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21  The Doctor In The TARDIS Help Centre / Suggestion Box / Re: Guests on: February 11, 2011, 11:42:47 pm
The second part that was brought up was "if they do sign up, don't always post." So some members or guests might come by just to read and not always to post.
22  The Doctor In The TARDIS Help Centre / Suggestion Box / Re: Guests on: February 11, 2011, 11:31:32 pm
Theoretically if they're not posting they might not post unless they were invited to explain the lack of posting... I didn't think there was an area for discussing reasons behind posting. I normally just use Twitter for writing my thoughts except for some sections here.
23  Travels In Time And Space / The Hub / Re: Seven Years Of Torchwood on: February 06, 2011, 04:47:11 am
Well what can the team really do now when there's nothing? ... oh go to America.

And you're right! It does seem like they just wanted to make a new sci-fi.... RTD had loads of fans and choose to loose over half of them when he killed Ianto.. Now he just wants to appeal to the American audiences and how much is he going to change it for that?
It can't be the same show anymore can it? Torchwood was the office in Cardiff where Jack was the odd one out but now its all over the place aaaand... I'm rambling.

It's just.. Don't you think it would be sold on more people if it was the old show? We love it. The old Torchwood being on Starz would have the whole British and American audiences, old and new fans. It might even be bigger than DW knowing how hard it is to find any sort of DW/TW fan in America.

<.< might be rambling. ">.>

It would be better to appeal to the fans who already know about Torchwood... there are plenty of sci-fi series already in America. Torchwood and Sarah Jane were originally set up to be the local version of Doctor Who, they were different because they stayed in one place while the Doctor traveled to a different place every episode. I think for Torchwood to keep what makes it unique they should still have a base in Wales. They are filming there with some scenes in other locations, so we'll see if they return to a more Cardiff-based program.
24  Travels In Time And Space / The Hub / Re: Seven Years Of Torchwood on: February 06, 2011, 04:00:49 am
It would be nice if it were Torchwood. The old Torchwood.
With Tosh, Owen, Ianto, and the Hub.
That is the show we loved, so don't you think that seven years of that would be more appealing? I mean they don't /have/ to keep to Cardiff..... But yea yea.. That won't happen.

Seven more years would be great if the show does end up doing well, but I do think it's too early to tell. With its coming to America, not really being apart of Torchwood anymore, and without the Hub... I'm still not sure how much I believe it will work out.

That's true, the third season and now the fourth seemed to close off more of the possibilities of keeping the fans of the show in the past loyal. Even the novels and Torchwood magazine short stories published after CoE still featured Jack, Ianto and Gwen, sometimes Owen and Tosh in Cardiff. It seemed there were more potential stories there and they didn't want to speculate on what is happening after CoE since that was for the TV show's writers to deal with. Now Torchwood magazine is not being published anymore, but the official tie-in fiction I've heard about is still set pre-CoE.

It sounds like stories set in the previous era are still appealing to fans of Torchwood, while the fourth season is being geared towards finding new fans in worldwide markets. It's almost like they wanted to make a new science fiction series but using the Torchwood name; the long gaps between the seasons suggest that they want to try new things every time they come back which are different from what people were used to in the first two seasons.
25  The Doctor In The TARDIS Help Centre / Introductions / Re: ..... heh hello? on: February 04, 2011, 03:18:33 am
Sure, check out the lists in that section. The Doc, he's the admin, said he would OK the secondary accounts for RP but you could PM me and the other RP moderators about which characters are available too.
26  The Doctor In The TARDIS Help Centre / Introductions / Re: ..... heh hello? on: February 04, 2011, 02:19:29 am
Hello! We've already RPed together, some great RP actually. Wink I like all of those characters too, I like some more too but you probably know something about that.  Tongue  Anyway, welcome to the forum!
27  The Leisure Hive / Paradise Towers / Re: Now Playing on: January 14, 2011, 09:50:27 pm
The Beatles 1967-1970 LP - The Ballad of John & Yoko
28  Travels In Time And Space / The Hub / Re: What If Jack Becomes Mortal? on: January 14, 2011, 09:33:11 pm
@chrissymarieb I was just thinking I should brush up on my Java. xD
29  Travels In Time And Space / The Hub / Re: What If Jack Becomes Mortal? on: January 14, 2011, 09:13:41 pm
@thefifthdoctor Cheers, Professor, it's alright.  Smiley

Looks like Jack still ages a bit at a time, just delayed over many years. Maybe it could be some kind of reversal if everyone else can't die, then Jack can die.

Possible scenario:

if (everyone else is mortal) {
    Jack is immortal
} else {
    Jack is mortal
}

or something like that. x
30  Fanatical For Who / Doctor Who Roleplay / Re: Hello and Goodbye (OOC) on: January 12, 2011, 05:58:42 pm
I'll be off to work now, will check in when I get online again.
31  Fanatical For Who / Sarah Jane Adventures Roleplay / Taken and Available Characters (The Sarah Jane Adventures) on: January 12, 2011, 05:38:55 pm
Taken characters:
Sarah Jane Smith
Mr. Smith
Luke Smith
Rani Chandra
Clyde Langer
K-9


Available characters include:
Maria Jackson

Carla Langer
Haresh Chandra
Gita Chandra
Alan Jackson
Chrissie Jackson

and other characters
32  Fanatical For Who / Torchwood Roleplay / Taken and Available Characters (Torchwood) on: January 12, 2011, 05:37:48 pm
Taken characters:
Captain Jack Harkness
 
Gwen Cooper

Toshiko Sato

Ianto Jones

Doctor Owen Harper
 
Captain John Hart
 
Clive The Blowfish

Rhys Williams


Available characters include:

PC Andy Davidson

and other characters

(setting: early in Torchwood series 2, or other eras depending on the thread)
33  Fanatical For Who / Doctor Who Roleplay / Taken and Available Characters (Doctor Who) on: January 12, 2011, 05:36:36 pm
Taken characters:

The Fourth Doctor

The Fifth Doctor

The Eighth Doctor

The Ninth Doctor

The Tenth Doctor

The Eleventh Doctor

The TARDIS (OC)


The Master (Roger Delgado version)

The Master (John Simm version)

Lucy Saxon

Davros

The Corsair


Romanadvoratrelundar (Romana)

Ace McShane

Grace Holloway

Rose Tyler

Martha Jones

Donna Noble

Amy Pond     

Rory Williams

River Song

Michelle Rosenberg



Available characters include:
Mickey Smith
Wilfred Mott
Sylvia Noble
Lady Christina de Souza
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Jackie, Pete Tyler
Francine, Leo, Tish, Clive Jones

Past Doctors (1, 2, 3, 6, 7)
Past companions

The Rani
Daleks
Cybermen
Sontarans

Other characters also available.
34  Travels In Time And Space / The Greatest Show In The Galaxy / Re: The Doctor Who Story Tournament Round 1 - Battle 8 on: January 12, 2011, 03:58:26 am
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
35  Fanatical For Who / Loathing Threads / Re: Dislike for Russell T Davies on: January 12, 2011, 12:36:03 am
He does have a habit of making a big spectacle, never mind the consequences, and making the villains, like the Master, too powerful so that the Doctor must come up with some new contrivance to get out of the situation. While people can compare Doctor Who with the past that they're familiar with, and acknowledge that RTD brought it back, it makes it easier for some to dismiss Torchwood and elements of it for being a newer show and more subject to those more extreme and un-Doctor Who like situations. Though RTD started the concept of Torchwood, and introduced it well, most of the series was written by others and has many good moments. When he took it over again with CoE, while it was a spectacular production, it was also prone to excess. 

I did find more to like about series 5 with Steven Moffat, along with his standout episodes with the previous Doctors. I liked the character moments for the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory, and the whole season tied together well with a continuation leading into series 6.
36  Travels In Time And Space / The Hub / Re: What If Jack Becomes Mortal? on: January 12, 2011, 12:03:35 am
I thought this comment about Andy was a bit misplaced in a thread about Jack being mortal, when other times those comments might have been in the "Character Appreciation and Loathing" section. I've reacted to incidents elsewhere on other websites in which fanfiction writers or commenters might carry out their revenge on characters they don't like with the assumption that who they're writing for will appreciate it. In those instances oftentimes the fans behind this writing may not be looking for opposing viewpoints, because it's written for a different audience. I may not be that audience that they're looking for, but if they tell readers ahead of time that's what they want to accomplish, I try to spend more time on what I do enjoy and let others have their areas of interest as well.

Other than that, I think that RTD will do what's best for the story in TW4. It is his show to do with what he likes, and I don't think he will do something just for the sake of punishing a character. It's up to him to write and produce the story he wants to show on the screen. I'll respect what he has to say and what he wants to do with the series.
37  The Leisure Hive / Paradise Towers / Re: The Hello & Goodbye Thread on: January 11, 2011, 10:08:19 pm
I'm out of here, back when I get home.
38  Travels In Time And Space / The Hub / Re: What If Jack Becomes Mortal? on: January 11, 2011, 09:30:21 pm
I shouldn't have cared about the characters in the first place then, if they're just going to be killed off. I joined this forum because I thought there wouldn't be random character bashing, and I actually like watching those characters in Torchwood. I would agree up to a point that it would be an interesting arc, but the implication is that some characters will get what they deserve while others come out ahead.
39  Travels In Time And Space / The Hub / Re: What If Jack Becomes Mortal? on: January 11, 2011, 08:26:48 pm
I don't think the new series will be about finding a disliked character and killing them off or wishing bad on them. But I wouldnt be surprised if Andy got killed off this year. Or Rhys. If there are to be deaths then they are going to want at least one that makes the viewer sit bolt upright and take notice of the fact that the danger is real. If RTD thinks it will help or move the story then he won't hesitate no matter how popular a character is. He proved that with Tosh, Owen and Ianto

Ah well, the various camps of viewers online will likely interpret it as validating their own viewpoint against a particular character... I don't read all of the Torchwood webpages because many of them turn out to have an agenda for or against parts of the show. RTD just changes the story every time the show comes back and then lets the fans fight it out while it is off the air. He will no doubt have something to throw at all the characters. I thought I'd give it a chance but since it looks like it's changing beyond recognition, it's not fun for me to think about at the moment.
40  The Leisure Hive / Paradise Towers / Re: The Hello & Goodbye Thread on: January 11, 2011, 06:32:41 am
Goodnight... I'm sure I'll look back here in the morning.
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