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Old 06-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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Torchwood: Miracle Day

Here's the first peek at the new Torchwood series.


Torchwood: Miracle Day


This looks good. Can hardly wait.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if Netflix will be streaming this as part of their Starz Play? They did it for Party Down when it was on.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if Netflix will be streaming this as part of their Starz Play? They did it for Party Down when it was on.
I seem to recall hearing about a 90 day offset. I think it was in reference to both this and also the next season of Spartacus.

ETA: found it - Camelot, not Spartacus..,

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=467168
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:44 PM   #5
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Looks sufficiently creepy (and fascinating). I'm wondering if this is going to be a Multi-episode story (Like Children of Earth) or if this is the "Pilot" for Torchwood US
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:50 PM   #6
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Looks sufficiently creepy (and fascinating). I'm wondering if this is going to be a Multi-episode story (Like Children of Earth) or if this is the "Pilot" for Torchwood US
From everything I've heard and seen, it's a continuing plot like Children of Earth. I won't rule out stand-alone episodes, but I don't really think there will be any.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:56 PM   #7
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Hello Newman.


Wow, Bill Pullman is barely recognizable.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
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Is Torchwood going to be based in America now? Gwen was the only Brit in there. Looks awesome.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #9
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Is Torchwood going to be based in America now? Gwen was the only Brit in there. Looks awesome.
Well, the actor playing Captain Jack is really Scottish. He does a very good "American" accent.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #10
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:10 PM   #11
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Is Torchwood going to be based in America now? Gwen was the only Brit in there. Looks awesome.
The production was moved to the U.S. and in being jointly produced by Starz and the BBC.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #12
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Well, the actor playing Captain Jack is really Scottish. He does a very good "American" accent.
He grew up in the US, though, so you can't give him TOO much credit.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #13
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That looks excellent!
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:48 PM   #14
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I worry a little about Starz' involvement, but it does mean a bigger budget. Hopefully, all they provided was funding in exchange for first-run rights and probably a share of the profits! From what I understand, it was them that meant it was made in the US. Grabbing a big name like Bill Pullman must help, too!

At least RTD is the writer and, hopefully, has creative control.

There are 10 episodes listed on IMDB, all subtitled Miracle Day.
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I've never watched Torchwood, in any of its incarnations. Do y'all know if this is something a newbie can start with?
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I'm sure they'll load up on the historical exposition as much as they need to, but as far as a story goes, it seems like it's fairly well self-contained.
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I've never watched Torchwood, in any of its incarnations. Do y'all know if this is something a newbie can start with?
Considering how the last season, Children of Earth ended, I imagine a newbie will be able to start off with Miracle Day without any problems. I'm sure they'll give the returning characters, of which there aren't many, a decent explanation.
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I recently listened to an interview with Jane Espenson (one of the writers for Miracle Day). She said it is definitely and intentionally written in such a way as to be a good point of entry for new viewers, while still being rewarding for returning fans.

Having said that, anyone who is a fan of science fiction, and who has not seen Torchwood: Children of Earth, should definitely watch it. It is only 5 episodes and is also a self-contained story. It is fantastic.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #19
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I recently listened to an interview with Jane Espenson (one of the writers for Miracle Day). She said it is definitely and intentionally written in such a way as to be a good point of entry for new viewers, while still being rewarding for returning fans.

Having said that, anyone who is a fan of science fiction, and who has not seen Torchwood: Children of Earth, should definitely watch it. It is only 5 episodes and is also a self-contained story. It is fantastic.
See I've read quotes like that about shows I watched and I"ve always thought to myself "there's no way someone who's NEVER seen this show could follow this..." Myabe it's just me because I like to know all the history and background before I start something. BUt this is a different case because of the "first time airing the US" / "re-launch" kind of feel it has so I'm sure it'll be fine.

I'm definitely looking forward to this though. This, Breaking Bad, and I guess True Blood are all I have for the summer so hopefully I like it. I don't see how I won't though, it definitely seems good. if COE is only 5 eps maybe I'll pick up the DVD"s from blockbuster. I've never been able to get into those British shows for some reason but at 5 eps there's no down side.

The only thing I'm getting annoyed with in regard to TW:MD is all the complaining only about how pissed people are that they're "dumbing it down" by making it partly an American production, as if EVERYTHING produced by us is a single layered, explosion-filled mess. That bugs me--we have plenty of awesome, expansive, detailed, thought provoking shows.

Don't be hatin'.
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I worry a little about Starz' involvement, but it does mean a bigger budget. Hopefully, all they provided was funding in exchange for first-run rights and probably a share of the profits! From what I understand, it was them that meant it was made in the US. Grabbing a big name like Bill Pullman must help, too!

At least RTD is the writer and, hopefully, has creative control.

There are 10 episodes listed on IMDB, all subtitled Miracle Day.
The "Undead CIA Agent" is Mekhi Phifer -- not as big a name a Bill Pullman, but still.

One reason it was moved to America is because RTD Moved to America (hopefully he won't "Go Hollywood" on us)
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Some Alien being is saving us and fattening as up for food.
Yeah, read Larry Niven's "Bordered in Black"
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See I've read quotes like that about shows I watched and I"ve always thought to myself "there's no way someone who's NEVER seen this show could follow this..." Myabe it's just me because I like to know all the history and background before I start something. BUt this is a different case because of the "first time airing the US" / "re-launch" kind of feel it has so I'm sure it'll be fine.
Yeah, the way Children of Earth was done it could have been a series ender (and I suspect that the writers were thinking that way as well), so Miracle Day is pretty much a "fresh start"

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I'm definitely looking forward to this though. This, Breaking Bad, and I guess True Blood are all I have for the summer so hopefully I like it. I don't see how I won't though, it definitely seems good. if COE is only 5 eps maybe I'll pick up the DVD"s from blockbuster. I've never been able to get into those British shows for some reason but at 5 eps there's no down side.
Ironically COE may be a little harder to get into as it was the 3rd "Season" (however brief) of original Torchwood. The first 2 seasons are a little uneven, COE is a lot better than any of them, but there is still some background needed

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The only thing I'm getting annoyed with in regard to TW:MD is all the complaining only about how pissed people are that they're "dumbing it down" by making it partly an American production, as if EVERYTHING produced by us is a single layered, explosion-filled mess. That bugs me--we have plenty of awesome, expansive, detailed, thought provoking shows.

Don't be hatin'.
I'm trying to figure out how anyone can form an opinion about a show they haven't seen yet. Even if they read the scripts what ended up on screen would still likely be very different.
I'll be the first to admit that American NetworkTV is less "edgy" than most mainstream BBC stuff but Starz isn't network TV. Let us also not forget that BBC America silenced use of the "F word" (and blurred out Capt Jack's bare butt). I'm not saying that those things necessarily make "Better" TV, but not having to live with those constraints is indicative of a level of artistic freedom that Network TV lacks.
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First Prediction:
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Some Alien being is saving us and fattening as up for food.
(My spoilers below are not speculative. Rather, I've spoilerized my comments because they refer to things that have have actually happened in prior seasons of Torchwood, and I don't want to spoil that for anyone who may choose to watch back episodes).

Spoiler:
I think that "aliens using us for food" may be a bit too similar to Children of Earth. Not the same, but a similar enough theme that I don't think Miracle Day would go there.

My own speculation is that the events of Miracle Day may somehow be associated with the Risen Mitten and Life Knife. Seems like when brainstorming Miracle Day, someone in the writers' room said "Imagine a world filled with Owens..."

Both gloves were destroyed, but the show hasn't yet explored the circumstances surrounding their creation. Also, Faith is still around and about, occasionally visiting with Jack, right? I'm assuming the ageless fortune teller girl we saw in a couple of episodes, including Dead Man Walking (where she specifically spoke about the glove causing further complications), is Faith, the girl of legend who prevented Death taking his 13 victims the first time around.

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If I don't like Dr. Who, should I bother with Torchwood? Or is it different enough I may like it on it's own?
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If I don't like Dr. Who, should I bother with Torchwood? Or is it different enough I may like it on it's own?
It's pretty different. Much more adult tone (in the real sense of the word, not the porn sense) (although a little of that too, I guess ), and more down-to-Earth.
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I'd give it a try. Children of Earth, especially, has a much darker tone than typical Doctor Who. Doctor Who is supposedly a family show (though I think there are elements that make it too scary for young viewers). In comparison, I don't think anyone would suggest Torchwood as being good for all ages. The feel between the shows is different enough that the Doctor has never crossed over into a Torchwood episode (well, other than his hand and a reference to him now and again), and if he did, he'd seem pretty out of place.
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It's pretty different. Much more adult tone (in the real sense of the word, not the porn sense) (although a little of that too, I guess )
On that point, I wonder how massively bi and sexed up MD is going to be.

Then again, they did tone it way down for CoE, so I suppose it's a safe bet that we won't be seeing Mekhi Phifer and Bill Pullman getting it on.
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I liked T:CoE enough that I'll up my cable bill some more and subscribe to Starz next month. I'd have bailed on the franchise because of its move to a pay channel if I hadn't liked CoE so much.
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I may get Starz for this as well. This has possibilities.
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