Torchwood, NOTE POSSIBLE SPOILERS
July 7, 2009 4:02pm CST
Torchwood, made me think of something, Jack has a daughter, and is younger looking then her, he has a grandson who calls him Uncle Jack, would be weird to call someone younger then your Mum grandad. I was just wondering something, most shows that have immortals normally show that they cannot have children, Vampires, Highlander etc, this sidesteps the problem that if you live forever maybe in the future you will meet/fall in love with your great-great-great-......-great grandchild who genetically is very different. Also are your grandchildren immortal or partially immortal too. Though the Elves in Lord of the Rings they were not immortal but aged at slower rate, as Jack does in conjunction to not being able to die. This causes a whole lot of problems. Would you do what his daughter did and send him away, as it is too painful to age while he barely does?
8 Jul 09
Some interesting questions there. Are offspring immortal? I think this will depend on how immortality(1) is granted to you. If it is genetic then (in simple terms) I would guess the offspring have an equal chance of either inheriting immortality, inheriting standard aging or inheriting something between the two. In Jacks case immortality is due to some accident with the Tardis so not be passed on. Would I send my grand parents away. Likely, it would be hard to do, but I think it would be unfair on every one involved. 1) Or slow aging.