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?
It’s official, BBC Worldwide is launching a Doctor Who convention of their very own. Named the Doctor Who Official Convention (Clever name, lads.) it is being held at Millennium Centre in Cardiff in March 24th -25th of 2012. The con will only be a one day event though, with the activities of Saturday repeating on Sunday. And admission will also be £100. Ouch.
As of right now the only scheduled guests are Stephen Moffat and Matt Smith. Definitely plan on whoever the companions of the current season to be there, with possibly a few past TARDIS residents as well. Holding the convention where they film the show is a neat perk and they’ll being taking full advantage of this fact. Your ticket includes,
Interactive Q&A panel discussions with the cast and crew
Prosthetics & special effects demonstrations
Official props and costume displays
Official merchandise & collectables
Autograph or photos with any of the main cast members will cost extra.
For more info check out their website. For ticketing info go here. And I say expect mass hysteria when it comes to the sale of those tickets. We’re talking San Diego Comic Con-type sell out because there are only 1500 tickets available.
Are you down? Will you be traveling across the pond for the first ever, official Doctor Who con?
In other Whovian news, Eve Myles doesn’t think the Torchwood crew would be a good addition to the Anniversary special of Doctor Who. Assuming, of course, there will be a 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special. Myles is against a crossover between the two series because of Torchwood‘s adult themes.
We have lots of adult themes running in Torchwood and I think it would be inappropriate for us to have anything to do with Doctor Who because it’s predominantly a family programme.
I think that where Torchwood is, it deals with darker subjects and I think inter-mixing them, if they want to do that, then fine., but I can tell you that I’m not involved in it – they won’t give me guns or a bazooka.
I think her concern is a little silly. Jack’s made the crossover between the two series plenty of times. We even saw Myles in Doctor Who during “The Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End.” Where she was, in fact, seen carrying a big fucking gun.
So, what do you think will really happen for Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary? With the date already garnering so much buzz the Beeb must have something planned, right? I don’t find it a coincidence their first official convention is next year, either.
Captain Jack Harkness is finally returning to television. He’s been long absent with no appearance in Doctor Who since Matt Smith stepped out of the Tardis and his own series, Torchwood has been off air since Children on Earth in 2009. The surviving members of the team, Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) return July 8th with Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz.
With this eagerly awaited premiere all most here Starz has released an awesome 11-minute preview. Including great action, touching moments and tons of drama (as well as an odd intense, movie trailer voice over) this teaser has everything to bring you up to speed with the Torchwood team. Having made the switch to Starz for U.S. viewers, Miracle Day is presented as a good jumping on point for series n00bs and this sneak peak fills you in on Jack and Gwen if they’re unfamiliar. Of course, fans know the real skinny on Jack because, sadly, this promo leaves the fun parts of his history out. Which is kind of surprising, since one, the show is on Starz and two, sex sells.
Joining Barrowman and Myles are “CIA agent Rex Matheson (played by ER‘s Mekhi Phifer), his partner Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), Dr. Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur), convicted killer Osward Danes (Bill Pullman) and Jilly Kitzinger (Lauren Ambrose).”
Watch the 11-minute sneak peak below and let us know how excited you are for Torchwood to return. Has the wait been worth it?