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Old 10-12-2006, 12:57 AM
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It seems a date has been set.
October 22, 2006.
To be honest, thats all I've really got to say....But I'll pad it out some more.


Did you know that Torchwood WAS infact the codename for Doctor Who while it was filming?

Oh! And it's gonna be on BBC3 by the way. If it does well, expect it to be moved to BBC1 and all the violence and good stuff removed.
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I'm very much going to wait and see. The Beeb have done similar sort of things before (most recently Strange and Sea of Souls) which have been of distinctly variable quality, but I remain vaguely hopeful all the same, if not just to annoy Valium some more.
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Well, at least we know why there's "no money for alien planets". I hope it fails, TBH.
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Well. It's been sort of variable so far - the first two episodes were pretty good, three was okay, and this most recent one (otherwise known as episode four) had a very good idea but fell down in the execution. I'm liking the characters though, even though it turns out that Captain Jack is in fact Captain Scarlet (I was tickled, I can tell you). I'd hardly list it among my favourite shows at the moment, but it's entertaining and it has the promise of getting much much better.
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From what I've heard, it sounds dreadful, and I'm quite glad I have repeatedly forgotten it was on.

Frankly, I prefer an adult show to be, well...adult. Rather than just being labelled 'adult' for the sexual content, which sounds ridiculously overegged.
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I did like 'The cyberwoman' Episode. Not too sure about the rest. I did think I would like it more than I do...I mean I was a fan of Buffy and then liked Angel...
I'm not sure, but the show seems abit up itself...
However the later episodes seem quite exciting. I'm looking forward to the final one...
I do like the fact that the characters didn't just pop up in this show. They have links. Ianto Jones/Torchwood One and Toshiko Sato was in 'Aliens of London'.
I really would like the doctor to pop up there one day though. Show them that even though they are this crack team (Or think they are), they're still only amateurs compared to him!
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I saw a picture of the cyberwoman...Thought she looked like an obsessive/compulsive fan with more cardboard than sense with that daft helmet-thing. The links are a good thing, I agree, although from what I've heard the characters are all stuck in a '70's sex-obsession.
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I still haven't seen it (or anything but Lost, to be honest), so I reserve the right to get passionate about it. The who let's-be-sexy-because-it's-not-teatime thing kind of dulled my initial enthusiasm. But as said, might be wrong.
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I don't mean to be mean to the producers or anything, but...

...Torchwood's just a bit s**t.
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Lostetc.:

When did Brendan Fraser get white hair?
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With my incredible skills, I have determined that the avatar depicts not Brendan Fraser but Ed Bishop of the short-lived British sf series UFO. If it helps, he dyed his hair (to blonde, not white).

Apparently the term "UFO" was pronounced "you-fo" on the show... which I just this minute realized is also the joke in the name of a Marvel supervillain team, the U-Foes.
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Yeah, it is a bit crap, Torchwood, but I did rather like the 'They keep killing Susie.' Episode. First real good episode I think. Funny bits, scary bits, some backstory. I think we have the makings of a super villian. Yeah, I know she's dead now, but that never seemed to stop her before.
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With my incredible skills, I have determined that the avatar depicts not Brendan Fraser but Ed Bishop of the short-lived British sf series UFO. If it helps, he dyed his hair (to blonde, not white).

Apparently the term "UFO" was pronounced "you-fo" on the show... which I just this minute realized is also the joke in the name of a Marvel supervillain team, the U-Foes.
Another series that is definitely worth watching. It's certainly the most adult-oriented of all the series Gerry Anderson produced - Captain Scarlet was similarly intended, but it never quite got over the puppet thing, and Space: 1999 was basically silly adventures in space (though the first series was quite good, really).
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Yeah, it is a bit crap, Torchwood, but I did rather like the 'They keep killing Susie.' Episode. First real good episode I think. Funny bits, scary bits, some backstory. I think we have the makings of a super villian. Yeah, I know she's dead now, but that never seemed to stop her before.
a bit crap?! a BIT crap?!

I finally saw episode 6/7/8 or somesuch...The one with 'Torchwood' scrawled in blood on the wall and the dead people and the ressurrection glove ressurected...

After twenty minutes I wanted to gouge my own eyes out with a blunt scythe.

I did the one thing I never do - I switched off. I have never done that. I didn't do it to Destiny of the Daleks even. I didn't even do it to Love and Faeces.

Torchwood? Turdwood more like.
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Valium, you wouldn't be acquainted with a gentleman from Edinborough who goes by the name Jim Steele, would you? He seems to hold an opinion of Torchwood similar to yours.
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Valium, you wouldn't be acquainted with a gentleman from Edinborough who goes by the name Jim Steele, would you? He seems to hold an opinion of Torchwood similar to yours.
Nope.

It's a popular opinion, however...
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I've now seen the first four episodes of Torchwood and, despite what everyone else seems to think, I love it. (This really is a pattern with me, isn't it?) Jack and Gwen are capable leads, and the stories have been interesting if not hugely original. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.
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Having now seen the whole season, I can say for certain that you're all nuts. Torchwood is by no means a perfect show, but it's a great one. So much of what I loved about early Angel is reincarnated in this show. (It was no surprise when I read that RTD is a big Joss Whedon fan.)

I hope you'll give it another try, Valium. But if it's not for you, it's not for you.
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I like Torchwood too... the only episode i didn't like was Countrycide I shut that one off because it was starting to feel like a slasher movie :s
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