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Damn you, Q!

Thanks to your posts about the upcoming season of Torchwood (and the appearance of our dear Wee Blythe in it), I've started seriously checking out series one. I've only seen half of the episodes now, but enough to know that I like it. I like it more than Doctor Who (I'm only a casual viewer there). Love Captain Jack. I want to pet Ianto. Watching Owen makes me feel dirty (who would have thought that Mr. Guppy could be sexy?  Don't wanna see him nekkid again, though. Yikes...). Gwen is a bit whiny, but she's growing on me. I want to know more about Tosh (other than that she crushes a bit on Owen). I hope Series Two is better than One. January 26 can't come soon enough!

I'm thinking about buying the DVD set- but will the stuff cut from BBC America be included? I hate not getting the same stuff they get in the U.K.!

Nothing like a new fandom to chase away the blues.

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qthewetsprocket
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
i've heard the beeb talk about having their dvd content be the same for both the british and american markets, and i seem to remember someone who got an early copy saying that both versions were the same. on the other hand, they did exclude one whole commentary track on the american s3 doctor who dvd set, so you never know. i'd check the torchwood community once the dvd's been released just to make sure.

and whee, i've converted another 'woodie! *dances* i'll take all the nekkid owen if you don't want him...just leaves more for me. ;)
qthewetsprocket
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
oops - the community's actually torch_wood, with a dash in the middle. sorry about that!
mollybarton
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
I don't really mind nekkid Owen so much (just that Burn Gorman's not really my cup of tea), I'd rather see some nekkid Ianto (gotta love those Welsh names!). What a cutie...

"Woodie". Hee.

I'm probably in the minority- I kinda liked Gwen/Owen. Rhys is a bit of a dork! A funny fanfic would be Owen/Rhys with Gwen watching...
qthewetsprocket
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'd rather see some nekkid Ianto

you and millions. :) i realize i'm weird like that, but i prefer owen. he's much more interesting to me as a character, and burn gorman is by far and away the best actor in the cast (and nothing's sexier to me than raw talent. yum).

btw, you might change your mind about rhys in the later s1 episodes; he gets fleshed out a bit (quite literally, in one ep). one of many reasons gwen/owen bothers me is that the writers have set gwen up to be the torchwood team's moral compass - their 'forgotten humanity' - which really doesn't work at all if she's cheating on her loyal, loving, dependable boyfriend. 'human' that kind of behavior may be, but it's not very humane. plus it makes gwen into the worst kind of hypocrite when, say, she criticizes jack for saving the world in a way that doesn't fit with her moral standards while she's continually lying to her boyfriend at the same time (and doing much worse to him than that in later episodes).
mollybarton
Jan. 15th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do like Owen. He's becoming the character I love to hate- and yet there is some sweetness to him. And I agree, Burn is the best actor in the cast.

BTW, I did some icon browsing and am borrowing these two of yours. Most awesome.

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od0_ital
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
on the other hand, they did exclude one whole commentary track on the american s3 doctor who dvd set, so you never know.

That was because someone in the commentary - Tennant, Freema or John - sang. And the song that was sung was too expensive to get the proper copyright clearances for release here in the U.S.

Ah, well...
crusherdisciple
Jan. 15th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Nekkid Owen? Where??!!????
mollybarton
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Didn't you see the episode Day One? There was Owen, naked in a cell...hands over the bits, though.

Here...

http://www.recapist.com/2007/09/15/torchwood-day-one-episode-102

(scroll down)
qthewetsprocket
Jan. 15th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
yeah, that was the story warner bros put out, but i don't think there's a fan out there who doesn't believe it was really cut because of what barrowman said about la prez. copyright clearances are much easier to get in the states compared to the uk, and yet, the british edition managed to get the clearance while the us version didn't. suspicious math there, at least.
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