Monday, 23 April 2018

TW 2-11: Adrift

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

Torchwood season 2 episode 11 (Story 24) in which Gwen investigates a missing teen.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for



[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]  Weevels -  An alien race that has slipped through the rift and infest Cardiff.

    • [NEW] The Cardiff Rift - A spacial temporal rift, first mentioned in "The Unquiet Dead" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 1).  It is the center of most of the unusual happenings in dealt with by Torchwood Three in  Torchwood.

    From this episode:

    • [TW] Gwen's Wedding - Gwen and Rhys married in "Something Borrowed" (Torchwood Series 2)

    Previous:  "Out of the Rain"
    Next:  "Fragments"

    ~ 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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