An object that’s been moving fast enough to cross the entire solar system in 45 minutes screams into Earth’s atmosphere and crashes not far from where Sarah lives. Mr. Smith warns that the crash site is already under the control of UNIT, but that UNIT isn’t aware of the ejection and subsequent crash of one of the ship’s life pods. Sarah, Luke, Clyde and Rani track the pod to a condemned building, finding a lone Judoon trooper there. The Judoon regards Sarah and the others as an annoyance, as it is tracking far more important quarry: Androvax the Annihilator, a war criminal responsible for the destruction of a dozen worlds, is now at large on Earth.
Season 3 Regular Cast: Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Tommy Knight (Luke), Daniel Anthony (Clyde Langer), Anjli Mohindra (Rani Chandra)
written by Phil Ford
directed by Joss Agnew
music by Sam Watts and Dan Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Guest Cast: Mina Anwar (Gita Chandra), Ace Bhatti (Haresh Chandra), Terence Maynard (Madison Yorke), Robert Curtis (Security Man), Alexander Armstrong (Mr. Smith), Paul Kasey (Captain Tybo), Nicholas Briggs (voice of Captain Tybo), Mark Goldthorp (Androvax), Scarlett Murphy (Julie)
Notes: The Judoon made their first TV appearance in the Doctor Who third season opener Smith And Jones, though Sarah Jane’s detailed knowledge of both the Judoon and the Shadow Proclamation (both of which were also seen in The Stolen Earth) would seem to indicate that she might have met the Judoon during her travels with the third or fourth Doctor. Nicholas Briggs once again provides the guttural voices of the Judoon in this episode, and in so doing completes his modern Doctor Who trifecta: he has voiced numerous aliens in both Doctor Who and now The Sarah Jane Adventures, as well as having appeared on screen in Torchwood: Children Of Earth: Day Four.
LogBook entry by Earl Green