 part series. There's also a look ahead to Doctor Who's "Voyage of the Damned" as well as the second season of Torchwood. It's an interesting read, but nothing we haven't seen below. Lovely cover though... Cult Times issue 145 is out now, costing you £3.99

Finally the ratings are in for yesterday's broadcast of "Eye of the Gorgon". Part One, which aired on BBC One, gained 1.1 Million viewers (10.1% of the audience) whereas over on the CBBC Channel the second part managed to grab 0.24 Million people (15.3% of multichannel viewers). All in all, good news! The series is holding steady in the ratings - which makes an announcement on a future second series look ever more likely...
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