Catching Aliens one at a time. TORCHWOOD. (Spoilers allowed)

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Juliet316, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Spiderfan Jedi Grand Master

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    Capt John?? He was SciFi staple James Marsters of Buffy fame and recently returning to his role as Braniac/Milton Fine on Smallville. He's a hot number the women love so I can imagine more than a few were caught gawking or even drooling as he made out with John Barrowman in more than one instance. :p
  2. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    :) I know who Capt. John was... in fact as soon as I found out James Marsters was going to be on Torchwood I got very excited! (And yes, I was one of the women folk drooling!! =P~[face_batting] )

    As he was entering the rift at the end he said "Oh, by the way. Did I tell you, I found Grey." And then we see a flash of a kid letting go of someones hand. I was wondering if I had missed who this Grey is, or if it is something no one knows yet!
  3. Spiderfan Jedi Grand Master

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    No that was the first reference of the character as far as I know but given that the character of Capt. John is meant to be a recurring character I get the feeling they are planting the seeds for further stories. To the best of my knowledge that was the first appearance of the character in either Torchwood or Doctor Who, so any exposition of the character not told in that story is either a mystery or something that we will be informed of at a later date.
  4. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    If you go on over to Torchwood.TV, the most recent post 'King of the Weevils' has small synopsis' for each episode of the rest of the series containing many spoilers as well as the episode titles!
  5. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    So episode 5 Adam and episode 6 Reset two great episodes to continue what has been a fantastic season so far, it's hard to believe we are almost half way through.

    Having Martha in Torchwood brings a whole lot of class to the gang, it's brilliant!
  6. Jedi_Reject_Jesse Force Ghost

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    These last two episodes were great! Although, I found it curious that each episode utilized distinctly different visual styles. In Adam, it was like they used the camera style from "24" - sudden pop zooms and zoom outs. In Reset, there was more of the herky-jerky speed-up/slow-down editing.
  7. Kwenn Force Ghost

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    They've used those pop zooms in earlier episodes as well -- a technique I personally find irritating. Still, fantastic episodes, and definately a Tatooine vibe from the Boeshane!
  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Watching Torchwood and it's been a rollercoaster ride the last few weeks. I wonder how Owen being one of the living dead will change things?

    Next week looks comical with a potentially sad ending.

    Oh and is it just me or has Ianto gained some weight? Jack not giving him enough of a workout?
  9. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    SO the last episode of series 2 airs tonight in the UK... all I want to know is, are the rumors true?
  10. Spiderfan Jedi Grand Master

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  11. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    There were rumors for ages that Tosh and Owen would both die in the final episode. Which turns out to have come true.
  12. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I KNEW I shouldn't have highlighted that before watching the episode.:_| :_| :_|
  13. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    Episode 2x13, Series 3, and Doctor Who series 4 spoilers ahead

    On the plus side, we never see Owen actually dieing, so it is open for him to return.

    As for Tosh, well I couldn't care less that she died. She was my least favourite character.

    During the filming of the Doctor Who series 4 finale, with all the companions returning, someone spotted the farewell scene with Jack leaving the Doctor. Jack left with Martha and Mickey, so looks like Martha is replacing Owen and Mickey is replacing Tosh.

    What's worrying is that the original spoiler that stated Tosh and Owen were leaving the show also stated that Barrowman would only be a recurring character next series, not a regular, and that it wouldn't be a full 13-episode series. Giving more likelihood to this fact is that apparently shooting isn't scheduled to begin until August, whereas for Series 2 it began in June. I just wish the BBC would confirm *something* soon, but somehow I get the feeling they won't do that until the current series of Doctor Who has finished.
  14. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  15. MidnightRain Jedi Master

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    I'm just hoping that RTD has gotten the memo that nobody ever really dies in science fiction, especially off-screen. (Yes, I am in total denial about Owen. He's my favorite character, darn it, and killing him twice is just excessive.)
  16. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, Julie Gardner has confirmed that Series 3 is only going to be 5 episodes long, though there may be some more after that.

    The 5 episodes will form one long storyline and be shown in the same week :eek:
    Source

    EDIT: Surprisingly, I don't think the 5-episodes-only thing bothers me that much (let's face it, that's gonna be the best week of TV in the history of the world), but do they really have to do it the same time as Doctor Who is having it's gap year???
  17. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    You would have thought that due to the reduced amount of Doctor Who in 2009, it would have given more reason for full series of Torchwood, but apparently not :( tis a shame, but I'm sure the episodes will be brilliant!
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    $80 dollars for a 13 episode Torchwood DVD set?!!! That's about as many episodes and of Chuck, Heroes, Pushing Daises, and Life and costs twice those DVDs!

    This is Star Trek level extortion (For those that remember when the Trek DVD sets used to cost $140 dollars a season)

    *Glares at BBC*
  19. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    For a series about capturing aliens, they don't seem to do that much capturing. Sure, they snag the feral critters, but more of the episodes, if not most, seem to be more about dealing with which member of the team has gone nuts under the influence of ___ machine or some time displacement.

    Or it is just me?

    And remember when Farscape DVDs used to be $26 for 2-episodes, and they weren't even in the right order?
  20. Spiderfan Jedi Grand Master

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    My understanding that their mission wasn't necesarily catching aliens but investigating and dealing with various alien and paranormal situations that could be potentially threatening. Sometimes that means catching the alien, sometimes that means sleeping with the alien, sometimes its simply blowing the living crap out of the alien...but mostly sleeping with it.
  21. SaintTames Jedi Knight

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    Especially if it appears as if the alien is the same sex as the member doing the sleeping.

    Tames Was Here
  22. Panther50 Jedi Knight

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    I've watched Torchwood a few times, its alright but it hasn't exactly bowled me over. My main problem is I don't find any of the main characters that interesting or likeable. Jacks alright but I could take or leave the rest.
  23. DewbackRider88 Jedi Master

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    Is that first or second season panther? Because ill be the first to admit season 1 wasnt that great, but season 2 vastly improves on it.


    And the title of this thread is the only time I have ever seen 'catching aliens' being associated with torchwood. Maybe it was a (wrong) tagline for the show in the US but over here, never seen that.

  24. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    So, is there going to be a series 3?
    Any news on that?
  25. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    There is indeed, but it's only 5 episodes long and will be broadcast over one week.

    It's called "Torchwood: Children of Time"