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24 December 2006 @ 08:37 pm
The Big Bad Wolf  

Oh! Oh! Totally meant to gush about my Dr Who Season One DVDs which arrived last weekend- they're so pretty and make me feel insanely better about being ill XD

Only, as a Jack fangirl, I couldn't help skipping straight to the extras about Captain Harkness and watching that with a loony grin upon my face. Is it my fault the last three episodes of Season One were on the same disk? Nope. So I ended up watching those three first and was appropriately squeed and saddened and OMG I JUST CLOCKED ONTO SOMETHING!!! Okay, it's probably been mentioned to death over on the Dr Who comms but I just found it and thought I'd share it with my fellow Torchwood freaks friends:

In the episode 'Bad Wolf' when Rose is facing the Ann Droid she asks the following question:

Q. The great cobalt pyramid is built on the remains of which famous old earth institute? 
A. Torchwood

Course I had to rewind and replay a few times to make sure I'd heard it right, but was apropriately wowed at it. I wonder which institute it was... the London one, maybe? Think it's something the writers actually plan to make something of or was it just a name drop? Could be fun to speculate on at least, if it hasn't actually been done to death. And just what is a/the cobalt pyramid?
Torchwood is on tonight at 9:30pm, folks! Thank goodness I checked the TV Guide for that one.

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Miss_Sigmamiss_sigma on December 24th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
colbalt is a semi-precious stone i think, you know, colbalt blue, that sorta stuff?
Campaspe: DW resurrectedcs_whitewolf on December 24th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, think they'd really make a giant pyramid of the stuff though? It'd certainly be eyecatcing!
Miss_Sigmamiss_sigma on December 24th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
dunno, who knows what goes through RTDs head!
No Power In The 'Verse: Dr. Who_CaptainJacktrulybloom on December 24th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised by all the name dropping they do - not only of Bad Wolf (which continues on past the end of season 1), but also of Torchwood (which gets mentioned incessently in season 2).

As for the cobalt pyramid, it could be a pyramid made of cobalt or simply covered in a thin layer of cobalt, or it could just be the name - like, some rich guy named Lord Percy Cobalt had the thing built and named after himself, like Donald Trump has Trump Towers.
Campaspe: TW Coffee Magiccs_whitewolf on December 24th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've only just realised how much of it there is, it's great when you pick up on it though. Just hearing this one made me ridiculously happy haha. Thought it would make an interesting topic, at least in terms of wondering whether or not anything will come of some of the name dropping they do.

I wonder what (if it'll ever really 'exist') this cobalt pyramid is...
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Campaspe: House Conversecs_whitewolf on December 24th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
I've noticed the bad wolf ones, they're a little hard to miss, but I've not seen these eps since they first aired, before 'Torchwood' as a series was announced, so you'd be surprised just how much of the name dropping you can miss! lol. It's kind of fun when they mentioned things like that though. Keeps you on your toes.
slapdash.pinkamethyst on December 24th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
Torchwood is mentioned loads in episodes of Doctor Who. That's the first mention of it, but it's in most of the season two episodes.

On a completely unrelated note, none of your entries show up on my f-list. *confused* Hmm...wonder why?
Campaspe: Beadscs_whitewolf on December 24th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed some of them when the eps first aired. But this is my first time watching the first season since it was shown on TV, so the reference to TW completely washed over me the first time. :D

...I think it's LJ again, that's happened to me a few times. Journals just randomly don't show up on certain flists, it's all rather annoying. Only suggestion is that you try de-friending/re-friending or something and hope that works? :S
slapdash.pinkamethyst on December 24th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
I think it probably comes from when they used to label the Doctor Who videos 'Torchwood' so people didn't watch them before they aired or something. And RTD thought it'd be good to stick it in. Because at that point, I don't think he'd written Torchwood.

Anyway, shall try de-friending and re-friending...
Robyn: throttlingthestaffmagickaldreamer on December 24th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Torchwood's first namedrop. I vaguely remember noticing this, but that's only because when I saw them, I had already known that Torchwood was in the works. In fact, if memory serves me correctly, I'd just found out about it. Either way, I love how there are the constant namedrops, almost subliminal messages: "Watch Torchwood, watch Torchwood, watch Torchwood..." going through the series. XD
Campaspe: Snowmancs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
Lmao. I bet that's actually what they're doing, and look at us all swarming to the goodness that is Torchwood- guess all that subliminal stuff paid off ;D

I can't wait to get ahold of the second series to watch all the name dropping in that! hehe.
Robynmagickaldreamer on December 25th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
I can't wait to get ahold of the second series to watch all the name dropping in that! hehe.

I think it's dropped in all but like...one episode. XD
Campaspe: Snowmancs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
Who-hoo! Rock on the sales! XD
tres lame: blue paisleysunyata_digest on December 25th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
"a pyramid over Torchwood" sounds like the blast pattern formation at the end of The Christmas Invasion..?
Campaspe: Enya colourlesscs_whitewolf on December 25th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
Oh I can't remember that, I'm hoping to get the second series in the sales, then I'll be able to oogle rewatch all the goodness :D