- By Daniella Graham - 28th March, 2012 New Torchwood series possible but it won t be for a while, say bosses Torchwood fans will be pleased to know a newMessage 1 of 31 , Mar 28 11:17 AMView SourceBy Daniella Graham - 28th March, 2012
New Torchwood series 'possible' but it won't be for a while, say bosses
Torchwood fans will be pleased to know a new series of the show is
'possible' - although Starz CEO Chris Albrecht has stressed it won't
be for 'a while'.
Eve Myles and John Barrowman, Torchwood
Eve Myles and John Barrowman are both keen for Torchwood to return
The fourth series of the sci-fi show aired last year, but since then
there has been no news of another series.
Torchwood: Miracle Day saw the show become a British-American
co-production for the first time, with US network Starz working
alongside BBC Wales.
The 10-part received a mixed reception from critics and fans alike, with
key members of the Torchwood team remaining elusive regarding the show's
Starz's Chris Albrecht had said Torchwood was 'not one of the shows we
went into thinking about a yearly return,' with the hectic work schedule
of Russell T Davies the main reason for Torchwood being put on hold.
Torchwood: Miracle Day
Torchwood: Miracle Day received a mixed reception from fans (Picture: BBC)
But now he has explained if Davies becomes available a new series may be
possible, telling Multichannel News: 'You know, Russell [T Davies] is so
busy. Obviously, we're in touch with the BBC all the time. They are our
partners on [new shows] DaVinci's Demons and Harem.
'We told them, we stand by ready for any news, but I think it would be a
while before Russell came back to Torchwood.'
Russell T Davies put his TV projects on hold in December after his
partner Andrew Smith was diagnosed with brain cancer, but has since
announced a return to the small screen with CBBC action drama Aliens vs
Torchwood's stars, Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) and John Barrowman (Captain
Jack Harkness) have repeatedly stated they would be happy to return.
When asked last month if the show was coming back, Myles told Metro: 'We
don't know. I just know John Barrowman and I would agree to do more
VIDEO: Watch the trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day
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- Thank you! You raise some really excellent points about Jack by the way. The glaring absence of UNIT left me with a mental image of the Valiant flying off withMessage 31 of 31 , Apr 9, 2012View SourceThank you! You raise some really excellent points about Jack by the way.
The glaring absence of UNIT left me with a mental image of the Valiant flying off with "Just Married" banners streaming behind it and all UNIT personal gathering on some island with all communication frequencies jammed. Out-of-office auto replies leaving no clue as to where they had gone! XD
Actually, at no point was Gwen really more genuinely moral than anyone else in the Hub. In "End of Days" Gwen was at the front of the line to do something absurdly dangerous (i.e. open the Rift) in order to save her boyfriend. Plus, after having a more-than-one-time affair with Owen she confessed to Rhys, purely because she selfishly wanted his forgiveness, but had proactively Retconned him so that no matter whether he did or not he would not remember her confession.
The real clincher was in "Adrift" here she appears to show empathy (except to Andy). But in reality she is just out to prove Jack wrong. It turns out that he cares enough to see to the care of those Rift victims that come back too badly damaged to just be Retconned and returned to society. Gwen just second-guesses him and is surprised that the result was not what she hoped for.
I agree with others here who have noted that RTD really seems to have tried to turn Torchwood into a vehicle for Eve Myles's career even if it meant driving said vehicle off of a cliff.
Also, why drown Jack in so much angst if he is lacking in human feelings? Pretty much ALL of his stories, with or without Gwen, are about his emotions, regrets, lost loves, etc... By the time we get to MD Jack is just a plain woobie whose sole purpose is to highlight how quickly Gwen morphed into a superior action girl!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sem" <catz@...> wrote:
> Loved this email. Reminded me of a lot of things I'd conveniently forgotten,
> but you almost have to do this in the Whoniverse.
> However, this sentence:
> "Maybe the world too, since Martha seemed to have taken the whole of UNIT
> along on her honeymoon such that they were studiously unavailable."
> Made me spit coffee out of my nose I was laughing so hard.
> I also have a real problem with Gwen needing to remind Jack of the "human"
> aspect in TW. For all intents and purposes, he is/was human (even tho not of
> earth), and spent all his time after meeting the Doctor trying to help
> humans as well as others ("Meat" comes to mind.). What does he need
> reminding of? He fought in the wars! Hell, he WANTS to be mortal again. OK,
> end of rant. I'm just really annoyed that TW is no more. The tag team of DW
> and TW were real highlights of my tv-watching for a few years. It seemed
> completely logical that such a highly rated (and loved) show would continue.
> Silly me.