TORCHWOOD: First Rule of COMBAT is Don’t Get Killed by a Weevil

“COMBAT” – Series 1, Episode 11, Story 11 – Written by Noel Clarke; Directed by Andy Goddard – Someone’s kidnapping Weevils. Torchwood doesn’t like that because only they’re allowed to kidnap Weevils. Torchwood hunts for the Weevil kidnappers and then Fight Club breaks out. Owen becomes unhinged. But not because he’s a date rapist, but…

TORCHWOOD: You’re Out of Touch, I’m OUT OF TIME

“OUT OF TIME” – Series 1, Episode 10, Story 10 – Written by Catherine Tregenna; Directed by Alice Troughton – A plane from 1953 lands and at airport and finds Torchwood waiting for them. Torchwood will decide what’s best for them because Torchwood always makes the best decisions. Here’s what’s frustrating about an episode like…

TORCHWOOD: THEY KEEP KILLING SUZIE, They Keep Killing Me

“THEY KEEP KILLING SUZIE” – Series 1, Episode 8, Story 8 – Written by Paul Tomalin and Dan McCulloch; Directed by James Strong – Remember Suzie? Torchwood brings her back to life. It’s supposed to be temporary. Suzie wants to make it permanent. THEY KEEP KILLING SUZIE is a perfect example of what’s wrong with…

TORCHWOOD: Texas Chainsaw COUNTRYCIDE

“COUNTRYCIDE” – Series 1, Episode 6, Story 6 – Written by Chris Chibnall; Directed by Andy Goddard – People are disappearing. Torchwood investigates. They discover cannibals. They try not to get eaten. Gwen and Owen copulate. COUNTRYCIDE is like one of those teen slasher flicks except done for television and with grown-ups. The beats and…

TORCHWOOD: A GHOST MACHINE Will Lead the Way

“GHOST MACHINE” – Series 1, Episode 3, Story 3 – Written by Helen Raynor; Directed by Colin Teague – Torchwood finds a device that shows them scenes from the past. And the future. Owen sees a murder. Owen goes after the murderer. The murderer is old and confused. Gwen kills the murderer. By accident. Leave…

DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR DANCES To a Happy Ending

“THE DOCTOR DANCES” – Series 1, Episode 10, Story 165b – Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by James Hawes – The Completion to THE EMPTY CHILD sees the Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack running around, dodging empty people with gas masks for faces as they try to piece together the mystery and save the…

DOCTOR WHO: The Hollow Man Begets THE EMPTY CHILD

“THE EMPTY CHILD” – Series 1, Episode 9, Story 165a – Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by James Hawes – Improperly Behaving Companion Theater continues as the Ninth Doctor and Rose chase a metallic cylinder through a time vortex and end up in World War II England, where soon-to-be Companion Captain Jack Harkness takes his…