Sarah Jane watches a meteorite as it plunges to Earth, only it’s no meteorite: it’s a crashing space vehicle delivering a hunter called the Metalkind to Earth. Hours later, Sarah Jane is awakened by someone at the door, but when she opens the door there’s no one there – except for a baby left unattended. The infant obviously isn’t human, though: her cry blows every light bulb and power outlet along Bannerman Road.
At a nearby nuclear power station, another alien incursion takes place. The mysterious and powerful Miss Myers appears out of a ball of energy and “enlists” the plant’s worker to help her track down her child. The Metalkind is also seeking her child, for entirely different reasons. Sarah, Rani and Clyde are left holding the baby – which turns out to be a living weapon.
written by Phil Ford
directed by Ashley Way
music by Sam Watts & Dan Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Cast: Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Tommy Knight (Luke Smith), Daniel Anthony (Clyde Langer), Anjli Mohindra (Rani Chandra), Mina Anwar (Gita Chandra), Ace Bhatti (Haresh Chandra), Alexander Armstrong (Mr. Smith), Christine Stephen-Daly (Miss Myers), Gavin Brocker (Caleb), Paul Kasey (The Metalkind), Chloe Savage (baby Sky), Ella Savage (baby Sky), Amber Donaldson (baby Sky), Scarlet Donaldson (baby Sky), Sinead Michael (Sky), Floella Benjamin (Professor Rivers), Peter-Hugo Daly (Hector), Will McLeod (voice of the Metalkind)
Notes This was the first Sarah Jane Adventures episode to air after the death of series star Elisabeth Sladen earlier in 2011. Of a planned six two-part stories, three were finished prior to production halting due to her illness.
LogBook entry by Earl Green