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Catsitter
April 9th, 2008, 06:34 AM
I mentioned this on the Torchwood Episode Discussion thread, but since it really covers Dr Who as well perhaps it would be better in a thread of its own? (I couldn't see a recent Jack thread except for the thunk one.)

Can someone please explain Jack's timeline so far (i.e. up to the end of Torchwood season 2)? With particular reference to (a) when he acquired the name and the long coat and (b) the old lady in Torchwood season 1? Every time I try to figure it all out, I just get more and more confused! I'm sure that it doesn't work how I originally imagined it, anyway.

And just for fun, what is the greatest number of Jacks that have been on Earth at any one time?

The_Carpenter
April 9th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Well the most Jacks in one time frame has to be WW2 as far as we know...

He was in Stasis in the Hub
Was being a con man in the Blitz
Lived through it after meeting the Doctor
and Travelled back in time to WW2 in Captain Jack Harkness

AvatarIII
April 9th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Well the most Jacks in one time frame has to be WW2 as far as we know...

He was in Stasis in the Hub
Was being a con man in the Blitz
Lived through it after meeting the Doctor
and Travelled back in time to WW2 in Captain Jack Harkness

lol!!


well

born - ~51st century became a time agent,
then left and hid in WW2 as a con man having taken the identity of a recently deceased USAF pilot (got coat, unless he had it in time agency)
went around with the doctor and abandoned on satellite 5 (gained immortality)
he used his vortex manipulator to travel back to 1869 then lived through to 2006 working for torchwood most of that time, also it was in this stint that he had the relationship with the lady from season 1 TW
then in 2008 he was sent back in time to 27 bc/ad(cant remember?) and lived buried under cardiff
until 1901, when torchwood found him, and froze him until 2008

say he was 40 on satellite 5 (assuming he had no futuristic cosmetic whatevers) he is now 2214 years old, minus the 105 years in cryostorage, making him 2109

Catsitter
April 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Thanks, Carpenter and Avatar. So when he lived all the way through the 20th century, working for Torchwood, he was already called Captain Jack Harkness before WW2 started, although the real Captain Jack Harkness hadn't gone missing yet. I think they'd better avoid that period if they make any more series of Torchwood!

AvatarIII
April 9th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Thanks, Carpenter and Avatar. So when he lived all the way through the 20th century, working for Torchwood, he was already called Captain Jack Harkness before WW2 started, although the real Captain Jack Harkness hadn't gone missing yet. I think they'd better avoid that period if they make any more series of Torchwood!

no problem ma'am

Willow'sCat
April 12th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Thanks, Carpenter and Avatar. So when he lived all the way through the 20th century, working for Torchwood, he was already called Captain Jack Harkness before WW2 started, although the real Captain Jack Harkness hadn't gone missing yet. I think they'd better avoid that period if they make any more series of Torchwood!I was chatting about this timeline and name stuff with someone recently.

We concluded that if Jack went to the 1800s and met up with Torchwood, that Torchwood would/could fix it so that his 'records' and existence wouldn't interfere with the real Jack Harkness in 1941.

Of course it meant he had to avoid that area in 1941 when the real Jack and our Jack were around... but we were a little hazy on The Doctor... if our Jack was looking for him, surely he would have staked out that year/day/time to meet up with him again... the only real timeframe he has to know where the Doctor would be (second time around).

We just ended up having a glass of wine and tried not to think about it. :P

wise one
April 15th, 2008, 09:21 AM
just imagine it

the person jack would be happy with is..himself