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     Home »  Torchwood - Series 2 »  Martha won't 'dance' with Owen
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     Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 01:01 PM EDT

    Looks like the Torchwood staff will have to behave around Martha - to keep her 'child friendly' for her Doctor Who family fans.

    Story here:-

    here

    Cheers, daveac

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     Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 06:15 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    Looks like the Torchwood staff will have to behave around Martha - to keep her 'child friendly' for her Doctor Who family fans.

    Story here:-

    here

    Cheers, daveac


    To be honest, I would like them to turn down the sex and swearing for the whole series. I'm no prude, I love my "Sopranos" and my "Six Feet Under" where realism and accuracy are vital. But Torchwood is not based on reality, it is, after all, a Sci-Fi/Fantasy series and the bad language and sex just feels forced in and totally unnecessary to the story or feel of an episode. No problem with the blood and guts though as that doesn't seem to feel so forced!

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     Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 08:45 PM EDT
    Well, it's good she won't be dancing with Owenóno woman should be forced to do thatóbut I was rather hoping for a little dancin' with someone. She deserves it, after having to deal with a year of rejection.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." ó JNT, 1986
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     Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 08:52 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] Well, it's good she won't be dancing with Owenóno woman should be forced to do thatóbut I was rather hoping for a little dancin' with someone. She deserves it, after having to deal with a year of rejection.


    Well hopefully she has hooked up with her 'doctor' friend - the would be freedom fighter (if time hadn't rolled back) - and is now (Torchwood time) in a steady relationship.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Sunday, July 29 2007 @ 03:06 AM EDT
    Yeah, but I hope it's not a "done deal" by the time we rejoin her. Fine, she can't "dance". But can't she at least be courted, or do some wooing of her own? Can't there be a little drama attached to her getting into this relationship so that her character actually grows?

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." ó JNT, 1986
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     Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 01:41 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Dalzo]No problem with the blood and guts though as that doesn't seem to feel so forced!


    So... langauge and sex are bad, violence is ok?

    I don't know about you, but I can go out this afternoon and have a better chance of hearing an "F-bomb" than seeing somebody get stabbed, so I don't know why one feels forced and the other doesn't.

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     Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 02:56 PM EDT
    This seems sort of reasonable, but they fail to remember that the star of the show, John Barrowman, has also appeared on both programmes. how do they explain that one if they didn't censor Captain Jack Confused . Younger children aren't supposed to be watching in the first place so what difference does it make? Let Martha swear like a sailor, I say Eek!

    "WOT?...WOT?" "WOT??????!!!!!" OUT!OUT!OUT!
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     Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 03:14 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  silvanthalas]
    [Quote  by:  Dalzo]No problem with the blood and guts though as that doesn't seem to feel so forced!


    So... langauge and sex are bad, violence is ok?

    I don't know about you, but I can go out this afternoon and have a better chance of hearing an "F-bomb" than seeing somebody get stabbed, so I don't know why one feels forced and the other doesn't.


    I have no problem with sex, violence or bad language in television as long as it actually works within that programme. As I stated before, I think Soprano's, Six Feet Under and the highly under-rated Carnivale (which I think is the finest HBO production to date) are excellent programmes and contains much of all of the above (I would even say that they are essential to the quality of the programmes). My point was that I feel the sex and bad language doesn't ring true in Torchwood. It just feels forced. I don't remember seeing a violent or gory scene in Torchwood which took me out of the programme like the sex and language did! Funnily enough, I have been reading the Torchwood books and have really enjoyed them. They contain sex, violence and bad language and I have no problem with it at all so I can only assume that the reason it feels wrong in the series is down to how the production team have approached it!

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     Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 04:36 PM EDT
    Yep the goss is that'll it'll be the doctor freedom fighter from LofTL's

    Poor Ianto, another year of rejection (probably, unless Jack gets 'lonely') Cry

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     Sunday, August 19 2007 @ 09:51 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Dalzo]

    To be honest, I would like them to turn down the sex and swearing for the whole series. I'm no prude, I love my "Sopranos" and my "Six Feet Under" where realism and accuracy are vital. But Torchwood is not based on reality, it is, after all, a Sci-Fi/Fantasy series and the bad language and sex just feels forced in and totally unnecessary to the story or feel of an episode. No problem with the blood and guts though as that doesn't seem to feel so forced!


    I would have to agree. A lot of it seemed very forced to me as well.

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     Monday, August 20 2007 @ 10:45 AM EDT
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    I would have to agree. A lot of it seemed very forced to me as well.


    It's very 'teenage - I've discovered sex' - and it does jar with the rest of the adventure.

    PS I can see you've been a member of a while Nenya but glad your posting.

    PPS Like your snowman Dalek avatar - but the first picture you tried yesterday was MUCH prettier Oops!

    Cheers, daveac

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     Monday, August 20 2007 @ 03:00 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    It's very 'teenage - I've discovered sex' - and it does jar with the rest of the adventure.

    PS I can see you've been a member of a while Nenya but glad your posting.

    PPS Like your snowman Dalek avatar - but the first picture you tried yesterday was MUCH prettier Oops!

    Cheers, daveac


    I joined, posted once and somehow the site drifted away from me for a few months. But I'm back now! Thanks for remembering!

    P.S. So, should I change my icon back? Razz j/k

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     Monday, August 20 2007 @ 03:13 PM EDT
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    P.S. So, should I change my icon back? Razz j/k


    Gets my vote! Big Grin

    Cheers, daveac

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     Monday, August 20 2007 @ 05:13 PM EDT
    I can't believe I've been too lazy to track down Season 1 of Torchwood. Good or bad, I must admit this thread has sparked my interest again. A Doctor Who spin-off series with sex & violence (albeit forced), and some good ol' fashioned swearing - sounds like a recipe for an interesting evening.

    p.s. I just want to say that daveac is now officially my hero.

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     Monday, August 20 2007 @ 05:35 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Fairport] I can't believe I've been too lazy to track down Season 1 of Torchwood. Good or bad, I must admit this thread has sparked my interest again. A Doctor Who spin-off series with sex & violence (albeit forced), and some good ol' fashioned swearing - sounds like a recipe for an interesting evening.

    p.s. I just want to say that daveac is now officially my hero.


    A Hero eh!

    I wonder what my power is - it must be like Peter (in Heroes) - whilst I'm in the company of clever and interesting people - some of it rubs off on me Big Grin

    If you watch Torchwood - stick with it - my favourite episode is number 10 'Out of Time' but there are other very good ones.

    Cheers, daveac

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