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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 02:09 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  merlin_mccarley] Yes lets give a big hand to Louis, who I am sure will give us a hand with getting hands in motion on the job (pun avoided) of putting a hands off the hands except for the Hands Fourum so what do you say we hand off to him. Razz


    That's very handy to know. I keep it on hand.

    (Hey, I earned the nickname of "The Celestial Pun-maker" very early on in the then fledging Gallifreyan Embassy -- just ask any of the "old timers")

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     Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 02:37 PM EDT
    Throwing down the resurection gaulent eh? Laughing Out Loud Well all hands on deck the official handler of the ever handy Podshock has danced the digit dance to lay this thing palms down to rest, so that hopefully we don't all get carpal tunnel syndrome trying to come up with more silly manual ways to say hands off. Wink

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 09:44 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  merlin_mccarley]

    Yep, they are there 12min. 40sec. into the episode there are two legs Eek! (feet tward sky) from around mid calf sticking out of a bin on the right hand side of the screen. Had no idea they were there until I caught it in this thread. Will try to get pix up, but if you can get a quality cap please post it.


    Found them - but as others have say I didn't spot them after two viewings:-



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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 09:55 AM EDT
    Thanks for the clean capture daveac. Substandard video card on my end. Mr. Green I hope this was an aberation and not a sign of things to come. Are there body parts scattered all over Cardiff? If so why. Is the rift abducting body parts from the future/past? Wink

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 10:01 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  merlin_mccarley] Thanks for the clean capture daveac. Substandard video card on my end. Mr. Green I hope this was an aberation and not a sign of things to come. Are there body parts scattered all over Cardiff? If so why. Is the rift abducting body parts from the future/past? Wink


    Perhaps it's a trade mark of a Weevil's 'lunch' - it doesn't like feet :-)

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 03:11 PM EDT


    I only saw the episode once, and did not catch the feet in the bin at all until I read about it in this thread, I had no knowledge of it. Perhaps it is an old mannequin (perhaps an Auton) that the club was tossing it out?

    I don't know. For those keeping score here, we have two feet and one hand here... Were there any other body parts that we may have missed?

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 03:23 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]

    I only saw the episode once, and did not catch the feet in the bin at all until I read about it in this thread, I had no knowledge of it. Perhaps it is an old mannequin (perhaps an Auton) that the club was tossing it out?

    I don't know. For those keeping score here, we have two feet and one hand here... Were there any other body parts that we may have missed?

    Cheers,
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    I though that pretyy much every part of the body featured in this episode ! Cool

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 03:57 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis] Perhaps it is an old mannequin (perhaps an Auton) that the club was tossing it out?

    Cheers,
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    Well I don't think is a 'regular' mannequin as the toes on one foot seem to be more curled up - so it's either an ex-Auton, a dumped body or as I said a Weevils leftover lunch!

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 04:26 PM EDT
    Maybe random body parts will be the "Bad Wolf" of Torchwood series 1....

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 05:53 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    [Quote  by:  Louis] Perhaps it is an old mannequin (perhaps an Auton) that the club was tossing it out?

    Cheers,
    Louis


    Well I don't think is a 'regular' mannequin as the toes on one foot seem to be more curled up - so it's either an ex-Auton, a dumped body or as I said a Weevils leftover lunch!

    Cheers, daveac


    Well mabey the sex from that thing is so powerful it can curl mannequin toes. Eek! Yeah they look almost natural, but in looping the scene they dont even twitch. I can see the new Forum header for Doctor Who Stinkers - The Weevils Table Leavings - Gotta love it. Wink

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     Friday, October 27 2006 @ 06:47 PM EDT
    I meant to go back and try and spot this but haven't had chance, I thought I was quite observant but would never have spotted the feet myself!


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     Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 03:27 AM EST
    I finally sat myself down and watched the first two episodes, Sleep is required before I even think about the third. I was impressed. I know someone made the comment that their were a lot of recycled ideas, but in this day and age it is unavoidable. You will always have aspects of something else. I was really surprised by a lot of the content. It really shows the night and day difference between what is allowed in Britain on basic broadcast as opposed to the US. The scene in the bathroom had me blushing a bit. I like the darker tone this show carries. Unfortunately I feel like it isn't translating into the way it is actually filmed. It still looks like Who. I can only think that the hand has to be either the Doctor's or Jack's own hand that he cut off as an experiment.

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     Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 06:07 AM EST
    A few comments about the first two shows: My wife asked me: "Are the shows a must watch?" She was never a Doctor Who fan and I was able to convince her to see the new series (as she can't stand the old shows). But Torchwood: I don't think I could sell her this show. It's interesting, but there's a lot more RTD could be doing.

    Let me be direct: The writing on the show is way over the top. "Everything changes in the 21st century...." Jack is written as this heavy character (emotionally that is) who is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, and for me at least, this isn't coming off well. The plots are okay, but the execution of what the characters say and do are wooden and really weaken. You can see a mile away where Gwen is going to be emotionally tied to Jack, playing off of the whole Scully and Mulder sexual tension theme. I don't mind being manipulated as a viewer, but I don't feel as though the show has convinced me that it takes itself seriously. It's almost as though everyone in the show is going through the motions without believing they're in a good show.

    Let me draw an example: Anyone remember the first few episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? The first few shows were pretty shaky. In fact, the first few seasons were questionable. The turning point, for many fans, were the Borg as Picard's dynamic relationship with them reached a new level. When events became personal and the Borg tried to take the Enterprise's Captain, suddenly the crew woke up and everyone seemed to care about what was happening around them. It's as though the characters bonded and this shows through.

    With Torchwood, I'm hoping that the show gets to that point in which the actors bond with each other, and the writers play off of this. I'd suggest the writers/producers, pull back from the "Jack is the Savior figure" (what the heck is the point of showing him standing off a skyscrapper??? He isn't Superman or Spider-Man!) and make him more human. Let's see more of what makes Jack tick and put him in situations where he's tested and makes mistakes.


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     Tuesday, October 31 2006 @ 08:20 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  Jagoscourage]or Jack's own hand that he cut off as an experiment.


    Ooooh! Hadn't thought of that possibility!

    Captain Jack testing how far his immortality goes - and to pick up a point in the item in the following post by 'Mohan' -
    'what the heck is the point of showing him standing off a skyscrapper??? He isn't Superman or Spider-Man!'

    perhaps he's tried jumping off it - again to 'test' his immortality.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Sunday, November 12 2006 @ 08:06 PM EST
    With regards to this episode, I realize that the whole "succubus" theme was already discussed, but I'd just like to point out something that I definately noticed.

    Torchwood is a sci fi crime show, and if you're a bit of a feminist like me you'll have noticed that the #1 most popular crime on CSI-type shows is sexualized violence towards women. Somehow seeing young women murdered (usually there's rape involved) is "justified" because all the cop characters are trying to catch the murderer. (needless to say I don't watch crime shows anymore.)

    Anyway, what I'm getting at is this: In episode 2 of Torchwood they completely turned that bread-and-butter convention of crime television on its head. I hope my meaning won't be misconstrued, (i.e. I certainly am not trying to suggest that I would like to see more sexualized man-killing on tv.) But rather, I think this illustrates that the writers on Torchwood really know their genre.

    Did anybody mention that Futurama episode with the Amazons where they are both terrified and excited by the prospect of death by "nunu"?

    And yes, I noticed those feet sticking out straight away and was surprised that they were never mentioned in the story. It'd be interesting to find out if they had initially planned to leave the men's bodies intact when they were killed, and had already shot that scene showing a body dumped in the background - before they'd switched to piles of dust. Then maybe they just didn't have time to reshoot. Just a shot in the dark.

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