Let's Do the Time Lord Again: 50 Best 'Doctor Who' Moments

As the new doctor hits American screens, travel back through the highlights of this classic British sci-fi show

16. 'Hello, Sarah Jane'

From: "School Reunion"
Premiere: April 29, 2006

For the first time, a classic Who character appears in the contemporary series: Sarah Jane Smith, played anew by Elisabeth Sladen. A winningly villainous headmaster Mr. Finch (Anthony Head) and the return of vintage robotic dog K-9 (voiced by John Leeson, another classic-series veteran) enhance "School Reunion," but what truly makes it hum is the achingly tender meeting of an older Sarah Jane – who would spin off into a terrific children's series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, until Sladen's untimely death in 2011 – with a seemingly younger Tenth Doctor.

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