If you were still somehow hoping that the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood could return to TV, six years after it last aired, then we’ve got some news for you. The good news is Torchwood is finally getting an official continuation! The bad news is if you wanted it on TV, because it’s going to be a new audio drama…
Oh dear. For years since Torchwood came to a close with Miracle Day, John Barrowman has been a diehard advocate of bringing the Doctor Who spinoff back—but his latest statements about the show have landed him in some hot water with outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.
John Barrowman has inhabited some of our favorite TV characters, but when he’s not playing those characters on screen, he can often be found writing new chapters in their lives with his sister, Carole. Their latest? A comic shining a light on the elusive history of Arrow’s Dark Archer.
We didn’t really expect Class to have the same type of tone as the former Doctor Who spinoff anyway, but it’s kind of weird just how close the premise for Patrick Ness’ show actually is to the former adventures of Captain Jack and friends.
Some of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s undisclosed roles are finally disclosed. Idris Elba denies all those James Bond rumors. The Aquaman movie finds itself a writer (again). Plus, John Barrowman talks up a potential Torchwood return, and new looks at Outcast, Once Upon a Time, and more. To me, my Spoilers!
Well, okay, your value may vary—you might prefer more stories told in Torchwood’s second season, with the full team. But hey, at least Big Finish’s new audio dramas are bringing back Torchwood in the time of the excellent miniseries Children of Earth! Not a mention of Miracle Day in sight.
It’s been a very long time since Torchwood graced our TV screens—to the point that the thought of getting another season seems impossible. But have no fear! Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper are going to be back in action with a brand new ongoing comic series from Titan, and io9 has the first look.
Ten years ago, the success of Doctor Who gave birth to the spinoff series Torchwood. After a very rough start, it evolved; while it always had its highs and lows, Torchwood ultimately transformed into something far greater than its troubled beginnings—and it only really did it by cutting its links to Doctor Who.
Here’s the first trailer for Pandemic, a movie in which Kiera from Continuum goes into a plague zone in Los Angeles to find survivors. And she fights, basically, zombies. The whole thing is shot in a “first-person shooter” style, so it’s sort of an attempt to duplicate the feeling of a video game. Because that worked…
The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. Fantasy has been on the upswing. Space opera all but disappeared. Science fiction shows get canceled all the time. But a ton of great science fiction has been created since 2005. Here are 15 shows that changed…
Long have fans waited for Torchwood to make a return, after the end of the (deeply disappointing) Miracle Day. Captain Jack may not return to TV any time soon, but Torchwood will continue in another form: as a series of new audio plays from Doctor Who audio producer Big Finish.
Killing off a major character is great way to up the stakes, create suspense, and show that this story isn't going where you expect. Sometimes, a movie or TV show will go further and cast a famous name or create marketing that implies that a character will be around for a while, only for them to die almost…
One of the annoying things about real life is, you can only gain experience by getting older. You can't just luck into a trove of experience points and level up painlessly. Except on a lot of science fiction TV shows, there's a loophole. Here are seven episodes where someone lives for years, while no time passes.
Yet another Star Wars hero may show up on Rebels. Eve Myles talks about the possible return of Torchwood. Sasha may go to a darker place on The Walking Dead. Plus details on the future of Constantine. And hints for Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, The Originals, Orphan Black and iZombie. Hooray for Spoilers!
Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood had a decidedly shaky first season. Its place as an 'adult' side of the Doctor Who universe left it in a weird place of trying too hard to be edgy while, at the same time, being wildly immature. But it quickly grew up in its second outing — and this is the moment when it finally paid off.
Why were there so many bisexual heroes in the 1970s (including Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long), and was bisexuality viewed as "futuristic"? More to the point, why did bi heroes mostly vanish throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and what brought them back? Erotic science fiction author and Circlet Press publisher Cecilia…
It's been a full decade since Chris Eccleston left Doctor Who, and fans have wanted more of his Ninth Doctor ever since. Titan Comics had heard those pleas and hired author Cavan Scott to write a new miniseries starring the rogue Time Lord, due out on March 11th. We put the sonic screws to Scott to get all the…
Chris Eccleston's reign as the Ninth Doctor only lasted a season, but Doctor Who fans looking for more adventures of the leather jacket-wearing Time Lord need look no further than Titan's newest Who comic, which pairs him not just with Rose, but the dashing, omnisexual Jack Harkness as well.
Death adds real stakes to a fictional universe. If nobody ever dies, then nothing feels real. And yet some deaths don't just diminish us all, they just plain ruin a series. For good. Which science fiction or fantasy series lost its heart, or just became less good generally, when one character died?
There's casting news from Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Jurassic World, and The Stand. Godzilla's screenwriter talks about the character's relevance in the modern world. And John Barrowman talks Arrow's finale, and a possible return to Torchwood. Spoilers now!