Friday, 4 September 2015

TW 1-11: Combat

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

Torchwood series 1 episode 11 (Story 11):  Owen meets someon who has watched Fight Club too many times.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for


Viewing Order

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

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.
[1ST] - First appearance in this episode.

Ongoing References...

  • [TW]  Weevils - A race that has infested Cardiff.
  • [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] 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."
  • [TW]  Amnesia Pill -  A drug that Torchwood Three uses to remove memories of events.   It was used on Gwen in "Everything Changes."  Compound B67 "Retcon," a component of the amnesia pill, was found in the blood of victims in "They Keep Killing Suzie."

This episode...

  • [1ST]  Weevil Spray - first appearance of this anti-Weevil spray.
~ DUG.

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