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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by nx01a View Post
    If it were on FX or USA, hell, even SyFy, it might be good... but Fox? This will end in tears.
    FX seems to be growing in success with their original shows. (Nip Tuck, Sons of Anarchy, Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and whatever was the other one). USA? I'm not so sure, have they done sci-fi before? Most of their programming is action-oriented, then again, characters welcome . SyFy? Maybe, but they do have a canceling streak.

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    The 1996 Doctor Who movie was filmed in partner ship with FOX made in VANCOUVER. That movie failed in the USA.

    Excuse me while I hop in the Tardis and head to FOX. Got some heads to bang together before it's too late.
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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela V View Post
    The 1996 Doctor Who movie was filmed in partner ship with FOX made in VANCOUVER. That movie failed in the USA.

    Excuse me while I hop in the Tardis and head to FOX. Got some heads to bang together before it's too late.
    And let's not forget it was awful... let's make try and retcon the Doctor to be half Human! There is just not enough facepalm for that.

    I just hope we still get Season 4 set in Cardif.
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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Carpenter View Post
    And let's not forget it was awful... let's make try and retcon the Doctor to be half Human! There is just not enough facepalm for that.

    I just hope we still get Season 4 set in Cardif.
    Me too, we could somehow have two Torchwood shows airing at once.

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Carpenter View Post
    And let's not forget it was awful... let's make try and retcon the Doctor to be half Human! There is just not enough facepalm for that.

    I just hope we still get Season 4 set in Cardif.
    I have never understoof what the problem was with that.

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    I think the problem is he's an 900 year old alien, who for the American audience had to be turned at least partly human because damn, you can just relate to a 900 year old time travelling alien when he's at least half human.



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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by SaberBlade View Post
    I think the problem is he's an 900 year old alien, who for the American audience had to be turned at least partly human because damn, you can just relate to a 900 year old time travelling alien when he's at least half human.
    If that is the reason then its a stupid one

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Could have been worse, He may have been an American sounding "Half human on my mother's side" time travelling alien.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SaberBlade View Post
    Could have been worse, He may have been an American sounding "Half human on my mother's side" time travelling alien.
    I think that would have made sense. Still I do not see quite what the problem was, he admitted he was half human, I doubt there was very much of a chance for him to admit that he was in the past.

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    I'm not sure if captain jack will be more than a 'in the pilot then gone' guest star. and i agree, if he stays they'd have to deliberately not mention his sexuality - so they'd have to tone him down or only have him hit on women to give the heterosexual impression.

    likely they can't afford to have barrowman full time so it'll be full of pretty young things and an overabundance of cgi monsters

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    With Jack, I can either seem them completely ignoring the fact he's bi or worse, completely embrace it to the point where they've turned it from "yeah, he's into men. so what?" to "hey, look at him, he's into men".

    I want him to stay Captain Jack


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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Bennett View Post
    For ****S SAKE!

    And yes, I know that'll get censored.

    Why does everything decent that is OURS have to get raped by US television. Seriously. Torchwood is inherently British, and what's more, inherently Welsh. It's the core identity of the show. I'm not sure which I find more offensive, the idea of simply a US version, or a canonical US version with the same characters. The US dominates Sci Fi, why does it have to dominate British sci fi as well? Torchwood is a British concept, both the show and the fictional institution, unless there's a Torchwood colonial branch in the US working to revoke America's independence, then the whole concept os frankly ********.
    well and as torchwood is in thoery an secret arm of the UK with the aim of protecting the empire - will they be trying to return the colonials to British rule ? well its one way to get national healthcare sorted.

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver View Post
    It would be done in Vancouver, with the same pool of actors and locations we've been watching for years...and i bet there'll be a 'something from the rift makes them horny' episode in the first half dozen.
    Oddly, my biggest fear is that it would be done in Vancouver. Nothing against the place, except that it's been the setting for every US SF/F thing I ever watched except the Whedon shows. It makes them all look a bit samey. Every alien planet is made of woods containing a boring sort of tree, and all the small towns look the same.

    As to the rights and wrongs of an American 'franchise' of TW, I've no complaints. Doctor Who is sacred of course - the DW universe has to be based on a British version of outer space - but AFAIC TW can be loaned out to anyone who wants to have a go at it, and good luck to them. I'll watch with interest, if it ever gets off the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mighty 6 platoon View Post
    Would it be so awesome? Because I imagine the whole omni sexual part of Capt Jack's personality would be removed for American audiences.
    Um I thought that was the entire team that where BI, ok Gwen just had a good snog so she might just be strieght and Suzi died in the first episode.

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Well with any luck nothing'll come of this.

    Does anyone else remember Red Dwarf USA?
    I saw about six mins of it.

    I havnt been the same since


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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukko View Post
    I saw about six mins of it.

    I havnt been the same since
    did you see the clip of the Americqn Pilot of Dads Army they showed a while back

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Remember the US clone of 'Men Behaving Badly'. *gag*

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    It's funny, the most successful shows from the UK to US are either The Office, a show that has no real plot or Simon Cowell's **** show, shows that have no real talent. I think America fails when it can't do anything of real enjoyment and pleasure to watch.

    Doesn't give me much hope for Torchwood.



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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    You know, reading this thread made me think "I'd much rather see John Barrowman playing John Taylor in a TV version of Simon R Green's 'Nightside' series than a US version of Torchwood.... Maybe with Anthony Stewart Head playing Walker..."

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    Default Re: Fox developing an American version of Torchwood

    Quote Originally Posted by Replicator Todd View Post
    I'd rather not have a US version of TW, I may live here but It doesn't mean I like it.
    Oh, I agree! This is a horrible idea! And I normally for US remakes, I'm like what the heck why not, but in this case it's really really bad. The best thing about TW is that it crosses the line, of you never know what to expected( okay, the show doesn't even have a line any more but that's what makes so awesome.) but to bring TW over to US verison is BAD! They going to make it more viewer friendly and who knows what else and it will only become a hideous carbon copy of the original.
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