Under the control of Androvax the Annihilator, Sarah has returned to a genetic engineering lab that she’s been investigating, and sets the lab’s wealth of nanoforms to the task of rebuilding Androvax’s ship… and then to the destruction of Earth. Judoon Captain Tybo and the kids arrive at the same lab, pursuing Androvax – and the rest of his Judoon platoon will arrive on Earth at any moment. If they can’t come up with a way to get Androvax out of Sarah’s body, the race is on to see who will destroy Earth first: Androvax or the Judoon, who will let nothing and no one keep them from their quarry.
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)
Notes: This episode offers the Doctor Who universe explanation of the 1947 Roswell incident, and mentions the “Dreamland base,” tying into a CG-animated Doctor Who adventure, Dreamland, broadcast toward the end of the third season of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The new Doctor Who series had previously mentioned Roswell, with the ninth Doctor encountering the “mileometer from the Roswell spacecraft” in Henry Van Statten’s underground museum in the 2005 episode Dalek. Being taken over is practically a hobby for Sarah Jane: she fell under the thrall of the giant spiders of Metebelis 3 (a.k.a. Planet Of The Spiders), and by Eldrad of Kastria in her final story as a Doctor Who regular, The Hand Of Fear. And speaking of the Pertwee years, the Judoon sentence Luke, Rani and Clyde (and possible Sarah) to exile on Earth; the good news is that they seldom leave it anyway, so they probably won’t be sitting around in a lab trying to fix a dematerialization circuit for years on end…
LogBook entry by Earl Green