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Old 06-09-2013, 17:51
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I know I'm 3 years too late writing this thread but in MD one of the worst things in it was Rex becoming immortal because I couldn't stand him. Now I'm wondering if he will ever be seen again and how he will become mortal again. I know for sure he will never appear in Doctor Who so this could be another loose end never tied up
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Old 06-09-2013, 17:59
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I know I'm 3 years too late writing this thread but in MD one of the worst things in it was Rex becoming immortal because I couldn't stand him. Now I'm wondering if he will ever be seen again and how he will become mortal again. I know for sure he will never appear in Doctor Who so this could be another loose end never tied up
Torchwood is dead in my opinion. It will end up unresolved just as Firefly ended up unresolved.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:02
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Until one day when Big Finish are allowed it. Oh I would give anything for that to happen
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:05
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Human bodies produce blood (mostly to replace that which is lost). His body could replace his blood over time eventually reducing the amount of Jack's blood in his body to the point where he is no longer immortal.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:09
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Jack Harkness, an immortal who is a Fixed Point in Time, passes on his universe-challenging powers by giving someone a blood transfusion in a shed.

I ran out out of mind-bleach.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:18
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When The Face of Boe died in Gridlock, he said something to the Doctor like "I am the last of my kind".
which implies that with Jack being Boe, that there was more than one immortal.
So maybe Rex lived for billions of years just like Jack/Boe and died in a similar way to Boe, by giving up his life force, as that looked like the only way Jack/Boe could die.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:23
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When The Face of Boe died in Gridlock, he said something to the Doctor like "I am the last of my kind".
which implies that with Jack being Boe, that there was more than one immortal.
So maybe Rex lived for billions of years just like Jack/Boe and died in a similar way to Boe, by giving up his life force, as that looked like the only way Jack/Boe could die.
I think that meant he was the last pure human alive
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:24
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I think that meant he was the last pure human alive
What happened to the rest of him?
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:38
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What happened to the rest of him?
The world got blown up by the sun in TEOTW. I only know no other real humans survived because Cassandra was bragging about being the last real human alive
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:44
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The world got blown up by the sun in TEOTW. I only know no other real humans survived because Cassandra was bragging about being the last real human alive
But then again Jack isn't from Earth.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:48
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When The Face of Boe died in Gridlock, he said something to the Doctor like "I am the last of my kind".
which implies that with Jack being Boe, that there was more than one immortal.
So maybe Rex lived for billions of years just like Jack/Boe and died in a similar way to Boe, by giving up his life force, as that looked like the only way Jack/Boe could die.
The Face of Boe (who IMO isn't Jack) had children*, presumably at least one parent (depending on how Boekind reproduce) and probably lots of other members of his species but for whatever reason he outlived the rest of Boekind by billions of years.



*As stated in The Long Game.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:03
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Jack had a Daughter, Alice, and a grandson, Steven in Children of Earth. But Steven wasn't immortal and Alice was older looking than Jack, so clearly the immortality isn't inherited by reproduction.
Whatever Rose did with the time vortex to bring him back to life, it just affected Jacks Blood and it's his blood and the morphic field at the centre of the Earth that makes him immortal, as seen in Miracle Day.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:13
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He won't. Torchwood is dead.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:19
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He won't. Torchwood is dead.
Eve Myles or someone said that the show is not dead just taking a long break (Like Doctor Who from 1989 - 2005)
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:31
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But then again Jack isn't from Earth.
He was from a human colony though.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:47
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Eve Myles or someone said that the show is not dead just taking a long break (Like Doctor Who from 1989 - 2005)
Unless Miracle Day is completely erased from the timeline and they produce something on par with COE then I'd rather it never came back.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:54
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Eve Myles or someone said that the show is not dead just taking a long break (Like Doctor Who from 1989 - 2005)
She would say that.

I've also heard Barrowman say that RTD is taking a break due to family illness.

I've seen RTD in my GP practice at least 3 times, accompanying a man who looks very ill, so I believe that. I've never approached RTD btw, it just doesn't seem right.

Nevertheless, Torchwood MD buried the brand all on it's own.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:56
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He was from a human colony though.
The*Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire*which proved mankind could survive.
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:59
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The*Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire*which proved mankind could survive.
For a dude who discovered Dr Who late, you are a quick study
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Old 06-09-2013, 19:59
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She would say that.

I've also heard Barrowman say that RTD is taking a break due to family illness.

I've seen RTD in my GP practice at least 3 times, accompanying a man who looks very ill, so I believe that. I've never approached RTD btw, it just doesn't seem right.

Nevertheless, Torchwood MD buried the brand all on it's own.
RTD'S PARTNER HAS BRAIN CANCER! Give hima break!
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Old 06-09-2013, 20:00
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RTD'S PARTNER HAS BRAIN CANCER! Give hima break!
I didn't know the details.

And I am giving the guy a break; what makes you think I'm not? I already said I've seen RTD in person and left him in peace.
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Old 06-09-2013, 20:01
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She would say that.

I've also heard Barrowman say that RTD is taking a break due to family illness.

I've seen RTD in my GP practice at least 3 times, accompanying a man who looks very ill, so I believe that. I've never approached RTD btw, it just doesn't seem right.

Nevertheless, Torchwood MD buried the brand all on it's own.
RTD'S PARTNER HAS BRAIN CANCER! Give hima break!

Sorry, got carried away.
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Old 06-09-2013, 20:07
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He was from a human colony though.
The*Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire*which proved mankind could survive.
I thought he was from the Boeshane Peninsula?
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Old 06-09-2013, 20:08
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For a dude who discovered Dr Who late, you are a quick study
Sorry, I didn't enter the Whoniverse until 1965 I'm sorry I've only seen every episode at least once since then.
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Old 06-09-2013, 20:11
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I didn't know the details.

And I am giving the guy a break; what makes you think I'm not? I already said I've seen RTD in person and left him in peace.
Apologies. Some things set me on edge.
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