When a few of our Torchwood Hub 3 team declare mutiny over their dear Captain in the Season 1 finale, sunny happy Cardiff pays the price in the form of really unpleasant overcast skies.gpr381
With a bottle of wine, a chicken egg, a clenched fist, and a famous painting of a nonplussed Italian noblewoman, we head to Paris for what is undoubtedly our favorite classic era story. From the ‘we can’t believe it was written this quickly’ backstory, to the snappy and smart Douglas Adams dialogue, to the over-the-top but still delightful performances, we agree that the only thing we’d want to change about it is the duration. We’d want more.
Given a randomly drawn set of heroes, adversaries, and locations, we play a few rounds of creating off-the-cuff episode synopses that — while possibly ridiculous — have some definite ‘watchability’.
The Cardiff Rift gets uppity, courtesy of a mysterious cravat-sporting caretaker with a penchant for Polaroids and time-tinkering, taking Jack and Tosh to 1941 and a very awkward military meet-up.
With equal parts psychopathy and sarcasm, we drill into Season 17 with Terry Nation’s final story contribution to Doctor Who, and the full-time arrival of Lalla Ward as Romana.