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Torchwood [Oct. 23rd, 2006|09:22 am]
Tony Grist
Captain Jack is a lot cooler than he used to be. Maybe that's what death and resurrection do for you. Oh Gawd, I've only just realised, this makes him a Christ figure, doesn't it?

He yaps a lot less than he used to. Now he's into witty one-liners. And the man of mystery vibe. I covet that 1940s USAF great coat. 

He and the new girl have this promising Holmes-Watson, Steed-Peel, Doctor-Rose relationship.  She's nice. I love the Welshness. 

Burn Gorman was a fabulous Guppy in Bleak House. Here he is again as one of the Torchwood team- the weaselly one (obviously). Will he steal this show too?

The story about the alien who harvests orgasms was pretty cheesy, but the treatment wasn't. Imagine what Gene Rodenberry would have made of it. Here it was all about the sadness of anonymous sex (on the rainy streets of Cardiff) and  how it turns a person to dust. 

I think the BBC has another cult on its hands.


[User Picture]From: shullie
2006-10-23 10:28 am (UTC)
I was rather good fun... enjoyed it tremdously...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-23 10:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was great fun. Two hours and not a single dull moment.
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From: amritarosa
2006-10-23 05:21 pm (UTC)
aw maaaaan.... we hafta wait to see it :p

Incidentally, my partner is a little obsessed right now with finding just the right dalek ring tone for his cell phone.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-24 08:48 am (UTC)
Me, I think the Daleks are over-rated. They don't scare me now and they didn't scare me when I was a kid. I reckon the new Dr Who is strongest when it leaves the old-time monsters behind.

Torchwood features these really gross looking creatures called Weevils....
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[User Picture]From: cataptromancer
2006-10-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
Wait, I'm not done with my BBC series --- I'm guessing you're not talking about the new robin hood? Is this the current season of dr. who?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-10-24 08:53 am (UTC)
Torchwood is a spin-off from Doctor Who. It features Captain Jack Harkness- the intergalactic con-man who appeared in a few episodes of the parent series. Now he's leading a "special ops" group that harvests alien technology and uses it to defend Earth against alien invasion.

Unlike Dr Who, it goes out mid-evening which means that the sex and violence can be a good deal more graphic.

The new Robin Hood has been a big disappointment. I haven't come across anyone who likes it.
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