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"Torchwood" is an anagram of Doctor Who. When Doctor Who was revived in 2005, fans wanted to know all they could about the episodes before they aired. In order to keep scripts and set photos from being leaked onto the internet, Russel T Davies created the anagram "Torchwood," to appear on the production notes and on sets and locations so that they would be overlooked by people trying to get a scoop on Doctor Who. Later, he decided that it would be a good name for a corporation and worked it into the second series. The Torchwood Institute finally made its appearance in the Doctor Who series 2 finale "Army Of Ghosts"/"Doomsday," though it had been mentioned throughout the second series (and in part 1 of the series 1 finale "Bad Wolf" by Anne Droid)
Series 2, episode 2 of the revived Doctor Who (the episode "Tooth and Claw") depicts the founding of the Torchwood Institute by Queen Victoria in 1879, to 'defend against threats beyond imagination'.
In Series 2, episode 2 of the revived Doctor Who (the episode "Tooth and Claw"), the Doctor visits the 1879 Scotland and saves Queen Victoria from a vicious alien. Faced with the fact that aliens could attack Earth at any time, the Queen founds the Torchwood Institute for alien research in the house where the attack took place - the Torchwood Estate. Fearing that the Doctor brings these threats with him in his travels, he was made the primary enemy of the Torchwood Institute.
Torchwood Three - the primary location of the series - is located in Cardiff, Wales, as there is a rift in time and space running through the city. Aliens and generally nasty creatures are constantly being drawn to and sometimes thrown out of the rift, making its protection an important task for the Torchwood team.
There are (or have been) at least four other Torchwood bases. Torchwood One was located at Canary Wharf in central London, but was destroyed in the Battle of Canary Wharf, as depicted in the Doctor Who series 2 finale "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday." Torchwood Two is located in Glasgow. Captain Jack Harkness has stated that Torchwood Four is missing (possibly meant to be a reference to Babylon 4's disappearance on the show Babylon 5), but will turn up eventually.The radio play, "Torchwood: Golden Age" showed that there was also a Torchwood India which was officially shut down on 24th February, 1924.
Shortly after the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) regenerated into the Tenth (David Tennant), he lost his hand in a battle (depicted in the post-series 1 Christmas special "The Christmas Invasion"). He was able to grow the hand back due to leftover regenerative energy, but the old one was taken by Jack, who used the hand to determine when an iteration of the Doctor that he would know arrived. When the Doctor is around, the hand starts to glow, as demonstrated in in the Torchwood series 1 finale "End of Days".
Diane was featured in the Torchwood series 1 episode "Out of Time". She flew her plane - along with two passengers - through a rift in time, from 1953 to 2006. While being taken care of by the Torchwood team, she and Owen started a relationship. In the end she chose to try and fly home again, leaving an emotionally wrecked Owen behind. Diane returned as a ghost in the series 1 finale "End of Days," when she tried to make Owen open up the rift, saying it would reunite them.
The character of Jack Harkness is originally introduced and demonstrated to be bisexual (sometimes referred to as omnisexual) he will engage in romance and sexual intercourse with any willing and attractive partner of age whether male or female, human or alien.
It has said that it has not being cancelled yet they're still thinking of what to do and Russell T Davies is doing another TV show [new children's TV show] Wizards vs Aliens. When he has time he's going to work on Torchwood, but there most likely be more seasons to come.They finished season 4 on a cliffhanger so there has to be another season. And this is what John Barrowman said: "We've pushed the pause button now because we don't know what's happening. It's beyond my control." So let's be patient.
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