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Some of you may or may not have noticed that I had a mini quest going on with regards to Captain Jack in the Doctor Who novels. I had already found ‘The Deviant Strain’, which I will add is excellent. Just like the Harry Potter books it is intelligently written and never once patronises the reader, and given that these books are aimed mainly at young readers, it can also be very dark. I would have LOVED books like this as a kid!...Anyway I digress lol

Anywhoo after finding this excellent novel I wanted more and so I started looking and after only a short time succeeded in my quest. At the end of my quest I was both pleased and disappointed. Pleased because there are more books and disappointed because there are only three in total. As well as ‘The Deviant Strain’ there is also ‘The Stealers of Dreams’ and ‘Being Human’, all of which are available on Amazon and I have now ordered…Yay!

The fact that these books are based before Torchwood kind of got me thinking about Captain Jack and his past. We already now have 15 Torchwood novels, and three new ones on the way this summer, which is all marvelous, but I do feel that on area has been pretty much and has only been touched upon in some of the novels such as ‘The House That Jack Built’ and ‘Twilights Streets’ and also some episodes of the series and that area is Captain Jack before he took over Torchwood 3.

Going by what has been written in the novels and what we have seen in the series Jack was, in truth, a different man to the Jack we know and love to day. Maybe some what more ruthless and care-free and definitely more thoughtless. In my opinion this would be a golden opportunity for writers, not necessarily in the series, but definitely in the book world, to write a series of books that show us in some way how Jack became the man today. At what point did he change? Yes The Doctor changed Jack from a coward to a hero, but leaving him behind obviously left his mark and left him feeling rather bitter. So I do think it would definitely make, if well thought out and intelligently written, interesting reading and it would also be fun!

So what do you all think? Do you feel a golden opportunity is being missed here? Has anyone ever written or read a fanfic that is based in Jacks Torchwood past?

Mickie x


 


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Tim Griffiths
05/12/2011 06:20

Thats a good point l havnt seen fanfic that is based in Jack's past.Definately a golden opportunity is being missed it would be so interesting Jack's past.Hopefully something will come up

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Mickie
05/12/2011 06:40

@Tim Griffiths

Yes deffo...though I haven't seen these fanfics! Do you have any links you could share Tim!

Mickie x

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Tim Griffiths
05/12/2011 06:49

I havnt but if l find them will definately let you know and share them Mickie x

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Christina Mitchell
05/12/2011 23:04

Email me a reminder and I will let you in some....'Wink wink'

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Mickie
05/13/2011 18:08

@Christina Mitchell

Oooh I shall thank you Chris!!

@Tim Griffiths

Thank you Tim!

Mickie x

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Misty Jordan
05/14/2011 18:29

I for one would love to see more written about Jack's past. I know I'd love to know more about his character and how he went from a 'who cares' to the responsible Captain he now is.

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