As a Doctor Who fan its only fair that I watch and eventually love BBC’s Torchwood. It’s a darker show than DW and closer to what I would like the show to be like. More for adults who’ve invested 50 years hiding behind the sofa and watching Doctor after Doctor regenerate. I don’t expect the show to become ‘X’ rated but harder and darker wouldn’t hurt. The reason I mention Torchwood is that at the weekend I was lucky enough to meet Eve Myles who plays Gwen Cooper.
It’s always nice to meet people who you admire and in the case of Eve Myles she was the nicest person you could ever hope to meet. Very interested in what you had to say and I couldn’t have felt more welcome. What a contrast to ‘The Hoff ‘ who couldn’t have had more contempt for the fans if he tried. He could barely lift his head to say hello and was more interested in chatting to his friends than the people who were waiting to say hello. He was frankly rude.
As you can see, he’s looking old and past his best. Lets hope he goes for a slow run down the beach into obscurity.
The BBC have issued the official synopsis for Torchwood: Miracle Episode One The New World, it airs July 14th in the UK (8th in the US and 9th in Canada and Australia). Read the details below:
One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep ageing – they get hurt and sick, but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.
With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as CIA agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking: “What is Torchwood?”, he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human … for ever.
In the launch episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, Agent Rex Matheson is impaled in a car crash and miraculously survives, while his analyst, Esther Drummond, sets out to discover what Torchwood is. Far away, in Wales, Gwen Cooper lives in hiding with her husband Rhys and daughter Anwen – she’s the last surviving Torchwood member and is determined to stay hidden. In Kentucky, convicted murderer Oswald Danes survives his own execution. And when Esther meets the mysterious Captain Jack Harkness, assassins are activated to kill them all…
9PM, July 14 on BBC One