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This isn’t the first time Doctor Who and Torchwood star, John Barrowman has spoken publicly about a spin-off starring himself as Captain Jack and Alex Kingston as River Song. And it likely won’t be the last. At least, not until the BBC get it together and realize how genuinely awesome this could be! I’d even take it as a precursor to Torchwood since who knows when we’ll ever see the return of that series.

Talking with TVaddict, Barrowman again shared how he thinks the two former companions would get on,

I’d like to see the two of them prior to their lives crossing in some time realm where they actually meet up without the Doctors or anything like that and they are rogue heroes. Kind of like what Star Trek did in the very beginning, going around and saving civilisations without trying to get too involved, but they always get involved! They always do the wrong thing but for the right reasons and succeed.

I don’t see it being much like Star Trek, maybe a little rougher, more like Firefly? And it’d only be better if The Doctor was what brought them together. No matter what, those two together is a dangerous and fearsome combination. And sexy, we can’t forget sexy,

I think there would be a lot of standing off between the two of them to begin with, because they are two very, very strong characters. Very flirtatious! There would be a lot of innuendo going on. I think they would not do anything with each other for a long time because it would be too predictable. They have to be confined in a spaceship for a little while.

It’d probably ruin their chemistry were anything to ever happen, but the endless flirting would sure be fun! What do you think? Is this something you’d like to see the Beeb pursue? If so, you’ll need to let them know,

It’s not up to us. That’s the one thing fans need to remember. Like when they ask on Twitter: ‘When are you going to do another series of Torchwood? When you you be working with the 11th Doctor?’ It’s not up to me… It’s up to the BBC. If they know enough that you want those characters back, they’re smart. But it has to be done right and done well.

Of course, I’ll play Captain Jack at the drop of the hat if I’m asked to. No questions asked. But it’s up to [the BBC] to get the show off the ground. It’s down to financing and money.

Start those petitions and letter campaigns now!

Source: Doctor Who TV

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?

source: Blastr