On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Three

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 couldContinue reading “On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Three”

On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Two

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. ThereContinue reading “On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day Two”

On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day One

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 moroseContinue reading “On Torchwood: Children of Earth: Day One”

On Rediscovering Planetary

Warren Ellis is my mortal enemy. Okay, okay, he’s not, really. I’ve never met Ellis. Ellis would have no idea who I was. Yet I’m massively impressed by the man’s versatility as a writer, he’s skilled at writing anything, and I’m jealous. Yes, I’m jealous. Thus, Ellis is my mortal enemy. 🙂 I bring thisContinue reading “On Rediscovering Planetary”

On the Newest Torchwood

In honor of the firing up of the Large Hadron Collider, the BBC has produced a one-off Torchwood audio drama, Lost Souls, written by Joseph Lidster: The Torchwood Institute was founded by Queen Victoria in 1879 to protect the British Empire against the threat of alien invasion. By 2008, all that remains of the organisationContinue reading “On the Newest Torchwood”

On My “Journey’s End” Theories

I’ve been doing some thinking about how “Journey’s End,” the fourth season finale of Doctor Who, will end. Naturally, this post will contain spoilers. And, for future reference, I’m going to write them down. 🙂 I should note, of course, that my track record with Doctor Who theories is not good. I thought the rumorContinue reading “On My “Journey’s End” Theories”

On Mid-Week Reflections

Why must it be dreary? Rain today. Rain yesterday. Rain Sunday. Rain, rain, rain. And no thundrous drumming from Ringo Starr, either. Rain. Doctor Who‘s fourth season has begun. Thankfully, it began with something light and fluffy. After wrecking on the emotional shoals from Torchwood‘s “Exit Wounds,” the screwball comedy nature of Who‘s “Partners inContinue reading “On Mid-Week Reflections”

On The Quiet of the World

Did anything happen over the weekend? It doesn’t seem like it. I haven’t seen anything interesting in the news. Except, of course, that Duke lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Which, really, in the long run, is insignificant. I was disappointed. No Cubs on WGN over the weekend. White Sox, yes. ButContinue reading “On The Quiet of the World”

On the Torchwood Trailer and Assorted Thoughts

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 DoctorContinue reading “On the Torchwood Trailer and Assorted Thoughts”

On a Torchwood DVD

When people at work cleanse their cubicles of unwanted books, comics, DVDs, and other detritus, there’s a table in the employee breakroom where stuff is invariably piled high. It’s not uncommon to find magazines mixed with manga, comics mixed with catalogs. The table is nothing but a mess. Sometimes there’s something interesting on the table.Continue reading “On a Torchwood DVD”