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My Current Favorite Thing

is this teaser from After Elton:  'Russell Davies talks to the BBC about what's coming up in the new season of Ianto's Dead So What's The Point, and about Russell's future in the sci-fi genre.'

The link to the article, if anyone cares for more blustering:



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Feb. 13th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
Do you know wat my biggest problem with the new Torchwood is (well, besides the obvious? where the hell are you going without Ianto?)?

Let's admit that Torchwood had always had an American kind of feeling, I'm the first to say that! But it was a British production!! If I want to see an American series I'll watch an American one, but Torchwood was ENglish and I loved that! It was Doctor Who's spin off. Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who!! So you're going to America to do what?

RTD managed to kill three great characters. He's obviously targeting a new group of people to "victimise" as viewers. No matter how much I like J.Barrowman (and truth be told I prefer him in musicals) I hate to see myself fall in the same hole again!!

(Sorry for my venting! It's the first time I'm posting about after COE)
Feb. 13th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Vent away. I'm trying to look at it like this: There were two years of Torchwood. Then RTD moved the actors and character names to another show called COE, because those were obviously not the same characters we new, they just had the same names and faces. Then he destroyed the entire concept. Now he's moving to the US with some of the actors, some of the character names, but in another entirely different show. He can keep naming things Torchwood as long as he lives, but it will never be "Torchwood" as we knew it, and I will never watch any of it.

I was going to watch the British Queer as Folk, but then I read somewhere that he had done pretty much the same thing there, giving his characters less than satisfactory endings (slight understatement?), so I removed it from my Netflix queue.

I am actually troubled by the fact that I am still so angry and upset by a fictional television show. That has never happened before.
Feb. 17th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
I've got to admit the last part worries me too, but I;ve always been easily addicted to things. That's a bad thing but I learnt to accept it! Somehow!

I haven't watched Queer as Folk. I remember there was a tv station here that had it in its programme at 04.00 o clock in the morning or something (now I know why).

About Torchwood, Davies forgot that he gains his living from his audience, he thought it easy to consider his series as a Shakespearean drama-tragedy and kill everyone! And try to say it couldn't go elsewhere. Considering what Torchwood was about that's plain stupidity and I refuse to be taken for a fool.

I'd think it more honest if he did a new series (with his favourite stars but a new series and I could watch it) but not this travesty of Torchwood!
Feb. 17th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. I'd watch a new series with the actors, but never a pretend Torchwood. It's just too cruel to the fans to do it his way. I don't think I like RTD much. No. No I don't.
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