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Old 02-13-2008, 08:40 AM
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Torchwood (Spoiler Zone) #2: Captains, Oh my Captains!







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Old 02-13-2008, 06:31 PM
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Big spoilery release from the BBCA

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:27 PM
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Wow Awesome. Okay so now I have to selectively try to forget what I just read so when I watch it, I'll be surprised.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:07 PM
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I've forgotten it already!
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:34 PM
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Tonight's episode in the USA was Meat (that already played in the UK) . It had a lot of interesting things about it. Liked Gwen a bit better by the end for standing up for Rhys. But man, this was a dark episode...from Ianto tasering someone in the head to the general theme of man's inhumanity to...um, aliens.
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Here's a lovely long interview with Owen (Burn Gorman). (thanks to Simon for finding it)


TALKING WITH TORCHWOOD'S BURN GORMAN - NEWSARAMA

Love what he said about James.

Like I remember the first day James Marsters came on the set. He didn’t come in acting like he’s Spike. He soon joined in with us in song. He was great to work with. I’ve seen him in so many things now. I loved him in Smallville, and obviously in Buffy. I can say that he’s very dedicated. I imagine he’d be killer on the stage. He’s got an amazing presence; very focused. He’s always on call; knows his lines forward and backwards. Yet off the stage he was a real gentlemen.

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Old 02-22-2008, 01:46 PM
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Here's a fun little poll to vote in...thanks to Sueworld2003 for finding it


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Old 02-22-2008, 04:33 PM
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Here is a long and lovely interview with Ianto at zap2it

An Interview with 'Torchwood' star Gareth David-Lloyd - Misfits of Sci-Fi - Zap2it
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:13 PM
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The 2nd edition of the new Torchwood magazine has an article about ratings which is illustrated with a lovely big picture of James in a Captain John pose we haven't seen before. Sweet.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:32 AM
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This is The Rift event that James has organized:

from icwales:


Torchwood gains its own convention

Feb 26 2008 by Karen Price, Western Mail

SCI-FI drama Torchwood has joined the ranks of cult hits like Star Trek, Star Wars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer after the announcement of a convention dedicated to the show.

Fans of the BBC Wales-produced series will be able to find out more about the show at a new one-day event.

Actress Eve Myles will be among the guest stars taking part in the Torchwood special at the Porchester Hall in London on April 26.

Myles, who plays police woman-turned-alien-hunter Gwen Cooper, will be answering questions, posing for photographs and signing memorabilia.

She will be joined by former Buffy star and Torchwood guest actor James Marsters, Gareth David-Lloyd, who plays Ianto, former Neighbours and Ugly Betty actor Alan Dale and Torchwood producer Richard Stokes.

It is further proof that the Doctor Who spin-off from Swansea writer Russell T Davies is becoming cult viewing.

Myles, who lives in Cardiff, says she is still amazed when she gets stopped in the street by fans who recognise her from the series, which pulled in more than two million viewers when it made its debut on BBC3 before switching to mainstream channel BBC2.

“I am surprised by the popularity of Torchwood,” said Myles, who won a Bafta Cymru Award for the role last year. “When you go into a job you never expect it to have such an effect.

“I had got used to being known in Wales but actually getting stopped by people in London who now know me from Torchwood is a whole new kettle of fish.

“People are very kind and are genuinely pleased for me.

“The convention highlights how Torchwood is becoming a cult show so to play a lead in it is awesome.”

Although Torchwood, which stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack, is a Doctor Who spin-off, it is regarded as more accessible to non sci-fi fans.

“We are getting people who never watch sci-fi as there’s also a strong element of domestic drama,” said Myles, who shot to fame in the Welsh soap Belonging.

“People really enjoy it because they like the characters and can identify with them.

“Kids of seven or eight send me letters as do people in their 70s – there’s no target audience as such.”

So popular is the show that dolls are now being made of the characters, including Gwen, and they are expected to be launched later this year.

“I think it’s hilarious. I know I’m sorted for Christmas presents for the next five years.”

She’s now looking forward to the convention.

“It’s going to be good – it’s lovely that people are so keen.”

Don Parker, popular culture specialist at the University of Wales, Newport, says conventions were usually enjoyable experiences – but they could also be bad.

He said, “They allow people to connect on a different level with the show but, if the actors and creators are not in the right spirits, they can be very disappointing.

“I think this one (Torchwood) will be a success though and it will probably grow and grow.

“If the makers develop it and embrace it, it will just make their brand even stronger. It’s an important day for both sides.

“Doctor Who fans are pretty obsessive in nature. It’s not just like watching a soap opera, they really connect with what happens.

“There’s a real sense of life, love and loss with these programmes. Science fiction can deal with real life issues like war and death but still make them seem distant from reality by placing them in another world.

“Torchwood has been so successful because it really allows old Doctor Who fans to re-engage with a familiar concept while bringing in a new generation of fans.

“I know people in their 40s that are ecstatic about the show.

“It is a strong concept and it’s important they have localised it to Cardiff. It draws fans in because it gives them a sense of ownership over the programme.”
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From Sueworld comes this newsflash:

the complete Series 2 box set of Torchwood will be released on June 2, 2008 in the UK.



Well, that was nice and quick,isn't it?
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Here's my guy


YouTube - Upclose 0201 - James Marsters



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Old 03-01-2008, 08:39 PM
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Tonight's episode was Reset. Martha Jones had a big role in it as did Alan Dale (who has a big role on Ugly Betty and who just happens to be represented by Steve Himber, as is James) . Anyway, it had some good special effects and a pretty unique "creature". And the ending....well, I don't want to spoil anyone...but "Oh,Noez!!!"
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Thanks for the update, article and video.
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Here is one of the Torchwood writers blogging about the James Rift event
(thanks to Lurky for finding it)


Sunday, March 02, 2008
The Rift

Calling all Torchwood fans: Are you based in the UK? If not, can you get over here? Fancy meeting Gareth David-Lloyd? Eve Myles? Alan Dale? And - blimey - James Marsters??

If you fancy some of that action, then get yourself down to "The Rift", a one day Torchwood event in London on Saturday April 26th. The aforementioned pretty and talented actors will be there, along with Richard "the producer" Stokes, Chris "the Chibber" Chibnall, and an extremely talented, handsome, up and coming writer called - oh, how embarrassing! It's me!

There will panels, discussions, Q&A's, autograph sessions with everyone, actor photo sessions, and your ticket will also get you into James Marsters' concert that evening. You'll get to see and meet the pretty actors, up close - and us not so pretty behind-the-scenes types, but we have all the juicy gossip, and know where the bodies are buried.

All the details of the event can be found here, so keep an eye on it for updates. I'm very excited about it, because I'll get to meet James Marsters - I've been a fan of his ever since I saw him stride on-screen in the "School Hard" episode of Buffy, and thought he was fantastic as Captain John. I can't wait to meet the lovely UK Torchwood fans, who have been so good to us online, I'm also thrilled about meeting Alan Dale, and it's always lovely to see the rest of the TW gang. So come along and see us, it's all good clean fun.

Well, maybe not *clean*, this is Torchwood after all. But it'll definitely be fun.
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