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Seems like pretty good fun so far. Basically just more Doctor Who while Doctor Who itself isn't on. Some of the same failings - like yet another RTD plot based around glowy shit getting into people and taking them over. But, on the whole, good by me. And I think I'm going to get to like Gwen.

So, who reckons the hand in the jar was Doctor #10's from The Christmas Invasion, then?

Edit: and - oh dear - why is it so very valuable to Jack? ;)


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Oct. 22nd, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, that was my thought as well.

The second episode didn't have the most original plot in the world, but it was enjoyable enough, and like you, I'm quite liking Gwen.
Oct. 22nd, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
And it's just occurred to me what he uses it for, late at night in the Torchwood facility...
Oct. 22nd, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
Amazing how many people are swiftly coming to this conclusion :o) I'm trying to find a pic of it so I can icon it, with the line "it's a fightin' hand" from Christmas Invasion...slightly altered.
Oct. 23rd, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
Hee - that sounds like an excellent icon in the making!
Oct. 22nd, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
ah, I got distracted by Battlestar Galactica. Ah well, I assume it's repeated later in the week?

The Radio Times had a bit on Torchwood, and did suggest that the hand in the jar did belong to a certain doctor...
Oct. 22nd, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
It's repeated on BBC3 just about every night this week, looks like from the Radio Times website, and it's on BBC2 on Wed.

I liked it too, though not unreservedly...
Oct. 22nd, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to hearing more about your reservations!
Oct. 22nd, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, did they? It seemed pretty obvious, especially given the direct reference Jack made to the space ship it fell from in the first episode.
Oct. 22nd, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
I heard they advertised it before CBBC, possibly not the best idea.
Oct. 23rd, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
I suspect that glowy shit is cheap to do. And I'm really trying not to think why the hand is so important to Jack, or at least to believe that it's just because he wants to clone the Doctor and not because of anything else...
Oct. 23rd, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC)
Someone I was watching it with pointed out that the actress playing Gwen had been in DrWho before (the Victorian one with the ghosts: she was the maid I think?).

If so, I reckon the glowy shit was a reference to that episode. Or just the special effects people liking glowy shit. Or both :)
Oct. 23rd, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
As white_hart says above, it's cheap. Also, RTD really does seem rather hung up on it. Glowy stuff got into people at least three times I can think of in the last two series of Dr. Who - the ghost-aliens in the Victorian episode you mention, the TARDIS stuff, and also Lady Cassandra when she kept possessing the Doctor and Rose alternately. There are probably other occurences I've forgotten, too.
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