Archive for December, 2010


3 is the magic number

December 12, 2010

Or not so magical in this case.. DVD case..

Today my friend came round to drop off my birthday present; I was expecting your typical teen girl, cupcake-themed birthday present but no. He got me..

The SJA series 3 boxset ^_^
rawr rawr

So that not only means I can watch now 3 serieses (is that a word? :/) of SJA when I’m on holiday where they probably don’t have BBC. I can also do a blog post on all 3 boxsets 😀
Compare and contrast yo!

In a previous post about the series 3 boxset, the picture had a sticker thing on it with writing about The Doctor and I didn’t know whether that was a sticker or printed on, like the ‘from the creators of Doctor Who’ thing on the series 1 boxset. Thankfully it’s a sticker; mine lives on the back of my phone 🙂

If my phone had feelings I don't know whether it would be happy to have David Tennant on its back or sad because I kinda watercolour painted over it O.o

my fingers so skeletal there.. I’m normal I swear xD .. @_@

Annnyway so on with the reviews! 😀

With the first and second boxsets I didn’t see an issue with the number of disks; series 1 has a mega 4 disks, while series 2 has 3. However they both have the same amount of footage and special features. I didn’t think this would be any different with series 3; opening up the box to see just 2 disks made me a bit doubtful but I remembered series 2 had special features on every disk.

The series 3 episodes are crammed into 2 disks; each disk is the same with 3 episodes. With both series 1 and 2 there are just 2 episodes on each disk (except for the Invasion of the Bane (series 1) disk as it was a special episode, therefore pushing The Lost Boy into a fourth disk on its own) which can be annoying if you need to switch disks and wait for the 2Entertain and BBC bits to pass.

Menu and Special Features
I watched a bit of The Wedding of SJ to begin with, and the quality seems meh. It’s been a while but I’m sure the definition was better on BBC HD when it aired than on the DVD. The first disk’s menu is very simple; play all, episodes, set up. The second disk is a bit better; it has a special feature; an extract of The White Wolf audiobook. I didn’t listen to it; I will buy the audiobook sometime but I don’t want to listen and get left on a cliffhanger. And that’s it for special features of series 3. With all the behind-the-scenes videos the offical website (see blogroll) is brimming with, you’d think they could have put a couple of them up. Series 2’s special features are spread through out the boxset- a quiz takes you to the Comic Relief Special and there’s interviews riddled in there too. Series 1 even has outtakes.

Coolness of Boxes
My favourite actual box is definitely Series 1. It’s like Mr. Smith opening up, it’s so cool. Series 2 comes in second, it’s a lot more Sarah Jane’s attic-y with magnifying glasses and photos. The Series 3 box has a normal, 2-disk DVD case inside the main cover and the design is exactly the same on both the cover and the DVD case. Inside it has the photos like on Series 2 but nothing like a collage.

Bottom Line
All three boxsets are obviously great; it’s Sarah Jane Adventures!! xD I love the series 3 boxset, don’t get me wrong, but the total lack of special features and the apparent lack of effort put into the actual boxset was a bit of a letdown. Nevertheless, I’m sure these disks will be a great boredom-buster for the plane. Good present for a friend who’s a fan of the show 🙂

Lastly, did a wee search just now and found this:

So now I don’t have to learn techy stuff to upload what I recorded 😀

Unless there’s some big news between now and Friday, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! And if you were reading SJA News a bit earlier in the year, thank you for breaking my views record 🙂

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Guess Who’s Back ;)

December 2, 2010

So I don’t really have an excuse for not posting and I don’t think an apology justifies my absence 😦 I’m still to watch the finale (:O) and I need to get the series 3 boxset, you can buy it here 🙂
SJA was nomiated for a Children’s BAFTA, the site’s a bit confuddling (for me) but they didn’t win, according to the scrolly bar at the top. Maybe I’m just not a kid anymore or kids have some bad taste, because the only winner I’ve seen is Club Penguin xD The page is here.
Tommy Knight’s going to be in series 5! The GB thread’s here 😛
Head over to for a load of interviews.
I won’t be able to update much for a while; I will if there’s news but I’m off to New Zealand (woo!) for almost a month, with no internet access. How I’ll survive I have no idea whatsoever..

SJA News 😛