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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Torchwood is coming to the US after all. Everyone breathe a sigh of relief, it's going to be on Starz not Fox   (livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 129
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2010-06-08 05:08:28 AM
Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).
 
2010-06-08 05:19:37 AM
ChimpZealot: Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).

Season 2 is MUCH better.
 
2010-06-08 05:20:01 AM
I wonder if it's going to feel like a global drama... Will the story of "Torchwood" impact all of humanity instead of just a few brits? Is it going to be scaled up?
 
2010-06-08 05:20:15 AM
Before they spent all that money, someone should have mentioned that Torchwood is awful.
 
2010-06-08 05:20:21 AM
nesler: ChimpZealot: Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).

Season 2 is MUCH better.


Still not Doctor Who - level. It's like bad Doctor Who + gay.
 
2010-06-08 05:21:47 AM
nesler: ChimpZealot: Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).

Season 2 is MUCH better.


I've heard that from several people and I really hope it's true. It probably took me twice as long to get through Season 1 of Torchwood as it did through all of the new Doctor Who series.
 
2010-06-08 05:22:40 AM
MadSkillz: nesler: ChimpZealot: Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).

Season 2 is MUCH better.

Still not Doctor Who - level. It's like bad Doctor Who + gay.


Of course it's not as good as DW, but it's still pretty damn good. And I felt like Season 3 toned down on the EVERYONE IS EITHER GAY OR BISEXUAL thing.
 
2010-06-08 05:49:55 AM
I stopped watching after the end of series one. At first I was actively waiting for the second series, but somewhere along the time it took for it to come out I actually started thinking about Torchwood and I came to the conclusion that I really didn't like any of the characters.

In fact, I thought most of the characters were sort of selfish dicks. Even the guy who was supposed to be the "funny one", spent a lot of time being a mopey emo twat towards the end there.

Maybe I'm missing something from not having continued with the series, but frankly until I saw this headline I hadn't even thought of Torchwood in a couple of years. I probably should try to keep it that way.
 
2010-06-08 06:00:20 AM
More like GayWood! AmIrightamIright?!?!?

/try the waitress
 
2010-06-08 06:07:09 AM
Can't stand this show.
 
2010-06-08 06:46:30 AM
MadSkillz: nesler: ChimpZealot: Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).

Season 2 is MUCH better.

Still not Doctor Who - level. It's like bad Doctor Who + gay.


I thought season 2 reach Doctor Who level (There are quite a few stinkers in Doctor Who that people tend to forget. Idiot's Lantern, Fear Her, etc). Children of Earth was better than any of the new Who seasons until this latest one.

RTD was bad at writing Doctor Who (okay, he was awesome at writing the first half of a story and farking abysmal at writing the second) but he's in his element and MUCH better on Torchwood.
 
2010-06-08 06:48:46 AM
TwistedFark: I stopped watching after the end of series one. At first I was actively waiting for the second series, but somewhere along the time it took for it to come out I actually started thinking about Torchwood and I came to the conclusion that I really didn't like any of the characters.

In fact, I thought most of the characters were sort of selfish dicks. Even the guy who was supposed to be the "funny one", spent a lot of time being a mopey emo twat towards the end there.

Maybe I'm missing something from not having continued with the series, but frankly until I saw this headline I hadn't even thought of Torchwood in a couple of years. I probably should try to keep it that way.


I think they are all sort of selfish dicks. To me that's what makes the show work. They wouldn't be nearly as human if they weren't selfish dicks. Jack gets lighter in the second season (before CoE plunges him into emotional hell), and the second season is all together better, so I'd give it a shot. Although I like stories with unlikable characters (Nobokov is one of my favorite authors, if that tells you anything) so maybe you shouldn't listen to me.
 
2010-06-08 06:50:30 AM
Mmmmm Captain Jack.
 
2010-06-08 07:25:56 AM
LlamaGirl
Mmmmm Captain Jack.

I got a funny feelin' you're not his type.
 
2010-06-08 07:35:46 AM
Seasons 1 and 2 had their high and their low points definitely.

But Children of Earth set the bar pretty damn high so if that's going to be the new precedent for the show by all means bring it here. Better than Dancing With the Real Housewives of God American Television Sucks at least.
 
2010-06-08 07:39:43 AM
CaptainBeer: LlamaGirl
Mmmmm Captain Jack.

I got a funny feelin' you're not his type.


IIRC from when he was on the main show, everyone was his type. He's from a very liberal century, and any hole will do, and any race.

Granted, I've seen very, very few episodes of Torchwood.
 
2010-06-08 07:42:53 AM
CaptainBeer: LlamaGirl
Mmmmm Captain Jack.

I got a funny feelin' you're not his type.


With Captain Jack, just about everyone is his type. He hits at least 100% more ass than Captain Kirk.
 
2010-06-08 07:48:07 AM
CaptainBeer: LlamaGirl
Mmmmm Captain Jack.

I got a funny feelin' you're not his type.


Are you insinuating that Llamagirl is a poodle?
 
2010-06-08 08:10:36 AM
Puzzled Penguin: I wonder if it's going to feel like a global drama... Will the story of "Torchwood" impact all of humanity instead of just a few brits? Is it going to be scaled up?

Well someone didn't read TFA.

Cheese eating surrender monkey: CaptainBeer: LlamaGirl
Mmmmm Captain Jack.

I got a funny feelin' you're not his type.

Are you insinuating that Llamagirl is a poodle?


The poodle was Capt'n John.
 
2010-06-08 08:13:16 AM
Starz not Fox?

I can't let you do that.

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/You can do a barrel roll, though
 
2010-06-08 08:24:21 AM
The premium cable outlet will share production costs on the show's upcoming season in exchange for domestic distribution rights. The 10-episode run will debut on BBC One and Starz next summer, and take on a more international scope. The bulk of the story will shift from UK to North America and key U.S. actors will join the cast.

Once again, stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return.


Well that explains the end of the previous season and why they've been spinning their wheels on a new season for so long.
 
2010-06-08 08:36:15 AM
So it will have more of a "worldwide" impact by moving most of it's stories out of the U.K. to North America? As a North American, that seems quite a bit less global to me. Just because a minor U.S. cable network gave them money, did they really have to change the location? I know the stereotypical U.S. viewer is not supposed to be able to understand shows set in different countries but I've yet to run across someone whose reason for not watching something was because "it was full of them there foreigners."

if nothing else, I really hope they don't end up setting it in LA, New York or Miami. Other cities do exist in the U.S.

I wonder if this means it won't be shown on BBC America? I like Torchwood but I'm not paying for Starz just to watch it.
 
2010-06-08 08:37:59 AM
Once again, stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return..

I was glad to see this part. Obviously Captain Jack is necessary since it isn't Torchwood without him, but Gwen adds some character to the show and certainly doesn't fit the American television mold.
 
2010-06-08 08:46:59 AM
Uncorrect: if nothing else, I really hope they don't end up setting it in LA, New York or Miami. Other cities do exist in the U.S.

If it's not LA, it'll be the famous US city of Toronto.

//Actually, Pittsburgh would match Whales pretty well, in terms of the gloominess and despair.
//I love Pittsburgh. The weather is shiat, though.
 
2010-06-08 08:47:11 AM
Dwight_Yeast: The premium cable outlet will share production costs on the show's upcoming season in exchange for domestic distribution rights. The 10-episode run will debut on BBC One and Starz next summer, and take on a more international scope. The bulk of the story will shift from UK to North America and key U.S. actors will join the cast.

Yeah, but will it be after watershed hours - meaning cursing and adult themes... or will it be watered down?

/It's sad that BBC Three is gritter than any broadcast network here in the states outside of Pay Channels.
 
2010-06-08 08:48:15 AM
larkmaj: but Gwen adds some character to the show and certainly doesn't fit the American television mold.

But will americans like her David Letterman teeth?
 
2010-06-08 08:49:45 AM
Good to see.


Now if only I got Starz.
 
2010-06-08 08:51:34 AM
larkmaj: Gwen adds some character to the show and certainly doesn't fit the American television mold.

I've heard that the reason for the delay is that they required Eve Myles to bleach her hair blonde, get braces to close the gap between her front teeth, and take HGH until she hit 5' 10". Now that those procedures are complete they can start filming.
 
2010-06-08 08:55:37 AM
needs more covman.com
 
2010-06-08 09:01:21 AM
larkmaj: Once again, stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return..

I was glad to see this part. Obviously Captain Jack is necessary since it isn't Torchwood without him, but Gwen adds some character to the show and certainly doesn't fit the American television mold.


Tosh and Owen were much better characters than Gwen.
 
2010-06-08 09:01:23 AM
The_Time_Master: Yeah, but will it be after watershed hours - meaning cursing and adult themes... or will it be watered down?

Check out Spartacus: Blood and Sand and I think you'll find your answer (it's available streaming on Netflix). it is without a doubt the most violent thing I've seen on TV and it is well-garnished with nudity and sex.

Torchwood was always designed to be the "adult" Doctor Who and run after the watershed. I can't see them changing that, thought there may be a request that the shows be shot so they can be edited and run before the watershed (which the BBC did because of the popularity of the show).

Given that RTD is involved, I can't imagine that they're going to tone down the sexy (the first scene of Queer as Folk has the future mayor of Baltimore getting it on with a 15 year-old).

Ultimately, Starz is going to be a much better place for Torchwood than Fox ever would have been (Fox is still network TV, so they have to abide by "standards and practices" which are utterly puritanical). there's a good chance it may come out being more graphic, not less.
 
2010-06-08 09:02:02 AM
The_Time_Master: larkmaj: but Gwen adds some character to the show and certainly doesn't fit the American television mold.

But will americans like her David Letterman teeth?


Seriously, her teeth deserve their own billing in the credits. If her teeth had tits on them, I'd probably stare at them so hard my brain would explode. It's worse than ...ALL HAIL HYPNOTOAD
 
2010-06-08 09:08:20 AM
SilentStrider: Good to see.


Now if only I got Starz.


When Spartacus premiered, I was surprised to find the pilot up on Netflix streaming. I was shocked a week later when the next episode appeared. They actually released the entire thing on the internet as it aired, and it's still available to watch. (apparently they did the same thing with "Party Down")

I'm really hoping they do the same thing with Torchwood and the Camelot show they mention in the interview, as I'd definitely watch them that way if I can.
 
2010-06-08 09:18:29 AM
rickycal78: larkmaj: Once again, stars John Barrowman and Eve Myles will return..

I was glad to see this part. Obviously Captain Jack is necessary since it isn't Torchwood without him, but Gwen adds some character to the show and certainly doesn't fit the American television mold.

Tosh and Owen were much better characters than Gwen.



Tosh was okay until he fell in love with Captain Jack and the producers felt like they needed to remind us every few minutes.
 
2010-06-08 09:21:54 AM
Bunnyhat: Tosh was okay until he fell in love with Captain Jack and the producers felt like they needed to remind us every few minutes.

Um, are you thinking of Ianto?
 
2010-06-08 09:25:14 AM
nesler: ChimpZealot: Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).

Season 2 is MUCH better.


MadSkillz: nesler: ChimpZealot: Just finished season 1 earlier tonight, good to see that the series is going to continue (even if it's not nearly as good as Doctor Who).

Season 2 is MUCH better.

Still not Doctor Who - level. It's like bad Doctor Who + gay.


You people and your quaint categories.
 
F42
2010-06-08 09:26:13 AM
Puzzled Penguin: I wonder if it's going to feel like a global drama... Will the story of "Torchwood" impact all of humanity instead of just a few brits? Is it going to be scaled up?

As much as the World Series of baseball, yes.
 
F42
2010-06-08 09:27:57 AM
TwistedFark: In fact, I thought most of the characters were sort of selfish dicks. Even the guy who was supposed to be the "funny one", spent a lot of time being a mopey emo twat towards the end there.

They made him suffer and killed him, if that helps.
 
2010-06-08 09:29:57 AM
Uncorrect: So it will have more of a "worldwide" impact by moving most of it's stories out of the U.K. to North America? As a North American, that seems quite a bit less global to me. Just because a minor U.S. cable network gave them money, did they really have to change the location? I know the stereotypical U.S. viewer is not supposed to be able to understand shows set in different countries but I've yet to run across someone whose reason for not watching something was because "it was full of them there foreigners."

if nothing else, I really hope they don't end up setting it in LA, New York or Miami. Other cities do exist in the U.S.

I wonder if this means it won't be shown on BBC America? I like Torchwood but I'm not paying for Starz just to watch it.


Netflix ran streaming episodes of the Spartacus show, which was Starz. Maybe they will do the same for this.
 
2010-06-08 09:31:30 AM
t3knomanser: Uncorrect: if nothing else, I really hope they don't end up setting it in LA, New York or Miami. Other cities do exist in the U.S.

If it's not LA, it'll be the famous US city of Toronto.

//Actually, Pittsburgh would match Whales pretty well, in terms of the gloominess and despair.
//I love Pittsburgh. The weather is shiat, though.


What about Detroit or Cleveland?
 
2010-06-08 09:37:51 AM
Was hoping for FX to grab this show, but I guess the scenario can't be perfect.

/A Sci-Fi show on FX would rock, though. Something BSG hardcore needs to be on again (with better writing).
 
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2010-06-08 09:58:50 AM
Bout damn time we got a green on this topic.

I for one am cautiously optimistic.

And as has been previously noted, everyone is Jack's type.

I could imagine the American Hub in Nevada...
 
2010-06-08 10:08:15 AM
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2010-06-08 10:09:18 AM
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/grrrrr
 
2010-06-08 10:12:06 AM
StoPPeRmobile: /grrrrr

Well, now i know i can't hit this thread after i get to work ;-)
 
2010-06-08 10:16:38 AM
Not LOGO?

/John Barrowman is gaytastic
 
2010-06-08 10:23:59 AM
Bloody William: Not LOGO?

/John Barrowman is gaytastic


Anyone know what LOGO stands for? I'm guessing Lesbian Or Gay (no clue what the last O is).
 
2010-06-08 10:26:34 AM
ravenlore: StoPPeRmobile: /grrrrr

Well, now i know i can't hit this thread after i get to work ;-)


I am at work ... :o
 
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