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 aliens were initially Krillians, but when it was discovered that the name was already trademarked, they became Krillitanes. 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.
No parents. No ...
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This could so easily have been a disaster. How many times have we heard the phrase, 'You can't go back'? When I heard that Sarah Jane and K9 were returning I couldn't see how they were going to fit in with the new series. They slotted in as if they'd never been away! The power of the emotional subtext and Sarah Jane's anger at having been left was quite breathtaking at times. Even better was the sparky relationship between Sarah Jane and Rose which was hilariously played out in a scene where the two were trying to outdo each other with the monsters they'd seen. It was telling that Rose had never thought about life after the Doctor. Sarah Jane was showing her the future and she was obviously concerned by it. The plot paled into insignificance with all the issues raised but Anthony Head was a great villain in his telling cameo. Taken with the following episode, 'The Girl in the Fireplace' this is the Doctor growing up and starting to acknowledge the real effect he has on his friends and companions.
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