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Published on August 6th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Torchwood Goes Deeper

Forbidden Planet has listed a new Torchwood book on its website that has grouped together essays by experts that uses the show as a focal point for some scholarly debates.

Illuminating Torchwood by Andrew IrelandEntitled Illuminating Torchwood, written by Andrew Ireland, the book looks at some of the themes and storylines of the Doctor Who spinoff and the questions that they raise.

“Created as a spinoff of Doctor Who, the BBC television series Torchwood is a unique blend of science fiction and fantasy, with much more of an adult flavor [sic] than its progenitor. With its memorable characters, adult language, subversive humour, and openly homosexual and bisexual storylines, Torchwood provides a wealth of material for scholarly analysis and debate.

“Using Torchwood as its focal point, this collection of essays by experts and enthusiasts provides an interpretive framework for understanding the continually developing forms and genres of contemporary television drama.”

Like a good book? Like it even more when said book leads on to interesting almost unanswerable questions that can provide hours of Doctor Who and Torchwood related chatter with your friends? Then Illuminating Torchwood is just for you!

By visiting www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk you’ll be able to buy the tome for £11.40. Considering that other retailers are asking nearer the 30 pound mark (it’s true, search the title on Google) you’re getting roughly two thirds off!

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!



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