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Old April 20 2011, 07:45 PM   #226
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CBBC are supposed to be airing something saturday after TIA airs on BBC1.
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Old April 20 2011, 08:26 PM   #227
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The one thing I noticed reading the messages from kids on the CBBC memorial page, was that a great many of those messages from kids include things like "I'll keep watching, but I'll never forget her" and "The Sarah Jane Adventures will never ever be the same without her", and others in a similar vein, most of which imply a belief/hope that the show will continue even without her.

Sure, there are a couple that say that they don't think the show should continue without Sladen, but by and large the vast majority seem to indicate that the show will/should go on.

And there are even a couple of entries like this one: "There's never going to be another Sarah Jane like Elisabeth." Not that there won't be other Sarah Jane Smiths, but that none of them will ever be as good as Sladen was in the role. It essentially implies an acceptance of the idea that there will be other/future Sarah Janes.Sounds to me like while kids will certainly miss Sladen, they're expecting a lot more adventures with Sarah Jane, even if that means accepting someone else in the role.
I'd attribute that to 2 factors:

A: The Doctor regenerating.
This sort of normalizes the replacement of the title characters. Although this is due to specific story elements but that might not matter much to the kids.

B:Normalization of reboots
If the kids are young then they've pretty much grown up with reboots and off-hand knowledge that other people played the roles in the past. (Even if they haven't seen them -- a parent saying, "Oh, I saw the old movies when I was your age!", and what not.)

As beloved as Liz was, though, I think people should respectfully avoid the topic of recasting for awhile...
Really good post A short period of respectful tribute and mourning is good and unavoidable. But as Lis herself would probably say (in great showbiz tradition), show must go on and she probably would want children to still enjoy what she and rest of team gave to them, even if right now not time to discuss that. But I think your observances on kid fans having sense of character regeneration (even if understand actress has passed on) and reboots really interesting.
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Old April 20 2011, 08:37 PM   #228
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CBBC are supposed to be airing something saturday after TIA airs on BBC1.
What, straight after TIA?
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Old April 20 2011, 08:55 PM   #229
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Here's a nice gallery of pictures, many I haven't seen before, from throughout her Who career.

http://www.digitalspy.com.au/british...1948-2011.html
Thanks so much...I have never seen these pics either. Just cant get over the fact that she is no longer with us.....Cant imagine what her family and friends must be going through.
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Old April 20 2011, 08:55 PM   #230
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Given the children's reaction on CBBC's website, I find myself hoping that even if The Sarah Jane Adventures proper ends, Clyde and Rani will get their own show on CBBC to continue in the same vein.
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Old April 20 2011, 09:12 PM   #231
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Guardian's Obituary:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-rad...or-who-fantasy
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Old April 20 2011, 09:14 PM   #232
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The BBC has confirmed that a 15-minute tribute to Lis will air on CBBC after Doctor Who ends and before Confidential airs on BBC Three. DWM has reported that there will be an on-screen text dedication to Lis at the start of the episode, which is as much as we could hope for in such short notice. No word as to whether any such dedication was or is planned for Nicholas Courtney.

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Old April 20 2011, 11:32 PM   #233
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I'm actually rather impressed. I don't recall there ever being quite this much an outpouring of emotions from the fans and the media for any other Who actors death.
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Old April 20 2011, 11:51 PM   #234
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I'm actually rather impressed. I don't recall there ever being quite this much an outpouring of emotions from the fans and the media for any other Who actors death.
Probably because of her role in the SJA and still had the very current performances in Doctor Who.

When William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton passd away we didn't have the internet and both weren't involved with Doctor Who at the time.

When Pertwee died, the show has been off the air for 8 years.

Though I thought there might of been a bit more for Nicholas Courtney though - his passing didn't make media outlets in Australia but it was on the the Australian ABC's newsite that I read about Lis Sladen, though it has a vested in interested as it's the broadcaster for Doctor Who.
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Old April 21 2011, 12:02 AM   #235
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It was on the the Australian ABC's newsite that I read about Lis Sladen, though it has a vested in interested as it's the broadcaster for Doctor Who.
NPR (National Public Radio, that is) even mentioned Sladen's death on Twitter yesterday. I was actually kind of amazed that Sladen would merit the notice by an American radio network.
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Old April 21 2011, 12:36 AM   #236
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Marc's answers notwithstanding, I think Sladen is rare in entertainment today in spanning multiple generations and being at the forefront of a highly popular current children's show with international appeal. Those factors combined, I'm not surprised at impact of her death.

I do think Baker will be sorely missed as and when (though hopefully not for many years to come)
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Old April 21 2011, 12:54 AM   #237
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And here in America, in Chicago at least, we saw so many repeats of the Tom Baker years, Liz was THE companion, even if her actual time on the show wasn't as long as it seemed.

That and the cuteness factor.
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Old April 21 2011, 01:40 AM   #238
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Another thing is that the Brig didn't die that long ago. We got kicked while we were down in an emotional sense -- two super iconic Doctor Who people lost in such a short span of time.

Also, the Internet wasn't around in the way it is today when #2 died and Pertwee died. (Sorry, I seriously don't trust myself to spell half of these actors' names today.) Information spreads much faster and and is more accessible.
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Old April 21 2011, 02:01 AM   #239
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It was on the the Australian ABC's newsite that I read about Lis Sladen, though it has a vested in interested as it's the broadcaster for Doctor Who.
NPR (National Public Radio, that is) even mentioned Sladen's death on Twitter yesterday. I was actually kind of amazed that Sladen would merit the notice by an American radio network.
Well, many of us American 30 and 40-somethings fell in love with Lis during DWs debut on PBS in the 70s (as Ar-Pharazon noted), so I suppose there's some linkage there.
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Old April 21 2011, 02:15 AM   #240
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You'll like this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJnD3TVs3Z8

I think that the show should not continue filming, especially not with Katy Manning, who is far too old for this. The only companion that I can possibly see is Ace, who has a lot in common with Clyde.

If they wanted to be really great, I think that Daniel Anthony and Anjli Mohindra should be offered jobs on DW if they want, starting with Series 8 as 7 is likely being planned/written now. I exclude Tommy Knight because he has retired from acting already.
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