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Torchwood - Episode 3: 'Ghost Machine' (BBC3, 29th Oct 2006)


View Poll Results: What did you think of this episode?
Very Poor 24 4.87%
Poor 14 2.84%
Average 61 12.37%
Good 112 22.72%
Very Good 176 35.70%
Excellent 106 21.50%
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:31
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Originally Posted by neolxs2000
does anyone find the welsh accent annoying?
Are you always so rude, or is it just about the Welsh? are you equally annoyed by Irish, Scottish, Estuary English, Cornish or Yorkshire accents? Funnily enough no accents annoy me (I must be a saint!) and if something is set somewhere specific i.e "Life on Mars" Manchester or Eastenders London I would find it strange if they spoke RP all the time
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:31
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Will whoever starts the thread for next week, please make it a no spoiler thread ....

Not everyone watches with glee the plot for next week ......
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:33
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whats wrong with welsh accents? i,m scotish with a scottish accent does that annoy you too?
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:34
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i loved this ep, was a little disappointed by the first 2 but i do agree with an earlier post that they are just finding their feet.

And a bit of comedy for everyone who has ever lived in/near cardiff. the estate agents and the people who live there do have a tendency to call splot 'splow' ok so maybe the rest of the uk wouldnt have found that amusing but it made me chuckle!!
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:37
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Originally Posted by samanthaery
yes......... christmas invasion last year and torchwood was based in canary wharf in the last 2 eps od dr who!.
So in our Universe there has been a Prime Minister called Harriet Jones?

Is Jed Bartlett President of the United States by any chance?
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:38
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Originally Posted by Corwin
So in our Universe there has been a Prime Minister called Harriet Jones?

Is Jed Bartlett President of the United States by any chance?
In our universe as portrayed in those dramas -

Though I wish it REALLY WAS our universe as I'd rather have Bartlett than Bush anyday

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Old 29-10-2006, 23:39
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Originally Posted by Corwin
So in our Universe there has been a Prime Minister called Harriet Jones?

Is Jed Bartlett President of the United States by any chance?
yes..........................
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:41
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Originally Posted by Corwin
So in our Universe there has been a Prime Minister called Harriet Jones?

Is Jed Bartlett President of the United States by any chance?
just to jog your memory, the christmas invasion again...
she is now the newly appointed PM and the dr ends up having a fall out with her when he lets the aliens go and harriet gets torchwood to shoot the ship while it's leaving earth
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:42
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Omg! My freakishly accurate SCD knowledge has started a full blown debate!
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:44
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ok i was searching so as i don't need to keep going over episodes and found this corwin,
http://drwho.epguides.info/?ID=1543basically in the 2nd paragraph ...
setting all of Earth on alert and drawing Harriet Jones, the new Prime Minister of Britain

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Old 29-10-2006, 23:47
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Originally Posted by samanthaery
just to jog your memory, the christmas invasion again...
she is now the newly appointed PM and the dr ends up having a fall out with her when he lets the aliens go and harriet gets torchwood to shoot the ship while it's leaving earth
Fine just keep taking the pills

How is the future by the way (Since the above does not take place till Christmas 2006)?
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:47
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Why does everyone keep saying they need more Jack, it's supposed to be 'his show'??? Since WHEN was it 'his show'? I ALWAYS got the impression in the lead up to the show that it was going to be an ensemble piece, with 6 leads (though 1 mysteriously ended up not making the final cut!!)... just because Jack was the most known character and actor, I never got the impression he was going to be 'The Doctor'. He's not a title character - Torchwood is the title character, and there are 5 people working at Torchwood.

Anyway, loved it tonight.
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:48
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Originally Posted by Corwin
Fine just keep taking the pills

How is the future by the way (Since the above does not take place till Christmas 2006)?
you might need a few pills to get you back down to this planet.
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:51
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This episode was a vast improvement over the last two. It was also much better than alot of new who as well. I voted Good. I will now be using this episode as a yard stick. Unfortunately the weakest part of the programme remains the whole "gang" thing about Torchwood, any moment I expect to see Shaggy or Wilma.
It was a good yarn though and I enjoyed it.

Gareth doesn't look like he could fight the Federation any more.
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:51
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Originally Posted by neolxs2000
does anyone find the welsh accent annoying?
Does it really bother you?

Does it make you tense?

I think you ought to relax.

Here, have a seat.

Let me pour you a nice hot cup of STFU.

(in his North Wales accent)
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:51
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I think some people in this thread are taking the show a bit too seriously.

It's not real.
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:51
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Voted average this week which is an improvement on last weeks but Torchood distinctly lacks something. You have the wonderful Gwen played by the wonderful Eve Myles but no male lead. There is some chap dressed in 1940's gear trying to deliver some wonderful lines that still come out cliched, corny and melodramatic. There is something disturbingly earnest in JB's delivery that I can't take him as seriously as I did when he first appeared in Who.

The script was much punchier though at times tried too hard but for me Eve steals the entire show. That scene between Gwen and her boyfriend in the flat was incredible.

Gareth Thomas gave a good performance but I find the Torchwood lackies lacking in any presence and purpose really.

By the way who funds Torchwood?
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:53
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Originally Posted by Black Guardian

By the way who funds Torchwood?
Who cares?

Santa Claus...... there, an answer.
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:53
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Originally Posted by Black Guardian
Voted average this week which is an improvement on last weeks but Torchood distinctly lacks something. You have the wonderful Gwen played by the wonderful Eve Myles but no male lead. There is some chap dressed in 1940's gear trying to deliver some wonderful lines that still come out cliched, corny and melodramatic. There is something disturbingly earnest in JB's delivery that I can't take him as seriously as I did when he first appeared in Who.
The script was much punchier though at times tried too hard but for me Eve steals the entire show. That scene between Gwen and her boyfriend in the flat was incredible.

Gareth Thomas gave a good performance but I find the Torchwood lackies lacking in any presence and purpose really.

By the way who funds Torchwood?

A repeat of the Doctor/Rose problem BG.
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:55
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Originally Posted by lala
Who cares?

Santa Claus...... there, an answer.
i was hoping you were going to say the pixies at the end of the Blue Peter garden
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:57
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Originally Posted by Black Guardian
i was hoping you were going to say the pixies at the end of the Blue Peter garden
I hope you don't want me to sing 'twinkle twinkle' now and bring in the tooth fairy.
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Old 29-10-2006, 23:59
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Originally Posted by lala
I hope you don't want me to sing 'twinkle twinkle' now and bring in the tooth fairy.
thats the epic finale
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Old 30-10-2006, 00:02
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EDIT:

Wrong thread - blame the red wine
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Old 30-10-2006, 00:03
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Wow. Wasn't expecting it to be that good tonight. That was one of the best shows of anything i have watched in a while.

That alien device - its already messing with my brain. If you actually feel what the people were experiencing at the time - that would mess you up. Very powerful in my opinion. Certainly not a dressed up kids show.

One thing about the show - the incidental music is absolutely superb. The music that played at the end when the old guy died at the end was perfect. Why can't Murray Gold be more like this in Doctor Who. Sometimes less is more.

Jim
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Old 30-10-2006, 00:03
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Originally Posted by Black Guardian
thats the epic finale
Dear Lord!
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