|Main character(s):||Sarah Jane, Sky, Rani, Clyde|
|Main setting:||Ealing, 2011|
|Release date:||10 November 2011|
|The Sarah Jane Adventures audiobooks|
|Children of Steel||none|
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Judgement Dayfor other, similarly-named pages.
Judgement Day was the tenth and final Sarah Jane Adventures audiobook release. It was written by Scott Gray, produced for AudioGO and read by Anjli Mohindra. It accompanied the CBBC broadcast of series 5, and was one of only two releases in the range read by someone other than Elisabeth Sladen, as the actress had died earlier that year.
Publisher's summary Edit
Sarah Jane finds herself on trial for her life, in this exclusive audio story read by Anjli Mohindra.
"The lie betrays life. The truth defies death."
The Veritas are an ancient force for justice. For centuries they have pursued criminals across the universe, showing them no mercy. Now they have come to Earth, and found the worst law-breaker of all... Sarah Jane Smith.
Why are creatures made of living flame rampaging through a shopping mall? Who is the mysterious magician Clyde and Sky must overcome? And why does the entire crisis seem to revolve around Rani's mother Gita?
Sarah Jane's past has finally caught up with her. It's judgement day...
Gita opens a second Bloomin' Lovely store at the White Cross shopping mall. Haresh Chandra wants to help her to bring the flowers there, but the Chandra's car doesn't start and Sarah Jane helps with her sonic lipstick. Happily Haresh and Gita drive of.
A short time later Mr Smith announces that an alien ship landed at White Cross shopping mall. Sarah Jane, Clyde, Rani and Sky go there to find out why the ship has landed there. At the shopping centre they see the magical show of Zando when suddenly something mysterious happens. Flame figures appear and the humans are scanned by the aliens. When they scan Gita, they find out that the memories, of the aliens she had met, were erased. Soon they hear that Sarah Jane is responsible for erasing the memory. They realise that Sarah Jane had lied a lot to keep the existence of aliens hidden in front of humans.
Since the all of their species, besides them have died because of a single lie they have devoted their lives to catch liars and punish them. They came to Earth because they wanted to catch the magician Zando. In their point of view magic is just another form of lying.
The Veritas catch Zando and Sarah Jane. They show Sarah Jane her former lies and want to punish Sarah Jane for her lies. When the Veritas see the chaos that is caused, as the humans in the shopping centre get to know about aliens they realise that Sarah Jane only lied to protect the humans. Sarah Jane convinces the aliens that Zando also wasn't lying and that his magic show was only a kind of entertainment. The Veritas find both of them not guilty and leave Earth. The people who have been at the shopping centre soon find the silliest explanations for the things that have happened there.
- Sarah Jane Smith
- Sky Smith
- Rani Chandra
- Clyde Langer
- Gita Chandra
- Haresh Chandra
- Edward Sheppard
- Mr Pritchard
- Rani wrote an essay about the Watergate scandal.
- Gita opens a Bloomin' Lovely store at the White Cross shopping mall.
- Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are journalists of the Washington Post.
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- This story includes numerous references to the events of past The Sarah Jane Adventures episodes, as well as Doctor Who, including Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Terror of the Zygons and Pyramids of Mars.
- This story is partially a sequel to The Vault of Secrets as the erasure of Gita's memory in that story has consequences that resonate in this story.