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January 2010

No, No, No and Again NO!

Unlike my friend Reb, Torchwood is not dead to me. I actually kinda liked the last mini-series, even the ending. It was disturbing, but sometimes it is worth exploring the balance between the well being of those close to you and the greater good as it were. Like other RTD stuff, it can be pretty uneven, but overall it is fun. I will be watching when it comes back. But this idea here just has to die:

Fox developing U.S. version of ‘Torchwood’
(James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Jan 2010)

Huge news for sci-fi fans: Fox is developing a stateside version of the U.K. hit series “Torchwood.”

The project is from BBC Worldwide Prods., with original series creator Russell Davies writing the script.

As for the new show’s plot, the U.S. version will contain a global story line compared to the more localized sensibility of the first two BBC seasons.

(via Gallifreyan Embassy)

OK, I don’t care if they have RTD and even Barrowman. When they “Americanize” British shows it almost always pulls out the best parts of them and leaves them just completely blah, if they don’t just kill it completely and make it unwatchable. There are of course exceptions, but in general it is just bad bad bad. Please don’t. Just please don’t.

And don’t even get me started on how this article ended:

Tranter might try to reboot “Doctor Who” for U.S. audiences while departing “Doctor Who” star David Tennant stars in NBC’s pilot “Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.”


3 comments to No, No, No and Again NO!

  • From RL via Facebook:

    While we will just have to agree to disagree on Torchwood (child murder has zero entertainment value in my book, especially by a parent or grandparent, don’t care what the circumstances are, they didn’t have to write it like that–this wasn’t based on a true story) . . . but I completely share your sentiments about the Americanization of Dr. Who & Torchwood. We have no right.

    Tennant is going to be on a show called “Rex is Not Your Lawyer?” I must never see that, else I’ll have to find a new magical animus figure for my dreams.

    (Wed at 9:13pm)

  • From JS via Facebook:

    I loved Torchwood and can’t wait for the next season! We visited Wales a couple years ago on a vacation – so it’s been fun to see a some of the locations.

    (Yesterday at 1:22am)

  • From SM via Facebook:

    @RL: Yes, lets agree to disagree on Torchwood. But we can happily agree on anti-Americanization of British shows. And that we will never ever watch Rex is Not Your Lawyer.

    @JS: Damn it, you stole our vacation idea! We were going to go to Cardiff! Uh, after the random vacation to the Yucatan that has been pending for five years or so.

    (2 seconds ago)

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