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379Re: Torchwood in America?

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  • Michael F.
    Jan 2, 2007
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      From what I've seen, there's very little in Torchwood
      content-wise that you don't already see on BBC America. About the
      only things I've seen where the network draws the line are the F word
      and
      gentalia.

      --- In torchwood@yahoogroups.com, "Keith A. Glass" <salgak@...> wrote:
      >
      > The threat is NOT the FCC. It's anal-retentive hyper-religous
      types, like
      > Dr. James Dobson and his merry crew from "Focus on the Family".
      >
      > They'll threaten to pull a HYPERLINK
      > "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Rakolta"Rakolta on Torchwood.
      And
      > Universal will cave, unless, UP FRONT, it promotes Torchwood as a
      very adult
      > show. . .
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: torchwood@yahoogroups.com [mailto:torchwood@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf
      > Of Katherine
      > Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 3:14 AM
      > To: torchwood@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [torchwood] Torchwood in America?
      >
      >
      >
      > >The swearing is not as big an issues as the adult sexual stuff,
      like in the
      > second ep which got a little >graphic. I could care less,
      personally, but
      > the FCC is getting AR.
      >
      > The new Doctor Who and Torchwood run on the SciFi channel, a cable
      network.
      > The FCC doesn't have the rights to regulate the contents of shows
      on cable
      > tv (as apposed to broadcast tv). Any censorship on cable shows is
      > self-censorship made by the channel according to their policies -
      they'll do
      > whatever they think the majority of their consumers will appreciate.
      >
      > I bring this up for two reasons. The first is so that blame is
      directed to
      > the correct group of people. The second is that if you pay for the
      SciFi (or
      > another cable) channel and you don't like the fact they're making
      cuts to
      > shows, you can write them a letter. The cuts are made as a response
      to
      > people writing negative letters about how they were offended by
      some type of
      > content. If you want to reverse the process - write your own letter.
      >
      > Shout out to all the Torchwood fans from America,
      > -Kath
      >
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