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John Barrowman Dressed in a Sparkly Tardis Tutu to Honor New Doctor Who Star Jodie Whittaker - Radio Times

It's safe to say that the Thirteenth Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness have gotten off to a very strange start. You see, Doctor Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman has continued his annual tradition of donning outrageous San Diego comic-con costumes in truly epic style, with Barrowman pirouetting around a stage at the US comic convention in a spangly Tardis dress to the delight of fans. Read the full article at Radio Times .

Torchwood Is Returning...Sort Of

  Good news Whovians -- Torchwood is getting an official return. It just won't be the way that you think. According to iO9 , Torchwood is returning for a Season 5 in "audio only" form. The new series comes from Big Finish, the company that has already produced several audio dramas for Torchwood and ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/torchwood-season-5-aliens-among-us-audio-only/?rss=breakingnews

TorchwoodIs Getting a Fifth Season But Only in Audio Form

If you were still somehow hoping that the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood could return to TV, six years after it last aired, then weve 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 its going to be a new audio drama ...Read More... http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/uH__cD09zIg/torchwood-is-getting-a-fifth-season-but-only-in-audio-f-1795014355

Steven Moffat Denies John Barrowman's Hint That He's Holding Up More Torchwood

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 backbut his latest statements about the show have landed him in some hot water with outgoing Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat. ...Read More... http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/0xsv1YP48wE/steven-moffat-denies-john-barrowmans-hint-that-hes-hold-1786580435

Weekend Binge Guide: June 2016

Have the weekend free? Going out is overrated! Binge-­watch one of these shows instead:   If you want to laugh:       Please Like Me See all reviews for Please Like Me Some have described Please Like Me as Australia's answer to Girls . That makes sense. Now 29, Josh Thomas launched the show when he was 25, leading to comparisons to Lena Dunham (who's a fan, BTW, NBD). The show looks at young people and their relationships — with friends, partners, and parents. It tackles serious topics like mental illness and sexuality with warmth and wit. It can be honest and awkward, just like Dunham's show. But its characters are much more likable (sorry, Hannah). And the tone is far more playful and heartwarming. Thomas is not an extraordinary actor, but his work on the show is natural and winning. And while parents on these kinds of shows can come off as cartoonish, Debra Lawrance and David Roberts are superb in complicated roles. This is the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates a well-balanced mix of humor, drama, and heart.     If you want to cry:       Torchwood: Children of Earth See all reviews for Torchwood Torchwood started as a more mature companion to Doctor Who , providing a space for the "pansexual" Captain Jack to be charming and heroic in a world where sex and swearing exist. After two seasons heavy on procedural elements, the third outing took a turn. Torchwood: Children of Earth starts with a plot that could appear on Doctor Who , but veers into far bleaker territory. The problem: in a matter of days, every child in the world freezes and starts saying, "We are coming." CREEPY. As expected, the Torchwood team and their allies race to figure out what's happening. But instead of an upbeat resolution, the heroes face impossible choices that leave no one's hands clean. Unlike a lot of sci-fi that relies on special effects, this five-hour miniseries' strengths are incredible acting, direction, and writing. Even without knowledge of earlier Torchwood episodes, this is remarkably bingeable TV.     If you want to scream:       Orphan Black See all reviews for  Orphan Black Powered by a prodigious performance by Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black is one of the best dramas on TV today. And, at times, the scariest. But first: Maslany's challenge cannot be overstated. She plays a horde of clones, all with distinct looks, mannerisms, and accents. She has shared the screen with three other versions of herself. And she regularly plays clones pretending to be other clones. But Maslany operates at such a consistently high level that I regularly forget that these characters are played by the same woman. There are occasional light moments, but this conspiracy thriller is mostly dark. Like Mr. Robot , it raises ethical questions about real-world topics viewers could easily imagine spinning out of control — in this case: cloning, genetics, and overreaching corporations. And everything appears to be rooted in real science, which makes the consequences even more terrifying.     If you want to think:       States of Undress See all reviews for  States of Undress Viceland produces shows with strong points of view that not everyone will like. But I've found a couple of really thoughtful and intriguing series, including States of Undress. Actress, model, and journalist Hailey Gates digs deep to explain what people around the world wear and why, touching upon deep societal issues along the way. In the globe-trotting series' first season, Gates talked to men and women in Venezuela desperate to perfect their bodies as a way to escape, interviewed a Pakistani man who had thrown acid on his wife for wearing the "latest fashions," and spoke to women in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to dangerous lengths to avoid becoming the "skinny friend." Similar to how Anthony Bourdain uses food as a way to explore other cultures, States of Undress is an exploration of the culture, the people, and the history of these different regions, using clothing as the conduit.       div.post p { text­align: justify; }

The Adventures of Torchwood Continue in a Brand New Comic Series

Its been a very long time since Torchwood graced our TV screensto 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. ...  Read More....     http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/O6lkrsiD1eE/the-adventures-of-torchwood-continue-in-a-brand-new-com-1770695105

How Torchwood, the 'Adult' Spinoff of Doctor Who, Finally Grew Up

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 beginningsand it only really did it by cutting its links to Doctor Who .  Read More...     http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/unRQ85KPx74/how-torchwood-the-adult-spinoff-of-doctor-who-finally-1761575130

Torchwood Will Return... As A Series Of Audio Plays

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.   Read More... http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/QOBBVjZZgDk/torchwood-will-return-as-a-series-of-audio-plays-1702285660

'Revenge' Enlists 'Torchwood' Alum for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

The ABC drama is putting a face to another member of the mysterious Americon Initiative. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/owSioheXFlQ/story01.htm

Torchwood's Barrowman injured in UK Jack + the Beanstalk play

Captain Jack Harkness might be immortal (well, most of the time), but that doesn't mean that former Torchwood star John Barrowman can take a fall and keep on going without a hitch. After taking a tumble in a U.K. production of Jack and the Beanstalk today, the beloved genre actor was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. http://blastr.com/2013/01/torchwoods-barrowman-inju.php