I never thought I’d see wire-fu on a British TV show, let alone Doctor Who, of all things. But there it was. And it looked spectacular. I’ve been playing it back and forth over and over again.
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However, while it was a quietly impressive episode with things coming together in a sensible manner, I hated the end. Hated it, hated it, hated it.
The exposition-heavy way of introducing the whole Torchwood idea just smacked of incredibly bad script-writing. Which is one hell of a shame since the rest of the episode had fantastic elements, and was written fantastically well. But I suppose there’s no other way of introducing the Torchwood concept.
Rose and the Doctor also seem incredibly arrogant this time around. Banishment from the British Empire? Not a problem. Who cares? Apparently this may come round to bite them on the proverbial – I hope so.
What I want to know is … does Queen Vic have that werewolf alien gene? Is this a plot strand to be left for later on?