Friday, 1 September 2017

TW 2-10: From Out of the Rain

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

Torchwood season 2 episode 10 (Story 23) in which the circus comes to town.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for

"From Out of the Rain"


[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]  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).

  • [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)

  • [TW]  Jack's immortality - In "Parting of the Ways" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1) he was killed by Daleks and resurrected by Rose/Bad Wolf and left in the future.  He was revealed to be immortal in "Everything Changes" (Torchwood series 1)

  • [TW]  Owen Harper's lack of breath - Owen was shot and killed at the end of "Reset" (Torchwood series 2) and bought back to life (sort of) in "Dead Man Walking(Torchwood series 2).

From this episode:

  • [1ST]  The Night Travellers - First appearance of this group.

Previous:  "Something Borrowed"
Next:  "Adrift"

~ 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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