Thursday, June 22, 2006

Doomsday - Torchwood Style

In recent weeks news on Torchwood has kinda dried up a little bit. The beeb are clearly holding onto information for the time being. So, with little actual Torchwood news, I'll take the opportunity to talk about Doctor Who for a change. Specifically, the end of series two-parter "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday".

Below are quite a few spoilers regarding these episodes, so DO NOT READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED!!!

These two episodes pick up on the Torchwood thread that's been running through Doctor Who series two, and in them, Torchwood makes it's first screen appearence.

As reported last week, the BBC Press Office have released a short statement about "Army of Ghosts": 'The human race rejoices as the ghosts of loved ones return home in the latest adventure from the nation's favourite time traveller. But as the Doctor, Rose and Jackie investigate the Torchwood Tower, the whole of modern-day Earth threatens to fall to an almighty invasion force.' The "Doomsday" synopsis is due from www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice tomorrow.

The latest issue of Doctor Who Mafazine says this about the double episodes:'Earth is awash with phantoms. They're everywhere! But are they really from beyond the grave? In the heart of London, a top secret institute has captured its most-wanted extraterrestrial, but its problems lie closer to home. Deep in the depths of Torchwood is a Sphere that doesn't exist - it weighs nothing, it doesn't age, it emits no heat. And yet it's there. You can see it. And it makes you want to run and hide. Like it's forbidden. This time, even the Doctor is scared..."

SFX's website has a preview of "Army of Ghosts"...and even a (real small) picture of inside the Torchwood Institute (London branch I'm afraid). You can read the spoiler-lite preview here.

There are rumours flying around the net that immediately after the broadcast of "Doomsday" the BBC are going to show a one minute preview of Torchwood season one (much like they did at the conclusion of "The Christmas Invasion" for Doctor Who season two). Whether or not this information is true is yet to be seen...but fingers crossed!

Also, imdb are so very keen to tell us all that Captain Jack appears in these two episodes. Let me say this right now: he's not. John Barrowman's own webmaster has confirmed the story as untrue. Sorry guys, you're going to have to wait a little longer for old Jack to return!
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