Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sonic Lipstick Awards 2008 - Results

Sorry about the delay! This was meant to go live February 5th. Erm... oops! Still, good things come to those that wait, and all.

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Gotta admit that when the SJ.tv reader awards launched back in December I was quitely optimistic that - like last year - they'd have a pretty good reply, possibly even beating the 150ish numbers that we got last year. Alas, it wasn't to be so - only a dozen or so votes were cast (and that's including votes from myself and other SJ.tv bloggers!) which is a mighty shame. Still, the votes have been counted, and the results are in.

Ladies and gents, I present the winners...

BEST EPISODE
1: "The Temptation of Sarah-Jane Smith" (8.44/10 average)
2: "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" (8/10 average)
3: "The Mark of thr Berserker" (7.81/10 average)
4: "Day of the Clown" (7.25/10 average)
5: "Enemy of the Bane" (7.21/10 average)
6: "Secrets of the Stars" (6.56/10 average)
7: "The Last Sontaran" (6.06/10 average)

If we add this to the scores from last year's vote, the episodes so far rate as...

(Series 2 episodes represented in italics)

1: "Whatever Happened to Sarah-Jane?" (9.63/10 average)
2: "The Lost Boy" (9.12/10 average)
3: "Eye of the Gorgon" (8.77/10 average)
4: "Invasion of the Bane" (8.5/10 average)
5: "The Temptation of Sarah-Jane Smith" (8.44/10 average)
6: "Warriors of Kudlak" (7.81/10 average)
=: "The Mark of the Berserker" (7.81/10 average)
8: "Revenge of the Slitheen" (7.77/10 average)
9: "Day of the Clown" (7.25/10 average)
10: "Enemy of the Bane" (7.21/10 average)
11: "Secrets of the Stars" (6.56/10 average)
12: "The Last Sontaran" (6.06/10 average)

In short, no second series episode scaled the heights of the 2007 series - the top episode managing no more than an 8.5/10 average. This year (for the first time) we had episodes scoring an average less than 7, and in the case of "The Last Sontaran" barely even above the 6/10 mark.
This could be due to the smaller number of votes cast, or a reflection on the quality of the episodes themselves.

BEST AUDIO ADVENTURE
1: "The Glittering Storm" [Stephen Cole] (9.5/10 average)
2: "The Ghost House" [Stephen Cole] (8.5/10 average)
3: "The Time Capsule" [Peter Anghelides] (7/10 average)
4: "The Thirteenth Stone" [Justin Richards] (6/10 average)

BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS (excluding Elisabeth Sladen)
1: Daniel Anthony - "Clyde Langer" (66.6%)
2: Yasmin Paige - "Maria Jackson" (22.2%)
3: Thomas Knight - "Luke Smith" (11.1%)
4: Anjli Mohindra - "Rani Chandra" (0%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/ACTRESS
1: Joseph Millson - "Alan Jackson" (33.3%)
= Juliet Cowan - "Chrissie Jackson" (33.3%)

3: Ace Bhatti - "Haresh Chandra" (11.1%)
= Mina Anwar - "Gita Chandra" (11.1%)
= Alexander Armstrong - voice of "Mr. Smith" (11.1%)

BEST GUEST STAR
1: Samantha Bond - "Mrs. Wormwood" in 2.6 (44.4%)
2: Nicholas Courtney - "Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart" in 2.6 (22.2%)
= Rosanna Lavelle - "Barbara Smith" in 2.5 (22.2%)
4: Jocelyn Jee Esien - "Carla Langer" in 2.4 (11.1%)

BEST MONSTER/VILLAIN
1: Mrs. Wormwood (55.5%)
2: Odd Bob the Clown (22.2%)
3: Paul Langer [the Berserker] (11.1%)
= The Trickster (11.1%)

BEST WRITER
1: Joseph Lidster - "The Mark of the Berserker" (44.4%)
2: Gareth Roberts - "Secrets of the Stars", "The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith" (33.3%)
3: Phil Ford - "The Last Sontaran", "Day of the Clown", "Enemy of the Bane" (22.2%)

BEST DIRECTOR
1: Graeme Harper - "The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith", "Enemy of the Bane" (77.7%)
2: Joss Agnew - "The Last Sontaran", "The Mark of the Berserker" (22.2%)
3: Michael Kerrigan - "Day of the Clown", "Secrets of the Stars" (0%)

MERCHANDISE
Not enough data obtained to put together a worthwhile result.

DVD POLL
The story you'd most like to see released on DVD is... "Terror of the Zygons"!!

"Death to the Daleks", "Planet of the Spiders" and "Masque of Mandragora" also recieved votes.

THE YES/NO GAME
1: Do you buy the SJA novelisations? (Yes - 33% No - 66%)
2: Would you buy a Sarah Jane Adventures official magazine? (Yes - 77% No 22%)
3: Should Character Options release more SJA toys (Yes - 88% No - 11%)
4: Do you want the Doctor to make a full blown cameo appearance? (Yes - 77% No - 22%)
5a: Was the characterisation of the Brigadier faithful to the classic series? (Yes - 100%)
5b: Do you feel the Brigadier was well served by the plot of the finale? (Yes - 33% No - 66%)
6a: In your opinion could the show survive if Rani or Clyde departed? (Yes - 33% No - 66%)
6b: Could the show survive losing Luke Smith? (No - 100%)
7a: Should the show end after series 3? (Yes - 11% No - 88%)
7b: Do you think the show will end after series 3? (Yes - 77% No - 22%)
8: Do you read SARAH-JANE.tv everyday? (Yes - 55% No - 44%)

2 OF A KIND
1: Series One or Series Two? (winner: Series One - 55%)
2: Maria Jackson or Rani Chandra? (winner: Maria - 75%)
3: Maria's parents or Rani's parents? (winner: Maria's - 100%)
4: BBC One @ 4:35pm or CBBC Channel @ 5:15pm? (winner: CBBC - 66.6%)
5: "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" or "The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith"? (winner: "Whatever..." - 71.4%)
6: SARAH-JANE.tv or TORCHWOOD.tv? (winner: SJ.tv - 77%)

SERIES SHOWDOWN
1: Doctor Who (1963 onwards) - 62.5%
2: The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007 onwards) - 37.5%
3: Torchwood (2006 onwards) - 0%

THE AVERAGE FAN
Not enough data collected for the results of this to be worthwhile, sorry. Might run it again as a seperate post later in the year - but people need to actually respond this time!!

FINALLY...
5 words to sum up the second series. My favourite responces:
Ella - "Made of awesome"
Linda - "Better and better and better"
Chris - "Five words? Sarah Jane? Impossible!"
Nabu - "Could have been better :P"
Brandon - "It gets better with age!"

My own opinion? I wrote "Underwhelming/directionless set of adventures."

And that folks, at last, is a wrap!

Thanks to everybody that *did* vote, and congratulations to all of the winners.

All that's left for me to say is this - bring on the 2009 series, and I'll see you same time, same place for more voting (hopefully!) next year.
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