Just wanted to post real quickly something awesome and exciting. My friend Richard Starkings got to interview the cast of Torchwood: Miracle Day (plus Jane Espenson) at Comic-Con. I am mentioning it for two reasons. First, I am wildly jealous and second, Richard is awesome and any interview he does is worth watching. Plus there's John Barrowman. You can watch the John and Jane interviews below and be sure to check out the rest at the SOURCE. xx

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I just watched "The New World" UK cut. I've seen the US cut 15 times. I am certain that the only difference between the 2 is the extended series trailer on the UK version. You can watch the extended trailer below. Enjoy. xx

<3Dana


 
Torchwood: Miracle Day is coming to Comic-Con in a big way! Torchwood fans can attend a panel with the cast and crew, an autograph session and an advanced screening of episode 3 "Dead of Night" written by Jane Espenson.

Comic-Con information follows:

Thursday, July 21 - SCREENING

9:30-10:30 Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 103-- Get a sneak peek at this week's new episode, Dead of Night. Torchwood goes on the run and finds a new enemy, but as they launch a raid on PhiCorp headquarters, Jack (John Barrowman) must confront the mysterious Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman). Now airing Friday nights at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Starz. Room 6DE

Friday, July 22 - PANEL

10:00-11:00 Torchwood: Miracle Day-- John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer (ER), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Alexa Havins (All My Children), and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), along with writer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica), to discuss the fourth installment of the hit BBC Worldwide show, a Starz Originals co-production, currently airing Friday nights at 10 ET/PT on Starz. Ballroom 20

Friday, July 22 - SIGNING

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Limited Autograph SigningJohn Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer (ER), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), and Alexa Havins (All My Children), along with writer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica) of the STARZ original hit series Torchwood: Miracle Day for a special limited autograph signing on Friday, July 22nd.
Visit the Autograph Area in the Sails Pavilion for a chance to draw a ticket for the signing. Drawing for tickets to be held at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area on Friday only.

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As with the previous blog and future Miracle Day blogs of a spoilery nature I'm including a 'Read More' break. If you are seeing this on my main blog page you will have to click in. Want to know everything I loved about The New World?  Click in, a picture of my favorite moment and admitted fangirl-telling await you.

You can read part 1 of this blog Torchwood "The New World" - A Defense the order in which you read doesn't particularly matter.
 
Last week I saw an advanced screening of "The New World" and ever since people have been asking me for details. Mostly, they wanted me to allay their concerns about what could go wrong. Until now I've been vague in my responses because I hate spoilers. I posted a BLOG trying to explain my thoughts without giving anything away.

Now that the episode has aired in the US, Australia and Canada and the UK people want to talk about it. They want open discussion but I still don't want to post something that could spoil anyone that hasn't seen it yet. Through the magic of the "Read More" button on this blog I can now say my peace without people accidentally reading something scrolling the main blog page. So if you're open to my spoil-tacular thoughts click that "Read More" link...right there...in the bottom right corner of this pre-blog message...

Read part 2 Torchwood "The New World" - A Celebration!
 

Today BBC Radio 4 aired the final episode of the "Torchwood: Lost Files" radio play. The 3 episodes were all pretty much Fanfiction turned to reality in the best possible way. Mind blowing awesome moments with Jack and Ianto throughout. It was unreal. I will avoid spoilers but shit happened and the entire fan community is looking for a group hug. The most devastating and phenomenal thing I have ever heard. Go listen to them NOW here's the link to the BBC4 Website that has them up for a week and it's region free listening.

They are also available to download as podcasts from that page if you live in the UK. Outside the UK they will eventually be released I'm sure but they leaked online almost immediately. You can find them. Enjoy, if that's the right sentiment. Fucking amazing. Life changing.

<3Dana (who is still in shock, but in a good way)

PS - For those who WANT TO BE SPOILED I posted the reveal from "Torchwood" Lost Souls" here http://bit.ly/r0TSFe
 
 
I've thought a lot about this final blog. After 100 days I still have a lot I can write about but nothing seems quite right. I'm actually kind of over-stimulated. In the last 24 hours I've done nothing but talk about Torchwood: MIracle Day. I've also just re-watched AGAIN Torchwood episodes from Adrift - Day Five. There have been ads everywhere, articles, promotional events and I found the first episode online (US only). I am actually going to watch it again right now. I am so excited I am at a lack for words. I love Torchwood I LOVED Miracle Day (see my blog about attending the screening) and tomorrow I am having people over to watch the official premier. it's going to be brilliant. I hope you all enjoyed reading these blogs half as much as I have enjoyed writing them. With any luck it helped pass the time. I know that this is really only a countdown to the US premier but everyone will follow shortly. I'm sure you'll see more blogs from me, just not every day. Below I am posting my mugshow, something I've been working on from the start, a picture a day that accompany my blogs. 100 days, we did it! Love you all and John Barrowman. Thanks for sticking with me. Are you ready???xx

<3Dana

All My Torchwood Blogs
 
 I was just sent a link to Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode One ONLINE. It's WATCHABLE NOW for select viewers. Not clear who the select few are but it is region locked at the very least. I know it works for me and I am in the US. You can try to watch it here:  MiracleDay-TheNewWorld  See if it plays for you! I hope it does!

HOLY COW AWESOME!! xx


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What I have learned over the course of these blogs is that the topic dictates the tone. While sometimes I really like to dig deep into themes and debates with you all, other times like today, I just want to chat fan to fan. Last night I went to a screening of the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day and I promised to tell you a bit about it. Of course I will be very mindful of spoilers, I hate being spoiled myself so feel free to read without hesitation.

Without giving anything away, my reaction to this episode,The New World, was that it was fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! Talking with fans since this series was announced I heard a number of concerns. It started with the idea of a UK/US co-production and just exploded at every announcement, rumor or spoiler. Fans as a whole seemed to be on a negative kick expecting mistakes and disappointment.

I was never one of those fans. I always believed that the people involved, especially John Barrowman, wouldn't proceed with Torchwood unless it was the very best version of the show. With every new announcement from casting to creative teams I grew more and more confidant that this was going to be the best series yet. Maybe it's because I was seeing this from the US side and I know that US tv can be very good or because I knew all the names being announced from their previous work. Or maybe I am just an eternal optimist. Whatever the case may be I'm a Torchwood believer and this screening makes me want to shout 'I knew it!'

One thing fans were worried about was the potential 'Americanization' of the show. I don't think anyone need be concerned that the show has sold it's soul to Hollywood. The only thing that made it feel more American was the production value. There was more money behind it and you could tell, but that was a positive change. The show doesn't loose any of it's intrinsic Torchwood-ness by having a boosted budget.

Starz and BBC did a great job of making the story accessible to new fans and appeasing old fans like myself. We got a whole mess of new characters learning alongside the audience everything we already know plus the added bonus of a number of in-jokes thrown in. On more that one occasion they referenced the past in a way that's fun for fans and doesn't alienate those just coming in.

The new characters as well as the old really piqued my interest. We're at a point where we're meeting new players and catching up with old favorites. Time has passed since Children of Earth and you can feel it. I'm a little concerned Torchwood might revisit that old habit of missing scenes. I think we'll have answers by the end of the series but I'd hate it if, once again, the time between episodes or series and the events that lead the characters to where they are was never fully explained.

I can say without details that this episode, unlike Children of Earth, seemed balanced in mood. While the threat of the 'miracle' is real and constant there were lighter moments that cut the tension. I imagine things will get darker as they go on but I'm hopeful that it will be paired with more of the humor and adventure this episode delivered.

Since this is Barrowman Day and it's worth noting, this episode had not enough and  exactly the right amount of Jack in it. How do I explain? If we're counting just minutes on  screen, John Barrowman is seen less than we're used to. That being said, every time he was on  screen he had a purpose and he stole the show. They gave us just enough Jack to make us desperate for more. He will intrigue new viewers and reminded old fans why we love him. I'm not too miffed because I think he had an appropriate sized part for the point of this episode and I don't think it'll be the norm.

I really want to gossip about 'this', 'that' and especially 'the one thing' but I'll save it for another blog once it's aired. I've been sitting on spoilers from sources for months now, another week without specifics of this episode won't do me in. Trust me, I love Torchwood I expect the best from my favorite show and my favorite actor, you won't be disappointed.

I'm going to leave you with a couple of pictures from the screening. No I didn't take pictures of the episode, that would be wrong, these are just a few little somethings. If anyone else saw this episode and wants to say their peace, comment below, but please do not spoil. If you want speak without that restriction I'd be glad to hear from you, email BarrowmanDay@yahoo.co.uk with 'Dana' in the subject line. xx

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"Torchwood: Miracle Day" stress balls they handed out at the end of the screening. Thanks Starz!
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"Torchwood" movie ticket and concession stand voucher for the screening.
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Me and the heavy board "Torchwood: Miracle Day" poster the Starz representatives were kind enough to let me take home. All I had to do was ask. Well, my friend asked for me. Again, THANKS STARZ!