Torchwood’s light of hope for another season is ebbing away as Starz reports that, despite being happy with the sci-fi shows success, they do not plan on renewing the show for another season. Even though its premiere showed solid ratings, the show’s future is not as secure as some would suspect. It turns out that this season’s 10 episode order which was an unusual commitment for BBC, was only due to Russell T Davies involvement. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht attests that it is up to Davies, and that
“… he has a lot of things on his plate. If Torchwood is at the top of his list, that will affect the future of Torchwood.”
The fact that Starz never planned to continue this show after the first season is slightly odd. I mean why waste the time, and energy to build up a sci-fi epic only to have it cut short. There has been a reasonable amount of positive feedback about the show and continues to pick up steam. Do you agree that it should be left alone at the first season or do you want to see more Torchwood?
Leave your thoughts or comments below, or else a flaming stick will appear at your doorstep. (spooky)
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?
So BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ premiered in 1963. If my math is correct (and it’s almost never is, so I had to look this up) that makes the show 47 years old. That’s another 3 years until the 50th anniversary, but yet, fans are gettin’ their panties wet on what might be in store in observance of this milestone. Whatever. Fans like having something to look forward to, I guess. But 3 years? *rolls eyes*
Yes, being 50 years and all, I’m sure something big is being planned. But, right now there’s nothing to report. Well, except that Christopher Eccleston wants nothing to do with it.
Yep, the Doctor that revived the long-running series back in 2005 cares not to double dip his chips, sort of speak.
“Are there any plans for Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary?” was Graham Norton’s mind when he asked Eccleston on his Radio 2 show whether the British actor might consider returning to the iconic role he took up in 2005. His response?
“No. Never bathe in the same river twice.”
OK, literally, what’s exactly wrong with bathing in the same river twice? The current is always moving, it’s like new water every time. A pond or a bath tub might be scummy, but a river? Perhaps he likes to frolic around naked and picks different spots to keep peekaboos at bay.
While I’d like to respect Eccleston’s wish to keep himself distant from ‘Who’ and keep doing whatever the hell he’s doing these days, I think he’s a douche. He’s too busy thinking of himself and not showing appreciation for the show that launched his success. If asked to make a cameo of sorts in a milestone episode/special then he should do it. It would honor the series and the fans. Besides, Steven Moffat is now doing ‘Who’ as opposed to Russel T. Davies, you’d have to think that there’s be at least a bit of a difference for him this time.
While Eccleston gave a pretty firm “NO”, Michael Rosenbaum insisted for years that he’d never return to Lex Luthor—and he’ll be in the Smallville series finale this month. Maybe Eccleston will come to his senses and show some respect. Especially if gobs of cash are thrown his way.
If they can’t get Eccleston, there is still a few other doctors around. If David Tennant refuses, then surely they could get McCoy or a Baker involved.