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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 05:42 AM EST
    I've heard on The Wire (geddit, the Wire...) which in this instance happens to be the 21/11/06 TWO Torchcast podcast that there will be (and was only ever intended to be) only one series Eek! of Torchwood.

    How does everyone feel about this?
    Any one know if it's true?
    Same news was bandied about Who at one point - i.e second series would entirely depend on ratings (boo hsss) and that there was an alternative ending to kill the franchise...maybe there's an alternative TW ending?

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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 07:58 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  whodovoodoo] I've heard on The Wire (geddit, the Wire...) which in this instance happens to be the 21/11/06 TWO Torchcast podcast that there will be (and was only ever intended to be) only one series Eek! of Torchwood.

    How does everyone feel about this?
    Any one know if it's true?
    Same news was bandied about Who at one point - i.e second series would entirely depend on ratings (boo hsss) and that there was an alternative ending to kill the franchise...maybe there's an alternative TW ending?

    x
    K


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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 08:16 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  whodovoodoo] I've heard on The Wire (geddit, the Wire...) which in this instance happens to be the 21/11/06 TWO Torchcast podcast that there will be (and was only ever intended to be) only one series Eek! of Torchwood.

    How does everyone feel about this?
    Any one know if it's true?
    Same news was bandied about Who at one point - i.e second series would entirely depend on ratings (boo hsss) and that there was an alternative ending to kill the franchise...maybe there's an alternative TW ending?

    x
    K

    I have no idea if that's true or not, but as the Torchwood naysayer, I think only one series is a good idea, as it seems they didn't even have enough good ideas to fill this one season.
    I wonder if this rumor has anything to do with negative fan reaction?

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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 08:39 AM EST
    I heard that as well (from Paul and Seb of DWO & TWO). And I seem to rember hearing it somewhere else earlier.
    But from what I have seen so far, if I were asked "Does Torchwood deserve a second series?" my response would
    bring out the Scotsman in my genes -

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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 08:50 AM EST
    As it stands right now - I think two series and then a thorough full stop. Like the BBC did with the Office and Life on Mars and countless other shows. Then again those series only ever had 6 episodes each.

    On reflection I think I would have rather have had two series of 6 HIGH QUALITY un-disputably excellent shows rather than 13 less than grade "please let it be better next week" episodes and then all over.


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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 01:20 PM EST
    I guess viewing figures versus expected viewing figures will be the key to Torchwood's Longevity. If it is getting BBC3 ratings and these are on track, or ahead of the projected viewing figures then it will return. The BBC needs vehicles to get its digital channels mainstream, or the license fee becomes harder to justify. The viewership ratings for Torchwood look low when compared to DW, but what is the viewership % like for the number of people capable of receiving the show. For DW anyone with a television in the UK could watch the show if they want. I expect that the percentage of people with TVs that can receive BBC3 is more like 20%.

    Just a thought

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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 01:53 PM EST
    perhaps the one series leads into Jack re-joining the Doctor at the end of the 2007 series?

    Personally, I don't like series that only come on for one season/series. If that's all they intend, they should call it a mini-series and warn us all (assuming they have mini-series in the UK? I don't know)

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     Wednesday, November 29 2006 @ 02:07 PM EST
    I think the one series idea was hedging bets on carrying on if it was a success. After all, if they were planning it to be one series from the beginning I think they would have given us something a bit more solid that this currently looks. It's getting better but it definitely has the feel of a series that is still working on getting the formula right, rather than one that has it already worked out in preparation for a big finale at the end of the current series.

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     Thursday, November 30 2006 @ 08:40 AM EST
    I very much hopes it is going further than one series. Certainly I agree that it feels like it is a show finding it's feet.


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     Thursday, November 30 2006 @ 12:18 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Doctor Whoovie] The viewership ratings for Torchwood look low when compared to DW, but what is the viewership % like for the number of people capable of receiving the show. For DW anyone with a television in the UK could watch the show if they want. I expect that the percentage of people with TVs that can receive BBC3 is more like 20%.

    Just a thought

    stewart


    Don't forget it's repeated a few days later on BBC2, a channel that every set in the country gets. I have no idea what the viewing figures are for the repeat, but going by what my mates and colleagues say (and they watch alot of telly), then nobody is watching it. Including me now.

    I gave it five episodes (and only that many because of the Who connection) but it didn't win me over.

    On a positive note, the Runaway bride clip on YouTube looks awesome! Hooray for the Doctor!

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     Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 05:55 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  whodovoodoo] As it stands right now - I think two series and then a thorough full stop. Like the BBC did with the Office and Life on Mars and countless other shows. Then again those series only ever had 6 episodes each.


    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm a noob and have been exploring the threads! Just a little niggle with this, whodovoodoo, I don't know about 'Life on Mars', but Ricky Gervais has total control on his series's and it was he and Stephen Merchants decision only to make six episodes of the Office.

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