Part 1 The Sarah Jane Adventures


Part 1

Children's science fiction drama. Sarah Jane finds something on her doorstep that leads her to an alien incursion at a power plant.


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13 Bannerman Road is where Sarah Jane Smith lives

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and it's home to things way beyond your imagination.

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There's an extraterrestrial supercomputer in the wall,

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her son, a genetically engineered boy genius,

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a school girl investigator across the road,

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and a whole universe of adventure right here on the doorstep.

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Ah!

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Ready?

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Always.

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'Is there anything more beautiful than a star-filled sky?

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'As a child, I would dream of what might be up there

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'but never imagined that one day I would find out.

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'The fiery rings of Coulabria,

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'interstellar lightning across the Voorheiden Horizon.

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'I've seen the death of worlds and the birth of stars.

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'So many wonderful sights...

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'and things to terrify...

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'..even here on Earth.

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'Because, although it's easy to forget,

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'we're a part of the universe too

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'and we really aren't alone.

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'Sometimes, the most amazing people and creatures

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'can find their way to Earth

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'and so can the most terrifying.'

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RUMBLING

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CLATTERING

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BEEPING

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'Life here can be an adventure too.'

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'But after all my adventures, the last thing I expected was a family.

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'And that's been the most amazing adventure of all.'

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I've got to go soon. Saturday is band night at the Student Union.

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You're going to watch a band?!

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We are talking music here? Electric guitars,

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drums. Not some physics experiment with elastic, right?

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Clyde. Don't be soft.

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Soon Luke will have seen more cool new bands than you've ever heard of.

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You'll be so after my tunes next time I'm home.

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Oh, Luke, I can't wait.

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Look, I've got to go now,

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so I'll catch you later.

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Love you.

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-Right. Homework.

-Yeah.

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Luke will be back soon. Clothes all over the place.

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Empty mugs. Dirty plates. Lots of loud music.

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You're right. I should make the most of the peace and quiet. Night-night.

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-Night, Sarah Jane.

-See you tomorrow.

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DOORBELL RINGS

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Hello?

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What...?!

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Oh...

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Why would anyone leave you on a stranger's doorstep?

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BABY CRIES

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Oh!

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TEXT MESSAGE ALERT

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All the bulbs in the house?

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Even the fridge? I'm telling you, Haresh, that's not normal.

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I'll get an electrician to check the wiring on Monday.

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I hope we're not on a ley line. I saw this programme on telly.

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They run all over the country connecting sites of ancient power

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like Stonehenge and the White Horse.

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-What, the pub on Bishton Street?

-Very funny, aren't you()

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You should give up teaching and become an undertaker.

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-Where are you off to in such a hurry?

-Sarah Jane's.

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Luke's texted me - he can't get an answer.

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Wants me to check up on her.

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It's probably nothing. Bye!

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Phone's probably on the blink.

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It'll be the ley lines.

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Here, how many comedy headmasters does it take to change a light bulb?

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-Sarah Jane, what's...

-Shh...

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..that baby doing in your arms?

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Shh! Don't make her cry.

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She cried earlier, and every light in the house blew!

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-In the street, more like!

-I got what you said in your message,

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but what do you want nappies for?

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I feel that should explain everything,

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but actually I'm even more confused.

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I found her on the doorstep.

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I was going to call the police,

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but I don't think they'll have much luck finding her parents.

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Not on this planet.

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It's all right. Luke was born a 13-year-old boy.

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A teenager I can handle. But a baby? An alien baby? I need help.

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Don't look at me.

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Or me. Obviously.

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Well, your mums must know.

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If I start asking Mum questions about how to look after a baby,

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well, she's going to totally freak!

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Besides, she's an alien. What do any of us know?

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-What about Mr Smith?

-Ah, Mr Smith won't come out.

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Well, would you, if you might get your circuits fried?

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With most babies, all you have to worry about is poo and puke.

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Yeah, well, this one doesn't blow bubbles, she blows things up!

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I only know one way to shut up a baby.

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See? Happy tummy, happy baby. Whatever planet you're from.

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I've looked after my little cousin a few times...

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-not that she's an alien.

-You're a natural, Clyde.

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Yeah. Well, little kids are cute. Aren't you, Sparky?

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Do you think so? I always think babies look a bit rubbery.

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Her mum and dad will be out of their minds with worry.

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-They must be scouring the galaxy.

-Maybe.

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Maybe not.

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Whoever left her on my doorstep, that was no accident.

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I think someone needs me to protect this baby.

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Protect her from who?

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That's what we have to find out before they come looking for her.

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What is that?

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Oh, God.

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You're flesh. Good.

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Who...

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-who are you?

-My name is Miss Myers.

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And you're going to help me find my child.

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I've scanned her. Give the readings to Mr Smith.

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Hopefully he can give us a clue who she is and where she came from.

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Received and understood.

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If Sparky blows her top again,

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we don't want her anywhere near Mr Smith.

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Right. Time to get clear of Bannerman Road.

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Park should be safe enough.

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Yep.

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Oh, no!

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There you are, Rani!

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Is there something you've not been telling us, Sarah?

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Mum, there is a simple explanation.

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You've started fostering, haven't you?

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How wonderful! I always thought you made such a perfect mum to Luke.

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-Oh, thank you, Gita.

-No wonder Luke couldn't get you on the phone.

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Bet she's a proper little handful. Aren't you? Aren't you, my...?

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Yes, well, it was all a bit sudden, really.

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I practically opened the door and there she was,

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-like she'd fallen out of the sky.

-Oh, like that thing last night.

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-What's her name?

-Her name?

-What thing last night?

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Heard it on the local radio. A meteor landed

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-in that wreckers' yard on Peel Road.

-A meteor?

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She must have a name, Sarah?

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Sky.

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Sky?

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Yeah, like she'd fallen out of it.

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Oh, that's beautiful. Just like you.

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CAR ALARMS BLARE

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Oh, flippin' heck!

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First all the light bulbs

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and now the car alarms! I'll catch up with you later.

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An alien baby turns up on your doorstep

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and a meteor crashes on the same night?

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That's, like, a galactic coincidence.

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-We should check it out.

-Clyde, give me my watch back.

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Mr Smith can analyse the scan later.

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We need to check out what's landed in the wreckers' yard.

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-What? What are you doing?

-There's no baby seat.

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The last thing I need is her blowing the car's electrics.

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And make sure Mr Smith stays out of harm's way.

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-You'll be fine. You're a natural.

-Look after her, Clyde.

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Someone left her here because she's in danger.

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-I'm relying on you.

-Yeah, yeah.

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Don't worry.

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Take a power nap, boys.

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I'm looking for a power surge in the area. Last night.

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Here.

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Exploding light bulbs.

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Bannerman Road.

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Don't worry, baby.

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Mummy's coming to get you.

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CLANKING FOOTSTEPS

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So you think Sky's in danger?

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Why else would anyone leave her on my doorstep?

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What's got me confused is, who put her there?

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-The Doctor?

-He'd never leave her and take off without a word.

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You can't come through. It's dangerous.

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It's all right. Miss Smith is quite used to danger.

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-Professor Rivers!

-Good to see you again.

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Come through, come through.

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Thank you.

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-So, where's the meteor?

-Good question.

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We know a body impacted.

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Our seismographs at the Pharos Institute recorded it.

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You don't really need a seismograph to see that, Professor.

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Well, this was no meteor, and these energy traces don't look like

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any life form I've ever seen before.

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You mean an alien?

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Sarah Jane!

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Whatever landed last night, it had big boots.

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Not only big...but heavy.

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-Very heavy.

-Whatever was here...

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there's something else now.

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-Something alien?

-No.

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Human.

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Hello! No, no, no. It's all right.

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I only want to talk. After him! He might have seen something!

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Oh, wait for me!

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I'm in Wellingtons!

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I wasn't doing anything wrong.

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What have you been living off? Battery Bunnies?

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They're for my radio.

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Not that it works since that great, ruddy, iron bloke

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dropped down last night!

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Yeah, well, my name is Sarah Jane Smith.

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I'm a journalist. I just want you to tell me what you saw.

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The press?

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I'm not talking to you.

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I've seen what you put in the papers about people

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that have seen what I've seen. I do read them, you know.

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You can trust Sarah Jane.

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And I won't be able to listen to The Archers now.

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What if I fix your radio for you,

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will you tell me what you saw?

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With a lipstick?

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I'm homeless, I'm not brainless.

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RADIO PLAYS

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It works! You fixed it!

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How did you do that?

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What sort of batteries do you use in that thing?

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And the big bad Bane went BANG, and everyone got covered in gunk!

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-SKY GURGLES

-No, no!

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-Don't! Don't!

-PHONE RINGS

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This is Clyde. Speak to me.

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Thanks, Sparky! Flat as Jedward.

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SKY GURGLES

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No, no! Don't cry!

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Come on, think, Langer, you're a born entertainer.

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Say hello to...Sid the Sleeve.

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Hello, Sky.

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Hello, Sid. What do you call a man who wears paper trousers?

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I don't know, Sid.

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Russell!

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Yeah? D'you get it?

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No. Too advanced, obviously.

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No, no, no. Don't cry, don't cry.

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Please, I just want you to tell me exactly what you saw.

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You saw an iron man. Like a robot?

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Did I say he was a robot? No.

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I know what a robot looks like - I've seen Star Wars.

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This was a bloke.

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His skin was all metal...

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-And what happened?

-Fell out of the sky.

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And then stood up without a scratch on him.

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And turned himself invisible.

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-Invisible?

-That's right.

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And I'm telling you this, he was armed

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to his flaming big steel choppers.

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If there's any more of them on the way...

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we don't stand a chance.

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A metal man? Is that even possible?

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A bio-metalloid life form.

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Why not? It's a big universe.

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But now it's here and it's got to be looking for Sky.

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Oh, Clyde's not answering.

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Whatever it is, we have to find it before it finds Sky.

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Ah, it's invisible.

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Well, nothing's ever completely invisible.

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Ooh, there you are.

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What have I missed?

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Celeste, do you have equipment on your van

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that can track an ultra-high- frequency electromagnetic signal?

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OK. No computers out here, no alien tech, no phones.

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You're safe.

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Oh, you like leaves?

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Leaves are good. Leaves are green.

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But not salad.

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Salad's green but it's also kind of yeuch.

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Hello, Mr Chandra.

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We're from West London Power.

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This wouldn't be about all the bulbs blowing, would it?

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There was a power surge in Bannerman Road.

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We're visiting every house, looking for the cause.

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It needs to be isolated.

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Whatever crashed here emitted UHF electromagnetic radiation.

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That's what scrambled the radio.

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Whatever made those footprints might be able

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to make itself invisible,

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-but it can't hide that energy trace.

-There's something here.

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A regular UHF-ME pulse.

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And...it's moving.

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Right towards Bannerman Road.

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Try Clyde again! Warn him, he has to get Sky away from there!

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Who's Sky?

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A defenceless child, and there's something after her.

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-He's still not answering!

-Come on! Thank you, Celeste.

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Oh, my pleasure. Oh, and be careful.

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Oh, I'm never careful. Always prepared.

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Zap! Zap-zap!

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Every light in the house went. I don't suppose West London Power

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are going to reimburse me for those.

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I'm afraid not.

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Mrs Chandra, do you have young children?

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No. Just our daughter, Rani.

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She's 17. And very clever. She's going to be a journalist.

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What do children have to do with your company blowing our lights?

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And your going blow a blood vessel, Haresh, if you don't calm down.

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Would you like a cuppa, my darlings?

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Now, our neighbour over the road...

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she's just fostered a baby.

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Earl Grey?

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And that's a tree. And... Oh!

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And this is grass. Cows eat grass.

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And they go "moooo" and they make milk.

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You like milk, don't you?

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They also make steak.

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I like steak.

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Especially with chips. But they have to come from the chippie

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and not from the oven.

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Oven chips are the work of bad cooking goblins.

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CLUNKING

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Did you hear something?

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It was more like...

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feel something...

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Oh...what made those?

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CLUNK-CLUNK

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Oh, this is not good.

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Not good at all.

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Not getting any better!

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Oh-oh.

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Hi.

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-Get in if you want the child to live!

-Who are you?

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I'm her mother!

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Drive!

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-Did you hear that?

-Don't worry.

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After the lights exploding and all the car alarms going off,

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it'll probably be the gas mains blowing up.

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Just a regular day on Bannerman Road.

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I don't know about you, Sky,

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but my mum always told me never to take lifts off strangers.

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Clyde? Clyde?

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-He's not here.

-Clyde!

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Mr Smith! I need you - now!

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-Sarah Jane. What can I do for you?

-I need you to find Clyde.

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Connect with every CCTV camera in London, every speed camera...

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whatever it takes just find him.

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There are 521,321 CCTV cameras in operation across London, Sarah Jane.

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-It may take some time.

-Just do it!

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Maybe he's just taken Sky for a walk?

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He is at the Summerwell Nuclear Power Station.

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Well, that didn't take long.

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I was lucky,

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it was only the 10,052nd camera I checked.

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Who is that woman?

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-My name is Miss Myers.

-That doesn't sound like much of an alien name.

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We don't spell it the same way.

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-Now give me the child.

-No, no, no. Answers first.

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What was that thing back there and why is it after the baby?

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And what are we doing here?

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Come on.

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My child has a destiny - a destiny to change worlds...

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-and that some will do anything to destroy.

-Like Tin Man back there?

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Mm-hmm, the Metalkind.

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The enemies of my species. Of all flesh.

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But I don't get it. She's just a baby.

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How could you even begin to understand? You might be flesh,

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but you are Earth flesh. Just a few evolutionary twists from protozoa.

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-Now give me my child!

-I don't think so.

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Get him!

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Typical. I'm in the middle of a nuclear power station

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and I'm carrying Baby Bang Bang!

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Find the boy!

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Looks like a back door to me.

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See why would that woman take Clyde and Sky to a nuclear power station?

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I don't know, but you've seen the effect

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she has on anything electrical.

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Imagine what could happen there.

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Come on, we may not have much time!

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Oh...

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How perfect.

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You see, a baby will always find her mother.

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-Give her to me.

-No!

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-What are you going to do to her?

-Take her home, of course.

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She is the saviour of my kind. She will be the stuff of legend.

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-Now give her to me!

-Clyde, Clyde, run!

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Oh, boy!

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The flesh-whelp must be destroyed!

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-No!

-Get back!

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I won't let you hurt this child!

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She is no child. She is a weapon.

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And she is unprimed. She isn't ready for this.

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You have doomed us all!

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-What's going on?

-Sky's energy,

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it's flooding out of her!

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Yes... the weapon is priming itself!

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Your presence has activated it.

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The Doom of the Metalkind is come!

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Sky?

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METALKIND: I am too late.

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Who am I?

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How did she transform into a teenager?

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Sky's synthetic DNA was programmed for this level of maturity

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to maximise her effectiveness.

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The flick of a switch, it will summon all Metalkind.

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You're bringing your war to Earth!

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Sky, stop it!

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Whatever you choose, Sarah Jane Smith,

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Sky will fulfil her destiny.

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The end is nigh!

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Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd

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Sarah Jane finds a baby girl on her doorstep and tries to find out who abandoned her. At a nuclear power station, a beautiful woman appears out of thin air and uses alien powers to take control. She's looking for something - and realises that Sarah Jane may just have it.


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