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Here’s a roundup of the sci-fi offerings on TV Friday (5/9):
The Doctor (David Tennant) takes Donna (comedian Catherine Tate) on her first excursion to the future and runs into some old acquaintances: the tentacle-faced Ood, who are still willing slaves to humanity. But for how long? The episode “Planet of the Ood” airs 9 p.m. on Sci Fi. It’s a sequel to Series Two’s two-parter “The Impossible Planet-The Satan Pit.”
Stricken with problems from cancer to mutiny, the president and Starbuck (Mary McDonnel, Katee Sackhoff, pictured at right) each must make difficult decisions when presented with a possible alliance with the Cylons. The episode “Faith” airs 10 p.m. on Sci Fi.
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Two half hour episodes: Sarah Jane Smith (Elizabeth Sladen) must save her son from insectile aliens who recruit laser-tag champions to fight their wars for them; Sarah Jane is erased from history and only her neighbor Maria (Yasmin Paige) remembers her. The episode “Warriors of Kudlak” airs at 8 p.m. and the episode “Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?” airs at 8:30 p.m. on Sci Fi.