Synopsis "First they know you, then you love, then you kill..."
Incubation - Prodromal - Invasion
A medical trial's gone terribly wrong, and one of the test subjects is loose on the streets of Cardiff. Within hours a virus is raging out of control and the bodies start piling up.
The Government scrambles to control the outbreak, but isn't too keen on anyone finding out the dark history of the virus. Captain Jack Harkness has encountered the infection before and knows that something alien is hiding inside it.
With the city sealed off and murderous mobs rampaging through the streets, Torchwood has to save something even more important than the human race.
Written By: Guy Adams, Emma Reeves & AK Benedict Directed By: Scott Handcock
CAST John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (PC Andy Davidson), Marilyn Le Conte (Frances Godalming), Simon Ludders (Luke Palmer), Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), Melanie Stevens (Dr. Larsen), Sara Lloyd (Emilia Martin), Steffan Rhodri (Minister), Ruth Lloyd (Paramedic), Matthew Gravelle (Doctor), Rhys Ap Trefor (Road Block Captain), Keiron Self (Bernie), Samuel Harris (Young Man)
Pre-ordered! I'm really looking forward to this one.
I always liked the TV series but I think the audio incarnation has surpassed it and it's one of my favourite ongoing releases. Consistently intriguing, funny and thought-provoking. Every performance shines and all the characters feel like they're given a chance to slow down and expand upon their roles. Top stuff.
Well that was great! Good proper Torchwood! Damn 2009 was a shit year for them wasn't it hahaha. Norton continues to be a great character, and it's interesting to see how his character has evolved since first showing up. While there's no Committee ties, we obviously get more Norton, and this is after Ghost Mission for him. It'll be interesting to see if Before the Fall has any ties to the ongoing narrative.
But yeah! This was great! Wasn't expecting the drop at the end, and Rhys was bloody brilliant, and my god this was just good good Torchwood.
If Scott sees this, he should suggest that the extras across all ranges be done like this - it was one of the more interesting extras that we've seen in a long time.
I think it's personal preference. I always try to record roundtable discussions to keep the interaction up, and edited Torchwood Tapes myself because I wanted that same energy... but it does eat up a lot of additional time, so who knows?
Man, I love this story. Real, proper Torchwood. There were some real catch my breath moments in this. I even loved The Torchwood Years. Although I like The Torchwood Archive, I fell like this release is the real 10 year celebration. It has everything that Torchwood does really well. The ending was terrific. Thanks @scotthandcock and all involved for a wonderful, tense, scary, exciting listen.
I am continually amazed with how stellar Torchwood has been on audio. Outbreak is no exception. It sets out to capture everything that made Children of Earth so gripping and outstanding and, better yet, it absolutely succeeds!
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