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    In here you will find all of the latest Torchwood news, articles and cast and crew interviews.
    Please be aware that some of these posts do contain spoilers for series two.

    If you have news item, an article or an interview that you would like to share please add it here.

    As for vid links, please post only stuff from "official sources": proper trailers or previews (posting clips from episodes is against GW policy). Thanks.
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    Digital Spy discusses series 2 with Russell T Davies and actors John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Gareth David Lloyd (Ianto Jones) and Kai Owen (Gwen's boyfriend Rhys) - six press launch video interviews to be found here. SPOILERS, obviously.
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    Last edited by zuz; February 3rd, 2008 at 10:10 AM.
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    "Y'know, I can be as diplomatic and open-minded as anyone."
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    Default Re: Torchwood News, Articles, Cast and Crew Interviews (Spoilers)

    Do you want to make this a Sticky? if so I'll ask the Mods, if you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefgirl View Post
    Do you want to make this a Sticky? if so I'll ask the Mods, if you want
    That would be great. THANK YOU, Reef!
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    I've sent the Mods a message so all we have to do is wait

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    Synopses of the first five episodes:
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    Episode One - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

    Captain Jack returns, as the Torchwood team reunite to fight a rogue Time Agent. The mysterious Captain John Hart is determined to wreak havoc, and needs to find something hidden on Earth. But with Gwen's life in danger, and cluster bombs scattered across the city, whose side is Jack on?

    Episode Two - Sleeper

    When a burglary turns into a slaughter, Torchwood suspect alien involvement. Who is Beth, and can she be as innocent as she seems? But when the investigation escalates into a city-wide assault, Jack realizes that the whole planet is in danger.

    Episode Three - To The Last Man

    Toshiko falls for a handsome soldier, trapped out of his time, who unwittingly holds the key to saving the world. When an old hospital haunted by ghosts from 1918, a crisis foreseen by Torchwood 90 years ago is about to reach its climax. Time zones are colliding and with life and death decisions to be made, will Torchwood be able to stop an explosive end for Cardiff?

    Episode Four - Meat

    Rhys discovers the truth about Torchwood and becomes part of the team as they investigate a mysterious alien meat supply. With Rhys in increasing danger Gwen is under pressure like never before. Will Rhys go too far? Will Jack ask too much of him? And can Torchwood save the alien from being used as cheap meat?

    Episode Five - Adam

    An alien with the power to change memories infiltrates Torchwood - can the team save themselves before it's too late? With Captain Jack caught up in memories of his lost family, and Gwen struggling to remember Rhys, it takes Jack's love of Ianto to reveal the truth. But there's always a price to pay.

    source: BBC


    BBC America TW series 2 Press Release (spoilers, obviously)
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    I'm looking forward to episode 3
    Spoiler:
    Because I work in a haunted military hospital

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    at that. ^^^

    More info on ep 3 "To The Last Man"
    Spoiler:
    "It incorporates a hospital shifting in time, a soldier named Tommy and some never-before-seen Torchwood employees."

    source: latest issue of SFX Magazine

    "Every year TW revives a WW1 soldier from suspended animation, waiting for the day the world needs him for a purpose they don't yet know. He is revived for a day and let out of the hub.
    He is called Tommy Brockless.
    Tosh looks foward to the defrosting day, and is happy to be his escort for the day.

    Helen Raynor wrote the episode in order to gets Tosh to "grow up" in terms of personal relations ships since she's a bit naive."


    source: TW Magazine, issue no. 1
    Last edited by zuz; January 20th, 2008 at 08:09 AM. Reason: spelling *rolls eyes*
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    I'm looking forward to it even more,
    Spoiler:
    Apparently the hospital I work in has the ghost of a WW2 pilot in the grounds, where his plane crashed

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    SQUEEWORTHY MATERIAL from John Barrowman's Autobiography Anything Goes


    MAJOR S2 SPOILER!
    Spoiler:
    "In one of the early episodes of the second series, Ianto has a meltdown in the Hub one night, for reasons far too complicated to go into here, but if you've seen it, you'll know. I have to admit it's one of my favourite episodes to date. Anyway, while Jack comforts Ianto, he shifts from innocent consolation to a full-on, passionate embrace and kiss.
    Gareth and I assumed 'the position' and went for it. The episode's director never called 'cut'. By the time Gareth and I were hitting the two-minute mark, my lips were getting numb and Gareth was getting twitchy.
    'You ******!" we both yelled in unison, when we finally realized what was going on and pulled apart."


    thanks to tigercheetah who posted this quote from the book on her LJ


    One word only: OUTTAKES *fingers crossed*



    (((Reefgirl))) Maybe watching the epi you'll learn how to deal with the situation at your workplace. Hmm, after giving it more thoughts and knowing TW, you will more probably learn how not to deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zuz View Post
    SQUEEWORTHY MATERIAL from John Barrowman's Autobiography Anything Goes


    MAJOR S2 SPOILER!
    Spoiler:
    "In one of the early episodes of the second series, Ianto has a meltdown in the Hub one night, for reasons far too complicated to go into here, but if you've seen it, you'll know. I have to admit it's one of my favourite episodes to date. Anyway, while Jack comforts Ianto, he shifts from innocent consolation to a full-on, passionate embrace and kiss.
    Gareth and I assumed 'the position' and went for it. The episode's director never called 'cut'. By the time Gareth and I were hitting the two-minute mark, my lips were getting numb and Gareth was getting twitchy.
    'You ******!" we both yelled in unison, when we finally realized what was going on and pulled apart."


    thanks to tigercheetah who posted this quote from the book on her LJ


    One word only: OUTTAKES *fingers crossed*



    (((Reefgirl))) Maybe watching the epi you'll learn how to deal with the situation at your workplace. Hmm, after giving it more thoughts and knowing TW, you will more probably learn how not to deal with it.
    I already know how to deal with them, I yell at them when they throw things on the floor and say thank you when they hold the door open for me

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    There were 2 mentions of Torchwood in this week's Entertainment Weekly (US magazine).

    First in the "Must List - 10 Things We Love This Week":
    "Torchwood, Season 1 on DVD. Imagine The X-Files if Mulder swung both ways, and you'd get this alien-chasing, bi-curious Doctor Who spin-off. Season 2 hits Jan. 26, so experiment now."

    And then in the "What to Watch" section for Sunday" (spoilered just in case, but no real new information about the season premiere ep)
    Spoiler:

    "You know this <i>Dr. Who</i> spin-off aims to please when the return of Capt. Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) isn't even the big news. Buffy alum James Marsters guests as Capt. John, a "Time Agent" (best not to ask) who's also Jack's shady ex. John spins a dubious story about needing to find toxic canisters, while Jack's main concern is reconnecting with his team. (There are apologies to be made when you abandon your crew for a time-traveling booty call.) With John adding such a fun, unhinged element, it's a shame these two crazy kids broke up in the first place." Grade: A-

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    (((Switch))) "if Mulder swung both ways"?! Priceless. Nice find BTW.

    So what do we know about the second episode apart from the fact that in UK it airs this Wednesday?

    Episode 2x02 Sleeper
    Spoiler:
    BBC synopsis:
    "When a burglary turns into a slaughter, Torchwood suspect alien involvement, Who is Beth, and can she be as innocent as she seems? However, when the investigation escalates into a city-wide assault, Captain Jack realises that the whole planet is in danger."

    From SFX magazine:
    "Ep 2 Sleeper - Written by James Moran, Directed by Colin Teague. Nikki Amuka-Bird guest stars in this episode.
    Script editor Brian Minchin tipped us off about James Moran, having seen his movie Severance. This is James's fast, funny and thrilling first television script."


    From digiguide:
    "The critics have been slightly uneasy about this second episode of the second series of Torchwood. Described by some as a "enjoyable, but rather silly episode", others feel that the story starts off with the best of intentions, but veers - with scenes of torture - into schlock territory."

    From Radio Times:
    "The story wants to be meaningful but slaps down on the side of schlock, so what begins as an intense and claustrophobic mystery ends with violent pandemonium."


    Promo piccies (spoilers):
    Spoiler:
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    Spoilery pic with capital "S" (you have been warned )
    Spoiler:

    Funny report on the episode by Digital Spy. They put together 9 spoilers about the episode; 8 of them are facts, 1 is a red herring, and you have to figure out which one it is.
    Spoiler:
    "Here's a few spoilers about the best Torchwood episode to date, a tale packed with horror, paranoia, pathos and an overwhelming sense of mystery. See if you can suss out the red herring spoiler from the following facts about 'Sleeper'. We won't give too much away this week, as certain elements of the story are best not known in advance.

    1. A seemingly normal woman called Beth is at the centre of the bizarre slaughter of a couple of burglars.
    2. A lot of savage things happen to the right forearms of certain people.
    3. Jack unleashes his new chat up line: "You should come round to my house for a game of hockey sometime."
    4. One of the characters utters the immortal line: "It's just a mind probe!"
    5. There is a strong implication that Jack and Ianto have already slept together.
    6. Something horrible happens involving a pram.
    7. Captain Jack encounters a man called Gray, who was his former boss at the now defunct Time Agency and is angry that Jack stole both his money and his wife.
    8. Owen appears to be a fan of Murder, She Wrote. The TV show, not the dodgy Chaka Demus and Pliers song.
    9. A Weevil called Janet appears in the episode."


    Lot of these were confirmed as facts by the trailers (YouTube links in the above post). I bet that the made up spoiler is no. 7, IMO it's too soon for writers to reveal the identity of the mysterious Gray/Grey
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    More on Sleeper
    Spoiler:


    BBC Press Release: "Torchwood Declassified for this episode has a special report from the thick of the action of this explosive episode. On location in the centre of Cardiff, director Colin Teague and series producer Richard Stokes explain the complications of filming the series' biggest-ever visual effect."

    It looks like we're going to see some nifty exposive FX. I might be wrong but I believe that the "biggest-ever visual effect" is gonna be the huge explosion filmed in Cardiff in July. Here is the link to Daily Mail report. You will find some interesting photos of the explosion there, too.



    New Interview on Radio Times. James Marsters talks about his Torchwood experience. Both interesting and funny. Read here. (spoilers for KKBB)
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    Captain Jack might appear in S4 of Doctor Who.
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    According to John Barrowman Jack might appear in series 4 finale of Dr Who to save the day. Read more here: Daily Star - I’LL SAVE DOCTOR. (spoilers, obviously)
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    2 more mini-reviews of Sleeper
    Spoiler:
    From Radio Times: "The shock dial has been given a hefty twist for this gory tale of alien invasion by stealth. It opens with a couple being burgled and the raiders killed. The police happily hand the case over to Torchwood when the deaths look abnormal - the injuries are extensive but there's no weapon. Captain Jack's pack take the chief suspect (an impressive Nikki Amuka- Bird) back to the Hub for interrogation. Somehow a reasoned discourse on human nature is lobbed into the mix, but it sits uneasily amid scenes of torture. The story wants to be meaningful but slaps down on the side of schlock, so what begins as an intense and claustrophobic mystery ends with violent pandemonium."

    from Guardian Unlimited: "Next week's episode, Sleeper, is much darker and even better. The whole alien-invasion-as-analogy-for-terrorism thing could have been disastrous with the slightest error of judgement, but this story of alien sleeper agents lying dormant across Cardiff is tense and heartbreaking."

    Opinions differ, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefgirl View Post
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    I was going to do that... great minds.

    I love the idea/spoilers for "To The Last Man" it sounds really interesting.

    And here I was trying to avoid spoilers. *that's over*

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    Yay we've been stickyed

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