After last night’s Doctor Who, the clamor for a spin-off series starring Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax the Sontaran has resumed. We met these characters in the sixth season in “A Good Man Goes to War.” Vastra is a Silurian who was awoken from her aeons-long slumber in Victorian London and set herself up a … Continue reading Madame Vastra and Doctor Who Spin-Offs
As some of you know, I have a theory about where Russell T. Davies, henceforth RTD, is taking Doctor Who before he’s done next week. My theory is that it involves RTD pressing a Reset Button on his way out the door. The reasons are both narrative and personal. It lets RTD have his spectacle … Continue reading On Magnificently Mental Musings
And now, after the brief pause for Shore Leave, we return to Torchwood: Children of Earth. Mid-way through Day Four, I thought I saw where the story was going. Jack Harkness would find a way to deal himself back into the political games surrounding the Four-Five-Six, who made their appalling demands at the end of … Continue reading On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Four & Day Five
There’s one major problem with the new-look Torchwood — as much as we see the team on-screen, this isn’t their story. They’re not driving events. No, it’s British civil servant John Frobisher who’s in the driver’s seat. And the alien creature known only as the Four-Five-Six. They’re not even solving events. Of course, that could … Continue reading On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Three
Bloody hell, I love this show. My love for Torchwood isn’t new. I loved the series from the start; it was dark, it was bleak, there was an undercurrent of nihilism that really appealed to me. (Nihilism; it’s the same reason I love Alien3.) I thought the second season lost its way. Sort of. There … Continue reading On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Two
I’m running a day behind. I’ve just watched Day One, the first part of the five-day Torchwood: Children of Earth event. Damn! I mean, damn! (I also understand now why my webstats have gone through the roof today, with people wanting to know why Jack Harkness can’t die.) Day One managed to meld the morose … Continue reading On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day One
I haven’t done a search phrase round-up in a while. Let’s take a look at the top 20 of March. 20. “Jason Gronberg.” A friend of mine. He passed away in November. One of my favorite memories of Jason. 19. “Napoleon.” One of my favorite sparring partners in Age of Empires III. Except for when … Continue reading On March’s Greatest Hits
A Freema Ageyman website posted the Torchwood Season 2 trailer. I watched that this morning, and what can I say? I’m majorly excited. There’s very little of Martha Jones in the trailer, but that’s understandable. The trailer was cut for BBC America, and BBC America has yet to show the third season of Doctor Who. … Continue reading On the Torchwood Trailer and Assorted Thoughts
Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Holy. Fuck. The penultimate episode of Doctor Who‘s third season isn’t perfect. But Holy! Fuck! Three years and two series have been building toward this. You can tell. It started last week, as the threads pulled closer. This week? All bets are off. The sound of drums? It’s the … Continue reading On “The Sound of Drums”
Supposedly, the next two episodes of Doctor Who will reveal a shattering secret about Captain Jack Harkness. I put my thinking cap on. Because the theories I’ve heard… well, they’re generally stupid. So, let’s go behind a spoiler cut, shall we? So I can rant about theories in peace, yes?
Or rather… the Doctor Who blurb. The BBC posted information on the season finale of Doctor Who recently, and fandom’s holding its collective breath. I read the blurb. My first thought, “Wow. That sounds cool!” My second thought? “Wait a second. That sounds like…” Let’s go behind a spoiler/speculation cut.
When last we saw Jack Harkness he’d just gone Gandalf on a Balrog and died, only to return to life after seven days. Then, wandering through the Torchwood Hub, a peculiar wheezing, grinding sound was heard, a wind rushed through the Hub, and Jack Harkness was gone. Tonight, Captain Jack Harkness returns. And there are … Continue reading On Captain Jack Harkness