I really liked that. Maybe I’m just easy to please with space themed stories (rockets are just cool, especially the little-known British ones). A bit of a meditation on whether humanity deserves the stars (tiny bit of irony in such a theme being present in a story that came about because of an individual’s bad behaviour getting him exiled from a sci-fi series). Norton is on more serious ground here rather his usual hijinks and that works very well.
Good story. I didn't see the twist coming although I knew that this was Norton, so there had to be one. Interesting to relisten knowing the end as some of Norton's actions take on a whole different meaning (e.g. removing his helmet).
A bit less smutty than a typical Norton release and all the better for it
Really enjoyed this one. Setting the episode in space was a good and original idea for a Torchwood episode. Never saw the twist coming, even though you always know when listening to a Bilis, Norton or War Master audio, that they ALWAYS have some ulterior motives. But even so, I never know how Norton is going to make me feel when he reveals his plan. I like how he's been written as less extravagant as of late. He's a bastard but seems more humane currenly than he did in his first appearances, where he seemed to just be an irredeemable jerk. He looked both ruthless and empathetic during the final minutes of the episode, I quite liked it. I think I enjoy Norton even more when he's calmer and quieter, while still being his cheerful and cunning self.
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