Monday, 24 July 2017

TW 2-09: Something Borrowed

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

Torchwood season 2 episode 9 (Story 22) in which Gwen tries to marry Rhys.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for

"Something Borrowed"


[OLD] - Things that first appeared in the classic Doctor Who series (or the film.)  Episode List.
[No direct references to classic Who this time, sorry.]

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 (2005) Series 2)..  Torchwood-1 (London) was destroyed by the events of "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2).  This is Torchwood-3 (Cardiff), who first appeared in "Everything Changes(Torchwood Series 1)

  • [NEW]  Captain Jack Harkness - Former Time Agent from the 51st century, 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 Parting of the Ways" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 1).

  • [TW]  Weevels -  An alien race that has slipped through the rift and infest Cardiff.    Owen seemed to have a connection with them in the "Combat" (Torchwood Series 1).

  • [TW]  Level 6 Retcon -  A drug that Torchwood Three uses to remove civilian's memories of events.   It was used on Gwen in "Everything Changes" (Torchwood Series 1).  It is made of Compound B67 "Retcon," which was found in the blood of victims in "They Keep Killing Suzie" (Torchwood Series 1).

From this episode:

  • [1ST]  Nostrovite - First appearance of this shape-changing carnivore with a taste for human flesh.

  • [TW]  Singularity scalpel - First appeared in "Reset(Torchwood Series 2).  This is the first time it has been given a name.

  • [TW]   Mayfly & Reset - A reference to the events of "Reset" (Torchwood Series 2).

Previous:  "A Day in the Death"

Next:  "From Out of the Rain"

~ DUG.

The Time Crash blog was created to help New Who & Torchwood 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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