Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

Cyberwoman

Season one of Torchwood is a lot like watching a tennis match.  The ball goes to one side, pop, comes back to the other, pop, back to the good side, pop, back to the bad.  Episode 1 was a strong … Continue reading

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The Mahogany Murderers

As all of our readers are aware, the Corona Virus has turned our world into a nightmare.  It feels like something out of a horror movie.  To make matters worse, we’ve all been told to stay in our homes; we … Continue reading

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The Ghost Machine

The Ghost Machine does a number of things, but the most notable is that it breaks the tie between the first and second episodes.  I mean, based on the evidence, the show could have gone either way: strong first, awful … Continue reading

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Zagreus

I have been working my way through the first 50 Big Finish releases debating if I wanted to go immediately onward or if I should pause here and try some other Big Finish products.  I struggle because this episode is … Continue reading

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Day One

I often say the Brits are geniuses.  I mean it, too. But every so often a compliment can be used as a doubled-edged sword.  For instance, the creators of Torchwood must have thought: “hey, if we aim for the most … Continue reading

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Master

Some time back, Big Finish released a calendar of original art and I thought it was marvelous.  I wish they still did that.  Most Doctor Who calendars are just images from the series and putting them on the wall feels … Continue reading

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Everything Changes

After spending some weeks reviewing The Sarah Jane Adventures, it was only natural to consider returning to Torchwood next.  And my first reaction is: boy am I glad I did.  That’s not to say it’s flawless, because I hated Captain … Continue reading

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