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First, a personal "S".
#Storymakers14! I get on a plane tomorrow to go enjoy the conference. The keynote speaker is Orson Scott Card, and Brandon Sanderson will also be there to teach intensives. The best part? Who knows! I'll let you know when I get back and after A to Z. Now, to the Doctor...
Goodness! I could fill a week with "S" things from Doctor Who. I'll only mention a few of them and as briefly as possible today.
Smith, Matt--The Eleventh Doctor. As I've mentioned, it took me a while to fall in love with him. Mostly due to the fact that David Tennant was so amazing. However, now that I look back on my favorite episodes, more than half of them are with Matt Smith's Doctor. In the end, his quirkiness won me over.
Slitheen--These were a family of Raxacoricofallipatorian criminals that tried to take over London one year. They would "steal" a body and use it as a disguise--zippering it on. They were quite a "gas", and not in a pleasant way.
Silurians--I believe this picture shows a "classic" Silurian and one from the newer series. Also known as "Earth Reptiles". They populated Earth before humans! Madam Vastra (pictured above) is a great character. She's a kickin' warrior who sides with the Doctor and investigates paranormal activities.
Sontarans--The "potato head" military clones! Seriously, they raged an eternal war and the only honorable death was on the battlefield.
Silents--One of the creepier antagonists in my mind. They never say anything and if you looked away you forgot they ever existed. I did learn something new while preparing for this post. They were genetically engineered by the Church to allow people to confess their sins without remembering doing so, accomplished by fashioning the Priests so anyone looking at them would forget their encounter when they looked away.
A group of them broke away and became obsessed with killing the Doctor and stopping the Siege of Trenzalore. How? By traveling back in time to Earth, influencing human development and trying to stage the death of the Doctor at Lake Silencio. My daughter pointed out that the Silents are a little bit like Slenderman with their bald heads and suits. See, uber creepy!
Sarah Jane Smith--She's the darling of Doctor Who companions (played by Elisabeth Sladen). She started traveling with the Third and Fourth incarnations of the Doctor and returned for several episodes with Number Ten.