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Retro Recap: Torchwood 2.03, “To The Last Man”

I think it’s safe to say that Torchwood found its stride in the second season. After a kick-ass premiere and a decent second episode, the third signals a run of stories that are at times campy, profound and heartbreaking. I think the last adjective is a good description for the latest one. It centers on […]

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Retro Recap: Torchwood 1.07 “Greeks Bearing Gifts”

Wow. In this episode we get lady loving, mythological references, and telepathy. Oh my! The main character focus of this episode is Tosh, who I personally didn’t care for on the first watch, but eventually grew to absolutely love (she’s the character most like me and sometimes seeing your insecurities onscreen is uncomfortable). There’s also the idea […]

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 1.03, “Ghost Machine”

The third episode of the series dumps us right into the middle of action as Gwen seems to be settling into the team. We also get some Gwen/Jack bonding time and a peek at a more emotional side of Owen.

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Morality and Immortality in the Who-niverse

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.