To help deal with my CV lockdown (or whatever we call it), I’m taking advantage of the Torchwood boxsets on iPlayer. First up, Everything Changes. I won’t watch them all, just enough to really remind myself what I thought of it all before this blog! Everything Changes (for Gwen Cooper) First impressions are it’s as…
If you fancy a Torchwood rewatch you’re in luck! All 41 episodes are back on the BBC’s iPlayer! That’s my weekend sorted! +++ Message Ends +++
OK, it’s actually a spoof from the Dead Ringers team but with John Barrowman’s cameo in Fugitive of the Judoon fresh in our minds, I did find this rather amusing. I hope you do too: Torchwood Special – BBC. ((- Message Ends -))
Pencil Tip Publishing has announced a fan-sourced book of essays on Torchwood (TV episodes only). If you want to be part of it, there’s lots of titles available (as of October 2018). Details: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR WHAT THE FANS THINK. +++ Message Ends +++
I may have mentioned it before, but there are some scripts for odd episodes of Doctor Who available from the BBC Writers’ Room. There aren’t many, but do include a few titles including Face the Raven (which was originally to be called Trap Street).
One of the major UK Doctor Who conventions returns in 2017 – it’s The Capitol, the DWAS convention, and this year it’s run with Big Finish! This means the guest list has plenty of interesting names, including Nick Briggs, Andrew Smith, Kai Owen and many more (Katy Manning, Peter Purves, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse, Daphne Ashbrook included). No details…
Ignoring the appearance of a young Herbert in Timelash, the real HG Wells (pictured) had an undeniable impact on Doctor Who. Taking The Time Machine as a given, and allowing War of the Worlds as an influence, I think it goes beyond that. I’d like to mention the connection to another Wells classic – The First Men in the Moon.