7.9 How I Conquered the World by Tim Foley, Ash Darby and James Goss Hello Friend! You’ve probably all still got an account on Friend. Can you remember what you posted on it? Are you still using the same password? And did you ever say goodbye?
7.10 Doomscroll by Ash Darby Something is killing influencers and Torchwood have to save them. Mr Colchester discovers a whole new world and he doesn’t like it one bit. Don’t forget to like and subscribe.
7.11 Heistland by Tim Foley Deadcoin is an exclusive crypto currency used by the world’s governments to do dark deals. The ultimate weapon is for sale and Yvonne Hartman decides the only thing to do is to take Deadcoin down.
7.12 The Apocalypse Starts at 6 PM by James Goss Janet’s Late Teatime is the TV equivalent of a cup of soup and a lapful of kittens. So when Torchwood announce the world will end on tomorrow night’s show – well, what’s Janet going to do?
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It all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard, and now it's turned out to be quite a, quite a great spirit of adventure, don't you think?
Not that I wish to cause concern, but where’s Andy???
Hopefully headed off to Doctor Who: Stranded, if I understand the timeline correctly...
I’m pretty sure they’ll be post Stranded by the end of this series. At least the last episode of the newly released set references the pandemic and the synopsis for the last episode of Among Us 2 refers to self-testing kits being used over the last two years so the series is seemingly jumping ahead to 2022/23.
7.9 How I Conquered the World by Tim Foley, Ash Darby and James Goss.
Mia Hope's synthesised voice for 'Friend' is a wonderful mix of irritatingly cutesy ("I am working sooooi hard to make everyone happy,") and child-like. The idea of 'Friend' is excellent: a kind of Facebook/Twitter's saccharine younger sibling, one with a child's naivety and petulance. It's an interesting combination, and more than a little unsettling. I suppose the notion makes me happy-angry. So much of it is excellent - the robotic voices mis-inflections when delivering important messages is genuinely hilarious. So much of it is bitingly accurate, exploring a future that might already be here. So what happens when Social Media gets left behind? If it feels ... wronged? All it can do is observe human behaviours through it's own rhetoric. The results are incredibly well observed. A broadband Frankenstein's Monster, but whereas the mishappen creature learned to hate humankind, 'Friend' targets Torchwood. Well, it would, wouldn't it? Slightly one-note this maybe, the overall style unchanging and proving to be a bit much at times, this is nevertheless a terrific and thought-provoking opener to this finale set of the series.
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