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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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.
Could have been worse, He may have been an American sounding "Half human on my mother's side" time travelling alien.
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
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
Not turn into Captain Jack
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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.
Remember the US clone of 'Men Behaving Badly'. *gag*
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.
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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