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PRISONER OF THE JUDOON
Wow. It's good to see the cast back and doing what they do so well. And...that';s about it. This is basically a poor story, a poor man's TOMORROW PEOPLE and not a good one at that. Sarah Jane insists on being called SARAH JANE and not just Sarah as she was called several thousand times by the Fourth Doctor and she has an elitist attitude and somehow it's kinda creepy that she runs off with the kids, avoiding the adults. Rani's (did they have to call her that?) parents are even more annoying than they were in season two with an unamusing sub plot about plants. The Judoon is somewhat interesting and dangerous and Liz Sladen does a great villain. The monster make up/masks, costumes are very well done but this story is just lame and dead in the water. Sarah's sonic lipstick makes no sense...who made it? a routine story about a space cop chasing a criminal. Mr Smith taken over or used. We've seen this all before and done better. It's not even a good runaround. A really poor story to start a season with.