Category Archives: Spinoffs

Meat

Finally, an episode of Torchwood that doesn’t feel like a stand-alone story!  Yes, we had a 2-part story last season, but that’s not what I mean.  All the episodes seem to fall into a “view-in-any-order” style show.  Back when I … Continue reading

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To the Last Man

If Torchwood has a failing as a show, it was that it never settled on a specific genre to work with, dabbling instead with every genre under the sun.  In To the Last Man, we have another time travel/ghost story.  But … Continue reading

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Chronoclasm

Series three comes to a conclusion with another time distorting adventure featuring our intrepid adventurers and Leela as they go up against season baddie, Mr. Payne.  But Payne is not the villain we think and he’s motivated by the greatest … Continue reading

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Sleeper

I’m tired of the up and down quality of Torchwood.  We had a really action-packed episode just one story back, packed with silly mistakes, but then episode two comes in with a slower character piece that is intensely good.  It’s … Continue reading

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Swan Song

For those who have been following my ramblings about Jago and Litefoot, a series that has a distinct feel of the Great Detective, I feel the urge to go full on Sherlock.  “…if it should ever strike you that I … Continue reading

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Torchwood is back for season 2 and we get an exciting opener.  Jack’s old partner (in more ways that one), Captain Hart, dressed for the Beatles Sgt Pepper reunion, is visiting and he’s bringing news of radioactive explosives hidden around … Continue reading

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The Man at the End of the Garden

“Who is the girl at the top of the stairs?”  Sometimes a line or a moment in an audio story can really send shivers down your spine.  I found that in a few instances here, but this was possibly the … Continue reading

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Dead Men’s Tales

The first thing that caught my attention with the beginning of season 3 of Jago and Litefoot was that the title of this first adventure was very … seafaring.  Now I should point out that as a fan of Cthulhu … Continue reading

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Captain Jack Harkness

The penultimate episode of Torchwood is another character piece, this time focusing on Captain Jack Harkness, in case the title wasn’t helping…  We get an interesting story: ghostly music is heard from an old building.  Jack and Tosh go to … Continue reading

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The Ruthven Inheritance

There have been a lot of Sherlock Holmes references since this series started but color me amazed that it escaped my attention before, Litefoot has a housekeeper named Mrs. Hudson!  Ormand Sacker, the original name for Dr. Watson, is back too, … Continue reading

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