From the Holy Moly mailout.A Pair of Brown Eyes...There was panic on the set of 'Torchwood' when a vital prop went missing. The prop, essential to continuity, was a large glass eye, which will form part of a recurring plotline. Cue much rushing around and frenzied searching by all and sundry. Eventually it was discovered by... John Barrowman who squealed, "I've found it!" Once he had everyone's attention he pulled down his trousers and bent over, revealing his brown eye and another... brownish eye, which he gently popped from its puckered mounting. Martyr of the day was the props man who had to scrub the greasy eye before the other actors would go near it.I believe I saw the offending article in next week's trailer. I pity everyone on that set.
Some points from tonight:- So, I know tomorrow there will be a lot of threads going 'so when did that actually happen? Last week Ianto was still all post-Lisa emo-woobie and now he and his boss are shagging like bunnies on viagra? What-what?' BUt fuck that. Any comments along those lines will earn you a bannination. I know it makes no sense, but this is fecking Torchwood. Sense is irrelevant.- The mods wish to make it known that we would have liked Gwenny-Sue to die and Det. Swanson to take her place.- Some of the dialogue was rubbish but Ianto is SO for the win in this episode.
One-word reaction post: They Keep Killing SuzieC'mon on people, we have The Line of Truth and Beauty and Gheyosity and eyeballs in rectum.Have at it.
As inspired by drunken conversation on Saturday, let's play a game.Torchwood is the x to Doctor Who's y.We decided that Torchwood is the Dirty Pretty Things to Doctor Who's Libertines. It's not quite as deep, well-developed, interesting or thought-through, but it's got more fitties.Any others? Why yes, I am bored.
Reaction post for Greeks Bearing GiftsCheck the rules. One word per comment only.Rock on.
Ok, this was basically my reaction on Sunday, just wondering if anyone else shares my squick:*maggot-riddled corpse on screen*Me: oooooh cool! brains! urgh! brilliant!!*Gwenno and Owen doing the nasty*Me: MY EYES ARE BURNING TAKE IT AWAY FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY IN THIS WORLD MAKE IT STOPI think it's because Owen has the face of a melted grandmother.
While I realize that there are probably many Torchwood related drinking games out there but right now, I'm feeling snarky and want to have a specific one for Russell T. Davies and his fannish love for Josh Whedon. I'm pretty damn sure that while other people may write an episode, RTD goes over it and adds his shout outs to Josh. From music to settings to basic storylines, it screams "I LOVE YOU JOSH!"So, take a drink whenever you see something blatantly taken from a Josh storyline.Take another drink if you can name the show.Take another if you can name the storyline.Take another if you can name the episode.and by the end of the opening credits, you should be well sloshed.And the most recent shout out, cannibals. Take a drink.I love RTD and hope he gets to fulfill his dream and have Josh's fan babies.
Episode Six - CountrycideRemember, one word only! Incoherant noises also more than welcome.Have at it, me hearties. Yarrrrr!
Reasons why Torchwood is clearly great. First in an ongoing series. MonkeyFists Chibnall won't be around much more, after all.- It has gotten a 'pick of the day'-type write-up in The Guardian Guide now. The first time, they used the word 'frottage'. This week, they use the word 'rutting'. Any show that inspires this sort of comment, whilst aiming to be serious and growed-up, is clearly genius.They also make a reference to some of the team 'going native' in Countrycide. Any and all speculation as to what this could entail is welcome.Maybe Jack gets it on with a particularly gorgeous sheep? [/obligatory yet strangely as-yet unmined Welsh-stereotype-based sheep shagging joke]
Over at tw_declassified, they are running Torchwood Bingo. It is pretty much genius and, as the kids say, made of win.Sign up to play for Episode 6 here.Read the rules here.And see the numbers here.Similarly - care to take a sweepstake on whether Ianto cries in Episode 6? We're hoping so, as we have an Intelligent Point to make. I, for one, am going to bet on him fully fainting (and not just for the revival prospects).