The Torchwood teams meets an arriving aircraft at the airport but it's a flight like no other: it departed on December 18, 1953. For the pilot, Diane Holmes and two passengers, only about half an hour has gone by. Jack Harkness tells them they have traveled through a transcendental porthole, a hole in time and space. The bad news however is that having traveled to the future, they cannot return. Adapting to life in the 21st century is not simple as they get used to their new surroundings and the fact that almost everyone they once knew is now gone. Friendships are formed and not all will survive their new reality. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode is very different from the rest in the season in that the team are not facing an alien threat or some other kind of horror. Instead, it is a poignant tale of travelers from 1953 who get caught in a time loop and try (and largely fail) to fit in with modern times. See more
The show description states that "A 1950's passenger plane arives in the 21'st Century" The de Havilland Dragon Rapide is a 1930's passenger plane, and would have already been considered "classic" in 1953. By 1953 Jet passenger planes were already in service. See more
How did it do that?
It's automatic. It knows you're there. There are wave-bouncing detectors which emit high-frequency radio waves -
Ooh look, bananas!
Of course, bananas are far more interesting.
References The Pink Panther
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