April 11, 2008
The Sarah Jane Adventures Drinking Game!

Hey all! I'm a bit late with tonight's feature -- the show's already started on the East Coast -- but hopefully you folks out West will have time to check out the rules and drink along to "The Sarah Jane Adventures", premiering tonight at 7:30 PM on Sci Fi. And this is also the debut of my friend Mickey of Strange Cousin Susan as a contributor to the site, so do welcome her! I've been eager to have her write for us for some time -- and few people love Sarah Jane Smith (and her boots) more -- so it was really fantastic to have her along for this piece. 🙂

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Anyway, if you miss that initial airing -- or, on the EC, want to check it out with the drinking game -- it'll be on again at 11:00 PM. After this week, TSJA will be airing at 8:00 PM on Fridays. So if you're at all interested in "Doctor Who" (which, starting next week, will begin airing directly after TSJA) or Sarah Jane (or just want to watch solely for the excuse to drink along 😉 ), be sure to check that out! If you're going to play our game, though, remember to drink responsibly and remain aware of your limits while doing so.

One more thing about the game -- don't be confused by the frequent mentions of Clyde in the rules, since he does not appear in the pilot episode airing tonight. Apparently test audiences found Kelsey to be as annoying as we did, so she was axed and replaced by the very likable Clyde. To make up for the sips missed in his absence, though, you're welcome to take a sip every time you find Kelsey grating on your soul. If you choose to do so, please remember our warnings. Scary-Crayon and Strange Cousin Susan are not responsible for any embarrassment and/or injury that result from participating in this activity. 😛

ALSO! For Sarah Jane fans with access to the classic "Doctor Who" episodes, you might want to give The Sarah Jane Smith Drinking Game at The Sarah Jane Smith Wardrobe Appreciation Society a try. I haven't played, so I can't vouch for it -- but considering how incompetent Sarah Jane could be in the older episodes (I still liked her, but give me Leela, Romana, or Ace any day), I suspect that you'd be sipping an awful lot.

Until next time, minna-san! :mrgreen:

-posted by Wes | 8:14 pm | Comments (8)
  • Rha says:

    sadly, as someone without cable, i hadn't heard of this show. but now i find myself unnaturally drawn to watching it and consuming alcohol.

    i wonder if it's a "torrent ready" program...

  • Wes says:

    Well, given that the show aired last year in the UK and is just now making its way to US television, it's been torrent ready for some time now! It's definitely worth grabbing if you can't watch on SciFi, though you may want to check out some Doctor Who first to get some background on Sarah Jane. Without that, she may just seem like a creepy old lady with potential pedophilic designs. 😉

    You might also be interested in a couple of the upcoming TSJA figures, though they probably won't be superarticulated (I'm guessing between 9 and 12 points, or 14 if you count the swivel/hinge hips as two) and are done in a 5" scale. I'm certainly looking forward to them!

  • mickelodeon says:

    Ahhh! S! J! S! figures...but at a 5" scale, would that be too big to cram into my mouth?? =)

  • Wes says:

    That depends -- how big is your mouth? 😉 You could probably pull it off, although doing so in public would be far more damning to your reputation than brandishing a sonic screwdriver pen!

  • mickelodeon says:

    Oh, I don't know...I've gotten some pretty ribald remarks about that pen...

  • You know, I really wasn't interested in this show until I saw the picture in this article with the rather low-budget looking alien costumes, now I think I might like this show. Are all the aliens depicted through similar means?

    Can't see myself playing the drinking game, though. Maybe, if I really get into it (I'm not much of a drinker, though).

    Honestly, this really makes me want to make up a drinking game about either Code Lyoko, Jem and the Holograms, or KND.

    I think of the three, Jem probably lends itself the most to a drinking game.

  • Wes says:

    Mick: 😉

    Tetsu: Actually, I wouldn't call the aliens low-budget at all! (Unless of course you mean that they use costumes rather than CGI.) But if low-budget costumes interest you, you should be sure to check out the classic Doctor Who episodes. In "The Planet of the Daleks", there was an invisible alien race that they depicted by having a bunch of human actors don hulking fur coats that covered them completely. Hilarity.

    A Jem drinking game would indeed be quite fun. And speaking of classic shows, I stumbled upon -- get this -- "The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin" on DVD yesterday! It just doesn't get any better than that. 😀

  • I'll have to check out the old-school Dr. Who episodes, if they have effects like that.

    I still might check out this show too. Costume effects are becoming a lost art these days. I mostly look for "Tokusatsu" style costumes like the Power Rangers monsters. I realize this show is British and not Japanese, but if the creatures have the same kinda "vibe" I could see myself liking it.

    And, I totally hope to see Teddy Ruxpin in a future article.

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