throw_the_ashtray: (dw - donna)
Series five was some of the hardest things on television I've ever had to sit through, seeing Elisabeth Sladen so full of life and more beautiful than ever, knowing that this would be it, that Sarah Jane would be around no more. It was all leading up to the end of an iconic companion, and I almost didn't watch. It was still too raw, but I did it. I made the effort, and I'm so glad I did. Once again, the stories were top notch, and everyone was still as fantastic as normal. Mina Anwar, Ace Bhatti, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Floella Benjamin... the unsung heroes of The Sarah Jane Adventures who could hold their own up against Lis Sladen. I'm glad we had five extra series featuring Sarah Jane. As Katy Manning so rightly said, she was the quintessential Who girl, and I'm so grateful for RTD and BBC Wales for allowing a new generation to fall in love.

[01-32] - Sky
[33-62] - The Curse of Clyde Langer
[63-94] - The Man Who Never Was


forever... )
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - barbara)

Series four was a very bittersweet season for me. The Sarah Jane Adventures was growing the beard. It was dark, it was fantastically plotted, and, dare I say it, better than it's parent, even though I did love Doctor Who that year. It makes me sad that, as the series was finally defining itself, it was cut tragically short. Series four was by far my favourite, and had some of the best stories in the Whoniverse (singling out Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith here...)


[001-026] - The Nightmare Man                  [085-114] - The Empty Planet
[027-052] - The Vault of Secrets                 [115-142] - Lost in Time
[053-084] - Death of the Doctor                  [143-178] - Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith


Goodbye, Sarah Jane... )
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - jlc)
I would like to welcome Jenna-Louise Coleman to the Doctor Who family. I'm very open minded about how her character will turn out, and it is Steven Moffat, I have the utmost faith in him. He did create the rather awesome Lynda Day, after all.


[001-026] - Prisoner of the Judoon                        [091-112] - The Eternity Trap
[027-050] - The Mad Woman in the Attic               [113-138] - Mona Lisa's Revenge
[051-090] - The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith       [139-162] - The Gift


I saw worlds beyond imagination, I went to places beyond my wildest dreams and met creatures beyond my darkest nightmares... and all of it was amazing... )
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - eleven changing)
A side note, it has been nineteen years since Jacqueline Hill passed away. That makes me very sad.


[001-040] - The Last Sontaran            [093-122] - The Mark of the Berserker
[041-070] - Day of the Clown              [123-154] - The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith
[071-092] - Secrets of the Stars         [155-190] - Enemy of the Bane


I never knew you, I never had the chance, it was so unfair! )
throw_the_ashtray: (sja - luke)
It's no secret to anybody that I found The Sarah Jane Adventures the far superior spin-off of Doctor Who, in part due to it's almost Classic-Who feel, and in part to the outstanding performances given by everybody in the cast (especially Elisabeth Sladen, but that goes without saying...). Here is my tribute to that little series that managed to enthrall a generation, and gave them - and us - the gift of Elisabeth Sladen and Sarah Jane Smith...


[001-036] - Invasion of the Bane                [099-124] - Warriors of Kudlak
[037-068] - Revenge of the Slitheen           [125-154] - Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
[069-098] - Eye of the Gorgon                   [155-188] - The Lost Boy


there is strangeness to be found, wherever you turn... )
throw_the_ashtray: (sja - sarah and jo)
So, here it is. 2012. Let us hope that this year is a better one than the last. Just in case, we need to kidnap the surviving Who cast and wrap them up in cotton wool, just to keep them safe.

2012 looks to be an awesome year, however. More Hex from Big Finish, new Tom Baker adventures, and more Jago and Litefoot, which is rather amazing and features Oscar Wilde. What else could you want?

Anyway, I made these icons at the tail end of 2011. These are only some of a large batch, the rest of which will be posted at a later date.

[60] The Sarah Jane Adventures icons.
[48] Death Note icons.
[40] Dorian Gray icons.

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this is a witticism of Oscar Wilde proportions )
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Luke)
A few days before Elisabeth Sladen's tragic, untimely death, I made icons for both The Time Warrior and Death of the Doctor. I've been deciding what to do with them. Post, or not. So I will post them, in memory of Elisabeth Sladen, and the character she brought to life so perfectly. Goodbye Lis.



[52] Doctor Who icons (The Time Warrior)
[80] The Sarah Jane Adventures icons (Death of the Doctor)

A tear, Sarah Jane? )

And again, rest in peace, Elisabeth Sladen.
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - classic sarah jane)
I'm still in shock. Elisabeth Sladen... gone? How can this be? She was so young. A few days before her death I was watching Death of the Doctor and Tweeted that she should be awarded every award under the sun, and then be made a Dame. I feel so sad that that will never happen now. Lis is irreplaceable. I never met her. I wish I did. She seemed like such a lovely woman. Now, Sarah isn't my companion (and Tom isn't my Doctor - Peri and Six have those spots), but I understand the major contribution Lis made to the role of the companion. She was THE companion. She shaped the role for all those who followed, and for that I think we all, as Doctor Who fans, should be grateful.

I remember first watching Doctor Who when I was about four or five. My uncle had the videos. Tom and Lis were his Doctor and companion and he made me watch it. I didn't understand what was happening, and I didn't really pay attention. Fast forward to School Reunion. Sarah Jane struck me. I knew her. Where had I seen her before? YES! All those years ago. I still had some memory of Lis and Sarah. I don't know why, but I did. And then came Invasion of the Bane. I adored it. Elisabeth was fantastic in it. And then I googled her and couldn't believe how old she was. She looked so young. So beautiful. And now, for her fans, she will remain that beautiful forever.

I sat down yesterday by myself and cried. I don't cry over 'celebrity' deaths. But Lis, for some reason was different. And then I read the Newsround story and some of the comments left by children, who were holding together better than I was. She meant so much to so many people. She affected so many lives, she was loved by so many. To be working right up until the end makes me admire her even more. She'd even signed on to do six Big Finish audios with Tom. She was so committed.

My thoughts are still so, so jumbled. It's still so raw. I really shouldn't be feeling so sad about someone I have never met, but I cannot help it. Elisabeth, both on screen and in commentaries struck me as such a warm, open, intelligent human being, and that is what I will miss most.

As Russell T. Davies said yesterday, the universe was lucky to have Sarah Jane Smith; the world was lucky to have Lis. And he was right.
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Sarah)
I'm in shock. Complete and utter shock.

How can one post be so hard to write? She was too young. Too young at all to die.

Elisabeth Sladen, may you rest in peace. You were just perfect.
throw_the_ashtray: (Default)
Just a small tribute to Nicholas Courtney, who played Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. A fantastic, charming, talented actor who will be sadly missed.
So I've made a few icons.

[1-17] Doctor Who: The Three Doctors
[18-38] Doctor Who: Inferno
[39-54] Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead
[55-64] Doctor Who: Battlefield
[65-76] The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane

preview preview preview

Just once, I'd like to face an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets! )

For those interested, the subject quote is from Dimensions in Time. And again, Rest in Peace, Nicholas Courtney.
throw_the_ashtray: (dw - ainley!master)
What can be said? What really can be said?

RIP Nicholas Courtney. Fantastic, fantastic actor, fantastic man. Charming and just all round awesome.

Doctor Who wouldn't have been the same without the Brig, and the Brig wouldn't have been anything without Nick.

Yeah, very small, very jumbled, but from-the-heart-city.


Nov. 12th, 2010 11:31 pm
throw_the_ashtray: (Default)
So, I've been doing a LOT of screencapping over the last two weeks or so. Every episode of Press Gang, quite a few Doctor Who, Pride & Prejudice, Torchwood, ect. And guess what? I've made a whole lot of icons. Not very good, I'm afraid, but they're here.
Also, my NaNo entries going really well. When I started, it was a simple novel about teenagers and their relationships that was partially inspired by the masterpeice that is Press Gang. Now it's full of danger, undercover investigations that are almost camper than John Inman and a lot of romatic relationships, inspired by Press Gang. Ethel's still there though. And he's still as confused as ever.

Anyway, on to the icons!

[64] The Sarah Jane Adventures icons (Death of the Doctor)
[48] Press Gang icons (Shouldn't I Be Taller?)
[48] Pride & Prejudice [1995] icons
[36] Doctor Who [2005] icons (Silence in the Library)
[36] Doctor Who [1963] icons (Time and the Rani)
[32] Torchwood icons (Children of Earth)
[24] Sherlock icons (A Study in Pink)

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preview preview preview preview

click here. receive icons. )
throw_the_ashtray: (Default)
A picture meme...

Go to Search Tumblr or Google Images
Type in your answer to the question
Choose a picture from the first page
Save/copy it

Make a collage using or

1. What’s your favourite city?
2. What’s your favourite food?
3. What’s your favourite book?
4. What’s your favourite animal?
5. Who’s your favourite TV character?
6. What’s your favourite dessert?
7. What’s your favourite film?
8. What’s your favourite drink?
9. Who’s your favourite music artist?
10. What’s your favourite show right now?
11. What’s your favourite colour?
12. What’s your favourite cartoon from your childhood?
throw_the_ashtray: (pressgang - lynda)
Stolen from [ profile] werepuppyblack 

List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it! Let's see who has what!

follow to see... )
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Luke)
So I promised a Sarah Jane Adventures/Press Gang crossover months ago. I am working on it. I promise, but I hadn't written for a while when I first started, and now I'm finally getting back into it. And the plot's changed slightly. I was watching There Are Crocodiles for the hundredth time and an idea just jumped at me, so I've worked it in. Liz Shaw's still there, so is U.N.I.T and a Torchwood branch, but the focus has shifted.

And as an apology for the lack of fic, I present to you a gif of evil!Saffy from the deleted scenes of AbFab...

And one of Colin and Lynda...
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Rani)
So, my Press Gang/SJA fic is coming on well. Almost finished the first chapter. I might post a preview soon. Anyway, onto icons. I was taking a break from writing and other stuff and made a few icons.

[60] Classic Doctor Who - Terminus
[52] Press Gang - Page One
[44] New Who - Time Crash
[40] The Sarah Jane Adventures - Secrets of the Stars
[40] Absolutely Fabulous - Menopause
[20] Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer

So I lied. It's more that a few...

preview preview preview

wish to view the rest? follow me! )
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Sarah)
Many years ago, when I was younger, I wrote fanfiction. Really badly. Thankfully I've improved, and started again. At the moment I'm working on a Sarah Jane Adventures/Press Gang crossover. It's alright, in my opinion, and before posting I want to get a few chapter up.

Just thought I'd let my f-list know, in case anybody was interested.
throw_the_ashtray: (Default)
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession


As much as I love the parent show, Sarah's my current obsession. (Yes, I really should rename this meme 'Thirty Days of Doctor Who and Co.')

the list )
throw_the_ashtray: (Sarah Jane Adventures - Luke)
The follow up from my last Doctor Who icon post...

[68] New Who icons (The Idiot's Lantern)
[56] Torchwood icons (Day One)
[88] The Sarah Jane Adventures icons (The Day of the Clown)
[80] Classic Who icons (The Five Doctors)
[8] Elisabeth Sladen and Katy Manning icons


more under the cut )
throw_the_ashtray: (Default)
Day 09 - Best scenes ever


I couldn't choose just one scene, so I chose two of the best from the new series...

This one because it has some really gret acting, especially from Lis Sladen who outperforms everybody. And it's so dramatic it's awesome.

This one because it's so feel good and epic. It's great to see all New Who companions together, flying the TARDIS the way it should be flown.

the list )


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