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Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 25 Nov 2009, 3:06am

I think I remember eumaas starting a DW thread a while back but the search function seems to be failing me in my attempts to locate it.

Anyways, got caught up on Torchwood over the weekend and just finished watching Children of Earth.

Holy. Fuck.

That's some of the most powerful television I've seen in years. I was literally tearing up when the meeting to plan logistics was going down, knowing that if that situation happened in real life that's exactly how it would play out. There's a lot to dissect in the mini-series and the Torchwood series as a whole, but I'm still just stunned by the strength of what I just watched.

Definitely highly recommended to everyone, but especially frequenters of the nerdly awesomeness thread and/or folks who tread the waters of The Dictator sub-forum regularly. eumaas was right, it's everything the new Prisoner series should have been.

As for Dr. Who: fuck it, I'm on board. Commencement of watching the revived series (I'll go back and catch the original stuff eventually) begins... now.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 25 Nov 2009, 7:33pm

This is the most delightful thread to see upon my return to the internets.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 25 Nov 2009, 7:38pm

eumaas wrote:This is the most delightful thread to see upon my return to the internets.
I've spent my time today when I wasn't listening to Tom Waits or Kraftwerk watching the 2005 series. I am officially sucked into the Dr. Who universe.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 25 Nov 2009, 7:41pm

Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:This is the most delightful thread to see upon my return to the internets.
I've spent my time today when I wasn't listening to Tom Waits or Kraftwerk watching the 2005 series. I am officially sucked into the Dr. Who universe.
Isn't it great fun? And surprisingly touching. Not quite the punch you in the face impact of Children of Earth, of course, but it's a family show and all.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Heston » 25 Nov 2009, 7:45pm

Fuckin' hell, quaint ol' Doctor Who is the last show I would have expected you Meganerds to get into.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 25 Nov 2009, 7:46pm

eumaas wrote:Isn't it great fun? And surprisingly touching. Not quite the punch you in the face impact of Children of Earth, of course, but it's a family show and all.
The punch-in-the-face impact is awesome and remarkable, but for my viewing tastes it's better suited to a mini-series. Over the course of a full-length series, I need something a little more, as you say, fun. Great characters tho (ditto with Torchwood, even in its kinda crappy first season).

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm at least a little gay for Jack Harkness. I understand Ianto's dilemma well. Holy crap, what a charismatic dude.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 25 Nov 2009, 7:46pm

Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Isn't it great fun? And surprisingly touching. Not quite the punch you in the face impact of Children of Earth, of course, but it's a family show and all.
The punch-in-the-face impact is awesome and remarkable, but for my viewing tastes it's better suited to a mini-series. Over the course of a full-length series, I need something a little more, as you say, fun. Great characters tho (ditto with Torchwood, even in its kinda crappy first season).

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm at least a little gay for Jack Harkness. I understand Ianto's dilemma well. Holy crap, what a charismatic dude.
I'm gay for Cap'n Jack too.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 25 Nov 2009, 7:47pm

Heston wrote:Fuckin' hell, quaint ol' Doctor Who is the last show I would have expected you Meganerds to get into.
Hey, I've never denied being a Dr. Who fan on here... hell, Wolter and Hooky rib me mercilessly for it.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Heston » 25 Nov 2009, 7:50pm

eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Isn't it great fun? And surprisingly touching. Not quite the punch you in the face impact of Children of Earth, of course, but it's a family show and all.
The punch-in-the-face impact is awesome and remarkable, but for my viewing tastes it's better suited to a mini-series. Over the course of a full-length series, I need something a little more, as you say, fun. Great characters tho (ditto with Torchwood, even in its kinda crappy first season).

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm at least a little gay for Jack Harkness. I understand Ianto's dilemma well. Holy crap, what a charismatic dude.
I'm gay for Cap'n Jack too.
I don't want to piss on anyone's chips, but John Barrowman is the most nauseating man on British tv.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 25 Nov 2009, 7:50pm

eumaas wrote:
Heston wrote:Fuckin' hell, quaint ol' Doctor Who is the last show I would have expected you Meganerds to get into.
Hey, I've never denied being a Dr. Who fan on here... hell, Wolter and Hooky rib me mercilessly for it.
I'm pretty sure that me getting into Dr. Who brings me one step closer to "perfect nerdom." Luckily, my distate for anime should keep me from ever going over the brink.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 25 Nov 2009, 7:52pm

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Isn't it great fun? And surprisingly touching. Not quite the punch you in the face impact of Children of Earth, of course, but it's a family show and all.
The punch-in-the-face impact is awesome and remarkable, but for my viewing tastes it's better suited to a mini-series. Over the course of a full-length series, I need something a little more, as you say, fun. Great characters tho (ditto with Torchwood, even in its kinda crappy first season).

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm at least a little gay for Jack Harkness. I understand Ianto's dilemma well. Holy crap, what a charismatic dude.
I'm gay for Cap'n Jack too.
I don't want to piss on anyone's chips, but John Barrowman is the most nauseating man on British tv.
No, that's Graham Norton.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Heston » 25 Nov 2009, 7:53pm

eumaas wrote:
Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Isn't it great fun? And surprisingly touching. Not quite the punch you in the face impact of Children of Earth, of course, but it's a family show and all.
The punch-in-the-face impact is awesome and remarkable, but for my viewing tastes it's better suited to a mini-series. Over the course of a full-length series, I need something a little more, as you say, fun. Great characters tho (ditto with Torchwood, even in its kinda crappy first season).

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm at least a little gay for Jack Harkness. I understand Ianto's dilemma well. Holy crap, what a charismatic dude.
I'm gay for Cap'n Jack too.
I don't want to piss on anyone's chips, but John Barrowman is the most nauseating man on British tv.
No, that's Graham Norton.
Hmmm, you may be right, though it's a close call.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 25 Nov 2009, 7:54pm

Heston wrote:I don't want to piss on anyone's chips, but John Barrowman is the most nauseating man on British tv.
Yet another reason I'm glad I don't live on your little island. The television character remains unsullied by any extracurricular activities the actor may engage in.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 25 Nov 2009, 7:56pm

Flex wrote:
Heston wrote:I don't want to piss on anyone's chips, but John Barrowman is the most nauseating man on British tv.
Yet another reason I'm glad I don't live on your little island. The television character remains unsullied by any extracurricular activities the actor may engage in.
The only other stuff I know him for is showtunes.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Heston » 25 Nov 2009, 7:56pm

Flex wrote:
Heston wrote:I don't want to piss on anyone's chips, but John Barrowman is the most nauseating man on British tv.
Yet another reason I'm glad I don't live on your little island. The television character remains unsullied by any extracurricular activities the actor may engage in.
Our "little" island is like the Tardis, it's bigger than you think.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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