Torchwood 1.3: Ghost Machine

Another of my occasional looks back at Torchwood series 1 takes me to Ghost Machine. My memory of the original transmission is I liked this story and found it better focused on story than the previous Day One. Now I rewatch it I think it’s absolutely tremendous. I’l try to capture why I think that…

Torchwood 1.1: Everything Changes

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…

Lives of Captain Jack 3 released – at midnight!

We are living in interesting times. While Big Finish is operating a download release first policy at present, they’ve also mixed it up and The Lives of Captain Jack 3 is released at midnight March 24/25. If you’re up late in the UK in isolation or it’s evening in the US, morning in Australia, check…

Fugitive of the Judoon reviewed

I’ve taken my time over Fugitive of the Judoon. I’m still struck by how good I thought it was and have rewatched both to make sure and pick some details for this review. Lots and lots to talk about, all well spoilered elsewhere so I will cover everything that occurs to me. Doctor Who at…

Captain John is back!

Today (Thursday 16 Jan 2020) sees the second of this week’s Torchwood releases and it’s time for Captain John vs Captain Jack! Yes, James Marsters returns in The Sins of Captain John! Warning – it’s very much not for children!

Torchwood: Serenity review

Writer James Moran takes Jack and Ianto to Serenity Plaza, exclusive gated community. It’s very much Stepford Wives meets that X-files episode where Mulder & Scully pretend to be married (Arcadia). Neither of these are bad ideas and perhaps nowhere as bad as moving to Serenity Plaza to look for aliens! Welcome to Torchwood: Serenity!

Captain Jack 2.3: Driving Miss Wells review

So, The Lives of Captain Jack Volume 02 ends the way it began, with a James Goss story. This is Driving Miss Wells, only slightly along the lines of Driving Miss Daisy in which Jack is chauffeur to newsreader Trinity Wells. This one is a Torchwood story escaping from the range into this boxset. How…