Friday, 17 July 2015

TW 1-06: Countrycide

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

Torchwood series 1 episode 6 (Story 6):  Jack and crew go camping.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for


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

For context, the following are also covered:
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new series of Doctor Who.
[TW] - Things from previous Torchwood episodes.

Ongoing References...

  • [NEW] Torchwood - This "Secret" organisation was created by Queen Victoria in 1879 and named for the Torchwood Estate (Doctor Who "Tooth & Claw") to fight aliens after she met the Doctor and Rose.  The British PM (who wasn't supposed to know about Torchwood) order them to fire upon the Sycorax spaceship.  Torchwood One (London) were responsible for the "Ghost Shift" (Doctor Who "Army of Ghosts") which led to the Battle of Canary Wharf.  In the future, it was well known enough to be a question in "The Weakest Link" (Doctor Who "Bad Wolf").  This group, Torchwood Three first appeared in "Everything Changes."
  • [NEW] Captain Jack Harkness - Was a Time Agent in the 52nd Century, but went rogue and  disguised as an American airman tried scamming the Time Agency in 1941 accidentally meeting and joining the Doctor.  He first appeared in the new series episodes "The Empty Child" and last appeared in that series in "The Parting of the Ways."  He first appeared as a member of Torchwood Three  in "Everything Changes."
  • [NEW] The Cardiff Rift - A spacial temporal rift, first mentioned in the new Who episode "The Unquiet Dead."  It was later featured in the new Who episode "Boomtown."
  • [TW]  Weevils - A race that has infested Cardiff.

 This episode...

  • [NEW] Non Human Beings - Whatever else Jack has kissed, he kicked a human-looking but non-human being (The Doctor) in the new Who episode "The Parting of the Ways."

~ DUG.
Other Torchwood episodes.

So where is this episode set?

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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