captain jack harkness
I’m sorry, but who wouldn’t want this!? (She types, knowingly opening herself to the vitriol of the internet claiming the complete opposite.) Both River and Jack are companions to The Doctor who have proven themselves to be exceedingly capable at not only taking care of themselves but righting wrongs and saving the universe. And wouldn’t they just make the most formidable and flirty of teams? I love it already, and I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one.
John Barrowman and Alex Kingston are all for it. The two have recently both appeared on the CW’s Arrow, but this wasn’t where the spinoff idea was struck. They recently met again at theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh’s house for an anniversary celebration and got chatting about their Doctor Who characters. According to Barrowman, who spoke with TV Addict, this is how it all went down,
We didn’t even say anything, we just looked at each other and went, ‘Aaaaaahhh! My god!’ We got a glass of champagne and started talking about how it would be great if River and Jack — actually, she said River and Jack should have their own TV show. Then as we talked more, we realized that we’re both born on the same day. We’re both March 11 babies and we have so much in common. We like a lot of the same things and our attitude towards stuff is very, very similar. It struck a chord with us because that’s why River and Jack are very similar characters, in their attitude and their fun and their aggression, we are the same in real life — which is really ironic.
I don’t need to hear anymore, someone start making a pitch and let’s get this series rolling. With Torchwood‘s future in limbo and who knows what will happen with River once Steven Moffat leaves Who, I think a River Song/Captain Jack Harkness Adventure Hour is just what The Doctor ordered. (I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.) What do you think?
Source: TV Addict via Huffington Post
In a tweet sent out last night, John Barrowman confirmed he would not be involved with Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary special. It’s a huge bummer to Captain Jack Harkness fans everywhere, and I’m sure, most of all to Barrowman. Having not only been in Doctor Who but also his own spin off series, Torchwood, Barrowman is himself a big Whovian. At last year’s Dragon*Con he told us, that as a fan, he’d be “exceptionally disappointed” and “gutted” if he wasn’t involved, but he stressed that as an actor he’d understand if they didn’t ask him back. Looks like that’s how it’ll go, no Captain Jack in the 50th,
I expect this only to be the beginning of official statements on whether or not certain actors will be returning for the anniversary special. I’m looking at you Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant. ‘Course, if either of them were to return it’d be a surprise, right? So, even if they “officially” deny a return they could still show up. Agh! I can’t handle this web of mystery and lies The Moff weaves!
Filming for Doctor Who‘s anniversary special is rumored to begin April 22nd, meaning if they’re in they’d have been told by now. Who do you think we’ll see make a surprise appearance? Any past Doctors or companions? How much does it suck not to have Captain Jack back? Or, wait, could this tweet be more misdirection!?
Doctor Who returns for the second half of Season 7 this Saturday!
Source: Bleeding Cool
Despite the near mass refutation of the Miracle Day season that aired on BBC and Starz last summer, I think it’s safe to say that fans would like to see more Torchwood. Sadly for those same fans though, Torchwood creator Russell T. Davies says now that it may be a while till we see any new adventures featuring Captain Jack Harkness and Co.
Davies made the comments while appearing on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show, saying that while Torchwood isn’t (yet) officially cancelled, it is however in “a nice limbo.”
Here are Davies comments:
“I loved making it [in the States], and I would have carried on if circumstances hadn’t brought me back to this country, so it’s kind of in limbo for me at the moment.
“I’m not working on it at the moment. I’m only working on Wizards vs Aliens — when I get back to work one day, I don’t know, it’ll be old news to the BBC then! It’s not officially cancelled… It’s in a nice limbo where it can stew for a while — those shows can come back in ten, twenty years time.”
Twenty years?! Till more Torchwood? Oy.
As I’m sure you’ll recall, Davies has been dealing with his partner’s suffering from brain cancer, which understandably has taken up a lot of his time. But still, one hopes that Davies doesn’t wait too long. Captain Jack may be immortal, but John Borrowman is not. One hopes that the delay isn’t so long that Borrowman needs to be made youthful through the miracle of CGI to play the part.
While the future of Torchwood is still up in the air after a disappointing fourth season, fans haven’t stopped speculating on the fates of the team’s only remaining original members, Gwen Cooper and Captain Jack Harkness. It would obviously be suicide for the show to kill of Captain Jack, so that only leaves Ms. Cooper. Could it happen?
Eve Myles seems confidant it couldn’t and simply wouldn’t happen. Then again, I’d be just as positive if my character’s life was on the line.
No, I don’t. And I am looking at it as an outsider. Every year, you’re expecting to turn to page 16, and go, oh I’ve been shot in the face. You just expect it, it’s Torchwood. But no. I don’t think so.
I think they’ve really developed that character into a fantastic everyday hero. I don’t think that it would be right to take somebody like her out of the equation.
She said the above in an interview with Den of Geek, discussing Torchwood‘s future, and adding, “This happens every time! All the time! There was never going to be a second, there was never going to be a third … ” Myles went on to even hint at a Torchwood movie.
Uh-huh, yeah. Premiering right after that Doctor Who movie. I hear David Yates is looking into it.
Anyway, back to Gwen possibly being offed, Den of Geek suggested it might be tougher for Gwen to keep living than to die, to which Myles responded,
Yes, absolutely. She lives, especially from when Ianto died, in complete guilt. And she loses people around her all the time. It’s always the ones who are left behind who suffer. So I don’t think they’d kill her off. But saying that, we never knew that Tosh, and Owen, and Ianto, Alexa, they would be killed off. It depends on what story [Russell] wants to tell. If he tells the story of, in the first scene, Gwen gets shot in the face, and it’s then backstory …
She then adds in that if she were to die, “she’s going to die fantastically.” So, there you go. If she dies it’ll be in a blaze of glory and hopefully not anywhere near as heartbreakingly sad as Ianto’s death.
What do you think the odds are if Torchwood returns we’d see Gwen die?
How could anyone consider not ever bringing back one of Doctor Who‘s most interesting, dashing, funny and overall AWESOME companions?! It’s almost unthinkable! Unfortunately, John Barrowman, Captain Jack himself is doubting he’ll ever return to the role on Doctor Who.
Barrowman recently finished up the fourth season of Torchwood, which aired on Starz in the U.S. and BBC in the U.K., and with it’s underwhelming viewership the future of the series is unknown. I still think it was a terrible move to Starz, a channel I and I’d wager many other U.S. fans don’t subscribe to. But regardless of Torchwood‘s fate, WHY U NO BRING JACK BACK TO WHO, MOFFAT?
In recent interviews the question of Jack’s return keeps being brought up. When Geek Files posed the question Barrowman responded,
Everybody keeps asking me and if I’m offered I would love to. I think it would be great. There is no plan to do that. No one has come forward. I don’t think it’ll happen. I’m always open for it, but who knows?
Well, that’s frustrating. Hey, he’s at least guaranteed to show up in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, right? RIGHT?
I think it would be great to be involved with the 50th Anniversary, since Jack was such a big part of the Whoworld. But, having said that, nothing’s been said, so I don’t sit and wait.
I don’t want fans to think that I don’t want to do it because I would love to, but if I’m not asked I’m not going to bang down the door—I’ll just move onto something else.
Come on, they’d have to include him. With the recent, sad departures of some of the Doctor’s closest companions (Sarah Jane, Brigadier) and some former Doctor’s flat out refusing to return, you can’t exclude those actors who actually want to return!
What do you think, are we jumping the gun assuming Jack will never return? The 50th Anniversary is still a few years off, will he at least return then?
Torchwood is over. The world has been saved from the brink of everlasting life. What is the immortal Captain Jack to do? How about getting involved in the 50th anniversary of BBC’s Doctor Who.
This season of Doctor Who has seen a fair share of twists and turns. Steven Moffat and company have provided one gripping tale after another. However, when da fuck is Captain Jack Harkness (played by John Barrowman) gonna meet the 11th incarnation of the Doctor (which has yet to happen)? Seriously, Captain Jack is probably the only 9 and 10 era character that can seamlessly be brought back for further adventures with out dredging up past season drama.
Anyway, pretty much every whovian wants to see the character come back. Including John Barrowman himself. In fact, Barrowman is kicking off an unofficial campaign to get the “Face of Boe” back on the time traveling series.
“It’s the 50th anniversary coming up of Doctor Who and Jack is an integral part to this story and, if I’m going to be a little self-absorbed, I would hope he would be involved, it would be a shame if he wasn’t … But it’s a decision left up to the BBC and the drama department … So like I’ve said to all the fans, you need to write to them if you want it to happen because I’ve never been asked. I know Russell [T. Davies] thinks it might be a nice idea as did [executive producer] Steven Moffat but who knows?”
So what do you think Whovians? Should there be another Jack/Doctor team up, or should the 50th aniversary be a Doctor’s only event?
Via: The Mary Sue
How the hell am I not on this list? Also: KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
If you’re a nerd, and you think of Captains, you immediately think of Kirk, or Picard, or maybe even the immortal Zapp Brannigan. But there’s a different class of captains for nerds to love, captains that have little to do with piloting a starship through the Kessel Run or the Neutral Zone, and it’s time to give them their due. Here are 10 of our favorite non-starship captains from throughout the world of geekdom.