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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scandia101, Jun 16, 2011.
Here's the first peek at the new Torchwood series.
This looks good. Can hardly wait.
Deal me in
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..,
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.
Wow, Bill Pullman is barely recognizable.
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.
Some Alien being is saving us and fattening as up for food.
The production was moved to the U.S. and in being jointly produced by Starz and the BBC.
He grew up in the US, though, so you can't give him TOO much credit.
That looks excellent!
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.
I've never watched Torchwood, in any of its incarnations. Do y'all know if this is something a newbie can start with?
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.
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.
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'.
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)