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.
I was in Cardiff, wandering around the Bay on a lovely sunny day in March 2017 and visited Ianto’s Shrine. For those who don’t know (and there might be some), this is a fan memorial to the passing of Torchwood’s own Ianto Jones. If you want some background (and a good article), try this on CityMetric: The…
Who’d have thought, it’s almost ten years since Torchwood was first broadcast. The spoof site for the Victorian house / hotel seems to have vanished from the web, and it’s years since the show was on screen. Ignoring the recent Barrowman / Moffat spat, let’s focus on some positives.
It’s June so it’s daily Doctor Who Legacy UNIT levels. We’ve had an updated client released (with its own bug causing some characters to duplicate) and this allows us to get daily updates with special levels aka the UNIT Daily Missions. So far the first of these has been a renamed Chapter 1 level, The Snowmen: Backstreets…
The latest newsletter from Tiny Rebel Games is packed full of Doctor Who Legacy goodness. Most pleasing is the news of Susan Foreman coming soon (see artwork), and also news of Grace Holloway and Gwen Cooper! No word on exactly when, colours or powers.
Another surprise from Big Finish announced today; the fourth story of the new Torchwood range stars Tracy-Ann Overman returning as Yvonne Hartman (so crossing over from Doctor Who). The cast also includes Dan Starkey and Catrin Stewart (two-thirds of the Paternoster Gang, in case anyone thought they might never cross to audio…).
Yes, the countdown has reached five; five more days until Saturday the 19th of September, 2015. The day for all Doctor Who fans to rejoice. Yes, it’s Big Finish Day 7! What? There’s something on TV that evening? Well I know where my priorities lie (and I can make it down the motorway in time for The Magician’s Apprentice!
An interview between Gareth David-Lloyd and Huw Fullerton on the Radio Times website is worth a read: This is how the Torchwood radio plays are going to work. It tells us nothing definitive but does give a strong flavour of what is about to come. -+- Message Ends -+-
Great news today from Big Finish: TORCHWOOD: IANTO JONES WILL RETURN IN OCTOBER. Yes, Gareth David-Lloyd is back in role in a James Goss story and it will be here in October. We also learn the rest of the series follows montly, moving it all forward from the previous January date. Fantastic news! -=- Message Ends -=-
I found an interesting interview with Andrew Cartmel over on the blog Troughton Is My Doctor. The interview is IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW CARTMEL. It talks about many things from the 1980s, comics and even Torchwood. Well worth a read. <:> Message Ends <:>
The latest Vortex (number 76) from Big Finish (you did know there was a free monthly magazine produced?) has some details on the new Torchwood audios. Vortex is available in PDF format, and this issue is here: VORTEX ISSUE 76. James Goss doesn’t reveal much but does mention a spaceship, each story has a character we know…
It’s ten years since Captain Jack Harkness first appeared in The Empty Child with the Ninth Doctor and Rose. Lots of people marking this yesterday (May 21st) and for me, this Metro piece is as good as many of them: Captain Jack joined Doctor Who 10 years ago – John Barrowman’s best bits. Enjoy! <|> Message Ends <|>