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Torchwood is a red herring?

May 29th, 2006 (07:04 pm)

I'm really starting to think now that Torchwood is not the season long puzzle for Doctor Who.

Torchwood is present in the episodes, yes - but there does seem to be a number of other continuing motiefs that have occurred in the first seven episodes of season two.

a) Villains thoughout the season so far have included Finch (School Reunion), Crane (Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel) and Magpie (Idiot's Lantern). Are all these bird names coincidence?

b) The general theme throughout the season so far of 'changing humans'. From the disease carriers in New Earth evolving into a new human culture, the werewolf in Tooth and Claw, the Krillitanes messing around with human DNA in School Reunion, the need for human body parts in Girl in the Fireplace and naturally the creation of the Cybermen. There was even a reference in Tooth and Claw to Rose's experiences with the Time Vortex in The Parting of the Ways. Maybe something is going to happen to Rose? Possibly the Time Lords will be reborn somehow?

c) The Moon. This one is coming up a lot as well. Werewolves and the moon are a natural pairing as seen in Tooth and Claw, the Krillitanes were flying in the night sky against the moon in School Reunion and The Idiot's Lantern apparently has the moon drawn on the side of the video tape.

While playing the Crack the Secret Code game on the BBC website, it's fascinating to see all the different sites they've set up and spent ages on making look realistic. However, one page sends you to the bookshop at one location with three books - one of which is called The Light of the Moon.

Something is seriously up.

Makes you wonder.


Posted by: The Divine Goat (thedivinegoat)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)

The symbol of the hospital in New Earth was a crescent moon.

Just saying...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
A little more sonic

Oooo... Anything in Girl in the Fireplace then?

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)

You thought far too hard about this.

Posted by: Sunryse (sunryse00)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)

Another thing I've noticed is that time is wrong. The Idiot's Lantern (wrong year and country), Tooth and Claw(wrong year), Cyberman/Age of Steel(lost time stream and wrong dimension), Girl in the Fireplace(wonky and also time is the theme of the whole episode).

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
Tardis Love Shack

Some of that can be chalked up to the general nature of the Tardis and the mysterious ways she moves in. Even way back in the older series, she had a habit of missing what they were aiming at (Three spent three years trying to reach Metabelis Three! And oddly enough, that planet could be said to be the death of him. Hmmm...)

But still possible.

Posted by: Sunryse (sunryse00)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)

Yes, but in most cases The Doctor hit what he was aiming for more time than not. In this series 5 out of 7 times there was a problem with time in some form. That's to many times to make it a coincidence.

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: May 29th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who - Cyberman - Delete!

Have you noticed the "editing errors" in the various episodes? At first I just wrote them off as just that -- screwups.

It's like they've inserted a few seconds of footage that is repeating what just happened (most notably just before the TARDIS exploeded in "Rise of the Cybermen") only the outcome is different. (e.g. Dialog is changed, they walk one direction from the door of the TARDIS in the first take, but another in the second, et cetera.)

It has been posited that this is the result of the whole "Rose/Doctor/Time Vortex" incident.

Posted by: Dennis (luricanson)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)

Errr, season long puzzle? Was this also part of season one, which is all I'm getting here in the States right now?

Posted by: Daveosaurus (southerndave)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)

Yep, season one had its own little mystery. Each episode included an oblique reference to the words "bad wolf". Sometimes it was obvious, sometimes almost imperceptible (and I think one of them got cut for time reasons when shown on TV over here). Just keep watching...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 30th, 2006 10:43 am (UTC)
Tardis Love Shack

Your next episode on Friday is "Bad Wolf".

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