Monday, 4 July 2011

Torchwood - Miracle Day: It's back, and so are Russell T Davies interviews. How marvellous!

Isn't it nice to see Russell T Davies back on the promo trail ahead of the launch of the fourth series of Torchwood: Miracle Day, due on BBC One from 14 July.

That man GIVES GREAT INTERVIEW.

During his four years as chief writer and executive producer on Doctor Who he appeared on tv as often as the show's actors.

So his departure from the programme at the end of 2009, at the same time as David Tennant's Doctor, left only a hollow echo, a void, an ache, and probably a bum groove on the BBC Breakfast sofa, where once there were excitable cries of 'Hooray!', How marvellous!' and 'Oh we were hooting!'

He knows exactly how to play the game of course, because he'd probably much rather be at home watching Coronation Street.

But now he's doing the rounds again for this new series of Torchwood, a 10-part co-production with US network Starz, in which we're told the central plot theme is that no one dies, and so far Mr TD has been talking about it, and a lot of other things, on the BBC, in the Guardian and on Den of Geek.

Torchwood itself meanwhile looks suitably epic and important and global and gripping but with jokes about the Welsh and characters who talk about emotions - it is everything you'd expect from Russell T Davies in sci-fi drama mode, so in a way we don't even have to be concerned - it'll probably be very good.

It's just nice to have him back for a bit.

Here's a trailer for Torchwood anyway.

They've got an orchestra.

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't look as epic as I'd hoped. There is very little blood, guts and swearing that you can actually show in a trailer though isn't there? Hopefully there'll be more in the episodes.

    Why does America get this before Britain though? With such a cult show I'll have to unplug my internet connection to avoid stumbling across spoilers on every forum between here and LA.

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