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Today the Mary Sue is featuring The Ten Most Successful Failures in Geekdom, and you will never guess who made the list!

I can only assume the factual errors in the first paragraph (Torchwood STARTED the Battle of Canary Wharf; Torchwood 3 has been around and failing for at least 100 years...) are a spirited attempt at solidarity. Also, it's kind of hilarious they only have examples from the first eight episodes or so. What, the time Torchwood BROKE THE RIFT, started an apocalypse, and released a ten-story demon in the middle of Cardiff wasn't worthy of inclusion? And that's only the first series!

Torchwood can out-fail anyone.
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Eliza Dushku to star in Torchwood spin-off series

1. Rusty is closer than ever to actually becoming Joss Whedon.
2. Is it really a good idea for Faith to hang out with Bad Life Choices Central?
3. It's called Torchwood: Web of Lies (not to be confused with "The Velvet Web", "The Web Planet", or "The Web of Fear"). GET SOMEONE NEW TO WRITE SUBTITLES.
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The new Torchwood poster!

1) ::refrains from making obvious comments about who accidentally lit the fuse::

2) No wonder they're having problems, they're using Mac OS 7. Don't worry, there's a fix for that:

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Info about the cast and first episode of new Torchwood, which may or may not air in July! I liked this quote:

"When events surrounding “Miracle Day” push Gwen to the limit, she’ll need to call on resources she never knew she had and make the most terrible decisions, on behalf of all mankind."

It's nice to know they'll be true to the original.
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In more slightly bizarre Torchwood casting news, Bill Pullman will be playing 'Oswald Jones, a clever convicted murderer “boiling with lust and rage,” who becomes a celebrity after escaping a prison sentence on a technicality' (AV Club).

I foresee that storyline proceeding with Torchwood's usual grace and tact (preemptive ::facepalm::), but hey, Bill Pullman!

Commence Schwartz jokes... now.
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Somehow, in a surprisingly classy move, Torchwood went from considering Chad Michael Murray (lol) for their lead to casting Mekhi Pfifer! I think that counts as a WIN.

Of course, the fact that remains that he's essentially been cast as Agent Gary Stu:

He's 28, the golden boy. Has been, all his life. Harvard education, fast-tracker in the C.I.A., destined for success. Though he's never taken it easy – Rex hustles, seduces and campaigns to get where he is today. He can talk his way into anything, then charm his way out, fast. He's made a lot of enemies, but his friends and lovers would defend him to death.

He wooes women with his sensuous and god-like trombone playing. He can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. He is an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru. -- Rex's College Application Essay
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"EW is reporting that Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) are the frontrunners for the role of Matheson."

-- Torchwood: The New World Casting News







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As I was driving home from work today, contemplating Torchwood: EPIC FAIL (yes, I'm still working on it, and yes, I know it's been ages, shh), I figured out Torchwood's main problem: it's not Star Trek. I'm going somewhere with this, trust me. )

In conclusion: you will never guess what I had for dinner.
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Torchwood: The Lame Subtitle New World. Scroll down for the brand-spanking-new FAIL!

(This press release is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING if you imagine it as read by a movie announcer.)

Rusty writes James Bond AU crossover badfic, accidentally makes into new series. )
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Torchwood moves to Starz

“The new series will allow Davies and his writing team to tell a more explosive and global story, one that takes advantage of the unlimited narrative opportunities of a premium television service like Starz.”

Emphasis mine. Because clearly, Rusty is a veritable connoisseur of explosions. And more explosions are definitely what Torchwood needs.

ETA: More info!


May. 5th, 2010 09:14 am
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"I still preferred Torchwood, though, which tried so hard and came up with some memorable episodes, of which “Small Worlds” (the one about fairies) sticks most in the mind. It was clever." -- Terry Pratchett



Jan. 19th, 2010 03:51 pm
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I cannot help but think that would have been AMAZING.
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So, io9 had a post on TV Shows We Wish Would Swap Writing Staffs, which mainly reveals that I am not trusting anyone at io9 to dictate what qualifies as good writing, uh, EVER.

However, they gave some love to SPooN, so yay. Even though I'm pretty sure that if SPooN writers ended up on Lost, their heads would explode, because SPooN is not so much with the complicated plot. And as for Torchwood and Dollhouse switching, while actually funny snarky dialogue for Jack would be much appreciated (::misses Steven Moffat::), letting Rusty and the Torchwood staff near a show that ALREADY has problems with its own tricky consent and rape issues is a whole world of DO NOT WANT.

In conclusion: Sylar was so much cooler when he was basically a zombie serial killer.

ETA: Casting News for Dollhouse. Damn, but that's pretty much made of awesome. It's like they're TRYING to make me watch.
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ZOMG EP1C SP0ILARZ!! for Torchwood: Children of Fail


Who called it? I called it, oh yeah.
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Dramatic Reenactment of Tonight's Episode One Sentence Reaction! )
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Enthusiastic One Sentence Reaction! )
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Bad Taste One Sentence Reaction! )
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So, just read an interesting (albeit kind of old) article on Torchwood.

While I'm all against censorship, the article and comments are kind of annoying, since they seem to be along the lines of "ZOMG AMERICA SUCKS WHYYYYYY ARE THEY/WE SUCH PRUDES", which kind of misses the point that no one in America will be editing it as far as I can tell (although to be fair I have no idea what BBCA has done to past episodes, and might very well have been editing for content as well as time) -- it's being toned down by the BBC so they can attract the American market. Which means that's it's not really censorship so much as a [sacrifice of artistic integrity/change in their artistic vision] (delete whichever is inappropriate), which is a whole different kettle of fish (ALIEN fish).

Personally, I didn't really notice much of a difference in terms of risquecity between series 1 and 2. This might have had something to do with the fact that in series 1, there seemed to be an unfortunate correlation between adult content and EPIC FAIL and thus I was somewhat distracted by applying a desk directly to my forehead, mainly because it wasn't so much "adult content" as "adults channeling hormonal teenage boys content" (see also: alien date rape cologne; heterocentric sex alien and Dr. Owen "Sexual Harassment" Harper; evil lesbian alien; et cetera et cetera). Anyways, one of the reasons I theorize series 2 is less ARRGH inducing is that they didn't rely on shock value quite as much, which facilitated their increased mastery of things like PLOT and CHARACTER. That, and 100% less naked Owen.

In conclusion, I really doubt that series 3 is going to fail any harder than the other two.

However, the real point of that article is clearly the hilarious picture of Jack at the top. What happened to the rest of the Angels?
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Look, a table of contents!

Torchwood: The EPIC FAIL Project

Series 1 )

EPIC FAIL Road Trip: Doctor Who )


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