Exclusive Interview: Julie Gardner and the Future of TORCHWOOD – Part 2

BBC Worldwide's Julie Gardner | ©2011 BBC

Julie Gardner one of the executive producers on TORCHWOOD, has always been a fan of its parent series DOCTOR WHO. So when she and Russell T Davies brought WHO back in 2005, it was a dream come true. The pair then went on to create the successful spins of THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES and TORCHWOOD. TORCHWOOD MIRACLE DAY has finished airing now, but our exclusive interview with Gardner continues as she tells ASSIGNMENT X a bit about the future of the series, and responds to criticism the series has gotten for portraying homosexual relationships. ASSIGNMENT X: So at San Diego […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Blood Line” – Review #2 – Season Finale

Lauren Ambrose in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose, Candace Brown, Sharon Morgan, William Thomas, Marina Benedict, Paul James, John De Lancie, Tom Price, Teddy Sears, Frances Fisher Writer: Jane Espenson and Russell T. Davies Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: September 9, 2011 The latest TORCHWOOD series MIRACLE DAY has drawn to a close at last with “The Blood Line”. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I have very mixed emotions involving not only the wrap-up of the series, but also about various character’s fates and plotlines […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Julie Gardner on the Evolution of TORCHWOOD – Part 1

John Barrowman in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - "The New World" | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Julie Gardner is a name that most DOCTOR WHO and TORCHWOOD fans are familiar with. She is one of the people directly responsible for the resurrection of the WHO franchise in 2005, and the subsequent spin-offs TORCHWOOD and THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES. Gardner’s list of series she has been involved with is as extensive as the awards she has won for her work in television. In 2009 Gardner relocated to Los Angeles to become the Senior Vice President of Scripted television for BBC Worldwide Productions. She and WHO producing partner Russell T Davies have continued to create new television, and […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Gathering” – Review #2

Alexa Havins, John Barrowman, and Eve Myles in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose, Arlene Tur, Jonathan Spencer, Frederick Koehler, Jason Brooks, Tom Price, Marc Vann, William Thomas, Ciera Payton, G. Lane Hillman, Lena Kaur, Liz Jenkins, Ernie Hudson Writer: John Fey Director:  Guy Ferland Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: September 2, 2011 It’s been an interesting ride for the BBC Worldwide and Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, and as we head into the home stretch with the ninth (of ten) episode “The Gathering” some things get explained and still more questions are raised. First off […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “End of the Road” – Review #2

Alexa Havins in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose, Arlene Tur, Jonathan Spencer, Frederick Koehler, Jason Brooks, Tom Price, Marc Vann, William Thomas, Ciera Payton, G. Lane Hillman, Lena Kaur, Liz Jenkins, Ernie Hudson Writer: Teleplay by Jane Espenson & Ryan Scott, Story by Ryan Scott Director:  Gwyneth Horder-Payton Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 26, 2011 One of the last three episodes of the BBC Worldwide and Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY and the ball is still rolling and gradually picking up steam. Last week’s episode was one of the […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Immortal Sins” – Review #2

Eve Myles in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose, Arlene Tur, Jonathan Spencer, Frederick Koehler, Jason Brooks, Tom Price, Marc Vann, William Thomas, Ciera Payton, G. Lane Hillman, Lena Kaur, Liz Jenkins, Ernie Hudson Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Gwyneth Horder-Payton Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 19, 2011 The latest episode of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY should have been titled “Redemption”. This is where things finally move forward towards our inevitable conclusion, which is odd, because it really feels like a lot of what we spent time watching in the middle doesn’t  really […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Middle Men” – Review #2

Eve Myles in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose, Arlene Tur, Jonathan Spencer, Frederick Koehler, Jason Brooks, Tom Price, Marc Vann, William Thomas, Ciera Payton, G. Lane Hillman, Lena Kaur, Liz Jenkins, Ernie Hudson Writer: John Shiban Director:  Guy Ferland Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 12, 2011 Now that there’s only four episodes left of the new TORCHWOOD series MIRACLE DAY, let’s discuss the evolution of Jack (John Barrowman) from a leading man into a pretty looking prop. When the first couple of episodes started, it seemed that while Jack didn’t […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Categories of Life” – Review #2

John Barrowman in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Candace Brown, Tom Price, David Grant Wright, Mark Saldana Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Guy Ferland Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 5, 2011 Well, I love TORCHWOOD in pretty any size, way, shape, or form, but the thing I feared the most is blatantly clear in the fifth episode of MIRACLE DAY entitled “The Categories of Life.” The fear that I am addressing is the way a show can lose steam if they are focusing on one single storyline instead of […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Escape to LA” – Review #2

Arlene Tur in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Candace Brown, Tom Price, David Grant Wright, Mark Saldana Writer: Jim Gray and John Shiban Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: July 29, 2011 It’s time for another episode of the BBC/Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, and while “Escape to LA” has things happening to further the plot, there’s a bit more dead space that the previous episodes didn’t have. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the new American infused TORCHWOOD, I’m just not sure I […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Dead of Night” – Review #2

Bill Pullman in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - "Dead of Night" | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Wayne Knight Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: July 22, 2011 Last week I was speculating how long it would take to have the mysterious group behind “The Miracle” unveiled, and it looks like this week in “The Dead of Night”, the layers have started to peel back to reveal some of the machinations. PhiCorp is a pharmaceutical company that is stock piling so many meds and antibiotics they could keep the planet healthy for years, […]Read On »

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