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October 19, 2005


Dr. Who supergenius, Russell T Davies is to pen a 13-part drama for the BBC. Torchwood is Captain Jack's very own spin-off series, a first for the Who franchise (hat tip to the Sister of the Flea).

"Torchwood is a British sci-fi paranoid thriller, a cop show with a sense of humour," says Davies. "It's dark, wild and sexy, it's the X Files meets This Life. It's a stand-alone series for adult audiences which will have its own unique identity."

Given the right strangled pronunciation there is a pun and, given Davies' sense of humour, a double entendre lurking in the title somewhere.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 19, 2005 07:23 AM

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What is meant by 'post-watershed' science fiction? Not familiar with that term.

Posted by: urthshu [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2005 10:06 AM

If something is on "after the watershed" it is on after the time children and younguns are likely to be watching. So, shows with more adult themes, language and so forth.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2005 02:05 PM

Well, it's already an anagram of "Doctor Who", but when I ran it through the Anagram generator not much interesting came up, although CROW DO HOT and COW HOTROD might get some people going....

Ooh, there is COW ROD HOT. And ROTC DO HOW....

Posted by: Dean Esmay [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2005 04:27 AM

Lets hope its better than rather rubbish new series of Dr Who.

The watershed is 9pm in the UK.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2005 07:39 AM

I LOVE the new Dr. Who.

But COW HOT ROD (er, Torchwood) also looks fun.

Posted by: Dean Esmay [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2005 02:27 PM