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More Torchwood?

Sorry to post again, but this will be of interest to many on my flist.


Key cast - John Barrowman (Capt. Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen) – to return for the next installment, along with new facesMonday 7th June 2010BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Worldwide and US premium entertainment network, Starz Entertainment, have today announced a three way co-production partnership that will develop a new series of the hit BBC sci-fi drama Torchwood. BBC Worldwide will also distribute the series to broadcasters globally.
The 10-episode instalment will be written by a team led by Torchwood creator, Russell T Davies, and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions’ SVP Scripted, Julie Gardner, return as executive producers with BBC Worldwide Productions EVP Jane Tranter. The series has been commissioned by Controller BBC ONE, Jay Hunt, Controller BBC Drama, Ben Stephenson, and Starz President and CEO, Chris Albrecht.

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So is Starz a better or worse prospect?
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Pin Down A Muse

Sorry to post another poll, but in an effort to inspire myself I've been going through my own tags, and rereading previous work and feedback. Now I have a few elusive bunnies runing through my head which want to be either a drabble or ficlet. Help me pin it down.

Poll #1570443 Pin the Muse!

Which One Should I Concentrate on

Willow finding Buffy/Giles fanfiction
Sam finding Dean/Castiel fanfiction
Tosh finding Owen/Ianto fanfiction
Hardison finding Hardison/Eliot fanfiction
Them finding fanfiction but another pairing
None of them

If you picked another pairing who, and what pairing?

If you have an idea for Ats or Dr Who, please feel free to tell me what that is.

Edit. Not doing another post, but I know a few of you are into tattoos so
'Addicted to ink: The world's most tattooed woman flaunts her body art' Article and pictures here
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Fox, Torchwood and RTD. Is that a threesome that would work?

Thinky thoughts at 5:03 in the morning, and yes, I have slept.

I woke up thinking about how Fox, as a network, would handle a programme like Torchwood, and, even with RTD, I think they would lose the spirit of the programme.

Torchwood does not fit into the mindset of what Fox thinks viewers are looking for with that sort of Sci-Fi programme, on a number of levels. They might look eviously at the viewing figures on BBC America, but I'm not sure the really grasp the appeal, or the viewing audience it attracts.

They have an old model, looking to attract young male viewers. This is not to say that young male viewers do not watch, but it wasn't really the limitations that the BBC put on the programme, or any preconceived notions of what they wanted.

RTD has always had a gay agenda in all his programmes, even hints of it, or with Jack, more than that, in Doctor Who. A programme aired and in many respects made for a much younger audience. Torchwood was for an adult audience, and the sexual aspects were more explicent. het, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexual and in Jack's case omisexual. In many cases I cannot see Fox thinking that will appeal to their target audience, nor their sponsers. While the were busy fighting the alien of the week, or whoever was the bady, this was always an aspect of the show, and as imporatant as any other element of human relationships. I just do not see Fox being liberal, or daring, enough to keep those aspects in for fear of turning sponsers away, who can be pretty consertative.

I don't see Torchwood working with Fox, and I see RTD, and his agenda coming down with a major, crashing, bump in America. He may have been cosetted on the BBC, with it's licence fee, but competing for advertising with non-sympathetic companies may disillusion him. IMO.
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Gwen-centric Torchwood

In comments to my previous entry, I was just wondering.

Poll #1447818 Would you watch a Gwen-centric Torchwood

If Torchwood became Gwen-centric, would you watch?

Maybe, I would give it a chance

Eve Myles is a good enough actress to carry Torchwood

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Another RTD Interview

An Afterelton.com interview. To be honest they held on to it, the interview took place soon after CoE aried in the UK, until after SDCC.

"Torchwood"'s Russell T Davies Makes No Apologies — For Anything

Now just to be clear here, no I don't think that a writer/producer/creator should always listen to the fans. In many cases vocal fans can get in the way of good drama, and a good storyline. They have their favourites, and can be blinded by that. It is how the writer/producer/creator handles the upset fans that can make the situation worse. At this point RTD seems intent on antagonising the situation and fans.

Yes, CoE has millions of viewers, and the online reactions to the episodes is very small in comparison to all these millions of viewers, so perhaps he sees no value in the fans at all. What is worth bearing in mind about the fans, and having a fanbase it that they can keep the brand name alive, and the writer/producer/creators name in the public eye. It is the fanbase of Doctor Who that keep it going during the wilderness years, and made sure they was an audience for the programme when it came back on the screens. It is Joss Whedon's fanbase that keeps his name attracting attention.

Of the millions of viewers for CoE this time, many of them will not be there for the next project, and will not care. The fanbase keeps the attention on the programme, and helps to attract viewers because it gets you publicity.

Edit John Barrowman isn't sitting on his Laruals either

John Barrowman: 'I'm going to be a Desperate Housewife'
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Is RTD Right?

After reading this quote from an interview from RTD concerning Rose:-

"she was enormously popular and so — let's be blunt — every time I brought her back, the ratings went up. It's my job to make people come back to watch this. Sometimes people roll their eyes and go, "Oh, you've got another returning character." [To which I respond] "Yeah, leave me alone with my millions, thank you very much." So you know, it simply works. Plus we like Billie... So simply by dint of being her, she's come back the most often. I think that was a very special chemistry between her and Chris and between her and David, and it's very fondly remembered."

On blackhemlock's journal, taken from this article, I was wondering if I was imagining things in my thoughts that RTD just has his favourite female characters, which he keeps, or keeps going back to. So a poll.

Poll #1437307 Popularity Contest

Favourte full time companion in Nu Who


Favourite Torchwood Character


If you want you can pimp it for more responses, it is an open poll and post
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Oh RTD! *shakes head*

Ok, so RTD has pissed off some fans with Season Three CoE on Torchwood. With Season Three Torchwood came of age, but might've left some fans behind from the rather silly programme it was in season One and Two. Ok, not so say there were not plot holes you could hold an M6 traffic jam in, but did have some undercurrents you had to think about, and could do some serious meta on.

His main problem was that he killed off a character in his main ship, putting a hole the size of a cannon ball in it, and sinking it. It is not a wise move to do that. Yes yes I know, "but Joss"....no he didn't. He killed off Angel, and brought him back on the next season, he killed off Spike, and moved him to his spin-off. Bangel and Spuffy fans still life to fight and argue another day, thus keeping the fandom alive, even if I find it quite negative, the Buffy!Verse lives on.

While, after CoE Day Four there has been a massive increase in creativity from the fans, there are a lot of people who feel they have been betrayed, that he threw the baby out with the bathwater.

So what is his message to disgruntiled fans? Watch Supernatural. Not a good idea to totally piss off a whole section of your own fans, then another fandom as well. Especially not Supernatural, with very loyal and, in some cases, fanatical fans. Even worse doing it to an American show when you are off to America to make programmes.

Unless of course this is his way of saying that he is going to bring Ianto back. As we know, Sam and Dean never stay dead.

But then again RTD, having annoyed so many people, even if you get another season, how many are going to stick around to watch it?
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Favourite Ianto Moment!

Ok everyone, who fancies posting there favourite Ianto Pictures and moments?