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  • Torchwood, Pedophilia, and a Dying Culture

    08/25/2011 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies
    http://www.christianpost.com ^ | Aug. 25 2011 | By Chuck Colson
    Four years ago, the BBC decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of the long-running Doctor Who series by creating a spin-off called Torchwood. Whereas Doctor Who is, apart from the intensity of its stories, safe for the whole family, producers said that Torchwood would be “dark, clever, wild, [and] sexy.” "Doctor Who for adults” is what they called it. As a colleague wrote at the time, a better word to describe the show is “nihilistic” - it’s a judgment that’s reinforced by the show’s newest character. While Torchwood is certainly dark, it’s rarely, if ever, been all that “clever,”...
  • Yesterday’s Taboos - Torchwood, Pedophilia, and a Dying Culture

    08/23/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT · by feralcat · 40 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | August 23, 2011 | Chuck Colson
    Four years ago, the BBC decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of the long-running Doctor Who series by creating a spin-off called Torchwood. Whereas Doctor Who is, apart from the intensity of its stories, safe for the whole family, producers said that Torchwood would be “dark, clever, wild, [and] sexy.” Doctor Who for adults” is what they called it. As a colleague wrote at the time, a better word to describe the show is “nihilistic” — it’s a judgment that’s reinforced by the show’s newest character. [...] For the fourth season, entitled “Miracle Day,” the writers ratcheted up the...
  • Torchwood (BBC) Portrayal of US Tea Party

    08/07/2011 11:22:40 PM PDT · by Clock King · 15 replies
    None | 8/8/2011 | Me
    This may be just a vanity post, but I'm really kinda pissed off at Russell T. Davies' portrayal of the US Tea Party in the Torchwood Season 4 series.This season, the series takes place in the US, and is about a conspiracy that prevents everyone in the world from dying. As usual, the series makes (IMHO) good comments on what would happen to society if such an event were to occur. RTD picked some really good US actors for the new roles, and their skill pushes the story along. However, the story now "feels" more like an American drama than...
  • Torchwood Series 4 Updates (New pedophile character)

    07/23/2010 7:42:13 PM PDT · by tlb · 14 replies
    doctorwhotv ^ | July 16th, 2010 | staff
    A casting call sheet for the fourth series of Torchwood has apparently been leaked. The sheet says filming on the ten episode series will begin January 12th 2011. It then reveals details on three key new characters, one of which will be a regular cast member. Character descriptions below. REX MATHEON, CAUCASIAN, Late 20s, CIA agent, a fast-tracked high-flyer. And he knows it! Rex is fast, sharp, smart, clever, and when the situation demands it, ruthless. He’s got a lethal sense of humour – he doesn’t care if he makes enemies, he’s too busy enjoying himself. But when Rex’s life...
  • 'Torchwood' confirmed for fourth series by BBC

    06/10/2010 9:04:52 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 46 replies · 121+ views
    Digital Spy ^ | 7th June 2010 | Paul Millar
    'The BBC has announced that Torchwood is to return for a fourth series. The sci-fi drama, which is a spinoff to Doctor Who, will air a ten-part run following an international partnership between the corporation and US premium network Starz Entertainment. Russell T Davies will continue to write the series. It has also been revealed that plots are to go beyond Cardiff to locations worldwide.'
  • Very good news' for Torchwood fans!

    11/11/2009 6:26:02 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 22 replies · 509+ views
    SciFi Wire ^ | 11/11/09
    If you watched Torchwood's last season, the Children of Earth miniseries, it felt a lot like the end of the whole thing. Well, that may not be the case, TV Guide reported (mild spoilers ahead): Torchwood might not have concluded its run at the end of the thrilling miniseries Children of Earth after all—Ianto's tragic death not withstanding. The new year could bring some "very good news" for fans of the sexy sci-fi series, creator Russell T. Davies tells TV Guide Magazine. "The recession has hit British television, but fingers crossed, it will be a go. We expect things to...
  • Exclusive: If It Wasn't Ianto, It Would've Been Rhys

    09/04/2009 5:31:38 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 368+ views
    Airlock Alpha ^ | 08/31/09 | ALAN STANLEY BLAIR
    When the announcement was first made that "Torchwood" would return for a third season on BBC One, fans received the news with whoops of cheers and excitement. What could be better? The "Doctor Who" spinoff series, which broke BBC Three records when it launched in 2007, would migrate to the big leagues of prime time terrestrial television.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/26/09)

    07/26/2009 9:00:35 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 34 replies · 459+ views
    07/26/09 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/26/09) This week in Scifi: Sun: 8/7 -- Dr Who: Planet of the Dead -- BBC America 8/9 -- Merlin -- NBC Tue: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy Fri: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy 9/8 -- Torchwood -- BBC America Also there are variety of scifi shows on www.fancast.com
  • ‘Torchwood’: Pro-American TV — From the BBC

    07/14/2009 5:51:44 PM PDT · by GraceG · 53 replies · 1,046+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/14/2009 | Leigh Scott
    think I’ve found the most pro-American show on television. True to form, its not produced in Hollywood. Growing up, I was obsessed with “Dr. Who.” In the seventh grade I wore a Tom Baker style scarf to school every day (Baker and Davidson are my favorite “Doctors,” if you understand what that means, feel free to have it at in the comments). I thoroughly enjoy the “reboot” that currently airs on the SyFy channel and recently stumbled across its spin-off “Torchwood.”
  • This Weeks Sci-Fi Thread (04/13/08)

    04/13/2008 10:44:14 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies · 101+ views
    04/13/08 | Kevin Davis
    This weeks Sci-Fi Thread: Mon: 9/8 - New Amsterdam Thurs: 9/8 - Lost - ABC Fri: 8:30/7:30 - The Sarah Jane Adventures - SciFi 9:30/8:30 - Dr Who - SciFi 10/9 - Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Sat: 9/8 - Torchwood -- BBC America --> Season Finale.
  • This Weeks Sci-Fi Thread (03/16/08)

    03/16/2008 10:44:04 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies · 224+ views
    03/16/08 | Kevin Davis
    This weeks Sci-Fi Thread: Mon: 9/8 - New Amsterdam Tues: 10/9 - Jericho - CBS Thurs: 9/8 - Lost - ABC Sat: 9/8 - Torchwood -- BBC America
  • This Weeks Sci-Fi Thread (02/05/08)

    02/03/2008 11:40:31 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 14 replies · 100+ views
    02/05/08 | Kevin Davis
    Mon: 9/8 - Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles -- Fox Thurs: 9/8 - Lost Fri: 8/7 - Flash Gordon - SciFi Channel 10/9 - Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel Sat: 9/8 - Torchwood -- BBC America
  • This weeks Sci-Fi Thread (09/16/07)

    09/16/2007 9:57:14 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 33 replies · 217+ views
    09/16/07 | Kevin Davis
    Sun: 9/8 The 4400 --> USA Network Tue: 9/8 Eureka --> SciFi Channel Fri: 8/7 Dr Who --> SciFi Channel 9/8 Flash Gordon --> SciFi Channel Sat: 9/8 Torchwood --> BBC America