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Yay! Torchwood!

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This is the cover of the current Radio times. Torchwood is back tonight in a 5 part mini series. I'd prefer a proper weekly 13 part series but it's better than nothing.

Last week 3 plays were broadcast on R4 which I listened to back to back on line Saturday evening and thoroughly enjoyed.

The other pic is from inside the RT and is an ad for action figures. These look ghastly, tacky and not particularly good likenesses and there's no Owen Harper and Jack isn't even wearing his coat. They really don't look as good as the Dr Who action figures that DD has so many of. Perhaps they are better in the flesh so to speak!

WARNING: Thread may contain spoilers for *Torchwood, Children of Earth*.

Jane Doe says:

Only five inches? Bet Capn Jack wouldn't be happy about that...

I only caught fragments of the plays last week, and i somehow managed to arrange to be out tonight, so it looks like I'll have to spend all day tomorrow catching up

6th Jul 2009, 09:35

hildegard says:

Now it's been on R4, I finally know what Torchwood is! ISTR the Dr Who figurines weren't all that either. What can we expect though, when Auntie B tries to smother true fanmade DW creativity like the Dalek knitting patterns? ;)

6th Jul 2009, 14:51

Twiglet says:

You haven't seen Torchwood on the TV hildegard?? I'm not a great one for telly myself but if all I ever watched was Torchwood and the Inbetweeners then I would count my licence fee as well spent... Oh and the airmen on Armstrong and Miller..

Usually I regret that I can't knit but not today, not after searching out the knitted Daleks!

Oh and thanks for teaching me yet another abbreviation. Moblog has taught me so much ; - D

6th Jul 2009, 15:03

Twiglet says:

Sorry Jane, I meant to say that apparently John Barrowman is exceptionally well endowed. Not that size matters and all that boys.....

In any case I don't suppose JB will be sharing with us ladies any time soon!

6th Jul 2009, 15:25

hildegard says:

Oh Twiggers, do stop lying to the boys; it doesn't do them any good to fill their heads with such romantic nonsense. ;)

And no - was innocent of Captain Jack until those plays & can't do any crotch watching on FM so will have to take you word. ;)

Ah yes, the airmen. Took me some while to catch up with that. I used to date a chap who watched lots of comedy & I couldn't figure out why he kept saying, "Isn't it?" & expecting me to laugh. I live in actual ganglands so it was all very perplexing...

6th Jul 2009, 16:43

Twiglet says:

As Craft has pointed out elsewhere today, it's only the little ones who say size doesn't matter!

We used to live in ganglands too and if only they had been half as amusing as the airmen!

Fo' shiz!

6th Jul 2009, 16:51

Twiglet says:

Hmmm! I am quite tempted by the little Ianto Jones.

Edit: And the Blow fish obviously...

6th Jul 2009, 20:54

cariadus says:

I love Torchwood but haven't seen it yet. I'll probably get way behind. I'm still only half way through the last series of The Wire that the Beeb in their wisdom put on every night. Why do they have to do that, I can't keep up! (Thank goodness for Sky+)

6th Jul 2009, 22:59

Twiglet says:

Enjoyed episode 1 very much. Very good interaction between the main characters I thought....

Edit: Oh and cariadus: You have to get your priorities right where Torchwood is concerned...

7th Jul 2009, 07:25

Twiglet says:

I read somewhere that BBC America are showing this really soon. Cpt Jack is omnisexual so we've all got a chance even Novalee : )

7th Jul 2009, 16:27

Jane Doe says:

Caught up now, and looking forward to tonight

7th Jul 2009, 19:13

Twiglet says:

Oooo!! There's a glimpse of Jack's bare bum in *Day 2*. And look out for kick ass Gwen...

7th Jul 2009, 21:59

Twiglet says:


I don't want to say too much in case I spoil episode 4 for people who have taped it or for the BBC America audience who haven't seen any of it yet...BUT:

WTF is wrong with TV programme makers? They give us characters to love and then they kill them. A lot of the Torchwood fangirls are going mental about last nights episode vowing revenge on Russel T Davis, refusing to ever watch Dr Who or Torchwood again, you get the idea. Torchwood is a ridiculously successful TV show so why the Hell have they killed off a character so soon after dispatching Tosh and Owen?

I'm fairly disgusted (and I'm not a 15 year old fangirl) but I don't just blame RTD. We hardly watch any TV in the rift but in other programmes we watch the same thing has happened. Stephen and Cutter in Primeval and according to DD everyone in Robin Hood. Don't the people dishing out these plots think that life is hard enough for the majority of the population during a recession? Don't get me wrong, I'm almost as far as I can possibly get from fluffy bunny happy endings.. Perhaps that the problem, perhaps I see too much hard life and miserable death, but I watch TV to either be educated or to feel good.

Like some of the more optimistic fans I'm hopeful that Jack can fix this in a future series by pissing about with time, or waking up from a dream or whatever.

And another thing: The DVDs were sent out in advance of the TV showing so it wasn't even a bloody surprise. There were spoilers for the sad scene all over the internet yesterday. Just as well in my case as I hate surprises of that nature..

Damn *them* whoever they are!

Messy rant over!

10th Jul 2009, 13:57

hildegard says:


True, it was a mild surprise but contemporary story arcs do tend to require blood sacrifice & writers disdain to send a bit-parter in a red jersey behind a rock to die, as was the hallowed Star Trek way. Someone had to go, I guess. To be fair, once an audience has begun to love a character, a character's agent is quick to see the potential to move the loved one into starring roles on the back of heightened public recognition, so writing out is sometimes by request.

Mind you, after a fairly humungous Chekov's Gun plot device in ep 3, the mark of death was upon that character...

You're right though, there's no business like intra-temporal showbusiness, so at least this is one series where people can come back from the dead in more credible circs than wandering into shot muttering; "I just had the weirdest dream..." ;)

10th Jul 2009, 20:19

Twiglet says:

BS said while I was lamenting this lost love interest hot man, that did it never occur to me that the actor himself might like to leave the series... Yeah, of course it did. But why did he have to be killed out of it? Couldn't he have gone on an alien busters exchange scheme to Torchwood Berlin or some other hastily appointed location and we could then welcome Torchwood agent Franz Bauer until aforementioned hot actor realised that he couldn't get regular well paying work because everyone would always associate him with the hot gay guy in Torchwood and came back only to find his lover in the sack with some tentacled alien and the ninth Doctor..

10th Jul 2009, 20:41

hildegard says:

You absolutely sure you're not a 15 y.o. fangirl masquerading as her own mum or something? That's a rich vein of slash fiction you've got going on there...

Whatever happens next, can the annoying welsh girl with the manga eyes please be carrying some kind of alien devil-spawn progeny that mustneeds be zapped into the next dimension? Torchwood jobshares & childcare crises I cannot face...

11th Jul 2009, 00:49

Twiglet says:

Disgusting sexual fantasies are not confined to just the young and I note you seem familiar with slash fanfic... :-)

The real life actress is pregnant too so maybe they're going to work something around that although I think we may have seen the last of Torchwood. But there are plenty of rumours that series 4 is planned. I suppose Jack could come back and recruit a new Torchwood and indeed keep coming back for as long as Barrowman keeps his youthful looks and hair.

I'm still pissed off about Ianto though. They could've at least given him an heroic death. Not an overdose of some kind of bloody flu virus.

11th Jul 2009, 08:15

Twiglet says:

Just thought of something else:

When the hub blew up Gray was in there in the freezer. Does this now mean he's back to life and out to get Jack?

Also, and this has come up on the forums and fic sites: What happened to the pterodactyl and Janet the weevil?

I think we should be told.....

11th Jul 2009, 10:36

Rich says:

Man, you hang out on some stupid forums. Everything in the hub was blown up. That whole bomb thing.

11th Jul 2009, 10:52

Twiglet says:

They are stupid, much more stupid than you could realise if you haven't been there! But "hang out" would be putting it a bit strongly.

Is is not possible that the vaults where the dead and frozen were kept might be made out of bomb resistant stuff though? We've got a document box made out of it and it's not even alien technology... : )

11th Jul 2009, 11:03

SLG says:

Must admit I was a bit disappointed with the ending.

11th Jul 2009, 13:26

Twiglet says:


I loved the first 2 or 3 episodes, Jack getting rescued, Ianto's family, Jack's family. In fact if there is another series it would suit me if there was plenty of back story. I wasn't really disappointed at the end but I felt a bit let down by the character death. I like Jack though and hope to see him with the Doctor again soon.

In discussion about this series I told DD that there was no chance of the 456 wanting her and it would probably throw her back. I forget how hormonal she is at the moment, her bottom lip trembled and her eyes filled with tears. "What's wrong with me?" she wailed. Remember the limpy kid in the Pied Piper story? Well that was my daughter....

11th Jul 2009, 18:01

Jane Doe says:

I was disappointed too. To be honest I think the whole franchise went downhill after the first series. I suspect it's dead in the water now.
I guess I'll just have to console myself with the thought of an new series of the Sarah Jane adventures...

13th Jul 2009, 11:24

Twiglet says:

Hi Jane. Despite my mega moaning I thought the 5 nights thing worked quite well. Apparently RTD is on his way to the states to pursue other stuff. If there's another series I'd watch it I suppose, but not with the same enthusiasm and not at all unless Jack is in it.

13th Jul 2009, 19:08