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Old 12-02-2013, 13:22
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I'm a huge Torchwood fan, especially Eve Miles as Gwen. I haven't heard anything about what's happening to the show for months. Last I heard, in October, John Barrowman said there wasn't going to be a fifth series this year. Maybe, now it's four months later, things have changed.

We really do need another series soon, and set back in Wales where the show really belongs.

Anyone who knows any more info, I'd be grateful. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2013, 14:20
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there is no news
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Old 12-02-2013, 14:54
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All depends on if RTD decides to do more I would think.

If they do more it won't go back to being Walescentric though as I doubt the BBC would do anymore unless there was still involvement from Starz and they won't fund something totally set in Wales.

Barrowman is currently on Arrow but (just guessing) that's probably only a one season role.

No idea what Eve Myles is currently doing.
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:05
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Just had a look at IMDB for Eve Myles and this year, she's in a TV series called Frankie. Here is the info:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2634230/
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:13
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Nah, I'd say this show is more or less dead in the water.
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:49
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Russell was interviewed on radio a couple of months ago. He said something along the lines that Torchwood could theoretically be bought back in some form or another. But he's not actively doing it. I think what he was saying was that people should lay to rest any ideas they might have of Torchwood being on television at all any time in anything like the near future.
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Old 12-02-2013, 16:01
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Barrowman is currently on Arrow but (just guessing) that's probably only a one season role.
ARROWMAN! *shakes fist*
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Old 12-02-2013, 16:48
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I think perhaps a Torchwood spin-off might work now (ironic, given it was a spin-off in the first place). I'd love to see a period setting for the show, and we know it had a lot of Victorian history to it.

A Victorian-based alien hunting show might just work, with a format similar to that of Torchwood's first two series, but with a legitimately maturer edge. It'd allow room for Captain Jack to appear or cameo as well. Given the BBC want to branch out their filming further, why not film in Scotland... where Queen Victoria announced the formation of Torchwood
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Old 13-02-2013, 04:59
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I think perhaps a Torchwood spin-off might work now (ironic, given it was a spin-off in the first place). I'd love to see a period setting for the show, and we know it had a lot of Victorian history to it.

A Victorian-based alien hunting show might just work, with a format similar to that of Torchwood's first two series, but with a legitimately maturer edge. It'd allow room for Captain Jack to appear or cameo as well. Given the BBC want to branch out their filming further, why not film in Scotland... where Queen Victoria announced the formation of Torchwood
It could work, but the actor who plays Captain Jack is finally starting to show some age. Doing the show in the modern era, they could say that he actually aged some while he was briefly mortal and it could fly. However, going back in time, it would make it more difficult because he would look older when he is supposed to look the same.
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Old 13-02-2013, 10:26
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It could work, but the actor who plays Captain Jack is finally starting to show some age. Doing the show in the modern era, they could say that he actually aged some while he was briefly mortal and it could fly. However, going back in time, it would make it more difficult because he would look older when he is supposed to look the same.
At the end of Last of the Time Lords Jack said he was aging, slowly.

It could be a future Jack that Victorian TW encounter.
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Old 13-02-2013, 10:29
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I hope it does come back. I missed the format which we had in Series 1 and 2 where we had standalone episodes and then a big climax of a finale. Series 3 was good, but the whole American move with Series 4 didn't agree with me personally.

With Merlin and Being human gone, we are in need of some new british sci-fi, especially as it seems we are getting less Who this year and that Misfits is getting worse every year and is becoming less and less sci-fi
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:54
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We're getting both Atlantis and The Muskateers.

I think Torchwood has had it's day I'm afraid.
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:39
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Unless RTD comes back we've probably seen the last of Torchwood.
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:51
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I wasn't keen on Torchwood for various reasons (it seemed to be trying too hard to be adult, Mr. Barrowman is a ham but not a Tom Baker ham, I never really engaged with the characters) but Children Of Earth was brilliant. Tense, brave and disturbing. This was proper adult sci-fi. I can't think of any other programme that would get away with showing a child, who you knew was being sacrificed by the lead, bleeding from his nose and ears. I was genuinely shocked. Great stuff. Even JB was good in it, and Eve Myles is just fantastic.

If Torchwood did that sort of thing again, I'd be all over it.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:27
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I keep seeing this thread title and it looks like 'filth series'.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:57
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Children of earth = amazing
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Old 15-02-2013, 16:47
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allso sarah jane isnt around axrip
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:09
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Children of earth = amazing
Agreed. I did quite like Miracle Day, but I still don't get it.
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:09
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I hate to be a party pooper but the more time passes by the more I suspect we won't see another series. I hope I will be proved wrong but I'm finding it hard to believe I will.
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:30
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It should be possible for the BBC to commission a new series.... and ignore the need to refer to Russel T Davies. He clearly has no interest in the franchise.

In the meantime, Torchwood has spawned 7 Radio Plays
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Torchwood_episodes

It has always been regressive for the BBC not to adopt the Production Process which has been adopted (for example) within the US.... where the network owns the property, and new producers can replace anyone at a whim.
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Old 15-02-2013, 20:52
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allso sarah jane isnt around axrip
Yes, that is so, so sad! I really enjoyed watching SJA in the Autumn, each year, plus the repeats on CBBC channel on Sunday Mornings, during the early Spring, around April. I've got series 1-5 of SJA on DVD. I still don't get tired of watching these. Elisabeth Sladen is a true god when it comes to Doctor Who and anything to do with it. She seems to light up the screen every time I see her.

I've also got her autobiography, plus the CD version read by Caroline John (Liz Shaw in Dr Who in 1970). 12 CDs! That's going to take a lot of listening. I can still hear Lis's voice now, "Sarah Jane Smith. Remember?" That was her talking to Davros in Journey's End in 2008. She will never be forgotten.
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Old 15-02-2013, 21:49
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It should be possible for the BBC to commission a new series.... and ignore the need to refer to Russel T Davies. He clearly has no interest in the franchise.
Except that Starz, presumably, still have some say in the matter, and I think I read that they won't do it without RTD,

I don't know what the time limit is on the Starz rights to TW.

I know that JB said when he did the Exodus Code novel he had to get it approved by BBC, RTD and Starz.

He also said that he had to change a bit of it because RTD didn't want a particular character in a particular location on the book , because it didn't fit in with where RTD wanted that character to be in whatever he envisaged next for TW. JB didn't say which character it was.
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Old 15-02-2013, 23:45
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There's no news at the moment but I doubt it will be returning. I would really like to see it return but I just can't see it coming back now which is a shame because I really enjoyed the original series and Children Of Earth. Miracle Day was a hit and miss, overall disappointing for most parts.


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Yes, that is so, so sad! I really enjoyed watching SJA in the Autumn, each year, plus the repeats on CBBC channel on Sunday Mornings, during the early Spring, around April. I've got series 1-5 of SJA on DVD. I still don't get tired of watching these. Elisabeth Sladen is a true god when it comes to Doctor Who and anything to do with it. She seems to light up the screen every time I see her.

I've also got her autobiography, plus the CD version read by Caroline John (Liz Shaw in Dr Who in 1970). 12 CDs! That's going to take a lot of listening. I can still hear Lis's voice now, "Sarah Jane Smith. Remember?" That was her talking to Davros in Journey's End in 2008. She will never be forgotten.
I agree, it's very sad. The autumn season felt really empty last year.

We also never got to see the next 3 stories for the fifth series.

http://stemginger.tumblr.com/post/30...-meet-mr-smith

http://stemginger.tumblr.com/post/30...irteenth-floor

http://stemginger.tumblr.com/post/30...bannerman-road

Just think, there could have been a series 7 of SJA this year, if only Lis was still here...
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