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     Home »  Torchwood - Series 2 »  [Spoilers] TW s2e10 From out of the Rain
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     Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 12:08 AM EDT

    This was a very interesting story. The concept was a cool what if, but seemed a bit far fetched for a modern sci-fi show, but that aside, I thought that the story worked very well. We have a few continuity elements sprinkled throughout the episode without being hit over the head by them. The idea of a traveling carnival was pretty interesting. What is it about spin-off series getting their info from an old lady in a care facility?

    I loved Gwen's snarky comment to Jack needing Ianto's "local expertise".

    A solid episode.


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     Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 12:19 AM EDT

    I don't know.... It seemed to me like it had a rewright in the middle. Jack knew some of them but did not travel with them? He did his "can not die" sthic for the suckers and was on the film but did not come out of the film like the other performers? It seemed like they had to write themselves out of a hole, but left the hole there.

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     Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 12:49 AM EDT

    He performed with a carnival, while investigating the Night Travelers...

    Edit: not everyone on the film were Night Travelers.

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     Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 08:09 AM EDT
    Hmmmmm, easy to spot the rip offs this week: Last Action Hero and 'Papa Lazarou' from the League of Gentlemen. Despite this it was still very average but it'll keep getting commisoned from now until the end of time, so who cares!

    5/10

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     Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 07:45 PM EDT
    I throught this one was great, I loved the atmosphere in this one, the music was great, and it was quite creepy too.
    I really like that period in history, of the early days of film, and the way Jack defeated them at the end was just brillant. I have done that so many times to film of my own by accident.

    I love how Jack and Ianto are becoming like a little team on their own within the larger team of Torchwood.
    It makes my inner fangirl happy.

    Overall a solid episode, one of my favourites

    bye bye david :(
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     Thursday, March 13 2008 @ 11:47 PM EDT
    I, for the most part loved this episode. There were a few things about it that didn't quite make sense to me.

    The Electra, an old movie theatre, is about to reopen. The son of the owners (Jonathan) discovered 80 year old cans of film in the basement and decides to splice together a new film out of this footage, for its opening. (Well that would be like someone from a museum making a collage out of their original masterpieces. Nobody would cut up old, original, prints like that.)

    This film gets swapped for another film which has the night travelers on it along with Captain Jack, who both knows the performers on the film and has worked with them and doesn't and only just found out that they really exist.

    The team takes the film back to the "hub" where it magically turns from a 35mm theater print to a 16mm print. (yes, they film that is edited in the beginning of the episode and projected in the theatre is a different format from what the team reviews frame by frame later on.)

    Then later, back at the theatre, the night travelers again have the print which is again 35mm and are showing it again. Which, although they went to Jonathan's apartment to get additional footage, the night travelers jump out of the movie in scenes which the Torchwood team already confiscated?

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     Friday, March 14 2008 @ 10:05 AM EDT
    It was all a bit silly, and obviously a PJ Hammond story. Felt like it was a bit of Sapphire and Steel grafted onto Torchwood.

    Rift activity is about aliens and technology, not fantasy - coming out of projected film or stealing last breaths and keeping them in bottles.

    The dehydration I could buy into. Not the other things.

    Also, despite what I just said, I felt it was too short. It could have stood as a two-part episode. The moodiness felt rushed in the hour slot.

    Like I said, it would have made a good Sapphire and Steel episode. They almost did one like this with people coming out of the photographs.

    Sean.

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     Friday, March 14 2008 @ 10:19 AM EDT
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    Like I said, it would have made a good Sapphire and Steel episode. They almost did one like this with people coming out of the photographs.

    Sean.


    I agree with that - it was also the 'fairy' story of this season.

    I'm wondering about the order in which these episodes are made (as opposed to order shown in) as no mention of Gwen's wedding or 'Torchwood' type jokes about her honeymoon were made.

    The way the circus people just disappeared seemed a bit tame - I would have thought they should have burst into flames or something.

    As a stand-alone episode it was entertaining - but can we now have Captain John back please?

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     Saturday, March 15 2008 @ 11:40 PM EDT
    I thought this episode was average. I didn't hate it, but I really didn't like it either. It just... was.

    Aside from a few lines, and the potential of the plot, this episode just felt like filler.

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     Sunday, March 16 2008 @ 12:26 AM EDT


    I got bored with this one. Three quarters the way into it, I grabbed my iPhone and checked my Tweeter friends, checked to see if I had any new emails, etc... while this episode was playing in the background. It just didn't grab me obviously.

    It made me long to see the Woody Allen film The Purple Rose of Cairo again... it's been many years.

    People jumping out of a movie reel into the real world... Hmm... I can buy it in a fantasy film like the Woody Allen film I just mentioned, but I feel it crosses the line of believability with a science fiction series such as Torchwood.

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     Sunday, March 16 2008 @ 12:58 AM EDT
    come on guys, they can't all be gold. it wasn't bad, it just won't be one i watch when the dvd comes out. everybody come to CIA tomorrow.

    see ya
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     Sunday, March 16 2008 @ 01:38 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  geekweekFL] come on guys, they can't all be gold. it wasn't bad, it just won't be one i watch when the dvd comes out. everybody come to CIA tomorrow.

    see ya
    west


    I went back to re-watch the second half of it because the first time around I completely lost interest in it that I missed how it was all resolved. This time I caught the ending after I woke up from falling asleep watching it.

    Compared to the rest of series 2 so far, this is weak. Though as you say, they can't all be gold.

    Cheers,
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     Sunday, March 16 2008 @ 03:41 AM EDT

    Hey gang!

    I'm gonna have to go with Romana II on this one... loved it!

    While some of the story elements DID feel a bit familiar, the episode more than made up for it with it's overall tone and atmosphere... in fact, the film clips of the "Ringleader" staring straight into the camera with that beckoning wave of the hand literally gave me creeps!

    This style of Grand Guignol really strikes a chord with me... I thought "From Out of the Rain" had it in spades: the "I want to drink the sorrow from her tears..." line (or something to that effect... I'm too tired to check right now) also gave me the chills.

    I also like how Owen's "predicament" came in handy when the Night Traveler was trying to suck the "life" out of him.

    I was merely just okay with Torchwood's first season... but now I gotta admit, with the exception of the vomit-inducing "To the Last Man", I think the show's been on fire this season!

    With three left to go, here's to hoping they keep it up!

    -- Joshua

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     Thursday, March 20 2008 @ 05:46 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]

    I'm wondering about the order in which these episodes are made (as opposed to order shown in) as no mention of Gwen's wedding or 'Torchwood' type jokes about her honeymoon were made.

    Cheers, daveac


    She was wearing a wedding ring in Adrift, not too sure if she was wearing one here, maybe she was, i just didnt notice it.

    Oh, and Owen feels a pulse...WHAT?!?

    Drink
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