2MTL 376: Torchwood Returns
It was big news, even for Big Finish: Torchwood and Captain Jack Harkness are back. The producers are holding their cards close, so you know what that means: rampant speculation and bucket-listing from your humble host!
2MTL 234: Torchwood: Wrapping Up "The Gathering," "The Blood Line" and Miracle Day
It's catch-up time as we take a look at the concluding episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day, and render a verdict for the series. And demand that one of this year's debuting characters meets the Eleventh Doctor.
2MTL 231: Torchwood: "End of the Road" Reviewed
After a couple of atypical episodes, "End of the Road" is on a more typical Miracle Day flight plan: talkier, more gradual. Matt Hills argues this is part and parcel of the show being a suspense thriller, not an SF action romp, and I agree. And yet, this slower episode gives me a chance […]
2MTL 230: Torchwood: "Immortal Sins" Reviewed
So. Was it good for you, too?
Of course, curse me for not being able to single out a reason why it struck such a chord with me beyond the most obvious distinction between this and the previous episodes — besides John Barrowman finally coming off the sidelines, that is.
(My son totally wanted […]
2MTL 228: Torchwood: "The Middle Men" Reviewed
Does the sixth episode of Miracle Day regain its footing with what is essentially Part Two of "Escape from the Overflow Camps"? Somewhat surprisingly, yes!
Co-executive producer Jane Espenson blogs about "The Middle Men" at afterelton.com.
2MTL 226: Torchwood: "The Categories of Life" Reviewed
Aaaannnnd we're firmly in Children of Earth-level darkness territory with the fifth episode of Miracle Day. Spoilers ho, of course, as I mull over whether I'm starting to go wobbly (in not a good way) over the show's direction.
(Torchwood being Torchwood, and Jack Harkness being Jack Harkness, this podcast is slightly more explicit than usual.)
Archivist and Chicks Dig Time Lords co-editor Lynne Thomas joins me as we discuss the merits of the frequently-derided first season of Torchwood — thus bucking the conventional wisdom that it only "got good" with Children of […]
2MTL 224: Torchwood: "Dead of Night" Reviewed
In which your humble correspondent defends the pacing of Torchwood: Miracle Day thus far, whilst citing Huw Buchtmann's excellent blog, but notes that Miracle Day doesn't perfectly mesh with previous seasons…
2MTL 222: Torchwood: "Rendition" (Spoilers) and Big Finish's "Rat Trap" Reviewed
The Torchwood Paradox (It's heavy! It's "crackfic"!) rears its head even more vividly in the second episode of Miracle Day, "Rendition." Spoilers ho! Afterward, guest reviewer Barnaby Edwards (not the Dalek one, the New York one) tackles Tony Lee's Big Finish debut, "Rat Trap."
2MTL 221: "The New World" and Web of Lies 1 Reviewed
Spoilers mild (for the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day) and not-so (for part one of Torchwood: Web of Lies for iOS) ahoy!
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