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…

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…

Captain Sixie?

Big Finish has released the cover for The Lives of Captain Jack Volume 2 and it bears looking at. No, it’s not an illusion, Jack is in the Sixth Doctor‘s outfit! A look at the details for the James Goss story Piece of Mind reveals Colin Baker does indeed appear alongside John Barrowman in this…

Torchwood: The Green Life review

Continuing the curious yet rather fascinating run of Torchwood meets Doctor Who monsters is the wonderful The Green Life. It’s got Captain Jack, it’s got giant maggots, it’s got Jo Jones (Grant as was). Do you need to know more? Well it’s rather splendid and another David Llewellyn triumph. More? Well, let’s cover some ground…

The Sins of Captain John full details announced

Big Finish has announced another boxset for Captain John Hart (played by James Marsters). To be released in January 2020 it will be four stories written by David Llewellyn, and will also feature Captain Jack (John Barrowman). There’s also zombies, mad scientists, Oliver Cromwell’s head and bath tubs – something for everyone!

Torchwood: Aliens Among Us Part 3 review

With its third four-disc boxset, series 5 of Torchwood comes to a end, even if not every storyline gets a conclusion. If nothing else, there is plenty that could (should?) happen, and a follow-on series would be most welcome. Meanwhile, back in Cardiff, a surprise visitor has upset several apple-carts at Torchwood. Welcome back Yvonne Hartman!…

The Lives of Captain Jack review

In The Lives of Captain Jack, we get to see glimpses of what Jack Harkness did after he first died (and even before) and before he joined Torchwood. In this boxset, we have four stories by two great, and very different writers, Guy Adams and James Goss. In four adventures they take us across a small…

Torchwood is 10

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.

Torchtastic news!

So, now we now: Jackie Tyler is appearing in a Torchwood title alongside Captain Jack; yes it’s the secret behind the pictures of Camille Coduri and John Barrowman that were all over social media a while ago. It’s a special called The Lives of Captain Jack released in distant June 2017. Four stories set all across Jack’s life…