Retro Recap: Torchwood, Children of Earth, “Day Four”

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This is the episode I’ve been dreading. It’s the reason that I haven’t re-watched the series since it first aired.

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Retro Recap: Torchwood: “Children of Earth: Day Three”

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The scariest moment in any monster story isn’t when the action surprises us. The scariest moment is when we realize that we are the monsters, that the ghouls and zombies and vampires and aliens are only a reflection of the darkest, vilest parts of us. 

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Torchwood Series 2: Love, Loss and Our Humanity

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Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the editor of Electric City Creative.
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Going beyond physical desire, Torchwood‘s second series tackles the big questions of our human identity. What makes us who we are? And if we feel human, does that make us so?

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 2.11, “Adrift”

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I would like to think that Newton’s Law of Motion applies to many things, not just science. It’s a useful metaphor for life and plots of our favorite TV shows.

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 2.02, “Sleeper”

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After a fantastic season opener, the second episode of the season is generally a bit of a letdown and I honestly do feel that way a bit about “Sleeper,” though it does open up the potential for a larger story arc later in the season. This episode also is the start of one of my favorite things about Season 2: … Read More

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Torchwood Series 1: Sex and Mortality

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Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the editor of Electric City Creative.
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Torchwood understands that our desire for sex, for connection, is wrapped up in our sense of mortality.

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, 1.04, “Cyberwoman”

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OK, confession time. This is one of my least favorite episodes of the series.

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Morality and Immortality in the Who-niverse

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Immortality is a quality of gods and monsters. Zeus, Odin, and the monotheistic God are all immortal, but so are vampires, zombies, and the devil (Voldemort did try his damnedest, though). It is then unsurprising that a tension between moral and immoral immortality would appear in works that feature the possibility of living forever.

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