How Much Stuff is Starz's Torchwood Going to Blow Up? (VIDEO)

With Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Camelot under its belt in the original programming department, cable channel Starz isn't afraid to turn up the sensationalism dial. Typically, if a show has "Starz" on its front cover, you can expect rippling pecs, bare breasts, and dismemberments. And why not? It's premium cable.

That might not be the exact case for the network's upcoming sci-fi drama Torchwood: Miracle Day, but the new show won't be sleepy, either. The latest promo from Starz places an emphasis on the series' action—and features an unholy combination of helicopter explosions, leaps from tall buildings, semi-automatic firearms, and (the relatively tame by comparison) lethal injection.



Also: For those of you worried that main character Captain Jack Harkness' sexuality will be toned down for American audiences, don't fret: He'll still be keen to get down with both women and men, according to actor John Barrowman.

Do you think the partnership between the BBC and Starz is moving the series in the right direction?


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Hmmm BBC only gets a mention in the very last paragraph. Starz is what, the channel showing it in America? I think the partnership you speak of is mainly the BBC letting this channel put it's name on it, last time I checked Torchwood was made by the BBC I guess Starz are helping out with costs or something and giving it a platform in America.
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Can't wait!!! I'm actually getting Starz just for this!
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Wow this looks so good. Can't wait to have Captain Jack on my screen!
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gonna be so sick!
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I am having a hard time waiting another month, when the last round aired in my neck of the woods two years ago.
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Just because its starting in one country doesn't mean you should make it unavailable for viewing... I am in Australia... sux that you won't let me see it... I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan, Torchwood fan, Sarah Jane Fan... K9... and I get all the shows here eventually...
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Am just glad Torchwood is coming back. Can't wait.
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awesome news, i can;t wait to see if it will be a flop or not. we shall see
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And AWESOME I meant to add at the end of my previous comment.
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Took me 5 minutes to get my VPN working but it was definitely worth it, I'm so sick of people complaining about how STARZ have ruined TORCHWOOD and how BBC should ave kept doing it themselves, In case no-one noticed Children Of Earth was over for 3 months or more before BBC even mentioned maybe doing another series, They kept saying maybe and maybe not for months but didn't have the balls to actually renew it so RTD did what he could to save it because obviously those imbeciles at BBC weren't in a rush to save it, BBC should have nothing more to do with it since they obviously don't care about it anymore - American and Australian fans know when it'll be on but has BBC announced a date for the UK? No because they don't care anymore, If FOX had picked it up I'd be the first to say TW was dead but give STARZ a chance as long as John, Eve and Russell are on board TORCHWOOD is alive.
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I think it will be great. Can't wait.
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I think it's a TERRIBLE collaboration!! The BBC should have continued to produce this (once) great series on its own!! I was thrilled to see that it was coming back finally, but on the other hand, why mess with a great thing by involving an American company that will most likely ruin it completely.
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But will it still be a character driven drama? Or are they going to fall back on SFX filler and blowing things up?
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The last season was amazing, so I'm reasonably hopeful for Miracle Day.
I know people miss Ianto, but it's time to let it go.
And a scene in Doctor Who, which takes place after the events of Children Of Earth, shows Jack drowning his sorrow in alcohol and The Doctor introducing him to Alonso. So after all of that I think Captain Jack is ready to go like before.
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canny wait!!!
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I'm from Argentina and I can't watch the video. Anything I can do?
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Wow - so good to know that his "I'll never forget you" to Ianto and his despair over killing his own grandson didn't impinge on his sex drive. Always so happy to see that in a "hero." But then again, he stopped being a hero during the last fiasco.
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I think there might be a better quality of action and special effects. The original was good with all that, but with the backing of a cable company like Starz, it will be ramped up. I just hope the Sci-Fi element don't get lost in the shuffle. And always remember, Torchwood is an anagram for Doctor Who.....so "Who" knows.....
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