The Krillitanes - aliens with a mix-and-match physiology - are trying to crack the 'God-Maker', a paradigm to give them ultimate power. They are using children as a computer, and only the Doctor and Rose, re-united with Sarah Jane Smith and K9 can prevent them from becoming masters of time and space.
The Doctor, Rose and Mickey goes to investigate Deffry Vale High School, where the students have become super-intelligent and teachers aren't what they seem and lunch times are really peculiar. When the Doctor learns the teachers and the headmaster Lucas Finch are sinister aliens, reuniting with investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith and mobile computer K-9 mark 3, The Doctor set out to uncover Finch and the teacher's evil intentions and foil their evil scheme. Written by
The script included dialogue that Sarah Jane Smith was a recovering Alcoholic, but Elisabeth Sladen suggested the lines be removed. See more »
Sarah Jane Smith tells the Doctor she thought he was dead. Later she tells him she thought he was involved with the spaceship last Christmas. See more »
[walking the halls while making fingerings with his left hand as if playing a three-keyed brass instrument, then sings softly]
Bom bom bom bom / Da-bom bom bom.
[He walks just past Nina waiting in a chair by his Headmaster office, stops, and turns taking notice of her]
What do you want?
The nurse sent me, sir. I was in English and I got a headache.
Then don't bother me, go home.
Why, is your mother at work?
I live in Ambrose Hall. The children's home.
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Is DOCTOR WHO a show for children ? Oh that's a tricky question . Die-hard fans like myself will point to stories like The Seeds Of Doom that are so shockingly scary that there's no way it can be described as a children's programme . That's the problem with TORCHWOOD which is indeed a silly unsophisticated show whose idea of " adult drama " seems to be composed saying the f word a couple of times whilst shoehorning some lesbian snogging in to an underdeveloped storyline . At least DOCTOR WHO knows its target audience which is something the whole family can enjoy
School Reunion is a story the whole family can enjoy . An alien race called Krillitanes have infiltrated a comprehensive school and are using it as a bridgehead to take over the world . We've all been to school and some of us hated it more than others . This is the beauty of DOCTOR WHO because after seeing this episode you'll be reminded of how some teachers you remembered came across as being inhuman monsters . If you're still young enough to go to school Monday mornings will never be the same again and you'll be hoping for a blue police box to materalise in the playground
It's also an episode that works on more than one level . Children will enjoy the setting while adults who watched the show in the mid 1970s will remember Sarah Jane Smith . She breaks in to the school at night and meets the Doctor , a scene that is strangely haunting and powerful . I was never all that keen on Sarah Jane from the classic series but Elizabeth Sladen can certainly act and she shows her acting skills when lamenting that the Doctor had forgotten her . There's also some amusing bitching between Rose and Sarah Jane . Add to this some scary imagery of the Krillinates and you've got one of the best episodes of the resurrected DOCTOR WHO . Even Noel Clarke as Mickey is good and how many times has someone said that ?
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