Monday, 18 January 2016

TW 2-02: Sleeper

A Guide to Classic Who references (and other references) including in Torchwood episodes.

Torchwood series 2 episode 2 (Story 15):  Captain Jack Harkness & Torchwood-3 investigate a break-in gone wrong.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for



[OLD] - Things that first appeared in the classic Doctor Who series (or the film.)  Episode List.

For context, the following are also covered:
[1ST] -  The first appearance of things in Doctor Who series, including Torchwood.
[TW] - Things that first appeared previosuly in Torchwood.
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new Doctor Who series.

Ongoing References:

  • [NEW]  Torchwood - An organisation created by Queen Victoria after the events of "Tooth and Claw" (Doctor Who series 2)..  Torchwood-1 (London) was destroyed by the events of "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" (Doctor Who series 2).  This is Torchwood-3 (Cardiff), first appearing in "Everything Changes" (the first episode of Torchwood.)

  • [NEW]  Captain Jack Harkness - Former Time Agent, con-man and companion to the Tenth Doctor.  Head of Torchwood-3.  He was made immortal accidentally by the Bad Wolf entity (Rose Tyler) in the Doctor Who episode "The Parting of the Ways."

  • [TW]  Weevils - A race that has appear regularly in Cardiff.  One or more appeared in many Torchwood Season 1 episodes, including  "Everything Changes(the first episode.)

From this episode:

  • [1ST]  Sub-Etheric Resonator - First mention of this device.

  • [OLD]  A Mind Probe - In the Third Doctor story "Frontier in Space" (Doctor Who Season 10) a human mind probe was used on the Doctor.  He claimed that stupidity was the best defence again one.  There was a plan to use a Gallifreyan mind probe on the Castellan in "The Five Doctors."  Fortunately for him he was shot before it could happen.

  • [1ST]  Cell 114 - First appearance of these sleeper agents.

~ DUG.
Other Torchwood episodes.

I know the feeling.

The Time Crash blog was created to help New Who fans understand Classic Who references - and to know if something isn't a reference but a new idea.  If there's a reference I missed or a subject that you feel needs more explaining, please comment

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