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Remember Torchwood?

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There once was a Doctor Who spin-off that featured everyone’s favorite pansexual, Captain Jack Harkness. It fancied itself a more mature and adult show, where the characters all had alien technology at their fingertips. As part of a top-secret agency, they investigated bizarre deaths and other incidents. This is the basis of Torchwood.

On May 21, 2005, viewers were introduced to a new Doctor Who character, one who deviated from the heteronormativity that had generally permeated the timeline. Captain Jack Harkness (played by John Barrowman) was a very openly bisexual character…or, more appropriately, omnisexual, as he has been shown to be sexually attracted to all genders and multiple species.

Previously, different types of sexualities hadn’t really been explored in Doctor Who. Jack even manages to share a kiss with the Doctor himself in one episode, The Parting of the Ways.

During the tenth Doctor’s first season, we are introduced to the term Torchwood, an organization started by Queen Victoria to protect the British Empire (later Great Britain) from extraterrestrial threats. Jack was eventually recruited into it, which went on to create three branches in the United Kingdom: Torchwood One is based in London, Two in Glasgow, and Three in Cardiff. Jack ends up the leader of Torchwood Three.

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